Anthony Spencer

Current employer: TIAA-CREF

Position: Client Services Consultant

Favorite Place in Charlotte: Romare Bearden Park

Hometown: NYC

Undergrad institution and degree: Morehouse College- BA in Political Science

Dream Job: Managing a public/private partnership

Anthony Spencer, Master of Business Administration program

Furthering Career Goals
I'm pursuing 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. 

Program Flexibility
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.

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