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Typical business education costs a fortune and may not deliver what you need to take your career to the next level. You may have a family and a demanding career.
So is an MBA worth it?
You're ready to get to the next level in your career, and you need real-world guidance on what it's like to really lead in business. And you need all this to fit into your life, not the other way around.
That takes a whole new breed of business school.
We hear you. That's why we wrote this for you - to help you think through what you want to get out of your graduate business education.
3 Principles for a Real-World Business Education
When we started our school, we knew three things: Business education should translate to immediate real-world impact, it should embrace real mentorship and apprenticeship, and it should be flexible enough to fit into the busy lifestyle of working professionals.
This foundation gives us the ability to set a new standard for business schools now and in the years to come.
Let's look at these three principles for quality business education.
Fit and Flexibility
Research can be very valuable to see beyond the surface, but in addition, it’s critical to learn from instructors who have struggled with everyday dilemmas in organizations.
That's why every single faculty member at our school is also a seasoned business executive. They've been in the movie you're in, they've walked the path you're on, or whatever analogy works for you.
In other words, they have made the decisions - and mistakes - that led them to where they are, and, through personal, relational mentorships they can lead you through your future decisions too.
These days information is easy to come by. Transformative relationships are not. The former gives you frameworks and ideas, while the latter gives you the power and confidence to take those ideas and change your business - and your life.
You need more than Google searches to really get to the next level. You need people to push you and challenge you beyond what you think you're capable of. That requires dedication and support.
Mentorship doesn't come only from faculty. It also comes through your fellow classmates - they have years of experience managing their own careers, working through stressful situations, and balancing their workload with their family priorities. These relationships are invaluable for a future leader going through business school pursuing a real-world business education.
This is the value of a practical MBA built by seasoned professionals, by business leaders for business leaders.
Fit and Flexibility
Real-world business doesn't fit into a rigid and unrelenting schedule - why should business education? At LFGSM, we think working professionals should get a real-world business education that allows them to keep living and enjoying their lives while they pursue their education.
Work itself isn't even straightforward: You use 30 different apps for different tasks, answer messages from email and Slack and your phone, take video calls and regular calls, have meetings at the office and online, and sometimes you have a few minutes to work on the things you're actually supposed to work on as part of your job description. Sound about right?
And that's just when things are going well. That's before a child or spouse gets sick, an impromptu inspection or audit, or a market sell-off from global pandemics (because that's a thing we have to worry about now).
You need a program that fits into your life, not the other way around.
Whether you're looking for a program that emphasizes personal relationships or one that has flexible options to fit into your life, you need to make an impact in your business starting today you’ll find it at Lake Forest Graduate School.
We know how busy the real world can get. That's why our program lets you choose between taking classes in person or virtually. Want to choose more than one format? You can jump back and forth between these options as life happens and your needs shift.
Whether you're looking for a program that emphasizes personal relationships or one that has flexible options to fit into your life, you need to make an impact in your business starting today.
That's why we built Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. We redefine leadership by building a whole new breed of fearless, practical leaders.
Today's business leaders can go anywhere for information. But leaders don't stand out by just being smart. They stand out by making an impact. This requires more than mere knowledge - it's cultivated through real-world guidance and mentorship from experienced leaders. Whether from our faculty or your fellow professional classmates, you need real people who challenge you to make better business decisions, people who fight to make sure what you learn in class drives real results at work.