Advanced Management Education Program


NMSDC's custom executive education program will be held at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, from June 1-5, 2014.

This program is designed to provide certified, established, expansion-oriented MBEs with the tools and skills needed to achieve and sustain accelerated growth. Combining NMSDC's knowledge of MBEs with Kellogg's world-class ability to develop and deliver leading-edge executive education, this four-day management program is unique. It will help high potential MBEs achieve the next level of business success. 

The program distills NMSDC's institutional knowledge, as well as countless interviews with corporate buyers and MBEs, into a curriculum that is focused on the most managerially relevant topics to MBEs. In the tradition that made Kellogg a world-renowned business school, this curriculum uses interactive, team-based study. 

For maximum results, each class will contain a minimum of 35 participants and the curriculum will be custom tailored to the needs of that class. This dynamic course design is achieved by surveying the class and structuring the course content accordingly. 

Future Dates 

 June 1-5, 2014

Program Objectives

  • To position high-potential MBEs for accelerated growth, this program helps CEOs 
  • Develop a growth-oriented strategy that identifies and charts profitable new
          business opportunities
  • Develop an understanding of the links between business strategy and successful
  • Learn techniques for analyzing and appraising marketing strategies  
  • Improve leadership and management skills and implement a company and
         self-assessment process
  • Develop an organizational capability building plan to support growth objectives
  • Understand the latest socio-economic, corporate and public policy trends and
          their impact on MBE prospects and strategies
  • Form valuable working relationships with other successful minority executives


The program is designed for minority men and women CEOs/owners of NMSDC-certified businesses, who have demonstrated sustained levels of solid performance and are ready and interested in accelerating their growth. 

Businesses should be at least three years old, with sales of over $5 million for manufacturing and distribution firms, and at least $3 million for service firms. 

Firms must also be endorsed by an NMSDC National Corporate Member to be considered for the limited seats in each class. 

For More Information:

National Minority Supplier Development Council
1359 Broadway, Tenth Floor
New York, New York 10018
Phone: 212-944-2430
Fax: 212-719-9611

To view the Advanced Management Education Program application for 2014, click here.  
To view the AMEP brochure, click here.