| Essay Question: | Discuss your career goals. What skills do you expect to gain from studying at INSEAD and how will they contribute to your professional career? | | Actual Word Count: 462 | Target Word Count: 500 | | | | | | | My main goals behind receiving an MBA at this point in my life are two-fold. I would like to further my business education, and also pursue other areas of finance. I have come to this conclusion after many years of introspection and realizations about where my career is, and where I would like it to be [Comment 1].
After which, my experience being an employee would then give me further experience and knowledge to help me in building my own firm. I am overly impressed with the quality education offered in your MBA program at Stanford University. I have completed several finance classes that have given me the understanding, insight and perspective of the modern financial market. Compared to the other universities offering similar MBA programs your school in unique in many ways that are important to me, such as the opportunity to study and participate in an interactive class room. This will help me obtain a full understanding of cold calls and the case study learning methods as well as many other valuable lessons in the curriculum.
The research In a study involving MBA students, Simmering and Wilcox (1995) identified five factors that largely influence the decision to pursue the MBA graduate degree. These factors center around the personal prestige associated with the MBA, career exploration opportunities, goals for developing and improving interpersonal skills, entrepreneurial aspirations, and increasing career mobility. Among the internal and external factors cited in studies aimed at identifying the primary determinants of career decisions are salary, influence by parents and family, perceived ability/personality fit, high job demand, image/prestige, and interest in an area ( Duffy & Dik, 2009). Duffy & Dik found that the common assumption of “free choice” in making career decisions can be limited significantly by “life experiences and circumstances.” One would expect the recent recession, for example, to be a prominent factor in decisions related to job searches and enrollment in education programs (Bruce, Edgington, & Olkin, 2003). Value of an MBA Degree A recent report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected the fastest growing occupations between the years of 2006 and 2016.
I have planned to take up ‘BBA in management’ offered by the American national College in partnership with the Northwood University, USA in order to accomplish the mentioned goal. By, 28 years of age, I would like to establish myself as an efficient manager, particularly an operations manager or a human resource manager, in the same company that I would be initially employed as a management trainee. I expect to serve the company with sincerity along with the application of theory in practice. Between 24 and 28 years of age I would take up a MBA in International management while I attempt to settle down as a recognized manager in the particular company I work for. I have planned to complete my MBA by 28 years of age at the most.
Yue Zhang MSF, Boston College Essay 1: Career Goal Career Goal Edward Burtynsky once said, “Sometimes you don’t know why you’re doing something. You’re intuitively following, to see where it leads.” This can describe my relationship with Finance. I am currently a senior majoring in Business Administration as a dual degree candidate at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT). Business Administration is a major that covers many subjects. When I first chose this as my major four years ago, I did not have a clear goal.
My short term goal subsequent to the MBA program is to join a financial consultancy, such as The Boston Consulting Group or Deloitte Consulting LLP, at managerial level. This will help me apply all the theoretical knowledge I have gained through an established curriculum of my MBA program. This will also provide me an opportunity to interact with leading financial firms and multinational business houses, thus contribute in expanding my real life knowledge base by helping me get a better understanding of global industry practices and different financial systems prevailing in the world. With a span of ten years I plan to rise through the levels of management to strategic business position of an executive officer at a financial consulting firm. After having worked at the uppermost level of a top financial firm for some time, when I feel I have gathered the requisite amount of knowledge pertaining to every aspect of the firm, I plan to start my own consultancy with my father.
Entrepreneurship - Jim Southern 1. There are many personal and professional factors that created the opportunity for Jim Southern: a) Graduating from Harvard Business School with MBA degree helped Jim in gaining extensive business knowledge and wide networking opportunities. As mentioned in the case, Jim was helped by his professor Tom Silver to meet John O'Leary, chairman and CEO of American Printing, Inc. b) Jim showed interest in the industries that were similar to his professional expertise like insurance, acquisition, management and manufacturing. c) Jim commissioned $30,000 to Nova Corporation from his pocket for company search which can also be termed as a factor for crating opportunity. d) Jim was aware since the start about his interest of business.
Mor Diagne University of Phoenix Management MGT /521 Construct and Support an argument In order to be ready to face the challenges of this difficult economic time and to secure my job from any eventual changes at my work place, I have decided to further my education in pursuing an MBA degree at the University of Phoenix. I have been working as an account payable and receivable clerk for almost 5 years; and have decided to explore some new fields as managing a company or creating my own business leaning on what I will be taught throughout the MBA program. After I have taken the 16 type personality assessment test and scored ENFP which categorizes me as being optimistic, compassionate and charismatic; I feel an encouragement to carry on
Personal SWOT Analysis A SWOT analysis is an exceptionally handy and basic methodology that provides a framework for assessing business ventures; prioritize organization’s goals and opportunities. The SWOT analysis can likewise be utilized at a personal level as well as to evaluate a potential business opportunity for oneself, self awareness or career evaluation and sometimes even to analyze weight loss program (Up Ahead Coaching 2013). By applying this SWOT analysis tool and methodology, I am able to analyze and probe my psyche deeper. So instead of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization, these are my personal strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats. 1 Internal 1 Strengths • Balanced work-life perspective I personally feel that having a social life outside work and school is extraordinarily imperative.
It was hard to overcome that initial dismay, but still with a fighting attitude and with the support of my partner, I was able to overcome those fears into positive outcomes by involving in a research and by starting a company on our own in UK, which gave me a real insight of change management involved across the countries and experiences shared by my professors and the projects and presentations developed an interest of doing PHD in my early career of my MBA. The main areas of interest were Global Strategic Analysis, Change Management and Supply Chain Logistics on which I topped the class in Strategic analysis and Supply Chain Logistics which gave me more confidence on attaining an Internship in Centre of Factories of the Future where I was involved in one of the European Commission G7 projects proposals and worked directly with Chairman of the Company for nearly 4 months during my tenure of doing MBA. Attaining an internship , was not an easy part in my University as only 10 to 15 internship programs were offered with a class of nearly 80 students , but with my hard work and perseverance of my goal I was able to achieve an attain an internship with a good project and