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.

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

April 24 - 29, 2016

November 13 - 18, 2016

* 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.

Location: Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire USA

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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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