University of Washington – Foster School of Management in Partnership with the NMSDC:

Minority Business Executive Program

Date: September 18-23,  2016

Cost: $4,250

This accelerated one-week intensive program is designed to assist minority and women business leaders in facing current and future business challenges. Participants will learn to utilize financial tools to make more effective decisions, develop and understand long-term strategic plans for growth and sustainability, learn how to market their products and services more effectively, manage their processes and projects more efficiently and develop their leadership skills. They return to their business with new skills, a renewed personal energy, and an invaluable network of fellow minority and women business leaders.

For more information, click here.

To apply for the program, click here.

Tuck Minority Programs:

Building a High-Performing Minority Business:

Date: April 24-29, 2016

Date: November 13-18, 2016

Cost: $4,900, limited scholarships available

* The value of this program is $9,800 per participant, but Tuck underwrites half this cost as a demonstration of its commitment to minority executive development. The remaining sum of $4,900 is due from each participant to cover the balance of program tuition, materials, accommodations, and most meals. In special circumstances, participants may be eligible for other limited scholarship funds.

Every business has room for improvement. In today’s demanding business environment, every organization must do all it can to stay up-to-date and engage in continuous improvement. Building a High-Performing Minority Business, Tuck’s core minority business program, is the ideal business prescription for minority- and Native American–owned companies. It is an opportunity to evaluate your organization’s health and diagnose its strengths and areas for improvement in one of the world’s top-rated business schools.

Over the course of this five-day program, you’ll develop the skills it takes to help your business thrive. The case study for the week is your own business. You’ll evaluate your overall business strategy in the context of rapidly-changing markets. Diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of your operations. Analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. Develop an effective marketing strategy. Improve your ability to communicate your vision and inspire your team. And strengthen your professional network through the relationships you make as a member of the Tuck minority business alumni community.

By participating in Building a High-Performing Minority Business, you increase your chances of long-term success and greater profitability.  Read some of the success stories about minority business enterprises or learn more about the program topics that are covered in the Building program.

For more information, click here.

To apply for the program, click here.

Growing the Minority Business to Scale:

Date: August 3-8, 2016

Cost: $4,900,

* The value of this program is $9,800 per participant, but Tuck underwrites half this cost as a demonstration of its commitment to minority executive development. The remaining sum of $4,900 is due from each participant to cover the balance of program tuition, materials, accommodations, and most meals. In special circumstances, participants may be eligible for other limited scholarship funds.

The nature of outsourcing has changed. With major corporations consolidating their supply bases, scale is important.  But how will you do it? You could grow organically, adding customers and building up your capacity. You can create a strategic alliance. Or you might decide to merge with or buy another business. In Growing the Minority Business to Scale, you’ll assess these three essential options to determine which is right for you to grow your firm and take it to the next level of success.

During this five-day program, you will join a group of other successful minority business leaders in assessing your business strategy and exploring how your core competencies can be redirected to provide a growth trajectory. You’ll learn the foundations of innovation and how they apply to your company. And you will gain a better understanding of how to adjust your capital structure.

Achieve your business objectives in Growing the Minority Business to Scale.

For more information, click here.

To apply for this program, click here.
Northwestern University – Kellogg Program in partnership with the NMSDC

Advanced Management Education Program

Date: June 18-16, 2016

Cost: $5,800

Advanced Management Education Program (AMEP)is a custom executive education program created by NMSDC in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University to provide certified, established, expansion-oriented MBEs with the skills and tools needed to achieve and sustain accelerated growth. NMSDC corporate members recommend high-potential MBEs with sales greater than $5 million in manufacturing and $3 million in service firms for participation in the four-day program. Through this interactive curriculum and team-based study MBEs learn growth strategies specifically to build capacity and sustainability for the future.

For more information, click here to download the AMEP brochure

Other NMSDC Education Programs:

Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP)

Date: September 18-23, 2016

Cost: $4,250

This program is a one-week intensive executive education course for NMSDC-certified MBEs offered in partnership with the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

The course features an interactive curriculum focused on finance and accounting; human resource management; leadership; marketing and brand strategy; relationship marketing and strategic thinking. In today’s business environment, success in these six functional areas will help position minority suppliers for increased procurement opportunities in the domestic and global supply chain.

Participants return to their businesses with new skills, a renewed personal energy, and a valuable network of fellow minority and women business leaders.

To apply for this program, click here.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) Video Series

Arizona State University’s 12-part introduction to supply chain management video series is available to NMSDC to help educate MBEs about the sourcing process, the importance of having a SCM professional on the team, and the benefits of SCM. The information is targeted to our Class 1 (annual sales less than $1 million) and Class 2 (annual sales between $1 million and $10 million) MBEs and others without sourcing knowledge or an SCM professional on their team.

To view the video series, click here.