Statement of Purpose - MBA
Studying for an MBA requires a certain determination and strength of character. In recent years, the business world has become rapidly integrated across once restricting borders, and anyone with high goals in the business world must have an international perspective and be aware of the realities of different international arenas. I am unique, and uniquely fortunate, to have a diverse background both academically and professionally which has exposed me to different continents, peoples, cultures, and languages. As a native of Asia, I am familiar with the increasingly important markets of this region, and as such I am thoroughly prepared for the demands and challenges presented by undertaking study in the MBA program at your institution.
From a young age, I set goals beyond those of my peers. I decided to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in International Hotel Management, but in recognition of the limitation of programs in this field in my native country, I decided to pursue my undergraduate degree in Europe. The international hotel management course I joined was run by Goodwell University in the UK, and due to the experience of the instructors and the overall sophistication of the program, I received an incredibly valuable learning experience, beyond that which I could have received elsewhere. My undergraduate coursework at Goodwell University focused on management marketing, accounting, and various aspects of tourism. I received broad business-based education while immersing myself in European culture and language on a daily basis. As a result, I am confident in my ability to adapt to your environment and join your MBA program.
After graduation from Goodwell University, I returned to my native country, but the limitations of the rapidly growing domestic hotel industry quickly became apparent to me. I therefore sought employment in a different field in which I could better utilize my skills. I began working in the Marketing Department of Makebest Textile Company, where I learned how to control costs, devise marketing strategies, and develop lasting relationships with customers. I am currently working as the Assistant Sales Manager in this company, responsible for the development of overseas customers and analyses of sales goals.
After more than three years in this company, I am confident working in a fast-paced international business environment. However, during these years I have encountered numerous obstacles and unforeseen challenges. Therefore, after careful consideration, I decided that further study in an MBA program would be not only useful, but perhaps essential in developing my career potential and providing me with greater opportunities for future success.
My career path has led me from the rapidly developing markets of my native country in Asia to the rolling hills of England and back again. Now, I feel that the next logical destination on my path is your MBA program. The curriculum of your MBA program is similar to that which I studied previously, yet it is much more challenging and will allow me to develop my abilities further. I already have a strong background in various aspects of business, from marketing and management to accounting and sales. Because of this, I feel I am uniquely qualified to attend your MBA program.
After completion of my studies, I plan to return to Makebest Textile Company and apply what I learn in your program to the benefit of the company. Within five years after graduating, I expect to have developed a successful career that I can be proud of. I believe that my past shows a steady yet rapid progression through the business world, and I am eager to continue that progression by enrolling in your MBA program. Thank you for your time and consideration.
SOP Sample I – MBA with Marketing Specialization
It often happens that the very best of our capabilities and inner strengths are tested and brought to light when we willingly take on challenges. Ever since my childhood, I was taught that whenever a problem arises towards achieving a goal, I have two clear choices – to back out of goal-plans or to take it on as a challenge, solve it and seize the opportunity to be in charge of my destiny. I have always chosen the later. Read more of this Sample Marketing MBA SOP
SOP Sample II – General MBA
I learnt the core values of focus, perseverance and patience at a very early stage of my life. My father who is a patient, disciplined and determined individual, would spend countless number of hours in his endeavor to purchase a residential property in the nascent economic times of 1985 in India. His success in buying our dream home and at a “value-for-money” motivated me to follow his ideals. A few years later, it was this belief that led me to major success in organizing a cultural/religious event in our sprawling locality. After convincing nearly 10 of my friends staying nearby, I went on to solve problems in the other two areas of concern – lack of funds and unwillingness of the community towards contributing to the event. Beyond the schooling and study hours, I led the team towards garnering contributions from more than 100 households in the locality. Slowly and gradually, and over a 2 month period, we had crossed our targeted revenue collection. The event was a mega-success and established the trend for similar cohesive celebrations and the foundation for the “Cultural events committee” in the residential complex. Read More of this Sample General MBA SOP
SOP Sample III – MBA Banking and Finance
I realized my prime source of motivation at a very early stage in life – the satisfaction that comes after determinedly facing challenges and emerging victorious. Be it cricket match against a stronger team or a highly trained tennis player or a complicated puzzle, I would never give up till the goal of winning was achieved. Read More of this Sample MBA Banking and Finance SOP
SOP Sample IV – MBA with Finance Specialization
It often happens that the very best of our competencies and strengths are brought to action when we willingly take on challenges. Right from my childhood, my parents taught me that whenever we face obstacles towards achieving a goal, there only two clear choices (1) to back out of goal-plans and stay in the comfort zone of being “reasonable” or (2) to take it on as a challenge, solve it and seize the opportunity to be in charge of destiny. I have always chosen the later. Read More of this Sample MBA-Finance SOP
SOP Sample V – Executive MBA with Entrepreneurship specialization
As a 13-year-old, I realized my passion for adventure when I crossed the Atlantic Ocean (a 400-mile single lap journey) on a small coastal freighter (1). Over time this passion was channelized through entrepreneurship. My first company “did roaring business” for ##-years providing in-vogue sunglasses at ABC college and funded most of my college tuition. Read More of this Sample MBA in Entrepreneurship SOP
SOP Sample VI – MBA with Supply Chain Management specialization
Early-on, as a teenager, I would accompany my father (Partner, ABC Corporation) during various factory visits. His liberal encouragement towards relating to a variety of personnel and learning about operations made me realize my passion for improvising manufacturing “business systems”. Read More of this Sample MBA-Supply chain management SOP