MBA Courses in the Chicago Area & Online

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management knows you already have a busy schedule. But we also know that you need the type of MBA courses designed with a career-focused demographic in mind, helping Chicagoland professionals develop the career-expanding skills in the Program, while allowing them to produce immediately in the workplace.

You need an MBA Program specifically catered to your busy professional and personal schedule. A MBA Program you can complete while traveling on business or juggling the many demands of travel, family and personal commitments, all while following a cutting-edge MBA curriculum geared to propel your professional possibilities to new heights.

Lake Forest’s Leadership MBA and Immersion MBA (iMBA) core and elective course offerings cover the most-imperative topics for today’s busy professional who is eager to learn the best practices in business management. The Lake Forest Leadership MBA Program is offered in three convenient locations: Lake Forest, Schaumburg and online, depending on what option best suits your lifestyle. The Lake Forest iMBA Program is online only.

Lake Forest’s Core MBA Courses

The core courses for our MBA Program options cover wide-ranging subject areas including the following and much more:

  • Executive Success Skills
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Effective Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Economics for Managers
  • Innovation and Risk
  • Career Development
  • Management for Results

*** Core MBA courses vary depending on whether students pursue the LMBA or iMBA options.


Lake Forest’s Elective MBA Courses

The Lake Forest MBA Program options can be supplemented with elective coursework in niche areas such as:

  • Negotiations
  • Business Law
  • Project Management
  • Social Media
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • The Healthcare Landscape
  • Sustainable Business
  • Imports/Export Management
  • International Finance
  • Business and Culture

*** Elective MBA courses vary depending on whether students pursue the LMBA or iMBA options.


More on Leadership MBA (LMBA) Courses

The Leadership MBA (LMBA) is a campus-oriented approach (with online flexibility) to Lake Forest’s MBA general management business degree. It provides you with a breadth of knowledge in the areas crucial for success as an executive or entrepreneur. It is designed for students with five or more years of business experience.

Click here for more information about the Leadership MBA core courses & curriculum.


More on Immersion MBA (iMBA) Courses

When you need real-world MBA experience and a flexible schedule while working toward your Lake Forest MBA, the Immersion MBA (iMBA) option is an opportunity unlike any other. This engaging, online-only experience puts you to work in a virtual corporation so you can learn through simulated business experiences. Rotate through as many as 10 of the company’s departments, learning through actually working in each area.

Click here for more information about the iMBA core courses & curriculum.


When you are ready to take your knowledge and career to the next level by earning your MBA, connect with Lake Forest. We will be happy to show you the advantages to expanding your horizons with us.