Frequently Asked QuestionsHow much time will I need to spend on class preparation?
How long is each class?
What is the length of each course?
Where do classes meet?
When do classes meet?
Do the class times vary by campus or location?
What is LFGSM's academic calendar?
How are teaching schedules determined?
What is LFGSM's accreditation?
How are faculty members compensated?
How does LFGSM prepare faculty members for the classroom?
How are faculty members recognized?
LFGSM instructors should expect to spend six to eight hours preparing for each class session.
Class sessions are three and a half hours long.
Most courses run 8 weeks. There are a small number of courses that are offered in a 4-week accelerated format that meet twice a week.
Classes meet at our three campus locations: Schaumburg, Lake Forest, and Online. Programs are also offered on-site at select corporate locations including Allstate in Northbrook and BlueCross BlueShield Association in downtown Chicago.
Classes meet once per week: Monday - Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings, or Saturday afternoons. Summer courses meet twice per week for five weeks on Monday and Thursday evenings.
Yes, class times per campus or location are as follows:
Schaumburg Campus, Evening classes only: 6:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Lake Forest Campus, Evenings: 6:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., Saturday mornings: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Saturday afternoons: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On-Site at Allstate, Evening classes only: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
On-Site at BlueCross BlueShield Association, Evening classes only: 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
LFGSM's academic calendar year runs from late August through June and consists of four 10-week terms. There is also a 5-week summer term in which elective courses are offered in an accelerated format.
At LFGSM, we recognize the importance of scheduling jobs, family, and teaching. Teaching assignments are determined each spring prior to the upcoming academic year, and are scheduled for the entire year, whenever possible. We make every attempt to accommodate each faculty member's requests as to location, term, and class meeting day.
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA).
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
To learn more about our accreditation process, please visit our accreditation page.
LFGSM offers a competitive compensation plan with increases based upon achievement of milestones for number of courses taught, classroom effectiveness, involvement in development initiatives, and support of LFGSM's Leadership LearningTM philosophy. Compensation is also provided for service on select councils.
New faculty members attend a ten-week mentoring program prior to teaching their own class. Additionally, a new faculty workshop is held annually to introduce various teaching techniques, presentation skills, and other methods of classroom facilitation. Mentees and new faculty members are encouraged to attend other workshops during the year on topics related to teaching.
Faculty members are recognized annually at the Faculty Reception and Awards Dinner. Recognition is given for teaching excellence and for the achievement of milestones for number of courses taught. The recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award is honored at the commencement ceremony and also delivers a commencement address.