Furthering Career Goals
I pursued an MBA with a concentration in Public Administration and Management. The MBA will help me expand my skills so I can advance further in my career.
A Program that Fits My Needs
I was accepted to another program in Charlotte, but the Belk College of Business provided me the opportunity to create my own concentration that aligned with my interests. I can explore my interest in the public sector while still learning everything I need to know to be successful in the private sector. I also like that the Belk College of Business faculty are accessible and bring a wealth of real-world experience into the classroom.
Work Life Balance
I work for TIAA-CREF in our Plan Sponsor Services group. Outside of work and school, I spend as much time as possible with my wife Sona, who is also pursuing UNC Charlotte’s MBA, and our two-year old daughter.
Applying Concepts at Work
The best part of my experience is that I've already started applying what I've learned on the job. I now approach work with a different perspective. I have a greater understanding of how decisions are made, how to analyze information and how to work more effectively with my colleagues.
The Belk College of Business program is a great program for working professionals. The curriculum is both academically strong and practical. I was not sure what direction I wanted to pursue when I applied, so the flexibility and ability to take classes across graduate programs was very appealing.