Application For Master Of Business Administration Program

Motivations for Enrolling in the MBA Program

I decided to pursue a postgraduate degree in Business Administration not only because it is a career path but also because it is something that I yearn for (Hesselbarth, & Schategger, 2014). I would like to direct my future into the business world. Pursuing the degree will enable me to develop required managerial so as to compete favorably during the search for employment, be better placed in terms of being promoted at work, be able to receive a higher salary in line with my education level and also be in a better position to start my own company. These happens to be the main reasons why I decided to pursue this course at the university. Being in possession of an MBA degree will highly elevate my education status since it is one of the most prestigious degrees a person can have (Baruch, & Lavi-Steiner, 2015). Also, chances of being employed by whichever company of my choice are greatly increased.

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My previous area of study is Human Resource Management where I was honored with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management on 27th March 2018 by Open University Malaysia (OUM). While studying this course, I happened to have a soft spot for some units including Leadership and Governance, Principles and Practice of Management, Total Quality Management, Human Resource Information Systems among others. They happen to be the core units that gave me the insight to even pursue a postgraduate degree in Business Administration. Whoever wants to have a good future in Business Administration should consider gaining some knowledge in this fields since the information they contain is similar to what one would gain while pursuing a postgraduate degree in Business Administration.

Previously, I have had some work experience as an Executive Coordinator, Executive Bureau at Greater Male’ Industrial Zone Limited. While in this position, I was responsible for coordinating board committee meetings and preparation of board papers along with ensuring all departments pursue corporate vision and direction in functioning, development and corporate governance. I also worked as the company’s Company Secretary from 25th December 2016 to 9th April 2017. During my time at the company, I have contributed my knowledge in corporate affairs and administrations departments. I worked along with the Company’s senior executives in the development of business plans and in compiling the annual report and Directors report. Also, I worked as the Personal Assistant for the Managing Director from 1st April 2017 till 10th June 2018. While at work, I was able to gain the respect of my superiors and colleagues since I used to conduct myself ethically and confidently in whatever activity I undertook. I also gained some skills while at the job including being creative and innovative regarding activities undertaken, being able to come up with the right decisions in situations that require sound judgment, embracing teamwork and having respect for my superiors and colleagues.

Qualifications and Work Experience

Personally, I am a very responsible and dedicated person at work, very organized and able to work independently (Hatch, 2018). I am also a critical thinker in situations that require sound judgment so as to always arrive at appropriate decisions, and I’m always welcome to development programs for me to be able to gain the necessary skills to suit the ever changing business environment. I also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, full of confidence when handling situations that may seem to be difficult to be handled, able to conduct myself ethically both professionally and personally so as to maintain my good reputation and that of the organization. Also possess some personal qualities which include flexibility in cases of emergencies, paying an undivided attention to details, excellent interpersonal skills and having control over my emotions (Kerzner, 2017). I’m also able to intervene in cases involving conflict in an organization and seek to find the best solutions to the problems that may possibly arise.

In conclusion, I am filled with of great hope that life at the University is going to be free from problems both academically and personally in my endeavor to gain more skills that will boost and shape my career path. I must say that am going to dedicate everything at my disposal so that this journey becomes a success since I am of the slogan that; “something once started must go to completion. The enthusiasm coupled with my great commitment towards my endeavors makes me feel like am better placed to undertake this program because I have all it takes in terms of the requirements to achieve this.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this statement as an application for the Master of Business Administration at this University during the next learning session. Having thought about it critically, I believe that undertaking this program will be of great importance in quest to gain the necessary skills in the business and management world (Baruch, & Lavi-Steiner, 2015). I have sat down and analyzed the kind of knowledge and skills I would like to gain in this field and looking at the University’s course outline, a greater percentage of the contents in it are in line with my personal interests in business administration. Also, the university has thrown up quite a number of successful graduates who are able to compete favorably in the job market (Samraj, & Monk, 2008). This is one of the reasons I chose to apply for admission at the University since I would also like to be one of those individuals who drink in knowledge and skills in unlimited levels from the University and be able to favorably pursue and arrive at my career ambitions (Quinn, Bright, Faerman, Thompson, & McGrath, 2014).

Personal Qualities and Skills

I have made great steps in in regards to gaining the necessary knowledge and skills in business administration since I have a Diploma in Business Administration (from 2015-07 – 2016-05), an Associate Degree in Business Administration (from 2015-07 – 2017-02) and the Level 8 (postgraduate) Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, all obtained from Maldives Business School.

