GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Non-Degree Corporate Education in Chicagoland & Online
Professionals who are pursuing an degree at Lake Forest Graduate School of Managment or non-degree-seekers can further benefit from the Leadership MBA curriculum by pursuing a Graduate Certificate Program, derived from the core courses in the LMBA program. With LFGSM’s signature “learn it today, use it tomorrow” approach to business education, graduate certificate students will become effective leaders from day one.
Students can earn any one of the following three graduate certificates in a year.
CHANGE MANAGEMENT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
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.
MANAGEMENT ANALYTICS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
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 today’s business environment.
STRATEGY AND EXECUTION GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
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.
Qualified 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.