Kaiser Permanente Sponsors Mini-MBA Program

 40-Hour Tuition Free mini-MBA program accepting applications 

 Kaiser Permanente San Diego is partnering with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to support small businesses, with the goal of increasing high-quality jobs and improving community health in underserved communities. 

Kaiser Permanente sponsors the organization’s Inner-City Capital Connections (ICCC) program, which offers local business owners a tuition-free, 40-hour mini-MBA program that combines executive education, webinars, coaching, and avenues to seek capital. 

The program is open to businesses in San Diego County and surrounding communities that meet program qualifications and are selected following an application process. 

“At Kaiser Permanente San Diego, we want local businesses to thrive,” said Jane Finley, senior vice president and area manager. “We know that healthy economies lead to healthier communities, which is Kaiser Permanente’s mission.” 

Due to the pandemic, ICIC and Kaiser Permanente have made the decision to offer the ICCC Opening Seminar as an interactive, two-day virtual series. 

“We’re delighted to work with Kaiser Permanente and many community partners to provide critical educational and capital resources to small businesses struggling to survive and thrive in the current environment,” said ICIC CEO Steve Grossman. 

The program culminates in a national conference. 

Businesses must be independent, be headquartered or primarily operate in economically distressed areas (or have more than 40% of employees residing in these areas), and be operational for two years. 

Businesses will be chosen on a case-by-case basis, with the deadline for applications being September 18th. 

For more information, visit: https://icic.org/urban-business-initiatives/inner-city-capital-connections/san-diego-ca/