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Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

Independent. Not-for-profit. Accredited. Lake Forest, Schaumburg and Online.

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) is a leader in practical business education offering the Chicagoland area's premier part-time MBA program, Graduate Level Certificates and Corporate Education. With convenient locations in Lake Forest and Schaumburg and online, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management has a 67-year history of delivering relevant, practical knowledge taught by business leader faculty.

LFGSM has an active community of over 10,000 alumni, students and faculty, and is designed to fit your goals, your schedule, your life.

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Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Leadership MBA is a general management business degree, typically serving a student population with more work experience. The Lake Forest Leadership MBA is a general management business degree, providing a broad knowledge base in the areas that are critical for success in todays business environment. Timely business topics are incorporated into an MBA curriculum which includes accounting, business management and policy, communications, economics, finance, marketing, organizational development, and strategy courses.

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Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
During your iMBA, 75% of your time will be spent in the virtual-reality environment and 25% participating in online discussions and group projects with your fellow students and faculty. This allows you to benefit from the interaction with your virtual bosses and co-workers, and then take the learning to the next level through conversations with other students and faculty members.

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Students will gain tools to construct an effective marketing strategy based on competitive advantage and understand and implement the decisions necessary to optimize operational business processes. Develop and implement strategy that is a source of sustainable competitive advantage and initiate strategically aligned innovation. Understand and implement the decisions necessary to optimize operational business processes.
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Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
This series of four courses selected from the LFGSM Leadership MBA degree program will help students develop and implement strategy that is a source of sustainable competitive advantage and initiate strategically aligned innovation. Students will gain tools to construct an effective marketing strategy based on competitive advantage and understand and implement the decisions necessary to optimize operational business processes. Course 1: Strategic ThinkingCourse 2: Innovation & RiskCourse 3: MarketingCourse 4: Operations ManagementQualified certificate students who complete the full admissions process can go on to earn an MBA degree by completing the above three certificates, the capstone course and three electives.

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Learn how to work and build success across borders.
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Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
Companies and managers are impacted as the global economy trends toward greater integration and interdependency. From cultural diversity, financial management, and marketing perspectives you will learn how to work and build success across borders. These courses examine issues under the umbrella of the global challenge that include strategic ethical considerations, global financial markets, cross border investments, competitive markets, and environmental factorssuch as political, economic, legal, socio-cultural, and technological. Students select one of three Global Practicum options. Course 1: Global Basecamp (no cost, no credit)Course 2: Global Business and Cultural DiversityCourse 3: Global FinanceCourse 4: Global MarketingCourse 5: Global Practicum: Latin America, Europe, Asia (select one)Certain courses build on previous work. The recommended sequence of courses, the default schedule, is designed to help graduate certificate students maximize their learning in each course. Those courses are identified by a statement at the end of the course description (recommended prerequisites). Students are able to change their schedule to fit their personal needs, but they should be aware that they may need to do some additional work to take full advantage of the course content.

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Learn how to make sound business decisions within healthcares rapidly changing business environment through site visits to facilities, guest speakers from clinical, scientific, and operations perspectives, as well as political and/or public health arenas.
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Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
Healthcare is dynamic, complex, and a force of change in the world today. The Healthcare Certificate prepares you to address the evolving models of delivery and financing of care, continually rising costs, and increasing regulatory compliance. You will learn how to make sound business decisions within healthcares rapidly changing business environment through site visits to facilities, guest speakers from clinical, scientific, and operations perspectives, as well as political and/or public health arenas. Courses include: Course 1: Financial ManagementCourse 2: The Healthcare LandscapeCourse 3: Advanced Topics In Healthcare FinanceCourse 4: Healthcare Business Operations

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Students will also learn key economic concepts that are critical to managerial decision-making within todays business environment. Learn key economic concepts that are critical to managerial decision-making within todays business environment.
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Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
These four courses selected from the LFGSM Leadership MBA degree program will help students structure an approach to gathering, understanding, and interpreting data in various functional business areas, such as accounting and finance. Students will also learn key economic concepts that are critical to managerial decision-making within todays business environment. Course 1: Business Analytics and ResearchCourse 2: Accounting for Decision MakingCourse 3: Economics for ManagersCourse 4: Financial Management

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Students will gain the tools and know-how to guide and facilitate constructive strategic change. Develop the skills needed to become more effective leaders.
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Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
This series of four courses selected from the LFGSM Leadership MBA degree program will help students develop the skills needed to become more effective leaders. Students will gain the tools and know-how to guide and facilitate constructive strategic change. Course 1: Executive Success SkillsCourse 2: Effective LeadershipCourse 3: Global Business & Cultural DiversityCourse 4: Leading Organizational Change

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Students will gain the tools and know-how to guide and facilitate constructive strategic change. Develop the skills needed to become more effective leaders.
$0.00
Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
This series of four courses selected from the LFGSM Leadership MBA degree program will help students develop the skills needed to become more effective leaders. Students will gain the tools and know-how to guide and facilitate constructive strategic change. Course 1: Executive Success SkillsCourse 2: Effective LeadershipCourse 3: Global Business & Cultural DiversityCourse 4: Leading Organizational Change

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Competencies

  • Business: Administration
  • Business: Strategy & Risk
  • Business: International Business & Globalization
  • Health & Health Care: Certification & Licensure
  • Business: Analytics
  • Business: Management & Leadership

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