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MBA Advising Staff


Lauren Shaffer- Graduate Student Service Specialist

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Administration Building- 540B


Lauren Shaffer serves current students in the MBA and MPAcc programs from their first initial advising appointment after being admitted to the program to completing the degree and crossing the stage at graduation. She is passionate about supporting students in achieving their academic and professional goals. She seeks out feedback from current students and serves as an advocate in voicing any suggestions or concerns to the Administration to keep the student experience at the forefront of our programs. Lauren comes into this role with 3+ years of advising and program development/management experience at two AACSB accredited institutions, here at MSU Denver in the CIS Department and at Chapman University‚Äôs Argyros School of Business and Economics. Through previous roles in customer service, research, writing, and academic advising, Lauren is excited to apply her gained skills and continue learning in this role to best support the success of our graduate students and programs.  

  Lauren is your resource for:

  • Understanding your degree requirements
  • Making a draft degree completion plan
  • Registering for courses if you have any questions or come across any system issues
  • Navigating institutional and program specific policies/procedures
  • Connecting you to on-campus student support resources
  • Discussing your academic and professional goals to brainstorm potential ways to further explore your interests and grow professionally
  • Providing feedback about the program




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