Our History

"The lessons in EJ present an incredible learning opportunity for my students. They are engaged in every discussion." Dr. Nancy Kucinski, Hardin-Simmons University

Beginning in 1990, the entrepreneur-teachers at the Acton Foundation developed and taught a prototype curriculum at the University of Texas' McCombs School of Business MBA program. The acclaimed curriculum consists of eleven courses covering all aspects of entrepreneurship, a governance model for administering the classes, and a teacher training program for new teachers. Each course uses cases and supporting materials from Harvard, Babson, Darden, and the Acton Foundation, and is taught primarily by the Socratic Method.

In 2001, the the Acton Foundation curriculum was fully implemented at the Acton School of Business. Acton has since been recognized as one of the best business schools in the country by BusinessWeek. For the third year in a row, the Princeton Review ranked Acton MBA's students as the "Most Competitive" in the country and rated Acton's professors among the top three business faculty in the nation.

In addition to the Acton School of Business and the University of Texas, Acton Foundation courses have been taught at Rice University, the University of Oklahoma, Hardin Simmons University, and the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel.

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