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

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

  1. Polineni Ravi Teja on March 15, 2013 at 6:25 AM said:

    I want sample SOP for MBA in marketing after B.Tech ECE

  2. ayushi on April 1, 2013 at 6:35 AM said:

    i need a sample sop for iim indore ipm course.

  3. Markus on April 1, 2013 at 1:56 PM said:

    A good collection of MBA SOPs. Thanks. some more for operations and supply chain etc. cases would also be so helpful.

  4. rajdeep on May 11, 2013 at 2:03 AM said:

    please send me sop on marketing management in canada

  5. pl send sop on mba banking and finance in canada

  6. salina on July 1, 2013 at 2:09 AM said:

    i need complete sop for MBA for Australian University please mail me

  7. This is a wonderful grouping of SOP for MBA admissions. I think it is ok whether the country is UK, USA, Canada, Australia or European countries. The core idea is similar. Great going, I think you guys are no also placing yourself as Nice name! Sincerely, Piyush

  8. Hi,

    Please can you direct me to sample SOP for IIM A,B,C executive MBA. I am in information Technology domain

  9. Saurabh on July 24, 2013 at 11:02 PM said:

    I have around 10 years of IT experience and am B.Tech from a reputed Indian Engineering College. I am planning to do online MBA from a US university. Can you pl share with me any Statement of Purposes ?

  10. Pranav on July 25, 2013 at 12:43 AM said:

    Please can you show me a sample of an SOP for hospitality management

  11. Rajesh on August 7, 2013 at 7:03 AM said:

    Hi Thanks for the sample SOPs . Can you please a post a sample SOP for Logistics & Supply Chain. Thanks

  12. eric agyemfra on August 12, 2013 at 7:56 AM said:

    Hi Thanks for the sample SOPs . Can you please a post a sample SOP for MSc in Project Management .

    • Pl. review the thread above. We are specialists for “MBA” – so currently we do not have M.Sc in project management SOPS. However, the structure will be similar to the sample MBA personal statements on this page. For project management, the focus has to be more towards project planning, success measurement and people management skills since it is a subset of the typical broad-range MBA program. Hope this helps.

  13. manmohan singh on August 27, 2013 at 10:34 AM said:

    i want sop for pursuing mba in australia after doing chemistry in india…pls reply

  14. hello.I want SOP for post graduate certificate in marketing management Canada

  15. Trisha Banerjee on September 5, 2013 at 8:22 AM said:

    Hi ,

    Wanted a sample SOP for MBA in Luxury Brand Management .
    Please help !

    Regards ,

  16. Hi,
    Can i get a sample SOP for MBA information systems.I am a Btech Computer science graduate.

  17. hello sir

    can i please get a SOP for masters in IB or Masters in HR ???

  18. Umesh R Sonawane on September 24, 2013 at 3:17 AM said:

    Hi team, need help in sop for executive post graduate certification in marketing management from IIM-Kozi. I have also mailed my query on your email id, please suggest.


  19. Dr.Sharon Barodawala on September 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM said:

    hello sir,
    I am a dentist and want to pursue my management degree (MBA) in the United States. Can u pl mail me sample of SOP for US MBA for the same.

  20. Hi Thanks for the sample SOPs . Can you please a post a sample SOP for operations management for fresher with B.Tech(ECE) background..

  21. saikiran on October 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM said:

    hello sir,
    iam a graduate in hospitality ,would you please send me the sample os sop for mba in canada or australia .


  22. SUSHANTA MISHRA on November 12, 2013 at 3:07 AM said:


    I am a Chartered Accountant, M.Com (Gold Medallist) , Management Accountant; presently working as Asst. Manager(Fin) in a central PSU; with around 10 years of experience.

    Please provide me a sample SOP for MBA(Finance) and standard format of Recommendation letter.

  23. Can I have the sample Personal statement for MBA in finance?

  24. Sandeep Barhanpure on November 13, 2013 at 4:07 AM said:

    Dear Team: Can I have the sample SOP for MBA- finance

  25. hi, can I get a sample of SOP for international management (MBA). I want to do it from Germany . I have finished my Graduation in B.Com and have also specialized in German Language

    • Hi Payal, We aren’t currently releasing specific MBA personal statement samples for international management. You might want to have a look at the existing sample MBA SOPs to get an idea of the structure and flow of an MBA SOP. For customized assistance, please feel free to contact us. Thanks, David

  26. chaitanya Kumar on November 19, 2013 at 8:33 AM said:

    Hello MBA admission Gurus,

    I have been through your sample MBA admission SOPs. They are really good.

