Who should apply?

At Acton MBA, personal characteristics are far more important than any credentials or degrees. We want extraordinary applicants who have the INTELLIGENCE, INTEGRITY and DRIVE to change the world. We want students with exceptional analytical, writing and communication skills that set him or her apart from peers; however, they continually search for new skills and better tools, acutely aware of how much there still is to learn. Students who will pursue their highest talents and deepest desires; those who will find a way to contribute meaningfully by leaving a legacy, who thrive as the workload increases, and refuse to give up, even when faced with overwhelming challenges.

PROFILE OF TYPICAL ACTON MBA STUDENTS PRIOR TO ADMISSION

IN QUEST FOR SUCCESS

Overwhelmed in the everyday on-the-job emergencies in his/her company and may not have the tools or the time management skills in order to focus on higher-level business processes/systems management. Usually someone that gets everything done with a small staff; works many hours, and has little extra time to take a vacation. In addition, has 3-5 years job experience working for a company and has past the entrepreneurial survival phase, seeking ways to let the business run itself. Has a basic business model, 2-20 employees, and some customers. Single or early family household, 1-2 dependents. Is in a constant struggle balancing family life with work.



IN QUEST FOR SUCCESS

Overwhelmed in the everyday on-the-job emergencies in his/her company and may not have the tools or the time management skills in order to focus on higher-level business processes/systems management. Usually someone that gets everything done with a small staff; works many hours, and has little extra time to take a vacation. In addition, has 3-5 years job experience working for a company and has past the entrepreneurial survival phase, seeking ways to let the business run itself. Has a basic business model, 2-20 employees, and some customers. Single or early family household, 1-2 dependents. Is in a constant struggle balancing family life with work.

GETTING PREPARED TO SPREAD THE WINGS

Entrepreneur running a family business and may eventually want to start his/her own. Has been inspired by his/her parents whose business has been running for decades. Has new ideas and wants to implement technology but feels that the company founder constantly objects. Relies on his/her role in the family business to support him/her and has the time and resources to pursue graduate study.



GETTING PREPARED TO SPREAD THE WINGS

Entrepreneur running a family business and may eventually want to start his/her own. Has been inspired by his/her parents whose business has been running for decades. Has new ideas and wants to implement technology but feels that the company founder constantly objects. Relies on his/her role in the family business to support him/her and has the time and resources to pursue graduate study.

EXPLORING CAREERS

Has been working for someone else for about 5 years and feels like he/she’s hit a ceiling and is trapped in the current position with no advancement options. Has always wanted to start his/her own business. Is considering a new start but needs the right opportunity and environment to facilitate this change and learn how to start a business while expanding her network.



EXPLORING CAREERS

Has been working for someone else for about 5 years and feels like he/she’s hit a ceiling and is trapped in the current position with no advancement options. Has always wanted to start his/her own business. Is considering a new start but needs the right opportunity and environment to facilitate this change and learn how to start a business while expanding her network.

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.