Not An MBA® is a flexible and practical business programme designed for the self - made. The goal of the programme is to give students a competitive advantage in business through networking opportunities, acquiring practical skills and adopting a growth mindset. The programme is flexible and allows students to personalise their schedule and learn at the pace and frequency that suit them best.
Not at all. The programme runs all year and you can join at any point. All classes in Jolt are repeated all the time. So you can join at any point and start the next day or even a week later and you’ll never miss out.
You’ll have a dedicated app to choose your timetable, keep track of the lessons you’ve attended and see what to attend next.
We believe that perseverance is the key to great learning. We’ve built a unique learning experience so that you get the most value in the shortest amount of time by allowing you to shape your own schedule and complete the programme at a pace that suits you.
Jolt operates outside the space of formal academic regulation, so we evaluate ourselves after every single class. Every hour at Jolt is conceived with one purpose only: to move you forward.
We teach what you need to know now. This means the syllabus is absolutely current and constantly updated with the business methodologies and toolsets relevant to today’s market.
The Not An MBA® programme was built by an academic committee consisting of 11 of the world’s best business school graduates (Harvard, Stanford, London Business School, etc.) and a business administration professor who headed a US University.
Each Jolt in the Not An MBA® programme is approved by the committee, and put through Jolt’s strict content approval process. Our process includes peer-validation, sourcing and training the Jolters (teachers), editing the content, continuous session-to-session enhancements & creating the exercises/projects - we invest more hours of development per session than any other educational establishment.
You can read more about how we built the programme here.
We teach business administration using the world’s most effective model: Startup methodology. We apply this to teach you data, effective communication, personal skills and management as practiced by the world’s most innovative companies.
Applicants must have a BA + two years of employment experience, or 4 years of employment experience without a BA. The admission process includes a personal interview for all applicants.
The programme consists of 100 content modules, in order to complete it you must collect 3,500 points. The flexible schedule allows students to complete all units and collect the points at their own pace, attending regularly once a week or for concentrated study days. For those balancing the programme with work and other commitments, we recommend weekly Jolts, i.e. 4 times a month.
Each month you get four tickets, and at this rate you can finish it in 29 months attending 2-4 classes a month. We allow students to purchase additional tickets in advance so, in theory, it’s possible to finish the programme in a few intensive months.
Every unit completed awards you a designated number of points. The number of points will be updated automatically and appear on your timeline in the application so you can easily track and monitor your progress and points balance throughout the programme.
Yes! Once you’ve completed enough classes and gained the required points, you will receive the Jolt Not An MBA® diploma. In addition, every skill required will award you a Jolt badge to add to your LinkedIn profile.
Yes. You must cancel 3 business days prior to the date of your scheduled monthly payment.
Not technically. We advise coming once a week to integrate your studies into your current routine. The monthly payment entitles you to 4 tickets which is roughly 4 sessions and can be rolled over to the next month. So, if you have a busy month one month you can use you tickets the following month. On the other hand, if you want to complete the programme quicker you can buy extra tickets to speed up your progress!
Via the app.
After purchasing a subscription, you'll receive a welcome email. Follow the instructions to set up your account and select a password. Now you can sign up for classes via the appli using the “Reserve a Seat” feature.
To complete the Not an MBA requirements, students need to complete 80% of the programme. The programme offers content units that vary in scope and format, and in the number of points they carry.
Class: a 90-minute interactive lesson with a world-class expert.
Workshop: a 3-hour session teaching a practical tool or skill with a world-class expert. This longer format includes both theory and hands-on practice.
Mini-course: a series of 4 classes dedicated to a particular skill, method or tool. In this format, students sign up for all 4 sessions with the same world-class expert for in-depth learning.
Once a class is fully booked, the button that normally says “Reserve a Seat” will say “Join Waiting List”. Selecting this option will place you on a waiting list. If a seat becomes available, we will reserve it for you and send you a registration email.
Classes are repeated frequently. If you have not been able to sign up for a chosen date, you can catch it the next time.
Yes - Classes and workshops: Cancel at least 48 hours before the sessions for a full ticket refund.
Mini-courses: Cancel at least 72 hours before the first session for a full ticket refund. If you cancel after that and before the first session, you will get back 50% of the tickets. Tickets will not be refunded for cancellations after the first session.
Of course, our Community Managers are always happy to help advise you on sessions. All you need to do is pop them an email or schedule a call.
Not An MBA® is one large, flexible course. The programme itself includes 100 modules and to complete it you need to take 80% of the syllabus. You choose the classes you attend, how often you attend and what times. Although, we recommend for those who want to integrate the programme into their daily routine taking one class a week (4 a month - with the basic price plan).