Program Overview for Minority Business Enterprises

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.

Building a High Performing Minority Business – Healthcare

The focus, the cases, the guest speakers, and most of the participants will be suppliers to the healthcare industry. The healthcare industry in the United States represents eighteen percent of Gross Domestic Product. National healthcare expenditures totaled over $3.2 trillion in 2015. Every dollar spent represents sales for suppliers. The major components of healthcare expenditures are hospitals (40 percent), physician and professional services (25 percent), and pharmaceuticals (20%). This one week course is a collaboration between leading firms in the healthcare industry that are members of the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance. The HSDC includes some of the largest companies in the Fortune 500. Companies including Cardinal Health, Novant Health, Partners Health, Owens and Minor, Vizient, Premier, Grady Health and others. This collaboration combining the academic rigor of one of the world’s top business schools with the experiential learning provided by our healthcare partners creates a learning environment that is unique and outstanding. Through the generosity and support of HSDA, we have 40 scholarships that will cover fifty percent of the tuition for participating diverse business owners. Diverse business owners who are willing and able to cover their portion of the tuition should apply for the Building a High Performing Minority Business – Healthcare program today.

Tuck’s Philosophy and Learning Environment

The Tuck School was the first U.S. institution of higher education to offer executive programs dedicated to advancing the capabilities of underserved entrepreneurs and executives. Since setting the standard in 1980, Tuck continuously has honed its program, expanding and refining what is covered to create the maximum impact on your business.

Tuck is a place rich in opportunities for personal, as well as professional, growth thanks to its people, facilities, and setting in beautiful northern New England. It is a learning environment rooted in collaboration, respect, and intellectual stimulation. It is a school where interaction with faculty and peers, both inside and outside the classroom, creates relationships that last a lifetime.

Is this program right for you? Hear from Faculty Director, Len Greenhalgh.

Faculty Profile: Ella L.J. Bell Smith

Professor of Business Administration

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Dates and Fees

November 12 - 17, 2017

* 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.

Location: Hanover, NH

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At Tuck, we know what leads to success as well as what gets in the way. For more than 30 years, we've shared this knowledge with minority business entrepreneurs looking to build stronger and more profitable companies.

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