SOP - MSc International Business with Advanced Practice
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One of the most powerful tools in one’s possession is their knowledge through education, and 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 with Advanced Practice programme at Ulster University to build up my skills in research and presentation as well as develop my knowledge and understanding in the worldwide business environment. In addition, the opportunity to apply my theories and ideas in practice through the Advanced Practice module will benefit me to enhance my skills and knowledge and to achieve a deeper understanding of the field of international business.
At Ulster University, the MSc International Business programme is designed to enable student’s skills, knowledge in international business theory, tools, and techniques as well as develop their strategic outlook globally. Besides this, the Advanced Practice stage will provide the opportunity to gain valuable workplace environment experience. However, in this globalized world, employers increasingly value graduates with international experience and education. That’s why I believe studying abroad will help me to overcome new challenges in my life and living in another country will give me a greater understanding of the world which play an important role in my future life. As I have a desire to expand my knowledge in International Business, the course will be a perfect destination for me for my future progression. Successfully completing this course will create different types of career sectors for me such as Management Analyst, International Trade Specialist, and Global Operations Manager. I will be able to grab those positions in some renowned companies in my home country easily.
My chosen MSc degree at Ulster University offers a range of distinctive modules which is designed to systematically and creatively inform business practice through the development of advanced knowledge and understanding. This has motivated me a lot to choose this MSc programme. The modules include Global Business in Context, International Finance, Global Marketing and Sales Development, The Digital landscape, Level 7 MSc Workshop, International HRM, Global Strategy Development & Implementation, International Business Research Skills, International Entrepreneurship, Internship & Professional Development Project, Dissertation, and Applied Research Project. After completion of this course, I aim to develop my career as a Global Operations Manager in an organization in my home country that holds a good reputation, such as Grameenphone, Pran-RFL Limited or I believe the programme will progress me both professionally and intellectually and help me to achieve my career objectives.
Following my SSC & HSC certificates, I had completed my Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from East West University, Bangladesh in 2016. To apply my learning, I undertook a job at Logic Soft, Bangladesh as a Marketing Officer since 2016 and I am still working here till date. I am a person who has a lot of interest in education. To cover my knowledge gap, I then pursued and earned my Master of Business Administration in Marketing degree from Southeast University, Bangladesh in 2018. I have great communication skills which have allowed me to deal with different situations that would come up in the practical world.
Furthermore, I always participate in international seminars. Through my experiences, I have 1 realized the need to be well equipped with knowledge in the field of business. For this reason, I have decided to continue my further study with this course and grow up my career. I hope I will demonstrate my academic ability to study at this level.
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. 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 organizational 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.
I have chosen to study at Ulster University because it is one of the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old according to Times Higher Education, Young University Ranking in 2020. 92% of Ulster graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating, according to DLHE. Furthermore, Ulster University has scored 100% satisfaction from students in the National Student Survey for six years (2014-2019), and the university is Winner of The Most Improved Student Experience according to Times Higher Education Awards in 2016. The degree courses are focused on industry-relevant education, and the university provides work- based learning and stimulating curriculum. Academic staffs are equipped with up-to-the-minute real-world expertise and features unparalleled links with top employers create career opportunities. The courses combine the quality of degree program with the commercial outlook of an international leader in training and talent development, to enhance students’ employability. Ulster University features teaching facilities that prepare students properly for the professional atmosphere and technological environment they can expect when they commence or progress their careers. I am eagerly waiting for the opportunity to study at Ulster University.