About Our MBA & Graduate-Level Certificates

Lake Forest Graduate School provides our graduates with outstanding knowledge as part of their MBAs and Certificates. You have come to the right place for MBA information. In this section you can read more about our graduate school's accreditation, our history, our mission, and more. Below is a letter for you from our esteemed President and CEO, John N. Popoli.

Dear Prospective Student,

I invite you to experience Leadership Learning®.

Having pioneered the practical business education model more than 50 years ago, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management has been continually refining that model so that our students gain practical management skills within the context of current business theory. Organizations that employ LFGSM students and graduates build their intellectual capital as they build their businesses with highly skilled, forward-thinking leadership talent.

At LFGSM, we optimize our students’ MBA experience through a distinctive, experiential approach to management education that we call Leadership Learning®. This “preparation with a purpose” readies students for greater workplace success through development of their competence, confidence, and ability to make significant contributions.

LFGSM students acquire knowledge, attitudes, skills, and work habits with a strong focus on practical application.

LFGSM students explore and experiment in a stimulating, challenging, and interactive learning environment, using the classroom as a “practice field” for success.

LFGSM students add value to their organizations by integrating their business challenges into classroom discussions, simulations, and projects and immediately applying their newly gained management competencies.

LFGSM students have direct access to a faculty of proven business leaders who facilitate Leadership Learning® through application of relevant and practical management expertise. The program blends the extensive business experience of the faculty with the thinking of contemporary business scholars.

Leadership Learning® benefits our students, their sponsoring organizations, and the business community that we serve. Experience the difference of an MBA from LFGSM, and put Leadership Learning® to work for you.

Best wishes for continued success in your future.
John N. Popoli
President & CEO
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management