Master of Business Administration
Statement of Goals Essay
Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
My desire to purse Master of Business Administration stems from wanting to own my own business. As a single parent, I have faced many hardships due to the lack of support and knowledge. I have learned many lessons but the one lesson that stuck with me the most is being able to get back up and start over again. I have learned to adept to change and learn from others. My son is the primary reason behind this decision. I am his role model and I intend to be the best one possible. I want to show my son the endless possibilities of hard honest work. I want to send him to college and live comfortably.
There have been many obstacles in trying to achieve this goal, but in retrospect, these hurdles not only motivated me more towards my ambitions, but they fueled my desire to really explore the business side of medicine. I also learned to find the positives out of every situation and not let my past dictate my future. It is because of this that I feel I am an excellent candidate for business school, and that no matter what challenges or obstacles may be presented, I will find a way to achieve my goal of becoming a business owner. My undergraduate years were both rewarding and demanding due to the fact that I became a single mother. I had to find a balance between school and sick premature child all while working to make ends meet. While working as an interpreter, I had the opportunity to volunteer my time in Centracare by being the community liaison. I took leadership positions in few organizations as a business partner and consultant.
My long-term career goal is to become President of CentraCare Health. I plan to achieve that position after acquiring the necessary tools and experience required to manage a large-scale global business by completing my MBA, starting as Product Manager and working my way up. I find the health industry exciting. My fascination with business, direct interaction with clients, strategic overview, and the view of a company as provider of products that meet customer needs has motivated me to move from technical roles to business positions. Both my current position as Operational Manager and Executive Director require team management. While today I use intuition and experience to guide my activity, I plan to strengthen my skills by learning formal methodologies at Concordia and benefiting from personal experiences of classmates and faculty. I feel that such knowledge will help me do my job effectively and achieve my long-term objectives. In future positions I will be faced daily with situations which require interpersonal skills: interviewing a job applicant, rewarding an employee, providing constructive criticism, etc. While there is sometimes a suggested textbook solution to these situations, great skill is required to adapt ...