Our mission is to supercharge yours.
Acton’s mission is to prepare talented and dedicated students for extraordinary lives as principled entrepreneurs.
As a premier center for entrepreneurship training, we promise you will:
Learn How to Learn
Our simulation and case-based curriculum will teach you how to listen, think, and clearly communicate. Unlike narrow technical skills that rapidly become obsolete, “learning how to learn” will serve you your entire life.
Learn How to Make Money
Our curriculum arms you with the tools, skills, and judgment necessary to build a thriving business. In every class and in every case, you will be forced to make tough decisions that test your principles until you have earned the intuition of a master entrepreneur.
Learn How to Live a Life of Meaning
Companies cannot survive unless they make money, but life is about much more than just maximizing cash flow. Throughout our 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 our 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 Acton scholar can change the world in a profound way.
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.
We believe in building profitable businesses, but know that living a meaningful life is much more important.