The altMBA is an intensive, 4-week online workshop designed by Seth Godin for high-performing individuals who want to level up and lead.
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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.
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."
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.
See the full list of companies where we have students and alumni.
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Four week, part-time program working from where you are, no travel
Participants from 27 countries and 35 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.
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.
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: 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.
The program dates:
altMBA8 Winter: January 16 – February 15, 2017
The application takes about 20 minutes to complete.