So You want to Be an Entrepreneur?
The reason we started Acton was for the same reason you start something new: we thought we could do things better. We kept hearing once-promising young entrepreneurs say, years after they’d gotten their MBAs, that school hadn’t adequately prepared them for the great game of business. (If anything, they’d say it actually made their game worse.)
They—and you—deserve better than that. So, in 2002, we left our teaching careers at “top” business schools, and two years later Acton graduated its first class of entrepreneurs.
Those entrepreneurs have gone on to build wildly successful companies, and we knew, years later after listening for complaints of unpreparedness but hearing none, that we’d done something right.
The school’s named in honor of Lord John Emerich Edward Dahlberg Acton (1834-1902). Lord Acton saw liberty not as a license, but as the freedom to do what was right. He was suspicious about power for the sake of power, which led to his most famous quote: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Acton is offered through Hardin-Simmons University, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Colleges of Business School Programs (ACBSP).