Admissions Office, Concordia University, Nebraska
I am a perfect candidate for the Nonprofit Management MBA from Concordia University, Nebraska due to my extensive experience of volunteering and working with children. I first discovered an interest in non-profit organizations through volunteering at People City Mission, which is Lincoln’s largest outreach to the homeless and impoverished. When studying for my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska I started volunteering at Lincoln Children’s museum. This is how I realized that I would like to develop my career in the field of childcare, however, I was constantly thinking about opportunities of nonprofit activities. Only when I discovered a Nonprofit Management MBA I recognized the potential of my career that could combine both areas of my expertise - nonprofit organizations and children development. My dream is to improve my social entrepreneurship and financial accountability skills and to further develop my career in nonprofit institutions. I believe that my undergraduate degree and expertise in the volunteering sector could be supplemented with this Concordia’s unprecedented course and enable me to lead a change for a better society.
Concordia University is the ideal university to support my pursuit of non-profit management in the area of child and family care since the course is focused on making a positive impact in the community through training leaders with strong grant-writing and fundraising skills. The Nonprofit Management MBA will provide me with the set of skills essential to translate an organization’s mission into the real action. I also expect to gain knowledge of how to manage a nonprofit organization effectively and efficiently. The skill of writing grant proposals, ability to manage staff and volunteers and to communicate successfully with stakeholders will help me to become a leader of a nonprofit industry with a more specific focus on family studies and children education. As a student, I will bring the value of a real-world experience from my work and volunteering. I also carry an understanding of the social service community in Lincoln, Nebraska, and my view of childcare peculiarities and needs in the city. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to learn from Concordia University, which is itself a successful example of a nonprofit university with a faith-based approach to learning.
My Bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the Beijing Capital University and my second Bachelor’s degree in education and human science from the University of Nebraska equipped me with a broad academic background. Moreover, degrees from the universities that are located in different countries enabled to learn national features in educational systems and social structure. After starting my career in the nonprofit organizations, I moved to the area of childcare and children education, and now, since I have experience in these various positions, I believe that my true passion lays in nonprofit activities in the area of childcare and family science. Moreover, throughout my career I have developed good communication skills, attentiveness to the needs of other people that perfectly supplement my sensitive and caring personality. I hope that my personal and professional development would benefit from completing this MBA course and would involve me in the creation of a better society. I plan to extend my knowledge and skills and to contribute a positive social change.