An M.S. in Management and Systems from New York University would allow me to explore diverse career options. The training in management, business, and computer systems would provide me with the tools necessary to serve many roles, and is applicable in commerce, industry, and government employment. The flexibility of the degree enables the holder to branch out and discover areas beyond their immediate expertise, and in turn expand the scope of enterprise and discover novel solutions to old problems.
My initial goals are modest, insofar as my first step will be to seek a position as an analyst in asset management. Asset management would allow me to apply the skills that I have learned in my undergraduate studies with the education I receive at NYU. The broad-based interactions that will occur during my master’s studies will expose me to many fields that will serve me well as I collaborate with the diverse groups involved in asset management. Portfolio managers, bankers, advisors, investment specialists, and traders will just be some of the professionals with whom I’ll be required to cooperate with. The diverse student body at NYU will expose me to students from the entire world, and consequently provide me with insight that will serve my clients as they seek to maximize their investment returns.
My ultimate goal is to be a portfolio manager in a large investment company. As a portfolio manager I will be responsible for making investment decisions regarding other peoples hard earned money. The position is one of high responsibility, which my training will prepare me for. As a portfolio manager I will be presented with the work of analysts and I will be required to make fast investment decisions while keeping the state of the industry, economy, and markets in mind. My education will provide me with the broad background that will be required to analyze the business environment that in combination with my undergraduate degree and internship experiences will allow me to predict the profitability and risk profiles of different companies or industries when making portfolio investments.
The leadership skills that the M.S. degree reinforces will complement the skills that I have already developed as an undergraduate student. By concentrating in Enterprise Risk Management I will be exposed to a broad course load that will prepare me to properly assess the economic environment for clients and determine if the business proposition that they are entering is the correct one. The coursework in Information Security Management will provide a foundation for understanding the importance of network security and further provide me with a basis for making risk assessments in enterprises. The course in Enterprise Ethics and Sustainability will reinforce my appreciation of cross-cultural interactions and will challenge me to defend my personal ethical framework in the context of the broader business environment.
I believe perseverance throughout my academic life will make me a good cultural fit at NYU. This trait is vital in the business world as not all endeavors are successful, and we must be able to learn from our mistakes, engage the next goal, and integrate what we’ve learned to make it a success. Furthermore, my internships with Chine Minmetals Securities as an analyst, PwC assurance and at Unilever, taught me practical applications of the skills I acquired at university, and as such showed me the importance of my academic work. My extracurricular activities and volunteer work show a commitment to social life that I plan to continue in New York. My contributions to NYU would be manifold, including collaborative skills, international experience, and an appreciation that excellence is not easily acquired. Ultimately, when I dedicate myself to something, I have the ability to perform at a high level and I plan to dedicate myself to the course work and academic environment.
Using my experiences I expect to benefit the rest of the student body while I am studying towards my Master’s degree. In the future I would hope to contribute to the program by being an able and skilled alumni, ready to help incoming students and to provide a role model to progressing students. The diverse experiences I’ve had will enrich and inform the student body of an expanding and dynamic marketplace. In sum, my participation in the program will be of benefit to the faculty and my colleagues, just as I expect to learn vast amounts from both the faculty and colleagues.