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Corporate Supplier Diversity


How to access corporate supplier diversity programs. Learn about supplier diversity programs and the benefits of certifying.


3–20 min. per chapter


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What this course covers


  • How supplier diversity programs work
  • The opportunities and advantages certifying can offer your business
  • The names of major supplier diversity programs and how to apply
  • Whether your business is ready to certify




  • Quiz — Test your knowledge

Course outline


Think certifying with a corporate supplier diversity program might be the next big move for your business? Learn about the different certification programs for supplier diversity, how to apply and how they can strengthen your business. Find out whether your business is ready to certify and what you can do to get ready if you’re not there yet.


Designed for business owners who are ready to expand, this course is best for people with some previous knowledge about supplier diversity.

Key concepts

  • The benefits of joining a supplier diversity program
  • Reasons to certify your business


Key terms

  • Supplier diversity programs
  • Certification programs

Est. time to complete: 4 min.

Key concepts

  • Breakdown of the benefits of certifying
  • Explanation of different certifications available


Key terms

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE)
  • Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOB®)
  • Veteran Owned Business (VOB)

Est. time to complete: 9 min.

Key concepts

  • Deciding whether certification is right for your business
  • Evaluating size, preparedness, staff and objectives

Est. time to complete: 3 min.

Key concepts

  • Review of previous chapters and quiz

Est. time to complete: 17 min.

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