That’s a question 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, schedule a visit, and submit an application.

This year the program will take place:
Online Pre-Matriculation: June 21st to August 20th, 2021
On-Site at UFM Madrid: August 30th to December 17th, 2021 

No. Acton is designed as a full-time, intensive experience requiring you to work extremely hard for the months you are in the program.  

Yes, and English proficiency is required to succeed at UFM Acton MBA Madrid. All course materials and books are in English as well as most of our discussions. We may have a discussion in Spanish only when everyone in the room speaks it. 

We will accommodate around 20 students per class.

Our tuition is 28.000 € for the entire program.


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.

All applications must be completed and received before the application deadline on June 4th, 2021. In order to be considered, applications must include the submission of the application form, CV, and two letters of recommendation.


Pre-Matriculation (Pre-Mat) is delivered to you through email, so you can work on it starting on June 21st. You will be doing Entrepreneurial Journey, Cash & Valuation, Life of Meaning, Operations & Costs and Customers Pre-Mat/Toolkits.

On average, every case requires 5 hours of preparation. When you attend class, you must show up prepared to open the discussion with a clear decision made from the entrepreneur's shoes providing clear evidence for your reasoning. Failure to show up prepared will result in your dismissal from the class. 

Grades are based on class participation and two exams, one in the middle of each course and another at the end.  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 Madrid, Spain (C/Arturo Soria, 245 - UFM Bldg.) from August 30 to December 17, 2021. 

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.