Masters in Finance Personal Statement example

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Australian businessman Chris Corrigan once said that “I’m a firm believer that to really understand a business takes years, not months. As an investment analyst you think you understand a business from the outside, but the reality is that, once you are inside, you can go on learning for five or ten years.” Just like Corrigan, I also believe that to fully understand the investments business, you really have to set aside time and effort in learning new things. As a matter of fact, learning is an ongoing process especially if you want to excel in your field. This is why I wish to pursue a Master in Finance at the _________. I am particularly interested in the field of private equity as a form of investment. My experiences in various companies and fields have prepared me to take this big step and fulfill my goal of becoming an investment expert that can help a lot of businesses and individuals in making the right decision in terms of investing.


I. Introduction
A. Quote from Chris Corrigan – The quote from Chris Corrigan explains my determination to pursue higher education. According to him, to fully learn the investments business, it will take you years of learning.
B. Importance of the learning process – Because the learning process doesn’t really end once you graduate from college, you must do all that you can to expose yourself to other environments that will challenge your way of thinking and inspire you to be innovative. This is why I’m pursuing a graduate degree from the __________.
C. The course or field I wish to pursue – The course or field I am interested in is private equity. I think that private equity offers a lot of investment opportunities to companies who wish to diversify their funds.

II. My work experience
A. Past companies I’ve worked for and positions I’ve held – Companies that I’ve worked for included the European Business Innovation Center of Bourgogne where I worked as a manager for venture capital advisory and the Maison de L’Exportateur (Center of Promotion for Exportations) where I worked as a Tunisia-based research analyst. I was also part of the 2010 Scientipole Initiative as the Head of Mission.
B. What I’ve learned from these work experiences – Through these work experiences, I’ve learned the importance of financial advisory and how a sound strategic and financial analysis of a business plan can contribute to its overall success. Supervising several finance projects has also helped me gain a wider view of the investments field.
C. Relevant skills I’ve developed through these experiences – Because I was exposed to different clients from all over the world, I am able to further develop my quadrilingual skills. I was also able to enhance my IT skills.

III. How the __________ can help me reach my goal
A. What the ________ has to offer – The _________ offers an excellent master’s in finance program which can help me achieve my goals of becoming a private equity investment expert.

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