The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program

2018 Tuck-WBENC Executive Program, brought to you by IBM

The Tuck-WBENC Executive Program is a six-day intensive experience focused on WBE skill development to increase business capacity, operations, and leadership. Participants examine their businesses as case studies throughout the week and apply core business concepts through real-world applications. Throughout the week, WBEs will:

  • Evaluate overall business strategy in rapidly-changing markets
  • Diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of operations
  • Analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows
  • Develop an effective marketing strategy
  • Improve ability to communicate vision and inspire teams
  • Strengthen your professional network through collaborative learning groups

View a sample schedule of the six-day Tuck-WBENC Executive Program experience. 


  • Currently in good standing as a WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprise
  • Must be the owner of the company
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience running a business
  • Maintain a minimum annual sales volume of $500,000

Who Should Attend

Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) who are dedicated to understanding a multifaceted approach to business operations and leadership. This program is the prerequisite for the Tuck-WBENC Strategic Growth Program.

Dates and Timeline

The Executive Program (EP) will be held September 30 - October 5, 2018. Applications are closed for the 2018 program. If you are interested in receiving updates on future programs please complete the contact form.

Program Fee

Due to the support of IBM, the cost to an individual WBE is $3,750 which includes tuition, course materials, accommodations, and most meals. Corporations interested in sponsoring a WBE to attend the program may refer to the 2018 WBENC Sponsorship Opportunities catalog or contact the program manager, Vaughn Farris at

Applicant Questions

For questions regarding the Tuck-WBENC Programs, email

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Vaughn Farris at 202-315-1520 or for information about Tuck-WBENC sponsorship opportunities.