|Essay 1 written by successful MBA applicant|
Anonymous написал "No achievement can quench my thirst for self-improvement. My personal credo is to always " go farther"- to find innovative ways to accomplish goals, and to realize my full potential in every aspect of my professional career.
No achievement can quench my thirst for self-improvement. My personal credo is to always " go farther"- to find innovative ways to accomplish goals, and to realize my full potential in every aspect of my professional career. While my plans have evolved over the years, this personal objective remains the same.
There are many reasons why I believe this is the perfect time for me to start the MBA Program at IMC. With regard to gaining knowledge, I have been learning continuously since institute. During institute summer breaks, I took English courses in Kiev. When I graduated and started working, I had became preparation for 3-years postgraduate course at my institute. Even after finishing postgraduate education, I participated in different professional and educational programs in Ukraine and abroad. Starting the MBA program now is the next most logical step in my career.
In terms of career advancements, I am pushing myself to the limit. It happened that my graduation and global changes in our economy coincided in time. It was possible than to choose between stable, prestigious job ( I was a perfect student, therefore I had a job offer) and establishing own business. Feeling that it's a right time to start something innovative in our country and to reach new goals in my career, I had chosen the second option. Since that time I have received new experiences, got acquainted with new business partners and reached certain goals in my career. My company is a well established (as for our country, of course) enterprise, which deals with manufacturing of pumps and fans, among its clients are biggest companies in Ukraine and Russia. Nevertheless I feel that current position do not satisfy my ambitions and inspirations; I hate the idea that my duties and opportunities may not change for the rest of my life. Of course, business will develop and some changes will appear, but for the future progress I need deeper knowledge, wider business contacts and better education. It's clear that MBA degree offers all these options plus unique experience to study in specially designed for the business education environment.
With regard to personal goals, MBA seems for me as a dream, goal attainable only by selected individuals and probably "not in our world". Especially if I know nobody among my friends or acquaintances who even tried to obtain this degree: so prestigious and complicated it looks. Nevertheless, the more difficult is goal, the more I desire for it. I started serious preparation for the future education a few years ago, studying English, Economics, Math, Logic at least 2 hours a day; as a result I can't imagine that my time would be free more than for a half an hour. Sometime I even was afraid that motivation to receive solely MBA degree might became more prevalent than motivation to receive knowledge, experience, contacts, and opportunities, which this degree would bring. Last but not least in my personal motivation to pursue an MBA is the great support from people around me. My wife believes getting an MBA will improve the quality of our lives; my coworkers are sure that an MBA will create new business opportunities; and my relatives think that I will find new ways for self realization.
It seems banal, but I love my country and its citizens. We have a lot of different problems, ranging from economic conditions to the extend of political competition, even to the charisma and clout of our president. Best way to improve current situation is to engage 30-40 years olds generation into reforms of state and economy. I represent this generation and I am full of energy, have experience of modern market relations, and I am not tied with really harmful traditions of past communist society. I regard an MBA as a tool which will help me to make the best changes in society and economy: in addition to advantages in business field, it will surely open doors to upper political positions in government, elective bodies, science and education.
I also see an MBA as a rare opportunity to gain heightened insight into other lifestyles. To run a business, I need to better understand the manager's and executive's viewpoints in today's international corporate environment. I have already gained exposure to many aspects of the business "organism" and understand how important it is to be involved in rapidly developing international market. The MBA will strengthen my understanding of these aspects and provide me with broadened exposure to the intricacies of decision-making in international cooperation. In addition, the MBA will leave me with an appreciation for and understanding of the historical and predicted future evolution of the business community. Attaining the degree is a major step in preparing for a bright, successful future in the business world.
I want to approach my career with the best possible qualifications, and an MBA is essential to such development. My vision of the future is constantly evolving, but the importance of proper education remains constant, making an MBA degree the most urgent priority at this point in my career.
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