Three programs instituted by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (www.nmsdc.org) are making it possible for owners and management of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to aim for and succeed in growth opportunities. The newest program, Catapult, joins the Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) and Advanced Management Education Program (AMEP) in providing initiatives for MBE executives.

The Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) 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. Applications for MBEP are due no later than August 14.

For more information check out http://www.nmsdc.org/enterprise-learning/mbep/