FAQ

GENERAL

That’s really a question that only you can answer. Here are some signs that it might be:

  • Do you feel driven to succeed?
  • Do you have a burning desire to change the world?
  • Do you have something to prove to the world?
  • Are you frustrated with the status quo?
  • Would you like to learn the skills, tools and judgement to launch, grow and harvest a successful business?
  • Do you want to pursue your calling in life in an intense, dynamic environment, and learn from experienced and successful entrepreneurs, not just academics?

If these questions resonate with you, there’s a good chance Acton is the place for you. Explore our website, come for a class visit, and submit an application—you won’t know unless you push yourself.

To fully understand the power of the Acton program, you must see the class in action. The energy of a Socratic discussion needs to be seen to be believed. Click here to request a class visit.

The Acton program is a 25-month program.

Yes. Since Acton MBA is a part-time program, you may accommodate your schedule accordingly. Study groups are scheduled from 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM and case discussions, from 7:00 AM to 8:20 AM.

All the materials and books are in English and whenever we have a foreign guest teacher, the class will be dictated in English. In cases when the teacher and the students all speak Spanish, the class will be in Spanish. However, as a student you must be fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in English to be able to participate in the program.

We will accommodate around 15 students per class.

Our tuition is $30,000 for the entire program.

Yes. For more information, please email us at: actonmba@ufm.edu /  academicoacton@ufm.edu

APPLICATION PROCESS

Acton accepts a reduced number of students per year who apply directly after college. For these select students, there is an even greater emphasis on college scores, history of leadership positions, community involvement, internships, after-school jobs, etc., to make up for the lack of work experience.

A non-refundable application fee of USD $50.00 must be paid in our online application system.

Acton has a very limited class size, so we encourage potential students who are very serious and excited about attending the program to apply as early as possible to ensure they have the best chances of acceptance.

All applications must be completed and received before the application deadline. In order to be considered, applications must include the submission of the application form, CV, two letters of recommendation and the payment of the application fee (USD $50.00).

STUDYING AT ACTON

Pre-Matriculation (Pre-Mat) is delivered to you through email, so you can work on it as soon as you gain admission into the program. You will be doing Entrepreneurial Journey, Cash & Valuation, Life of Meaning, Operations & Costs and Customers Pre-Mat/Toolkits.

On average, every case requires 4 to 7 hours of preparation. When you attend class, you must be able to make a clear presentation of what you would do if you were in the shoes of the entrepreneur of the case. This presentation often involves making financial projections and strategic decisions about customers, operations, and cash management. For each of the courses, you will typically prepare 2 cases each week.

If you can’t make it to a class, you should inform the Acton MBA Administration and your study group. It is your responsibility to provide valid proof for your absence. You will also be required to submit a case write-up for that session. If you miss 25% of classes, even if justified, the Acton Committee will ask you to drop the course.

Grades are based on class participation and two exams, one in the middle of each course and another at the end. Exams require the student to analyze a real life case and present a written proposal to confront the challenges presented in the case. In specific courses, simulations or projects are part of the grade.

No, all materials will be provided at the beginning of the course. The materials are made up of cases and notes that will be used for class discussions.

In person classes are held at Universidad Francisco Marroquín campus located in Guatemala City (Business School Building, EN-101).

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.