What are your short and long-term professional goals?
The diverse analytical concepts of the finance industry have always fascinated me, therefore, throughout my graduation, I have efficiently tried to grab their maximum knowledge in order to achieve my long-term goal of becoming a finance manager in this dynamic industry. However, during my different internships as a financial research assistant at various financial institutions, I have also realized that to earn a competitive position in the highly challenging and creative environment of the financial markets, I need more in-depth knowledge of the dominant financial theories and analytical skills and tools which can only be acquired by pursuing a master program in finance. This finally led to my short-term goals of developing my knowledge of the finance sector as a manager and finally upon completion of my master’s, successfully enter into this challenging industry. Furthermore, during my masters at the University of San Francisco, by participating in different finance-related activities, I intend to polish my management and communication skills which are highly recommended by finance professionals to effectively collaborate with the team members as well as professionally communicate with the clients to add value both to the workplace and the business output.
Why do you want to do this degree, and how will this degree help you achieve your goals? Please be as specific as possible.
Acquiring a master’s degree in Finance perfectly aligns with both my short-term and long-term goals. As becoming a successful finance manager is a highly challenging and hardworking task that requires not only the existing knowledge of the industry but also the development of an innovative and creative approach to deal with the contemporary and future challenges in the industry. Thus, to achieve this goal of becoming a successful finance manager, the master in finance analysis is my optimum choice to not only polish my existing skills and increase the knowledge of the finance industry but also develop the right attitude and creative approach to lead the financial sector. In this regard, the master’s program offers many learning and practicing resources that students can utilize for their development of different technical and professional skills and pursue demanding, rigorous and rewarding roles in the industry. Moreover, the extensive knowledge gained through this program will enable me to earn a competitive leadership position in the finance sector to optimize finance-related activities and business responses through different new approaches in response to the digital trends of the 21st century. Thus, this degree will consequently lead me towards achieving my short-term goals of developing an advanced level theoretical understanding of the financial field and acquire rigorous practical expertise to become a research-oriented finance manager in the future.
The University of San Francisco offers a unique MS program that meets my all needs of personal and professional development because it enables its students to acquire both academic and practical expertise. Moreover, since this MSFA program is STEM designed, I will potentially be in a better position to enter the market due to the enhanced reputation of STEM education in the eyes of field professionals and specialists. In this way, I will get the rigorous training in the quantitative financial analysis which I am looking for to pursue my goals. Also, since there are many opportunities at the university to participate and excel in extracurricular and community-related activities, I can easily develop leadership and entrepreneurship skills to support my academic and professional career. Moreover, the merit scholarships based on excellence in these areas are also a source of motivation behind my application for this program. Lastly, for my professional growth and career development, the USF will provide me the support of hundreds of MSFA alumni who are serving the finance sector as successful financial analysts.