    Can you please suggest few SOP’s samples for Mechanical Engineering graduates?

    I am a Mechanical Engineer, wanting to do an MBA and need relevant SOP’s samples for the same.


  27. Hi MBA admission Gurus,
    Your MBA SOP’s are amazing and of great help.
    I am a economics graduate and want to pursue my post graduate in international business management from the UK. Can you please provide me a statement of purpose on the relevant subject ASAP.

    Thank you,

    • Hi Shalini,

      You can refer to the discussion threads and the SOP samples on this page. We do have sample SOPs for MBA in international business management. However, for privacy reasons, we have not yet made them public. The samples on this page are pre-approved for release by applicants. You can refer these to get a general idea of the structure. For customized assistance, please contact us

  28. Hello MBA admission Gurus,

    I have been through your sample MBA admission SOP for Supply chain management. It is really helpful.I am Software engineer with 5 year exp in IT sector and applying for MBA in Global Supply chain Management in US.

    Can you please suggest few SOP’s samples?


  29. I am looking for a sample SOP for MBA universities after BS in industrial Biotechnology. Please can you help me.

    • Hi Swetha,

      It will be best to have a look at last 4 samples of MBA personal statements in this section. For personalized consulting, please feel free to contact us with your resume. Thanks, David, For

  30. eshan maheshwari on December 20, 2013 at 8:36 AM said:

    i am a chemical engineer

    i want an sop on 1) MBA in oil and gas management,
    2)MBA in energy management
    3)ms in oil and gas management

    please reply soon

  31. hello , I am going to write SOP for (Business and language ) and also about (Arts and design). Please suggest a good sample.

  32. Hi

    I am looking for a Statement of Purpose (SOP) for MEM and MBA in Australia


  33. krishna on January 1, 2014 at 11:10 AM said:

    Hello MBAadmissionGURUS,
    I am planning to Pursue a Pharmaceutical MBA in USA.
    Could you please provide me with the sample SOP or any tips?

    • Hi Krishna: That’s a very interesting post. We ARE planning to release a special Personal Statement for MBA in Pharmacy track. However it will take time.

      Some tips
      (1) Pl. refer to the MBA SOP for Supply chain management specialization
      (2) Instead of supply chain focus, you can talk about how you grew interested in Pharmacy domain
      (3) Then go on to mention your top accomplishments in pharmacy cos. at work
      (4) Finally ensure that your goals are in line with your work experience plus M.B.A (Pharmacy domain)

      Hope this helps, David
      MBA admission Gurus

  34. Dear MBA Admission Guru
    I need a sample Personal Statement (SOP) for the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. I have a 3.5 + years of experience in IT. Please guide.


    • Hi Anil,

      We would be happy to help. However, we need more specific details of your requirement i.e. MBA specialization? (Marketing, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Supply chain, Entrepreneurship and the like). For a generic idea, you can refer to the sample MBA SOPs and the discussion threads on this page.


  35. Pulasta Mahapatra on January 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM said:


    I am looking for a sample MBA SOP within 100 words for General Management program. Please advise

    Pulasta Mahapatra

    • Hello Pulasta,

      We do have such samples but they have currently not been approved for being made live. If the word limit is so stringent, you had better compress the “career progress till date” part of the SOP and move quickly to goals and benefits of the program in question. Hope this helps. Regards, David, MBAadmissionGURUs

  36. Rishabh Gupta on January 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM said:

    Sir, I am looking for a SOP for MBA with a mechanical engineering background. Please advise.



  37. Hi David, As a “fresher” it often becomes difficult to justify an MBA directly. There are many ways and it also depends on your extra-curricular activities. Do contact us for customized assistance on your case. Thanks

  38. Sandeep Dey on February 1, 2014 at 4:17 AM said:

    Hello MBAadmissionGURUS : I read the sample MBA SOPs and they were really very helpful. I just need one specialized assistance: I did my B.S in Civil Engineering and have 9 months of work experience in a major construction company in Planning and Billing.

    I want to pursue MBA in Finance..
    What should be my approach to justify my decision? Please guide….

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Sandeep,

      You must focus on 3 aspects:
      1. Indicate that engineering boosted your numerical and analytical skills
      2. Indicate your liking for finance developed over the past 1-2 years. For that you must indicate which books/journals/events have sparked the
      3. Finally, focus most on achievements in your Billing related work and the learning and achievements therein.

      Hope this helps.

