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Deb Laudenslager

Deb Laudenslager

Deb holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University and is expecting to graduate from The University of Scranton with an MBA in 2017. In 2015, Deb retired after a 28-year career with The Hershey Company. Throughout Deb’s career she worked in Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, and Finance.

While in manufacturing, her work was focused on optimizing operations in positions ranging from Industrial Engineer to Plant Manager. Deb also worked in corporate functions in her career. As Director, Industrial Engineering she led a team who worked on operational improvements, product profitability analysis, and supply chain optimization. She also spent several years in finance roles such as business analyst and her most recent role, Director of Capital Administration where she was charged with managing the corporate capital budget.

Outside of work, Deb enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, attending Penn State football games, traveling with friends, and has a passion for volunteering and mentoring youth. Deb has held several roles in the Institute of Industrial Engineers, including being on the Board of Directors.

So you are thinking of going back to school for an advanced degree, huh? That was me a few years ago.  Don’t worry!  It’s not that bad – in fact, it’s kind of fun!

I just finished writing a blog where I discussed that the most surprising thing to me about the on-line MBA program was the ability to actually get to know some of the other students in your program, so as a follow-up, here’s a l

When I considered whether to do my MBA in an on-line program or a traditional classroom setting, I was repeatedly given the same advice: “Don’t do an on-line program or you will miss out on the learning and networking that happens when you are in the classroom with other professionals and leaders

Although my first discussion with The University of Scranton was somewhat haphazard, my decision to enroll was very intentional and I could not be more pleased with that decision.

Completing three credits in eight weeks is rewarding and challenging. On the positive side, eight weeks fly by, and before you know it you have another course under your belt. It is so much more encouraging to make progress towards your goals every eight weeks, rather than 16 weeks.

As an adult learner who earned my undergraduate degree in the late 80’s, I was a bit apprehensive about starting school again after so many years.

Discover how The University of Scranton online Master of Business Administration (MBA) can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.