Motivation letter sample for a Master in Finance

In this article we are bringing you a genuine  Sample motivation letter for masters degree in Finance sent last year for Master degree application. As you know letter of motivation is essential part of application package for Master program so make sure to invest enough time in preparing the letter, because it is likely that admission panel will make decision on regarding your application based on the motivation letter.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to apply for admission to your master’s program in finance. Since I started working for a PE company, I found out that this is the industry I want to be in and set my career goal to co-found a social PE company. I have made a lot of preparation for it and I believe that, with a Master’s degree from UvA, I can achieve a higher success.

I remember when I first learned about the PE industry through an alumni forum, I was interested because I would love to take a part in various emerging businesses. I, therefore, undertook an traineeship in a top PE company, where I found myself very enjoyable learning to play the ‘detective game’ of due diligence and exploring the art of building valuation models. But“This is what I want to do with my career!” moment happened when I found out that many innovative start-up firms that are now bringing revolutionary changes to our society are funded and managed by my company. I have always been looking forward to having a career that improves people’s lives while making money doing it. So, I was inspired to make a long-term plan: to co-found a PE company that contributes to the society by investing in companys with a social mission and guiding them towards success. To achieve that plan, I expect to work as an analyst in a PE investment company after completing the graduate program so as to get experience and extended my social network.

I believe the MSc Finance program of UvA is perfect for me to study financial knowledge in a more in-depth and systematic way before realising my dream. I am particularly interested in the courses Advanced Corporate Finance and Valuation because I have found them essential for me to flexibly navigate financial scenarios at work. Besides, the curriculum is quite parallel to my ambitions as I want to improve myself in interpreting financial statements, corporate governance and financial modelling. More exciting, UvA offers an international learning environment where I can gain the advantage to learn to cooperate with people from different backgrounds.

To better introduce my background and skills I have enclosed the CV and professional achievements together with this motivation letter. Thank you for considering my application.

Yours faithfully,