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Acton School of Business

About Acton School of Business

At Acton, you’ll learn how to build a business by facing challenges that require courage, grit, and a never-give-up attitude—that is, the kind of challenges you long for (but can’t seem to find enough of). When it comes to exploring the many facets of being an entrepreneur, schools can fall short by relying on textbooks and routine – more... lectures. At Acton, you will earn an MBA in Entrepreneurship under the guidance of entrepreneur-teachers who know what it takes to run a successful business. Our school of entrepreneurship puts you in the middle of real-world case dilemmas that teach you business skills other mba schools neglect, such as making tough decisions on the fly and living a life of meaning. Do you have a passion for entrepreneurship? Welcome to Acton.

Acton’s mission is to prepare talented and dedicated students for extraordinary lives as principled entrepreneurs. Here’s what that mission means for you. At Acton you’ll:

Learn How to Learn
As you pursue your MBA degree in Entrepreneurship, our simulation and case-based curriculum will teach you to listen, think, and clearly communicate. Unlike narrow technical skills that can rapidly become obsolete, “learning how to learn” will last for the rest of your life.

Learn How to Make Money
Why is Acton the best entrepreneurship MBA school for you? Our curriculum arms you with the latest tools, skills, and theories necessary for building a thriving business. In class after class, you will be forced to make difficult decisions until you have the judgment and insights of a master entrepreneur.

Learn How to Live a Life of Meaning
Companies cannot survive unless they make money, but life is much more than maximizing cash flow. Throughout the curriculum of our entrepreneurship degree program—and especially in the Life of Meaning course—you will learn how to balance the demands of family, business, and community.

What philosophy informs that mission?
We believe that clear thinking leads to good decisions, that good decisions lead to the right habits, that the right habits lead to character, and that character becomes destiny.

Which beliefs inform that philosophy?
We believe that each of you can change the world in a profound way.
We believe in building profitable businesses, but know that living a meaningful life is much more important.
We believe in learning by doing. Our entrepreneur-teachers use the case method to help you develop the habits, judgment, and character of a master entrepreneur.
We believe that clear contracts and a competitive grading system encourage the perspective, discipline, and accountability required to run a successful business.
We believe in economic, political, and religious liberty. We are dedicated to graduating entrepreneurs who have a strong sense of individual responsibility and a willingness to invest in a healthy civil society. – less

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