HOW THE ACTON MBA IS DIFFERENT FROM A TRADITIONAL MBA

Traditional MBA’s train people to recite jargon and theory, whether they understand it or not. Acton MBA equips you with timeless tools, competencies, and habits; at the same time, it will help you develop the attitudes, criteria needed to make better decisions and will sharpen your judgment to have greater impact in the real world of business.

The Acton MBA is designed to take you through the life cycle of a business. A traditional MBA will force you to specialize, and learn to think in silos, missing the big picture of strategic decision-making and, cross-sectional execution. Acton MBA is the go-to program for Entrepreneurs, Family Business Owners, Innovators, Professionals, and Investors.

At Acton MBA, Teachers are successful entrepreneurs, they've mastered the lifecycle of a business. They will push you to ask yourself the right questions and tackle the hardest problems practicing the principles that separate success from failure. Traditional MBA’s rely on theories and books. They will teach you from academic proficiency, instead of from real-world practice.

Last but not least, at Acton MBA, cases are taught as flight simulators in which students face real-world problems, discuss diligently and, finally propose down-to-earth, actionable, and valuable solutions.  In traditional MBA's, cases are used as lecture enablers in which teachers show their academic expertise and usually propose generic one-size-fits-all solutions. 

At Acton MBA, we are committed that by graduation our students will be able to:

HOW THE ACTON MBA IS DIFFERENT FROM A TRADITIONAL MBA

Traditional MBA’s train people to recite jargon and theory, whether they understand it or not. Acton MBA equips you with timeless tools, competencies, and habits; at the same time, it will help you develop the attitudes, criteria needed to make better decisions and will sharpen your judgment to have greater impact in the real world of business.

The Acton MBA is designed to take you through the life cycle of a business. A traditional MBA will force you to specialize, and learn to think in silos, missing the big picture of strategic decision-making and, cross-sectional execution. Acton MBA is the go-to program for Entrepreneurs, Family Business Owners, Innovators, Professionals, and Investors.

At Acton MBA, Teachers are successful entrepreneurs, they've mastered the lifecycle of a business. They will push you to ask yourself the right questions and tackle the hardest problems practicing the principles that separate success from failure. Traditional MBA’s rely on theories and books. They will teach you from academic proficiency, instead of from real-world practice.

Last but not least, at Acton MBA, cases are taught as flight simulators in which students face real-world problems, discuss diligently and, finally propose down-to-earth, actionable, and valuable solutions.  In traditional MBA's, cases are used as lecture enablers in which teachers show their academic expertise and usually propose generic one-size-fits-all solutions. 

At Acton MBA, we are committed that by graduation our students will be able to:

METHOD

This means learning how to listen, ask the right questions, weigh arguments, and make thoughtful decisions. Once you learn to approach problems with a skeptical curiosity, the second and third lessons below are sure to follow.

METHOD

This means learning how to listen, ask the right questions, weigh arguments, and make thoughtful decisions. Once you learn to approach problems with a skeptical curiosity, the second and third lessons below are sure to follow.

TOOLS & SKILLS

Our curriculum delivers the tools, skills, and judgment you need to run a real business. Whether you choose to launch a new venture, buy a company, or work your way to the top of a larger firm, you will be prepared for the challenges of the real world.

TOOLS & SKILLS

Our curriculum delivers the tools, skills, and judgment you need to run a real business. Whether you choose to launch a new venture, buy a company, or work your way to the top of a larger firm, you will be prepared for the challenges of the real world.

MINDSET

We want to help you start on a path to discover your calling: a lifelong mission where your talents, gifts, and desires satisfy a burning need in the world. By the end of your life, we want you to be able to say, “I lived a meaningful life; I was a good person and I contributed something significant to the world.”

MINDSET

We want to help you start on a path to discover your calling: a lifelong mission where your talents, gifts, and desires satisfy a burning need in the world. By the end of your life, we want you to be able to say, “I lived a meaningful life; I was a good person and I contributed something significant to the world.”

At Acton, learning is not a series of tests to be passed, but rather the start of a lifelong journey. Learning at Acton starts with humble curiosity reinforced by crisp logic. This leads to decisions, experimentation, mistakes, and better decisions. Eventually, this way of learning becomes a deep-seated habit that will help form your character and lead you to your destiny.

