About the altMBA

The altMBA is an online leadership and management workshop.

The altMBA uses digital tools like Slack, Discourse and Zoom to engage with small groups of 120 students in an intense four-week process. Since it was founded in 2015, the altMBA has transformed the lives of more than 4,500 people in more than 70 countries around the world.

The workshop is led by a cadre of coaches, who engage with students in individual and group work. During the workshop, each student publishes the results of the 13 assigned projects on the Akimbo learning platform. Over a session of the workshop, it’s not unusual for more than 50,000 messages to be exchanged between students and coaches in Slack. The program is synchronous, with regular deadlines, group discussions, and face-to-face video calls. It is entirely based online, with students participating from their home or workplace.

The tuition for the program is $4,450. Attending students include managers and leaders at large organizations, as well as entrepreneurs and freelancers. We also invite rising leaders of important NGOs to participate. Represented brands include Kickstarter, Nike, Microsoft, Lululemon, PwC, Johnson & Johnson, Whole Foods, Coca-Cola, Hallmark, Chobani, The Red Cross, Sony, charity:water, and more.

The workshop is run by Akimbo. Admission is by application only.

Visit our info site for the full program details, read our FAQ or our alternative YESAQ, hear Seth's talk about the altMBA, download a printable PDF with program details, or sign up for our mailing list for news and to be notified of upcoming sessions of the altMBA.

Apply for the altMBA

The program dates:
October 4th – November 4th, 2021

Note: The Early Decision deadline for the October 2021 session is Tuesday, June 29th.

The application takes about 9 minutes to complete.