Our mission at LFGSM is to provide the best business management education possible. Academically, we strive to set our students up with a broad knowledge base in the areas that are critical for today’s evolving business environment which, in turn, can be applied in a variety of professional settings. Often times, through programs like Global Focus and, most recently, a U.S.-based corporate partnership, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world scenarios requiring the application of the leadership, management and analytical skills acquired at LFGSM.
Kraft Foods. Abbott Labs. EBay. Baxter. Philips. Sears. Hewlett-Packard. What do all these companies have in common? All of them have announced plans, or have already taken steps, to spin off divisions or split into two companies. What’s behind this trend, and what problems can occur as a result?
Did you know 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is located outside the United States? According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, due to the increase in access through improvements in trade finance and the Internet, American companies have an opportunity to drive global market share, increase profitability and gain a competitive advantage. At a time when international business practices are continuing to grow and evolve, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) wants students to experience this evolution first-hand.