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08 Apr 2010, 16:58
Q: Why choose Degroote School of Business (McMaster Canada)
Early in my life I developed a passion for science, particularly biology, and that passion drove me to pursue a Bachelors degree in science at the University of Toronto. Yet, growing up I could not ignore the influence of those dear to me. Two of my uncles hold MBA degrees and work for large international firms while the other two are entrepreneurs and own their own businesses. My grandfather owns a store back home and my mother is running her own business as an esthetician. As a result of this exposure, I have attained a strong affinity for business and entrepreneurship which I intend on incorporating with my love of biology through a career that integrates the realms of science and business.
To achieve my career goals a strong education in science and in business is a must. By completing a degree in cell and molecular biology I have attained a background in various aspects of biological sciences while gaining experience in research and medicine. To complement my science background I now need to acquire knowledge of business fundamentals, and to gain an in depth understanding of how various business functions work together and allow an organization to accomplish its goals. As a future business leader I will not only need to understand business basics, but also be familiar with all related aspects of business, which I feel can only be acquired through an MBA. Attending Degroote will allow me to develop a solid business foundation through the twelve core courses and will give me the opportunity to specialize in my area of choice, through which I can focus on my individual weaknesses and transform them into strengths.
However, in the modern workplace theory and education have little value unless accompanied by practical experience. During my undergraduate education, classes were supplemented with laboratory sessions through which I applied academic concepts taught in the classroom. This experience allowed me to achieve a deeper understanding of core concepts and gave me the ability to employ contingency steps in case of unexpected results. Likewise, to maximize my MBA education, I must learn to apply concepts taught in the classroom to real life situations. The Co-op MBA option at Degroote is the perfect avenue as it will allow me to gain valuable experience in various roles over a relatively short period of time. In addition, the exchange program will give me the opportunity to gain an understanding of international business, customs and ethics, which is a must in today’s global economy.
Furthermore, as a future business leader I must be able to set goals and objectives, develop and execute strategies, motivate individuals and inspire innovation. I must have the ability to see the big picture without compromising attention to details. A management education will ensure that I develop a sound business foundation what will simultaneously give me the opportunity to engage with other intellectuals. Through being active in clubs and the community I will be able to improve my public speaking, decision making and leadership skills. I strongly feel that an MBA from the Degroote school of Business will sculpt me into a successful individual with a vision and the tools necessary to achieve it.