The Acton approach to learning is simple.

Instead of teaching what to think, you will be taught how to think independently. At Acton MBA we are committed to solve problems by asking the right questions, examining evidence, and proposing actionable strategies.  

 

Clear thinking leads to
Deliberate actions
Deliberate actions lead to
Good habits
Good habits lead to a
Strong character
A strong character leads to a
Worthy calling
A worthy calling leads to
A life worth living
Clear thinking leads to
Deliberate actions
Deliberate actions lead to
Good habits
Good habits lead to a
Strong character
A strong character leads to a
Worthy calling
A worthy calling leads to
A life worth living
In addition
You’ll learn from entrepreneurs with battle scars
Your teachers and mentors are successful entrepreneurs who are gifted in the classroom and proven in the boardroom. And they’re invested in your success because they’ve felt the same burning restlessness that you do.
You’ll take on an entrepreneur’s perspective
Each day in class, you and your classmates will take on the challenges of a real entrepreneur as you defend, debate, and solve hundreds of real-world case dilemmas and challenges. Our powerful curriculum delivers the tools, skills, and judgment you need to run a real business.
You’ll be treated not just as a student, but as a valued customer
In order to consistently evaluate teachers, curriculum, staff, program, and student performance, Acton students are asked to participate in a per-class survey. The survey helps Acton staff understand how we can better serve you during your studies at Acton.
You’ll learn from entrepreneurs with battle scars
Your teachers and mentors are successful entrepreneurs who are gifted in the classroom and proven in the boardroom. And they’re invested in your success because they’ve felt the same burning restlessness that you do.
You’ll take on an entrepreneur’s perspective
Each day in class, you and your classmates will take on the challenges of a real entrepreneur as you defend, debate, and solve hundreds of real-world case dilemmas and challenges. Our powerful curriculum delivers the tools, skills, and judgment you need to run a real business.
You’ll be treated not just as a student, but as a valued customer
In order to consistently evaluate teachers, curriculum, staff, program, and student performance, Acton students are asked to participate in a per-class survey. The survey helps Acton staff understand how we can better serve you during your studies at Acton.

Textbooks, mere theories, and meaningless electives? They’re not for people like you. You want to be a big player in business—and that means you need a curriculum built by big players. A curriculum that’ll throw you squarely in the middle of an entrepreneurial battle, force you to make tough decisions on the fly and compel you to prove you’ve got the character it takes to make life-or-death decisions regarding your business.

Do you have what it takes?

If so, come and prove yourself to become a master entrepreneur, learn how to build businesses that change the world, and get in on the ground floor of an MBA that is changing business education as we know it.

LOCATION
Guatemala, Guatemala
(+) 1 week international experience
LOCATION
Guatemala, Guatemala
(+) 1 week international experience
AVERAGE WORK EXPERIENCE
4+ years
AVERAGE WORK EXPERIENCE
4+ years
DURATION
25-month format
DURATION
25-month format
TUITION
USD $32,500.00 *Financial Options Available
TUITION
USD $32,500.00 *Financial Options Available
UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINE
November 5, 2021 June 25, 2022 November 4, 2022
UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINE
November 5, 2021 June 25, 2022 November 4, 2022
LANGUAGE
Spanish & English profficiency are required
LANGUAGE
Spanish & English profficiency are required

Application Process

Online Application

Create an Acton MBA account and fill out the application form.

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Skills Test

Complete our quantitative Skills Test.
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Follow-up

Within 72 hours of your interview, we will get back to you.

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Application Fee

Pay a nonrefundable application fee (credit card only) of $50.00 (USD).

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Interview

After your online application has been submitted, reviewed and you pass the Skills Test, we will invite you to an interview.

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Online Application

Create an Acton MBA account and fill out the application form.

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Application Fee

Pay a nonrefundable application fee (credit card only) of $50.00 (USD).

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Skills Test

Complete our quantitative Skills Test.
Information will be provided.

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Interview

After your online application has been submitted, reviewed and you pass the Skills Test, we will invite you to an interview.

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Follow-up

Within 72 hours of your interview, we will get back to you.

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The Acton MBA is an internationally acclaimed business school designed, led and taught by successful entrepreneurs, dedicated to inspiring and equipping the next generation of principled entrepreneurs.