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I am keen to pursue the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme offered by the celebrated Bristol Business School of University of the West of England (UWE).
As the MBA is recognised as the benchmark professional qualification in management, this rigorous and career-oriented MBA programme, once qualified will give the message to my employer that I can think strategically and beyond my immediate role. These programmes will undoubtedly help me gain a competitive edge and drive my career forward.
From the university website, I see this Master of Business Administration course has been designed to provide a practical and applied business curriculum – the aim of the course is to develop an advanced knowledge of organisations and their effective management in the dynamic completive global context. The teaching is provided to prepare students with ability so that they can apply the knowledge and understanding to complex issues creatively, systematically & innovatively and hence enhance skills for business and management practice. The study, indeed, will help me gaining academic progressions while availing tools and techniques for career progressions.
The modules of the course including customer and International Market Analysis, Strategy and Implementation, Leadership, Complexity and Change, Managing People in a Global Context, Financial Decision Making, Systems, Structures and Operations reflect the increased emphasis on multidisciplinary and international perspective arising from todays' market developments and explores the complexity and diversity of business in an increasingly interconnected world. The programme takes account of the consolidation of managerial and institutional economic interpretations of international business and how to market and promote it in the changing situation.
From the study of the programme I will be able to develop critical analytical skills in assessing the global environment for business; identify new international business opportunities and analysing international markets and industries; deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly to a range of audiences; make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations; be self-directed and able to act autonomously in planning and implementing projects professionally; take responsibility for continuing to develop their own knowledge and skills; apply an action inquiry approach to develop strategies for effecting change by demonstrating effective negotiation, influencing and leadership skills.
While studying my Bachelor of Business Administration under the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, I have laid a strong foundation in different functional areas of business and organisations. The study has given me detailed knowledge and skills in business and management. But since it is my first degree in the area, there are rough edges in my professional attainments which can be polished by a master degree; and an MBA is an obvious choice to carry forward and transfer this graduate level knowledge for achieving further advanced levels and master the area through a master degree.
It is very pleasing to see that the areas covered in my BBA study have similarities with the MBA syllabus contents and learning outcomes; some papers of BBA are identical to some chapters of the MBA modules. Therefore, my BBA study will complement the MBA study hugely and help me understand the course better for outstanding performance. I can also bring transferrable knowledge from my work experience achieved at Mahfel Huq & Co. to make the learning interesting, practice-oriented and relate my professional competencies for greater transformation and bigger achievements.
MBA is a post-graduation qualification – as its name suggests with the prefix ‘post’, it is to be studied following the graduation - in my case, I have done the graduation, BBA; and hence it is an ideal opportunity to progress towards this post-graduation degree programme which is considered to be the master of business master degrees. I believe, the course will enhance my current level of knowledge, skills and professional to advanced & strategic level and earn me invaluable academic progressions and career advancements.
To add value to the accomplishments from this MBA, I will have chances to practice on live consultancy projects with leading employers in organisations across private, public and not-for-profit sectors – this will facilitate my personal, professional developments by providing skills and competencies required by global knowledge-based economy. I will also have the unique opportunity to gain attributes and proficiencies prescribed by flagship industry bodies including the Chartered Management Institute. Most importantly, this study will transform me as management professional with soft, cognitive, analytical, critical appreciation, leadership, problem solving skills – a set of skills that are key to successful management careers.
My home country, Bangladesh have thrived in diverse range of businesses in recent decades and managed to position business and organisations in global platform – many international companies and countries investing in industry, commerce, education, health, media, sports, insurance, housing, built environment, technology sectors. This has created unlimited demands for internationally qualified graduates with knowledge and skills so that standards and competitive edge can be maintained with the pace of concurrent globe. I am confident this MBA Degree from the reputed UK University, UWE, can push my being headhunted in management position, business development and consultancy, recruitment, marketing, publicity, financial and risk analysis, brand management and many other career roles – the possibilities are endless and the prospects are unlimited. I just strive to get the necessary tools to hit those targets and goals from this study.
I have chosen the University of the West of England (UWE) to study this course because the university equips students for career as the course has been developed to match market demands. UWE creates opportunities to shine by arranging work placements and internship and hence provide chances to use maximum potential. The practice-oriented course is delivered at state-of-the-art learning environment in professional set-up by professional and experienced teachers who have real-world experience. Additionally the Bristol Business School where the course is delivered is one of the UK’s best cities to live and to gain outstanding educational experience. It would be a life-changing opportunity of become part of the school.
UK’s higher education system is renowned for its academic excellence. From my research, I find, the UK is a global leader in international education, four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK. UK universities and colleges are regularly monitored to ensure high standards of academic education, teaching, accommodation, welfare support and facilities.
I believe that the university life in United Kingdom will give me the opportunity to interact with students and teachers from many different cultures and backgrounds - it has diverse, tolerant and stable social environment. The country offers a vibrant and multi-ethnic culture and is considered as the best multi-lingual and cosmopolitan with no racial discrimination.
The education in the UK promotes Personal, professional, cognitive & soft skills development, Applied knowledge, practical approach in learning, Increased employability, edge in career development, Improved analytical, critical appreciation and research skills and obviously opportunities to become part of extended network and international community. I can’t wait longer to embrace the prospects ahead.