Online Options for All MBA Degree & Graduate Certificate Programs

We know how busy you are juggling work, family, and an overall demanding life schedule. It might make getting graduate-level education seem impossible. With Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, you’ll have several avenues to take advantage of in your quest for an MBA and more.

Most MBA programs need to be taken (at least in part) at a physical campus, but not here. At LFGSM, you have multiple online-only program options with our cutting-edge Immersion MBA. There is also a more-traditional MBA option with the Leadership MBA. The LMBA offers in-person courses at our Chicago-area locations as well as online classes - choose the ones that best fit your individual schedule. Create the combination of online and in-person courses that best fits your needs at LFGSM!

In addition, all of our graduate certificate options also offer the same range of flexibility as the LMBA. This means we have the most-convenient program for your busy schedule no matter if you want an MBA or other graduate level education!



With the LFGSM Immersion MBA (or iMBA for short) you gain real-world experience through this engaging 100% online program. Go to work in our simulated corporation and learn first-hand by rotating through as many as 10 different departments in this virtual business. Best of all, you work through the iMBA at your own pace, whenever you have time. So whether you have a busy travel schedule at work or have an active family life, you can fit your class work in on your lunch hour, in your hotel room, late at night – or any other convenient time! 


No matter the schedule you need to maintain - where you live or work - a Lake Forest Graduate School of Management MBA or graduate certificate is within your reach. Choose our iMBA or our traditional Leadership MBA which can be completed online, in one of our physical locations, or a combination of the two. You create a schedule that works for you.

Contact our admissions office to attend one of our informational sessions or learn more about which MBA program or graduate certificate program is right for you.


LFGSM is a SARA member institution, with the Illinois Board of Higher Education as the portal agency. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. For more information, visit