The Michigan Minority Executive Program

MMSDC and General Motors have joined together to bring the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College to Michigan.

Tuck’s minority business education programs help minority businesses adjust their business strategy and refine operations to survive, prosper, and grow to scale. 

Program Instructor — Leonard Greenhalgh, Professor of Management, Faculty Director, Programs for Minority, Native American and Women-Owned Businesses

Program Overview

This program is an opportunity to evaluate your organization’s health and diagnose its strengths and areas for improvement.

Over the course of this five-day program:

  • Develop the skills it takes to help your business thrive.
  • 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.
  • Create an effective marketing strategy.
  • Improve your ability to communicate your vision and inspire your team.
  • Strengthen your professional network through the relationships you make as a member of the Tuck minority business alumni community.


Program Instructor — Ella L.J. Bell Smith, Associate Professor of Business Administration

Based on the Tuck Executive Education Program at Dartmouth: Building a High-Performing Minority Business, this program prepares you to assess where your company is now and where you want to take it tomorrow. In short, it’s about advancing minority business capabilities. These are the tools that make it happen:

  • Strategy and Implementation … to optimize your competitive advantage
  • Analysis of Financial Statements … to increase profitability
  • Managing the Customer Asset … to generate repeat business
  • Refining the Management Structure … to enable growth and productivity
  • Assessing Operations … to streamline your processes and improve efficiency

Program Instructor — Punam Anand Keller, Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management

Who Should Attend

  • Owners and senior executives of minority-owned companies who have a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience running a small business and at least $10 million in annual sales.
  • Minority business enterprise owners that want to make an investment in their future.
  • Companies in high growth industries; non-lifestyle companies only

Program Instructor — Kathleen McGahran Owner, CEO at Pelham Associates


Participating companies can send up to two employees at $1,250 each or $2,500 per company.

*Through the MMSDC and General Motors, cost of tuition is significantly reduced. Program costs $4900 through Dartmouth.*

Requirements for Participants

  • Attend each session starting Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, 2015 from 7:15am – 5:00pm
  • Must commit to participating for the entire program, no substitutions
  • Mobile phones and other electronic devices are allowed, but may not be used during in class training sessions
  • You will need your company financial records:  Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flow, and Income statement during class.  These records will be used by you only during the training session.
  • Complete the online application by May 20th, 2015
  • Complete the Pre and Post Training Surveys
  • Provide a capabilities statement
  • Position requirement:  CEO, CFO, COO, or Business Development Executive

Selection Process

Only 60 applicants will be selected

  • A committee will review applications based on:
    • Company financial records received
    • Completed application
    • Capabilities statement
    • Position requirement:  CEO, CFO, COO, or Business Development Executive
    • If selected you will be notified by June 3rd, 2015, a non refundable deposit of $625 per person will be due no later than June 10th, 2015

(Regular Cost for the program $4,900)


Participating companies can send up to two employees*at $1,250 each or $2,500 per company

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Supporting Sponsor

The supporting sponsorship gives your company exposure at all major MMSDC events and more. Learn more

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