Personal Statement - MSc International Business

18 June, 2021


Personal Statement - MSc International Business

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I have been doing extensive research since my last graduation to narrow-down my prospective course of study. After much deliberation, I have decided to pursue MSc International Business at University of Bedfordshire. The program provides its students with the knowledge and professional skills that go beyond the scope of standard management and I believe that this program will give the premise to me to advance into a profession with extraordinary potential. Moreover, I believe getting a chance to pursue my study career in this University will progress me both professionally and intellectually.

Pursuing a master’s degree from the UK with focus on MSc International Business would work as a catalyst for my career progress. From my research I have found that the MSc International Business aims to provide a practical and contemporary knowledge on the recent theories of business and management. Moreover, to succeed in the modern world businesses need managers with the skills and knowledge of how to trade on the international stage.

Furthermore, this MSc degree will provide me with depth understanding and distinct features regarding real-world business issues, integrated development and critically aware understanding of international trade theories and practices which will give me the opportunities for personal and professional development. In addition, I will benefit from a course that inspires teamwork and engagement to contribute to ethical and innovative practice. All throughout my academic career, I have accumulated useful knowledge, communication skills and analytical skills with various experiences. I have the capability of dealing even with complex technical issues with an analytical and professional approach. As of the moment, I am interested in learning all the related skills and knowledge from this course. For this reason, this course will be the right choice for my career plans and objectives.

After completion of my SSC & HSC I studied Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh in September 2018. Later on, I started working as Accounting Assistant at Freedom General Hospital, BD. I am still working with this company and it was a fascinating experience for me to work with them. During this time I realize that an MSc International business would definitely enhance my academic qualification. Moreover, this MSc International Business will provide with the necessary knowledge and skills to foray into the corporate world. After thorough research of the job market in my country of Bangladesh, as well as abroad, I have realized that in order to reach my career goals, I need to embark on this educational journey to pursue this MSc course.

Through this course, I will learn about business in the global context, theories of global marketing and ways to generate sales learn about the international human resource policies and learn about international finance. For these reasons, I have decided to continue my further study with this course at University of Bedfordshire.

Moreover, if I can successfully complete this course, it will create an opportunity for me to pursue different career such as Business development manager, International trade and customs manager, Management analyst and Policy advisor in leading companies in Bangladesh like Geotech Engineering LTD, Pran-RFL LTD and SMEC Bangladesh.

University of Bedfordshire offers Strategic Management, Professional Practice, Performance Achievement Planning, Intercultural Business Competencies, Accounting and Finance, Brand Communication and Reputation Management. According to my research I have found that all these modules are highly demanding and updated according to the present business world. For this reason this course will be the right choice for me.

I am determined to study this course in the UK as the study environment in Bangladesh is quite different and we get to study with only the national students. 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 prepares graduates with academic competencies, developed personal and professional skills that are imperative for organizational success.

Universities in the UK have the best academic standards in the world. In fact, four out of the top 10 universities in the world are from the UK [QS World Ranking 2019] including the likes of Oxford and Cambridge. When studying in the UK, students will find that practical and utility-based knowledge is preferred over text-book learning. This will enable me to acquire critical thinking and analytical skills along with creative ability in my discipline. 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.

The University of Bedfordshire is situated in South East England. The quality for teaching has been recognized with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. In addition, University of Bedfordshire has industry links with more than 4,000 organizations including the BBC, TUI and Channel 4. The University also provides a Student Internship Scheme (SIS) designed to develop skills, enhance CV and gain real-world experience. Moreover, many of their highly-qualified academic staff has received National Teaching Fellowship Awards. For all this features I have been attracted to study in this University. Moreover, I will look forward to experience more of their study environment if I get this chance. So I will look no further if I get this opportunity to study at University of Bedfordshire.

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