STATEMENT OF INTENT
Ever since I was a child I have constantly travelled and met different people and learned about their cultures because of which visiting different countries always fascinated me. I wanted to work in international spheres where I can see how people from different cultures & backgrounds can work as one team. I am currently working for the company Synchrony since the past one year which sparked an interest in me for management. I feel that Masters of Global Management will provide the right platform for me to hone my knowledge and skills in International business/management. After lot of research, I came across University of Victoria; I have gone through your website and found that Masters of Global Business from your university offers quality education to people from different ethnic groups from all over the world. I believe that through this program I will get the right exposure as to how global economy works and how Global Giants apply effective management strategies. I feel that it will prepare me to become a future leader for a growing company. Moreover, this institute has a one of a kind approach towards its Master of Global business where it takes its students on an educational journey arcos the Globe to explore the true meaning of Global Business.
Canada has high academic standards and rigorous quality control which means that I will earn a high-quality education that will open doors for my future and benefit my career over the long term. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized. The quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world, with almost all of the world’s ethnic groups represented in Canada we get equal opportunity. Under Canada’s highly dynamic and hands-on academic environment, I will not only acquire knowledge and skills in analysis and communication, but I wish to learn how to express myself, demonstrate my creativity, and develop my self-confidence. Canada became the first country to officially declare multiculturalism as a policy through the establishment of the 1971 Multiculturalism Policy of Canada, which affirms the rights of all citizens regardless of race, ethnic origin, language or religion. This ideology results in a harmonious environment rich in cross-country respect, as well as constantly rising rates of naturalization due to which I decided to purse my graduate studies in Canada.
The University of Victoria offers innovative programs with Dynamic, hands-on learning. Research that makes a vital impact, and discovery and innovation in Canada’s most extraordinary academic environment provides an Edge that can’t be found anywhere else.The Gustavson School of Business education and approach founded on the four value pillars international, integrative, innovative and sustainability/social responsibility inspired me to apply for Master of Global Business in University of Victoria. The unique teaching style, designed by the leadership and the professors in developing our students’ global mindset and in their areas of specialization is what intrigued me the most. The professors get to know students personally to help them excel and explore the exciting world of business management. It’s not just about knowledge but they also teach us about doing the right thing and giving back to the community whatever knowledge we acquire.
What I liked most about the Master of Global Business Program is the integrated approach where students are given cases, field exercises and projects that challenge them to draw on their learning from multiple areas and synthesize solutions. I wish to take either of the paths offered in this program as each path will take me on a unique journey where I get to learn business context of that particular place, its industries, legal and economic system, and cultural variance. It also gives a great exposure to travel along with international classmates and we get to learn different cultures along the way.
I was brought up in an armed forces environment. So since and early age I was taught to make some though & practical decisions which strengthened me very well in all the aspects of business management in both accounting and critical thinking. I have diverse background both academically and work experience wise. The diverse experience in 3 major organizations with overall 2yrs on hand experience also helped me a lot. After completion of graduation, my decision to work in customer service in Amazon.com Inc helped me understand what the customer needs and how it can be improved as today a company is only as big as its customer base which enhanced my strategic thinking abilities. The nature of job included research and development of new methods to simplify customer service. Joining a giant multinational company right after graduation was a challenge which I slowly overcame and learned about management and the corporate culture. My second job was in Dell international services in the sales department. We had to provide business solutions & dell products to various customers which required strong organizational planning. I utilized a strategic approach to identify, evaluate, and recommend business finance solutions. The nature of job included pitching finances to the customer and keeping track of their financing and accounts. My current job profile in Synchrony involves complex research in various tools and dealing with customer’s bank accounts and credit scores on a daily basis and coming up with new strategies to streamline and automate the process. I believe that working in 3 different companies with different roles and exposure has made me ready to demonstrate impressive professional dedication and sound research potential, with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
In my proposed study, I will contribute my research talents because I possess experience of participating pilot projects. It involves lot of researching and experimentation where if I learn something I feel the need to share. Not everyone may understand everything at the first go but give the right guidance; I believe that I along with my fellow colleagues can thrive. I feel that if I have gained knowledge and experience then I should teach my fellow students because then, not only would I have mastered it but someone along with me gets to learn. I think of myself as a team player, where everyone should be given equal opportunity to showcase their skills. I feel the need to motivate my colleagues in case of failure and congratulate them on their achievements. When If I be become a student at your university, I will definitely look for guidance from my instructors, peers and seniors. As this university consists of students from all over the world, I would love to share my knowledge and experiences with them and learn about their experiences. Sharing experiences ; learning does not just increase one’s knowledge but also builds one’s character.
“There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”
A Master’s degree in Global Business from University of Victoria will act as a platform for me to showcase my hard work and skills in the international market because I believe that I will be learning from the best. The courses I learn will help me in my professional growth in the International Market and in overcoming difficulties faces by companies in developing corporate strategy, attracting foreign direct investment and working in countries with very different cultures, institutions, laws and business practices. I believe I will have a global mindset that facilitates decision making and increases effectiveness in leading change in international contexts. I will have high cultural awareness and enhance my skills on methods of international market entry, market development planning and strategic analysis, making decisions in different cultural environments and implementing leadership skills for international management. I aim to develop methods to implement trans-culture management strategies and cross population system from what I have learned from this program. I feel that there is immense development potential in the global market as multinational companies are expanding rapidly all over the world. I believe I have a role to play in the international competitiveness where I can lead the company I join to great heights providing jobs to millions of people all over the globe. In the next 5-10 years aim to be the future leader of a fast growing & expanding company where I see the right use of my knowledge and expertise that I gain from this program. If luck is by my side, even establish my own start-up in my homeland on a national and international level.