Merck Drexel University


We are excited to bring this program back for our Supplier Members in 2024.

Applications are now currently open.

April 13 – firm deadline date to submit a completed application including your video. Please do not submit your application without the video.

The program was designed by Drexel University with Merck in collaboration with Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S), the Merck Drexel Advanced Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers (ALP) focuses on application and is supported by evidenced-based research and practitioner-industry experience.

To be considered for this unique learning opportunity, suppliers must submit an online application and be able to commit fully to the program dates. There are limited seats available. Applications will be reviewed by the Drexel and Merck program team, and selected participants are notified by the end of April.

Application Process:

  • Online application submission
  • Video submission (under 90 seconds)
    • Introducing program applicant(s)
    • Mission, vision, and values of the organization
    • How the ALP will benefit the future of the organization
  • Corporate Biography submission
    • Mission, vision, values of the organization
    • Overview of products and services offered
    • Date of when the organization was founded
    • Quick facts or general organization information.

Merck Drexel ALP Curriculum

The ALP integrated program modules support an overarching theme of growing and scaling small and/or diverse businesses by building the leadership abilities and business acumen of diverse business owners. Lead by an interdisciplinary faculty/subject-matter expert team, each module provides an experiential and applied approach to executive development.

For additional information please contact [email protected].

Module Topic Areas

  • Leadership, Communication and Teams
  • Building Personal Brand and Storytelling
  • Strategic Networking
  • Digital Presence and Strategy
  • Customer Digital Journey
  • Digital Media Metrics and Measurement
  • Financial Reporting, Planning and Budgeting
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Business Decisions
  • Intersecting Finance and Operations
  • Operations and Production Planning
  • Purchasing and Contract Management
  • Drexel and Merck Request for Proposal Culminating Capstone Challenge