Statement of Purpose (SOP) Samples For MBA Admission

SOP Sample I – MBA with Marketing Specialization

It often happens that the very best of our capabilities and inner strengths are tested and brought to light when we willingly take on challenges. Ever since my childhood, I was taught that whenever a problem arises towards achieving a goal, I have two clear choices – to back out of goal-plans or to take it on as a challenge, solve it and seize the opportunity to be in charge of my destiny. I have always chosen the later.  Read more of this Sample Marketing MBA SOP

SOP Sample II – General MBA

I learnt the core values of focus, perseverance and patience at a very early stage of my life. My father who is a patient, disciplined and determined individual, would spend countless number of hours in his endeavor to purchase a residential property in the nascent economic times of 1985 in India. His success in buying our dream home and at a “value-for-money” motivated me to follow his ideals. A few years later, it was this belief that led me to major success in organizing a cultural/religious event in our sprawling locality. After convincing nearly 10 of my friends staying nearby, I went on to solve problems in the other two areas of concern – lack of funds and unwillingness of the community towards contributing to the event. Beyond the schooling and study hours, I led the team towards garnering contributions from more than 100 households in the locality. Slowly and gradually, and over a 2 month period, we had crossed our targeted revenue collection. The event was a mega-success and established the trend for similar cohesive celebrations and the foundation for the “Cultural events committee” in the residential complex. Read More of this Sample General MBA SOP

SOP Sample III - MBA Banking and Finance

I realized my prime source of motivation at a very early stage in life – the satisfaction that comes after determinedly facing challenges and emerging victorious. Be it cricket match against a stronger team or a highly trained tennis player or a complicated puzzle, I would never give up till the goal of winning was achieved. Read More of this Sample MBA Banking and Finance SOP

SOP Sample IV – MBA with Finance Specialization

It often happens that the very best of our competencies and strengths are brought to action when we willingly take on challenges. Right from my childhood, my parents taught me that whenever we face obstacles towards achieving a goal, there only two clear choices (1) to back out of goal-plans and stay in the comfort zone of being “reasonable” or (2) to take it on as a challenge, solve it and seize the opportunity to be in charge of destiny. I have always chosen the later. Read More of this Sample MBA-Finance SOP

SOP Sample V – Executive MBA with Entrepreneurship specialization

As a 13-year-old, I realized my passion for adventure when I crossed the Atlantic Ocean (a 400-mile single lap journey) on a small coastal freighter (1). Over time this passion was channelized through entrepreneurship. My first company “did roaring business” for ##-years providing in-vogue sunglasses at ABC college and funded most of my college tuition. Read More of this Sample MBA in Entrepreneurship SOP

SOP Sample VI – MBA with Supply Chain Management specialization

Early-on, as a teenager, I would accompany my father (Partner, ABC Corporation) during various factory visits. His liberal encouragement towards relating to a variety of personnel and learning about operations made me realize my passion for improvising manufacturing “business systems”. Read More of this Sample MBA-Supply chain management SOP

151 Thoughts on “Statement of Purpose (SOP) Samples For MBA Admission

  1. Aaron Jones on February 28, 2015 at 7:32 AM said:

    Hello Gurus,

    I am applying for MBA in Technology Management. While I didn’t find an example on exact topic; the examples here helped me paint a rough picture.

    Thank you :)

  2. Caroline Dike on February 16, 2015 at 7:38 AM said:

    I am happy to find this site because I have been facing difficulties in writing my statement of purpose(SOP) for the MBA program in Political Science/International Relation in Canada.

    I entreat you to kindly assist me.


  3. Ashton J. on February 6, 2015 at 10:52 AM said:

    Hello Gurus,
    I am soon enrolling for a real estate track-based MBA. My undergraduate degree is in civil engineering and I have work experience in valuation of real estate properties. I was looking for a relevant sample. Pl. advise


    • Hi,

      Thanks for the post. This is an interesting niche. However, we currently do not have direct samples for this specialty. That said, you can refer any sample on this site. The main difference would be in the description of your business achievements. Since you value Real estate, try to highlight the benefits to your clients and employers with your accurate estimates. For example: Your apt valuation would have enable your employer to buy property at a value-price OR possibly your clients could sell it at best value? The focus should be more an more towards the revenue or margin benefits with your presence. You can then “humanize” it with more leadership and teamwork successes – since a totally numerical MBA SOP may also get a bit boring.

      Thus it’s basically a balance of soft skills (teamwork, leadership and other people skills) and hard skills (analyses, valuation numericals) and the like.

      Finally, you could also open your SOP or some succeeding paragraph in it by stating that “in your career till date, you have valued close to US$### Million worth of real estate”. This statement is critical since it shows the scale of responsibility entrusted with you

      Hope this helps. Pl. feel free to email us for further customized assistance. However, enrollment charges may apply depending on the nature of your requirement.


  4. S. Sinha on January 27, 2015 at 2:35 AM said:

    Dear MBA Admission Gurus

    I am a mechanical engineering undergraduate applying to premier league MBA programs. I am finding it difficult to put forward my STATEMENT OF PURPOSE (individual for each program). Please guide.


    • Hello,

      Thanks for the post. Pl. refer the totally free samples on website to begin with. If you have any specific concerns after having a look at those, please feel free to post your particular queries here and we will be happy to help. You can also enroll with our paid SOP consultation service. Thanks

      For MBA Admission Gurus

  5. Ayaole Mo on December 18, 2014 at 6:02 AM said:

    I am applying for MBA program for fall 2015 am having a difficult time putting my letter of intent together. I have a degree in International Studies and a post Graduate certificate in Global business with over 3 years work experience . Please help me as time is of essence.
    Thank you

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