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Program Details

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management brings you the next generation of online business education from an accredited graduate school that caters to working professionals: The Immersion MBA (iMBA). 

The iMBA program is designed for aspiring leaders that face challenges now, and in the coming years while competing in the job market. The MBA programs available at most higher education facilities operate on a different level than the iMBA. The iMBA 'hires' students and lets them work in a virtual corporation with real products, customers, competitors, opportunities and challenges. The iMBA covers a variety of business topics, such as marketing, human resources and finance, giving students the experience that leaders face in areas of business. The iMBA not only teaches business theory, but the real-world application. A student’s actions, reactions and interactions are all part of the learning experience. Savvy young professionals are now introduced to quality and experience with the online iMBA. The hands-on learning format retires the old concept of webinars, solitary learning and high tuition expenses. The structure of an 'immersion' MBA blends the benefits of a brick-and-mortar building, with a faculty supervised, virtual-reality and on-the-job training (OJT) curriculum. 

Students still learn from classic and contemporary readings, case studies, peers, volunteer business mentors and practicing professionals, but with the convenience and flexibility of accessing course materials, participating in business scenarios, collaborating with classmates and instructors from virtually anywhere. The iMBA courses use advanced technologies comparable to the standards of virtual world and gaming applications. The iMBA program offers the real-world business experience that employers expect of their future leadership team, employers look for people who have overcome critical business challenges — like mergers and acquisitions, major change management and globalization. The iMBA takes students directly into these challenges that allows for development of skills other professionals simply don’t have.

With the Lake Forest iMBA, and the Graduate School of Management a click away, students won’t just get a new business tool– they get new skills. The Lake Forest iMBA program requires student to master the subject matter both as a scholar and a player. The multifaceted learning technique is the backbone of the modern business environment. Graduates earn a MBA credential, but with the added experience that many professionals don’t achieve until later in their careers.


Admissions Interview. Current Resume. Official Academic Transcripts. One Letter of Recommendation. Application with Personal Statement.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission