Are you everything you could be?

Choose your future.

Audition for a Peterson Fellowship at one of the most competitive business schools in the United States.

The Opportunity

Early audition deadline of January 31, 2020.

Audition Now

Train under the philosophy of Dr. Peterson, at the Acton School of Business.

The Acton program is an applied version of the principles of Dr. Peterson. Peterson Fellows receive financial support and preferred access to the Next Great Adventure (NGA) program at the Acton School of Business in Austin, Texas.

Identify something worth investing your life in.

The Acton NGA arms entrepreneurs with the judgment, character, and mindset to develop the skills where they uniquely add value, master a relevant domain, and build a thriving community. The goal? Find your calling. Better the world.

Shoulder the responsibility to build it.

See Acton’s Next Great Adventure to discover why pursuing a meaningful calling, equipped with the right tools, judgment and relationships, is far more important than a cap, gown and tedious commencement speech.

Who should audition?

The Challenge


Your Audition

Early audition deadline of January 31, 2020.

Complete the three steps in your audition. Obtain more information about the Peterson Fellowship at each stage and prove you have what it takes to succeed in the rigorous Acton program. Learn about the available financial support, where no one will be turned away because of an inability to pay, but everyone will be asked to have "skin in the game.”


Virtual Challenges, Part I

February 10 - April 15, 2020

Tackle a series of virtual and real-world challenges from home, guided by a successful entrepreneur and paired with a committed peer.


Acton Games in Austin, Texas

April 16 - April 19, 2020

Spend four days with your peers in Austin.


Virtual Challenges, Part II

April 20 - June 29, 2020

Complete the second half of the online business & self-discovery challenges.


Acton School of Business Residence in Austin, Texas

September 7 - November 20, 2020

Guided by experienced business leaders, work through 100-hour weeks of simulations, hands-on exercises, and Socratic discussions. Stand in the shoes of an entrepreneur, making difficult real-world decisions.

NGA & Beyond

Get ready to change the world in a profound way, by starting your own business or leading transformational ed-tech projects for Acton & Dr. Peterson’s team.

What creates lasting success? A will — trained and targeted with good judgment and character.

Be a part of the first group to disrupt the MBA system. Prove to the world what success is really made of.

0 have already auditioned for the Next Great Adventure cohort. Will you?

Early admissions deadline January 31, 2020.