Though an individual who has gone through numerous administrative positions, I feel that the arena of finance and business is so intricate and complex that I have only scratched upon the surface of a profession that runs deep with professional opportunities. Pursuing a Masters in Business Administration would allow me to further enhance my present skills by augmenting it with those that I am unfamiliar with, thus allowing me to take my knowledge of the industry to an entirely new level.
Being an only daughter in a middle class family that, much success was expected of me, especially since I would be the future breadwinner of my family when my parents retire. As such, it has always been my goal to develop a career based on a practical profession that offers lucrative propositions despite shifting trends in society and culture, and so I accomplished a degree in Business Economics with a concentration in Finance. My knack for mathematics coupled with my instinctive and family-values instilled views on money helped me breeze through being a student and being a professional in the field.
I have had work experience ever since I was a student at high school, working at a café during after school hours and being a personal assistant part-time during the summer. Though I was earning money for myself, much of it went to helping my family get through the regular monthly bills, which taught me to make do and be especially careful of the little money that I had left for myself. My experiences with work and money aided me in deciding on my future career and the degree that I would eventually pursue.
In my studies as a university student, I had the privilege of working at a local finance firm that offered comfortable yet unchallenging tasks, prodding me to seek for more work related responsibilities in the field of finance and accounting. This stimulus led me to an account management job at a copyrighting firm where the stressful environment and on-demand deadlines trained me to think as a manager that produces results on time.
I currently hold an administrative position in an accounting firm, which is a job that I hold dear tremendously. It is extremely satisfying for me to be able to cull all the previous education and skill sets that I have acquired and apply them to work that is multi-faceted. Though I am certainly challenged by all the multi-tasking that I would have to do during the day, I still feel that this position contains a glass ceiling; a glass ceiling that must be broken in my desire to increase my career value.
It is with this intent that I propose my desire to undertake your MBA program. It is only through your course that I would be able to increase my knowledge about business and the world of finance, as well as enable me to enhance my current skill set.