I am currently a student of economics at the York University in the United Kingdom. I am set to graduate with second class honors in 2013. After my graduation I would like to undertake a management course. My first choice for the management course is the London School of Economics (LSE). The institution is distinguished various social science studies such as political science and economics. I believe that LSE would equip me with in depth knowledge, industry perspective and analytical ability. This knowledge would be vital to me in my future career aspirations as an organizational manager both in the UK and China.
My second choice of study is Political Economy. Apart from organizational management, I am also fascinated by how countries manage the production and distribution of goods and services. This course will expand my knowledge in various economic principles. Political Economy will give me insight into how a country like china could emerge from economic oblivion in the 1970s to the economic giant it is today. It would be interesting to learn how government policies impact country economic health and progress.
I believe that success is the product of passion and preparation. I have always had an interest in business and business related subjects. I took mathematics, further mathematics and economics in my Advanced-level education. I am currently completing my bachelors ineconomics. I have successfully completed units in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Applied Economics, International Economics and Regulation in Financial Markets. I have learned a lot from my professors and lecturers. I will be graduating with an analytical mind and a broader perspective with regard to international business operations and economic dynamics.
I have always had a keen interest in business management. Management is the study of efficiency in the allocation of organizational resources for profitability. Managers are charged with the responsibility of coordinating all the activities of the organization into profitable outcomes. This is why I would like to pursue a master’s degree in management at your institution. This course would allow me to marry management practices with global economics. I will endeavor learn how I can apply economics in pertinent issues such as climatic change, globalization, terrorism, recession. I will also gain further insights into business issues such as how government policies affect unemployment and business performance.
I have held several positions in different organizations. I have been an analyst for UYIFS Investment Fund. I have also been an analyst for UYIFS Market Report. I have also worked as an officer for the Economic Society at the University of York. At one time, I was an assistant in the Public Department of CSSAUK.
I had the privileged of interning with several organizations in China. The opportunities opened my eyes to the strategic position that china occupies in the global economy. I worked under some of the best and the brightest business executives in Beijing and China. I learnt the importance of knowledge and the value of experience. Additionally, I had the opportunity to see how executive decisions can change the face of commerce in any country. This is why I intend to take an organizational management course which will equip me with the knowledge I need to make good executive decisions in the future.
In 2012, I interned at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Some of my responsibilities included making face to face engagements with clients from different nationalities. I analyzed macro-exchange rate drivers and used my findings to advice retail currency investors. I also reviewed mortgages for some of the company’s high value clients and gave advice on what credit facilities would be appropriate for them.
In the summer of 2010, I was an intern at HSBC in Beijing, China. One of my responsibilities was to supervise a group of interns who were analyzing the real estate market in Beijing. My team identified key trends in financing and pricing. At the end of the study, we presented a report to the head of Personal financial consulting at HSBC.
The previous year in 2009, I interned at JinGe Real Estate. During my summer stay at the firm, I analyzed the company’s financial statements for areas in which the firm could access additional funding for business expansion. I also worked with the tendering department on some government projects. I had a short stint at the Antique Expo in Shanxi, China. I was responsible for sourcing expert speakers for the expo. Additionally, I made logistical arrangements for the over 3400 exhibitors. The event attracted a total of 100,000 visitors who included about 1230 visitors from overseas.
Apart from internship opportunities, I have also taken other short courses to improve my soft skills. I have successfully completed the NLP Coach Certificate Program. During the training, I learnt various leadership techniques such as motivating, directing, controlling and appraising teams. Our trainers gave us practical tips on how to reduce indolence in the workplace. I also learnt personal skills such as goal setting, self control, self evaluation and communication skills.
Other skills and abilities that I possess are computer skills and multi-lingual abilities. I can proficiently operate softwares such as Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, VBA Code and Oxmetrics6. I am fluent in English, Mandarin. I can converse in Cantonese and speak some basic Korean. During my free time, I enjoy the thrill of sky diving. Once in a while I take pleasure in playing the violin. I studied and passed the 7th grade at the Royal Music School. I consider myself a lover of nature and life. I capture such moments of life through photography.
My academic goals at LSE would be to learn all there is to learn in Organizational Management. I will then use my academic knowledge to make a difference in the global business environment. I have been fortunate to study in the UK and work in China. I have insights into the operation of Chinese corporations in terms of their weaknesses and strengths. I can objectively analyze and present findings on the variances in corporate culture between the UK and China. After my studies, I intend to utilize my knowledge, skills, talents and experiences in the global business community. I am willing to work in China, UK and anywhere in the world where my expertise will be required.
Apart from academic activities, I will engage in other extra curriculum activities that will be organized by the university. I enjoy working with on-campus professional organizations and other forums organized by professional groups. I believe that such groups provide valuable networks and information to students who hope to join the employment market after their studies. I believe that LSE will afford me the best opportunity to grow and develop personally and professionally. I am looking forward to a positive response from your side.