The Importance of Flexible Study Options for MBA Students

Carolyn Brune

Friday, December 04, 2015

When you’re a working professional, deciding if and when to return to school for a graduate degree can be daunting. It’s hard – or nearly impossible – to leave work to study full-time when you have numerous professional and personal obligations.

Fortunately, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) offers part-time Master of Business Administration degrees and graduate certificate programs exclusively for working professionals. We provide the flexible learning options you need to complete your degree, achieve your goals and maintain your sanity.

Superior Curriculum for Every Career

Lake Forest believes that Great Leaders Change Lives. With that vision in mind, our Business Leader Faculty™ create courses and curriculum focused on providing students in a variety of professions the tools they need to succeed. Because our faculty are competitively employed in leadership roles for some of the largest organizations in the country or are successful entrepreneurs, their insights are applied in the classroom every day, and shared with students who apply that learning in their workplace immediately.

Multiple Locations

For students who prefer to be on campus, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management offers MBA or graduate certificate study at two convenient Chicagoland locations. Our Schaumburg and Lake Forest, Illinois, sites offer face-to-face interaction with students and faculty. Additionally, we provide on-site MBA classes at a number of corporate offices.

Virtual Classroom

Many of our professional students live outside of the Chicagoland area, travel often or prefer to work on their own schedule. They opt to take classes online. The entire Lake Forest MBA can be completed online, from start to finish. And, while some students take this route, many MBA candidates take a combination of face-to-face and online courses to meet their needs.

No matter where or how you take classes, you are learning from Lake Forest’s Business Leader Faculty™. You experience the same Leadership MBA curriculum developed and provided by instructors who are distinguished business leaders, and lifelong professional learners.

Fitting Your Schedule

Six enrollment starts every year. Weeknight, Saturday, online and corporate on-site classes. Take one or many classes at a time, and any combination of face-to-face and virtual courses. Finish in two years or take as many as six.

Because LFGSM focuses exclusively on serving full-time professionals who are part-time students, we build our MBA and certificate program schedules and requirements around the needs and wants of our students. No other business school does that.

If you have been waiting to start your MBA, contact our Admissions Team for more information or check out upcoming events. With flexible enrollment dates, online and on campus options, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management is a leading MBA option for students in Illinois and beyond.



Carolyn Brune is the Senior Director of Admissions at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Carolyn directs the Admissions Team, recruits high potential leaders into the MBA degree program and guides prospective students through the admissions process. She also serves on the School’s Leadership Team, designing and implementing critical programs to attract, engage and retain LFGSM students and future leaders. LinkedIn


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