After graduating with the above qualifications, have been able to gain some relevant work experience in this field as follows; I have worked as an Office Assistant at Royal Island Resort & Spa (2008-01 – 2009-11), Assistant Manager, Procurement & Administration at Wallmark Private Limited (2009-11 -2010-08), Human Resources Officer at Clique College (2010-08 – 2013-08), Assistant Manager, Human Resources at Thilafushi Corporation Limited (2013-03 – 2018-03) and currently as an Assistant Manager, Human Resources at Greater Male’ Industrial Zone Limited starting from 2018-03. During this period, I added a lot of value to my expertise in business administration and I was also relied upon by the respective companies as a very vital asset Kerzner, & Kerzner, 2017). . I was always more than willing to offer my best provided a conducive environment is set for me. I have such technical skills as being able to think critically since one is likely to encounter a situation that requires appropriate decision-making, and I have a commitment to development since the business world is subject to dynamism (Hatch, 2018) and I should be better placed to embrace the change so as to be up-to-date with what needs to be done (Hesselbarth, & Schaltegger, 2014). I also have good communication skills, I’m always confident no matter the kind of situation I find myself into, and always embracing teamwork. My personal qualities include being flexible, being able to pay attention to details, good interpersonal skills and emotionally stable, and also possess skills in solving problems.

Basing on my achievements so far both academically and professionally, I can state without hesitating that I have laid down a very solid background for myself when it comes to business administration processes and thus I will need minimal supervision and give the best output as far as exams and projects are concerned. I can state that I will be an honor to the University and not a disappointment. Coupled with my academic and professional achievements is my prowess in communicating excellently both verbally and in writing, commitment towards my work, being confident of handling even the most difficult tasks, being a critical thinker, creative and innovative, and conducting myself ethically personally and professionally (Collins, 2018). These are the qualities that helped me to gain respect from by superiors and colleagues in all the companies I have worked for.

Commitment to Academic and Professional Excellence

I have made the necessary preparations both academically and personally and with this, I can confirm that am going to make sure that life at the University is free from problems so that I can achieve my goal of gaining knowledge and skills in Business Administration. This will enable me to have an added advantage in the labor market and accomplish my career aspirations. I have also made the necessary preparations with regards to the entrance examination in case it will be a requirement by the university. Attached to this letter are all the necessary documents required for admission including reference letters from my previous colleges attended, transcripts and project outlines. Please let me know if there are any other documents required in the process of my admission to the University.

Thanks in advance for giving me your precious time and consideration.

Yours faithfully,

References

Baruch, Y., & Lavi-Steiner, O. (2015). The career impact of management education from an average-ranked university: Human capital perspective. Career Development International, 20(3), 218-237.

Collins, D. (2018). Business Ethics: Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations. SAGE Publications.

Hatch, M. J. (2018). Organization theory: Modern, symbolic, and postmodern perspectives. Oxford university press.

Hesselbarth, C., & Schaltegger, S. (2014). Educating change agents for sustainability–learnings from the first sustainability management master of business administration. Journal of cleaner production, 62, 24-36.

Kerzner, H., & Kerzner, H. R. (2017). Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. John Wiley & Sons.

Quinn, R. E., Bright, D., Faerman, S. R., Thompson, M. P., & McGrath, M. R. (2014). Becoming a master manager: A competing values approach. John Wiley & Sons.

Samraj, B., & Monk, L. (2008). The statement of purpose in graduate program applications: Genre structure and disciplinary variation. English for Specific Purposes, 27(2), 193-211.

Baruch, Y., & Lavi-Steiner, O. (2015). The career impact of management education from an average-ranked university: Human capital perspective. Career Development International, 20(3), 218-237.

Collins, D. (2018). Business Ethics: Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations. SAGE Publications.

Hatch, M. J. (2018). Organization theory: Modern, symbolic, and postmodern perspectives. Oxford university press.

Hesselbarth, C., & Schaltegger, S. (2014). Educating change agents for sustainability–learnings from the first sustainability management master of business administration. Journal of cleaner production, 62, 24-36.

Kerzner, H., & Kerzner, H. R. (2017). Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. John Wiley & Sons.

Quinn, R. E., Bright, D., Faerman, S. R., Thompson, M. P., & McGrath, M. R. (2014). Becoming a master manager: A competing values approach. John Wiley & Sons.

Samraj, B., & Monk, L. (2008). The statement of purpose in graduate program applications: Genre structure and disciplinary variation. English for Specific Purposes, 27(2), 19