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.

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.

altMBA students learn how to...

The altMBA integrates cores topics including…

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

The relationships you create here last a lifetime

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

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.

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altMBA Workshop
In a nutshell

Four week intensive workshop done completely online

Classmates 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

Our Alumni Network
Reaching The Next Level

altMBA alumni photo

Denise Visse

Buyer, North America Stores


altMBA alumni photo

Jessica Lauria

Senior Director of Brand Communications


altMBA alumni photo

Ian Scott

Research & Development Contractor


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.

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 $4,450, 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:
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.