Personal Statement - MSc Business with International Management
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I am intending to pursue MSc Business with International Management with Advanced Practice at Northumbria University. This course is ideal for starting a successful career through invaluable in-depth and practical knowledge which will be playing a significant role to achieve my future career aspirations and enhance my academic attainments. Moreover, I believe getting a chance to pursue my study career in this University will progress me both professionally and academically. In addition, the opportunity to apply my theories and ideas in practice will benefit me to enhance my skills and knowledge and to achieve a deeper understanding of the field of business management.
From my research I have found that the MSc Business with International Management with Advanced Practice aims to provide a broad, critical and integrated study of business and the program offered by Northumbria University is perfectly tailored to my needs.Moreover,pursuing a master’s degree from the UK with focus on MSc Business with International Management with Advanced Practice would work as a catalyst for my career progress. Furthermore, this MSc degree will provide me with depth understanding and distinct features regarding contemporary business issues, integrated development and critically aware understanding of management which will give me the opportunities for personal and professional development. In addition, The Advanced Practice element of this programme will enable me to extend my studies to include an internship or group consultancy project, building business experience and understanding. Moreover, this course will be beneficial to enhance my capabilities to work with a multicultural environment and groups as well improve my decision-making capabilities, leadership and negotiation skills which are significant to become a professional.
After completion of my Senior School Certificate, I have recently completed Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations and Personal Management from Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria in April2014. During my study, I was always involved in extracurricular activities and these activities have strengthened my abilities. In addition, I am a principled, dedicated youngster who is reliable and keen to learn new skills. I have been working as a Personal Executive for 5 years at Gems Communications Ltd. I gained valuable skills during my work period.Later, I have done a wide range of research on studying abroad. I believe studying abroad helps students to learn new languages, appreciate other cultures, overcome challenges of living in another country and gain a greater understanding of the world. In addition, these are the requirements that modern businesses look for when hiring, and such traits will only become more important in the future. Moreover, studying abroad also offers a unique opportunity to learn what we know but from a totally different perspective. These are the things which have motivated me to pursue this course at Northumbria University. If I can successfully complete this course, it will create an opportunity to explore different career opportunities such as financial controller or manager, international economist, Business development manager, Policy advisor or analyst or Compliance officer at renowned companies in Nigeria such as Dangote Cement or Seplat Petroleum Development.
The MSc Business with International Management with Advanced Practice is designed around a set of modules. Northumbria University offers Strategic Management for Competitive Advantage, Leadership and Management Development, Research Methods and Analytics for Business Practice, Global and Transnational Business, Global Consumers and Marketplaces, Academic Language Skills for Post-Graduate Business Students, Masters Internship.
I am determined to study this course in the UK as the study environment in my country is quite different and we get to study with only the national students. Furthermore, the political chaos makes it harder for students to get the degree without any delay. On the other hand, the UK has a great multicultural and diversified student community which is an opportunity for me to learn with lot of students from different nationalities. UK education brand is highly respected by employers in our country as UK degree prepare graduates with academic competencies, developed personal and professional skills that are imperative for organizational success. The transferrable skills graduates carry forward from UK are pivotal for transforming organisational growth and gain competitive advantages. This is also a reason to study again in UK. In a recent Survey of International Graduate Outcomes 2019 by Universities UK International produced by iGraduate shows that 82% international graduates say that their UK degree are worth the financial investment and same percentage say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their careers. Nearly 83% feel that UK degree has helped them to get jobs. These aspects have driven my ambition to gain the degree from a UK institution. For this reason, I have decided to pursue this course in the UK.
Northumbria is a research-based business-focused and professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Programmes are developed in close consultation with industry experts ensuring the students develop the knowledge and skills employers are looking for. Northumbria University puts focus on constantly improving their academic body, and between 2008 and 2014 the university doubled the number of their academic staff submitted for research assessment. The university is placed in the top 50 in the UK for research power and recognised by the Times Higher Education as having the biggest rise in research power of any university in the country (Research Excellence Framework 2015). Furthermore, the university reported the largest rise in research rated as world-leading and internationally excellent. The students at this university will learn in a great environment, and the campuses have had over £200m invested in new buildings and refurbishments. Moreover, Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of the university’s graduates are working or studying six months after graduation. The university are ranked 21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey. The learning environment at Northumbria University is ideal to bring the practical world into the classroom and the learn through practical experiences alongside the theory-based knowledge. I will look no further if I get this chance to study this course at Northumbria University. I sincerely believe that my talent will definitely be put to optimal use, thereby helping me get closer to my career objectives and aspirations.