Career Advancement

Corporate Partnerships Create In-Demand MBA Graduates

Bryan J. Watkins, Ed.D.

Friday, February 05, 2016

When it comes to the leadership, creative problem-solving, management and strategic skills necessary for businesses to thrive in today’s global marketplace, corporations and employers know what they need. Unfortunately, it is still challenging for employers to find candidates with the critical leadership skills to fill talent gaps.

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) knows it takes more than theoretical knowledge to make an impact; it takes an understanding of precisely what corporations are looking for, and a commitment to a constantly evolving curriculum that fulfills those needs.


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LFGSM Alumni Spotlight: Alina Fernández, MD, MPH, MBA

Lake Effects Blog

Monday, January 18, 2016

Even before entering Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM), Dr. Alina Fernández, MD, MPH, MBA, was an extremely accomplished professional. As a medical doctor with extensive experience in teaching and leading public health initiatives, Alina transitioned into the pharmaceutical industry. Now, she serves as Vice President of US Pharmacovigilance for Lundbeck LLC.

Throughout her career – whether as Director of Child Health Programs for the Chicago Department of Health or Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology for the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria – Alina has been committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public and the care they receive.


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Meetings That Won't Make Your Coworkers Crazy: Leadership Learning with Lake Forest MBA Faculty

Brian Steinberg

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Meetings. Some are necessary and productive, while others are a complete waste of time. How do you identify when a meeting is actually needed and how to best prioritize the agenda so your colleagues do not resent you?

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management’s Business Leader Faculty™ Brian Steinberg says meetings – any meetings – are an expensive use of company time. In order to eliminate waste and keep a group of people on task, Brian offers sound tips for effective and efficient meetings.


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