Motivational letter for a MBA

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I wish to apply to the Master of Business Administration program at XX University for the 2013 autumn intake. This program is a solid step towards my future career as a businessperson who understands and appreciates science and technology. My ultimate career idea is to hold a management position in banking or a consulting company in XX.

In 2011, I earned a BSc degree with a specialization in industrial management from XX University in XX. Benefiting from the broad nature of industrial engineering, I have been exposed to a extensive range of subjects from business to technology. Having studied the specialized courses, I have acquired the essential skills of systematic research, analytical thinking and information evaluation. Most prominently, they provided me with insight into business management combining with engineering science.

I was in general among the top three students in my classes. Furthermore, I was privileged to be the only student of my department who won the Excellent Bachelor Thesis of XX University. I studied handling technology innovation of XX Port, which is the world’s largest coal exporter. While writing my thesis, I personally went to the loading and unloading locations to collect the data. In my thesis, I referred to more than sixty key technical articles. After my thorough and resourceful analysis, I recommended a novel solution resulting in mounting valuable production time of about one hour per day.

After graduating, I was selected as an exchange student at the postgraduate programme XX. By studying at the programme, I became acquainted with standard business practices and gained a deeper appreciation of the investment framework in the EU. I especially enjoyed Professor XX’s lectures because they strengthened my understanding on economic analysis. After six months of intensive study, I passed all my 12 exams, with a grade of 20/20 in tax law and the highest mark in the other two courses.

Aside from the favorable learning environment of XX University, I most enjoyed its academic freedoms and active pluralism. With acquiescence, I attended some management courses. These courses broadened my view of techniques of managerial accounting and management strategy. Moreover, I attended many academic activities, such as lectures and debates, which served to further my interest in business and economics. Equally important, I had the opportunity to raise challenging questions to internationally known scholars.

Apart from my studies, I acted as a student leader at our student union and volunteered in other activities such as London Olympic Games. Also, I worked as a teaching assistant to Professor XX and assistant of manager in the summer internship at XX Company. Through these experiences, I strengthened my interpersonal skills by working with fellow team members and others.

There are four key reasons why I want to study at this program. First, I selected your program because of its primary focus on business with the expectation that students already possess a strong understanding of science. Second, Mr. XX, a fellow student of the program, has provided me with his thoughts about the program. From our conversations, I became excited to learn about the courses such as advanced marketing. Third, I wish to grow to be a manager who can combine the science of technology with the art of management. And last, Professor XX, who is the teacher of my mentor XX, encouraged me to study at XX University, where he has worked for ten years. I am thankful for his thoughtfulness and friendship.


Thank you for your attention and consideration. I look forward to your acceptance.

Yours sincerely,

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