Foster’s Minority Business Executive Program named “Great Short Course” alongside programs from Columbia, Harvard and Stanford

The Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP), which is offered through Foster’s Executive Education, was recently short-listed as one of 10 “Great Short Courses” by Delta’s Sky Magazine. Other programs included hail from Duke (Fuqua), University of Virginia (Darden), Columbia, NYU (Stern), Harvard, University of Michigan (Ross), University of California at Berkeley (Haas) and Stanford. Good company to keep!

The MBEP is backed by the likes of Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, NW Minority Supplier Development Council, Union Bank and Zones. This program is a joint effort between Foster Executive Education and Foster’s Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC).​ For ten years, the BEDC has linked students, faculty, and staff with a racially and ethnically diverse business and nonprofit community to expand students’ knowledge and skills, help small businesses grow, create and retain jobs, open educational opportunities for under-represented minority students, and stimulate innovative economic development research.

The program, which is next offered June 16-21, 2013, is an accelerated one-week intensive curriculum designed to assist minority and women business leaders face current and future business challenges. The key topic areas of this program are:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • The Innovation Value Chain
  • Leadership
  • Brand and Marketing Strategy
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Human Resource Management

This program utilizes interactivity through a combination of lectures, discussions, guest speakers, panels, interactive simulations, team exercises, and self-assessments. Participants will gain knowledge, tools, and a valuable network to help them achieve their business goals.

For more information, visit the MBEP site.​​​