The Academy focuses on helping small businesses leverage their competitive advantage, differentiate themselves in the procurement process, strengthen their business knowledge, and build their professional network. The Academy consists of a 12-week virtual, instructor-facilitated learning experience, followed by a yearlong mentorship program.
The Academy is a partnership between the Supplier Diversity Program and the Firm’s Institute for Inclusion as part of its commitment to advancing economic outcomes in underserved communities through our products, services and thought leadership.
At Morgan Stanley, we acknowledge the barriers and resource constraints that often prevent small businesses from getting their foot in the door, resulting in a gap between available resources and diverse suppliers. With a mission to help bridge this gap, the Academy provides small businesses with the expertise to help them win work with financial services firms and other industries.