Student Testimonial – Deana Sanderson

Deana Sanderson
UFred Student
Executive MBA Program

I started my career in health care almost two decades ago. I’ve been fortunate over the years in that I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of challenging positions with some amazing people in the health care industry. One of my core beliefs is that learning is a lifelong commitment that should challenge and excite.

It was last summer that I made the decision to take my education to the next level so that I could advance my career and have more opportunities available to me. I was however, faced with some obstacles that limited my choices. While I was very interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration, one of the obstacles I faced was the fact that I didn’t have an undergraduate degree. Other obstacles included affordability and a full time work schedule. The necessity to have instruction provided by highly qualified instructors who were masters in their field able to guide and mentor me through the program curriculum was an important consideration as well. A thorough investigation of educational institutions that met my criteria led me to the University of Fredericton’s online Executive MBA in Innovation Leadership program and their flexible admission for applicants like myself.

I’m in the process of completing my third course at UFred and am enjoying the journey immensely. I was sceptical at first with respect to the online delivery method used for this program as I learn best via traditional classroom style, but it has turned out to be a wonderful experience that has allowed me the flexibility I require. While the program is challenging and not suited to individuals who aren’t willing to put in the effort and commitment required to be successful; the rewards received, such as the collaboration with other students enrolled in the program and the learning’s gained from that perspective, are immense.

I have a true passion for innovative leadership and believe that I can help make a difference in health care through higher learning and I feel UFreds EMBA program curriculum can make this passion and desire a reality. Thank you for this opportunity UFred!