Advanced Management Executive Program (AMEP)

Advanced Management Executive Program

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Kellogg Advanced Management Executive Program (AMEP) is a four-day immersive program that fosters growth for minority-owned businesses looking to take things to the next level.

About AMEP 

The NMSDC Kellogg Advanced Management Executive Program is designed to provide certified, established, growth-oriented minority-owned business owners with the tools and skills needed to achieve and sustain accelerated growth in the constantly changing business environment. The leading-edge, four-day immersive program provides minority entrepreneurs the opportunity to work on their business in an interactive environment instructed by educators and professionals with real-world experiences.

Key Objectives

Going beyond the MBA curriculum, this program examines proven best practices to address common entrepreneurial issues in the context of today’s business environment with the following objectives:

Develop a growth-oriented strategy that identifies and charts profitable new business opportunities.

Strengthen negotiation skills through team exercises.

Learn strategies for defending your brand.

Improve leadership and management skills and implement a company- and self-assessment process.

Develop an organizational capability plan to support growth objectives.

Understand the latest socioeconomic, corporate, and public policy trends and their impact on business prospects and strategies.

Form valuable working relationships with other successful minority executives. 

Obtain first-hand knowledge from a corporate senior executive and their views on supplier diversity engagement.

Program Facilitator

James H. Lowry, AMEP Academic Director

Dr. James H. Lowry and then president of NMSDC, Dr. Harriet Michel, created the dynamic Advance Management Executive Program in 1996 to grow competitive minority-owned business with sizable scale and capacity to handle corporate America’s supply chain needs and opportunities.

Utilizing their joint skillsets in working with and encouraging corporations and minority business focused supplier diversity programs, the two founders understood that the skills that got minority business to the next level of success would need to be further enhanced to grow and be sustainable for the future.

I can clearly say, that the Advanced Management Education Program, at Northwestern Kellogg was simply amazing! The agenda for the week, packed with all-star Professors,  Executives and VIP, along was the price of admission, thanks to our scholarship. Mr. James Lowry,  Dwight Hutchins,  Michele Rodgers,  Terri Quinton and Gina Greer, were awe-inspiring. 

What we learned,  I’m excited to initiate in our business practice,  such as identifying, Organizational Practices during Evolution in the Five Phases of Growth, Fight for Continuity of NMSDC | MBE, in the US, Personal Engagement & Risk Management, and more.

 I’m grateful to the NMSDC!


Kevin Jones


Jones Software Technology

Upcoming Cohort

The application deadline for the upcoming cohort is closed. Please use the form to express interest in the next cohort and we will contact you when the next application period opens.

July 24 – 28, 2023

Location: Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, James Allen Center
Costs: $6,000 which includes tuition, class materials, lodging and meals. Each accepted applicant is responsible for their own travel.
Scholarships Available: Yes, use the form below to apply for a scholarship and the program. NMSDC will review your application, and if accepted, will cover the costs minus travel expenses.

application deadline

May 5, 2023

“I refer to the AMEP as the “entrepreneurial
enlightening program”. The AMEP Program
gave me the confidence to streamline our
business growth and change strategies.
Absolutely rewarding!

The opportunity to share the stories and
experiences with other entrepreneurs is one of
the great benefits of the AMEP Program. After
all, success comes within the proximity of your


Marie A. Rosado


3A Press