Full Program Details

The altMBA is an intensive, 4-week online workshop designed by Seth Godin for high-performing individuals who want to level up and lead.

Enabling Leaders To Create Change
Reaching The Next Level

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Senior Director of Brand Communications


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Ian Scott

Product Manager


Reaching the next level of leadership requires a shift in posture, in decision-making, and, most of all, in choosing to be a linchpin.

Without guidance, this process can take years of trial-and-error. The altMBA accelerates this personal and professional transformation by providing a deep view of leadership, organizations, and change.

Discover your own potential. Level up.

Our Alumni Network
Surround Yourself with the Best

We curate a class of like-minded people who will push you and hold you accountable.

"You don't need any special knowledge to participate. You don't even need to quit your day job (though you might want to prepare a few weeks' worth of freezer dinners before you start.) But the altMBA is not for wimps. You'll stretch further and fly higher than you ever thought possible. And you'll do so alongside a cohort of brilliant, motivated ruckus-makers who will challenge and inspire you to produce your best work."
Niki Papadopolous, Senior Editor, Penguin Random House

The relationships you create here last a lifetime. Upon completing the altMBA, you are granted alumni status and gain access to our global alumni network, alumni portal, and alumni groups on social networks.

Alumni Companies

See the full list of companies where we have students and alumni.

johnson and johnson
pricewaterhouse coopers
penguin random house

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altMBA Workshop
In a nutshell

Four week, part-time program working from where you are, no travel

Participants from 45+ countries and 85 industries (and counting)

Ship 13 projects in a month, and put knowledge into practice

Intimate learning experience with dedicated coaches

Team discussions 3x per week for feedback and collaboration

Best of all, a curated group of leaders who are in a hurry to make a difference.

Our Learning Model
How the altMBA is different

Following a competitive selection process, the altMBA delivers a condensed learning experience through teamwork, personalized feedback, coaching, curated readings, and shipping 13 projects in 4 weeks to take fast-tracked leaders to the next level.


Seth Godin has created 13 hands-on projects designed to work in a connected, digital workshop. Highly leveraged, intensive, and applicable.


With one coach for every ten students, we're able to pay attention to our students and the work they create.


Our student portal features curated resources, videos, articles, and books. Of course, it's not about secret content—the altMBA is a workshop, and your time is spent creating, critiquing and leveling up.

The altMBA prepares you to navigate the complex challenges of driving organizational change

  •  Decision-making
  •  Operating under ambiguity
  •  Understanding worldviews
  •  Risk-taking
  •  Critical thinking
  •  Marketing
  •  Strategy
  •  Driving innovation
  •  Securing buy-in
  •  Management
  •  Making change happen

We tackle these topics with practical, hands-on projects and the intense collaboration that comes from doing work that matters. If you have questions, check out our FAQ, hear Seth's talk about the altMBA, download a printable PDF, or drop us a line at hello@altmba.com.

Is This Program For You?

Our curriculum is hands-on. More than 75% of your time is dedicated to shipping your work—practical projects that allow you to apply what you learn. Tuition is $3,000, and most large companies will reimburse you (ask your HR team).

The altMBA is for doers. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply.

Admission is selective. We prioritize two things: your professional achievements, and your ruckusmaker attitude.

Questions? Some of the things we get asked a lot: Is the altMBA worth it? What is a typical day? What are the time zones for the program? What is your curriculum? Do you offer informational webinars? Who are your students? Who is Seth Godin? What are important dates and deadlines? Where can I apply?

We encourage you to read our FAQ. We have answers to more than thirty other common questions.

Apply for the altMBA

The program dates:

Spring: April 23 – May 23, 2018
Summer: July 9 – August 8, 2018
Fall: October 1 – October 31, 2018

The application takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Note: Tuition will increase to $3,850 on January 22, 2018.
Apply before January 22, 2018 to pay the current tuition of $3,000.