LFGSM Admission Requirements

The Admissions Committee evaluates candidates on the potential they demonstrate to contribute to any degree program, as well as the program’s alignment with the candidate’s aspirations. Along with individual achievements and experiences, we focus on the cumulative impact of a candidate’s accomplishments and business experience, as well as the ability to communicate effectively and contribute to classroom discussions on contemporary business challenges.

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Admissions Requirements

The following components are required to complete the admissions process:

  1. Admissions Interview
  2. Current Resume or Robust LinkedIn Profile
  3. Official Academic Transcripts
  4. One Letter of Recommendation
  5. Application with Personal Statement

What Do We Look For In A Candidate?

Leadership Potential and Professional Experience

Our students demonstrate leadership potential from the beginning of the program. We consider professional experience and past achievements when assessing applications.

While we recommend four years of professional experience, the quality of accomplishments, clear career growth and goals are even more significant. We are looking for self-confident individuals who actively seek opportunities to improve themselves.

Verbal and Written Communication Skills

Effective communication is a vital skill for business leaders. Our students are thoughtful listeners who consider colleagues’ perspectives and clearly articulate their ideas, whether verbally or in writing.

Successful Lake Forest Graduate School of Management applicants display the ability to confidently interact with peers and supervisors. They communicate fluently on a wide range of subjects in a professional business context.

Ability to Contribute to the Lake Forest Experience

A substantial part of the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management experience is shaped by interaction with classmates and faculty. Our candidates actively participate in classroom discussions, work collaboratively outside of class and expand their professional relationships with colleagues.

During the admissions, process we identify career-oriented applicants eager to share their professional experiences, work in teams, and apply business new skills.

Intellectual Ability and Motivation

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management students are ready to expand their minds and their careers. In addition to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, accepted students display a desire to grow professionally and personally. They demonstrate an established knowledge base that allows them to make connections between class assignments and work experience.

Our versatile students master analytical and quantitative concepts while employing their innate good judgment to make prudent business decisions.