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Startup School: An MBA Designed For Entrepreneurs, Not I-Bankers

“At 27 Calvin Hunt finally stumbled across his first great opportunity. The Atlanta native and lifelong fishing fanatic had graduated from Florida State in 2008 directly into the teeth of the Great Recession. A shot at a dream job in the corporate headquarters of Hatteras Yachts in North Carolina vaporized as the tanking economy swiftly decimated the luxury–boat business…

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The Princeton Review’s 2016 #1 Most Competitive Students and #2 Best Administered Program

An MBA is just a piece of paper unless you do something with it.

At Acton, we prepare students for real life, and real life problems. Preparation, purpose and tenacity are in the hearts of our graduates and we judge ourselves based on their real world achievements, not what certificates appear on their resumes. That’s why we’re thrilled The Princeton Review has recognized our MBAs as the #1 Most Competitive Students for the fourth consecutive year .

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Acton School of Business Launches Online Courses

Acton School of Business is going global.

The Austin school is launching an online training platform that officials hope will give students everywhere access to its curriculum. Acton is posting MBA-level training courses on a new platform it’s calling Acton On Demand…

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Acton School of Business Launches Web-Based Entrepreneurial Training Platform

The Acton School of Business, located in Austin Texas, is launching a web-based entrepreneurial training platform called Acton On Demand. Think of it as “CodeAcademy for a contrarian entrepreneurship education.”

The Acton School of Business was founded in 2002 founded by Jeff Sandefer, an entrepreneur and teacher at the University of Texas and two of his colleagues, Phil Siegel, Vaughn Brock, and Jack Long. They wanted to create a different kind of business school–one that focused more on the practicalities of entrepreneurship rather than th.e theoretical principles that are taught in most MBA programs around the country…

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Acton MBA on FOX News

Jeff Sandefer, co-founder of the Acton School of Business, and Manny Menard, Alumnus from the Class of 2005, are interviewed by Gretchen Carlson on the Fox News Channel about Acton’s 100-hour a week 1-year MBA program. They discuss the real world simulations and weekly teacher evaluations that set Acton apart from any other MBA program in the country.



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Sales – Hard-knock life

Cory Older, an M.B.A. student at the Acton School of Business in Austin, steeled himself as he prepared to knock on yet another stranger’s door–the 100th he had hit in two days. Frankly, he wasn’t proving very good at selling dictionaries, but he had to make quota to stay in school.

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Jeff Sandefer is Reinventing the MBA

Back to the Drawing Board Jeff Sandefer is reinventing the MBA “I was working in the oilfield, earning minimum wage, watching my co-workers give minimal effort,” recalls Jeff Sandefer. It was 1977, and the summer heat in west Texas was brutal. “My co-workers spent more time goofing off than working.” But the oil field…

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Alumni Hugo Diaz and Lawson Boothe’s Vital Interaction

Statesman Startup Spotlight: Vital Interaction looks to make mark in health care communication field American-Statesman: How did the business concept originate? Hugo Diaz, Vital Interaction’s chief interaction officer: It actually originated and transformed out of a perceived failure. Lawson (Boothe) and I met while pursuing our MBAs at the Acton School of Business here…

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