      To your success,
      MBA admission Gurus

  39. Amoolya Reddy on February 8, 2014 at 6:37 AM said:

    I was looking for an sop for MBA in HR (Human Resources) with an undergraduate degree in Engineering (BS in Electronics and Computers)

    Please guide. Thanks & Regards, Amoolya

    • Hi,

      We currently do have an HR focussed MBA personal statement. However, please feel free to leverage (A) The sample SOPS for a broad outline (B) The discussion threads for getting some specific ideas to develop your document. Thanks

      MBA admission Gurus

  40. Sumeet Gupta on February 8, 2014 at 7:33 AM said:

    Hello MBAadmissionGURUS: I am currently pursuing my Undergraduate degree in civil engineering from one of the top-most engineering colleges. I need an SOP that can use my being fresher as a strength. Please help. Thanks

    • Hello Sumeet,

      For an MBA, typically being a “fresher” is actually a “weakness”. That said, you can indicate that
      (A) Your engineering degree from a reputed College has given you top-notch “analytical acumen”
      (B) You have extensive teamwork and leadership experience through classroom projects and also extra-curriculars
      (C) Finally, since you are without prior industry experience, your thought process is quite “mouldable” or rather “you are non-opinionated in terms of functioning of the business world and thus most open to new management approaches. You are easier to train and less prejudiced in terms of post MBA employment offers”

      Hope this helps

      MBA Admission Gurus

  41. Hello Sir,
    I am looking for an SOP for MBA in insurance. I completed my Bachelors degree in banking and insurance and have also cleared a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) module in insurance. Please guide


  42. Amit Kumar on February 15, 2014 at 5:13 AM said:

    Hi MBAadmissionGURUS,
    I am a Mechanical Engineering graduate from an Army College and have 3 years of work experience in Product design and development. I am also in a “Global Engineer development program” at an Multinational and have also been very active with a Not-For-Profit organization.

    Going forward, I plan to pursue a Masters in Engineering and Management (MEM). While I am confident about the versatility of my experiences, am unable to figure out a way to reflect upon those in my SOP. I want to include everything (to reflect diversity) and at the same time ensure its not boring :)

    Please help.


    • Greetings Amit,
      1. Your army college association with be a definite plus. Do mention it your SOP that it taught you “independence, teamwork and discipline”. Any form of defense force or civil defense association is well-respected in business schools.
      2. I agree that multiple experiences may create the challenge of expression in the SOP. The best idea would be to first build a logical outline/flow chart and then create a draft. By the time, you are at the 2nd draft, this problem will wither out. Bottomline: Get started!


  43. Hello Sir,
    I am looking for a SOP on Masters in international business. I have completed my Bachelors degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering. Please guide me. Regards, Uday

    • Hi Uday,
      Your query is still quite generic. The best idea would be to refer to the samples on this page and also the discussion threads on MBA SOPs. The overall flow for any business (masters) degree would be the same.

  44. Hello MBAadmissionGuru:
    I was searching for a sample SOP for pursuing MBA in finance. I have completed my Bachelors degree in Computer Science. Thanks in advance

  45. Shraddha on March 6, 2014 at 10:59 PM said:

    Dear MBA Admission Guru,

    I am searching for a sample SOP on MBA in Human Resources. I am planning to apply for an MBA in Australia and have completed my Bachelors in Computer Science. Thank you!

    • Hi Shraddha,

      Do you have prior industry experience? We can suggest accordingly. Thanks

      • Shraddha on March 12, 2014 at 2:24 AM said:

        No. I do not have any work experience.

        • Ok. In that case, indicate how well you did in “people management” related work during your undergraduate year and also your extra-curricular and co-curricular projects. As such, the case is weak for HR admission to a premier business school since (A) there is no prior work experience at all (B) Since A is absent it will be very difficult to judge your HR skills even to a minor extent.

          The Frank MBA admission Guru, David F.

  46. I was searching for an SOP for MBA after Bachelors in Chemical Engineering.

    I have 2 years Experience as Process Engineer and Lab Assistant. I now want to gain admission in MBA (Supply Chain).
    Please guide.


  47. mohd imran on March 16, 2014 at 9:21 AM said:

    I have completed my Bachelors degree in commerce. I was searching for an SOP for MBA in banking and finance. i have been working as Jr finance analyst since two years.

    Thank you.

  48. Sarpong Ray on March 20, 2014 at 4:38 AM said:

    Dear MBAadmissionGurus,

    I am a teacher who has interest in pursuing an MBA finance but has no
    background and experience on finance. Please help me to compose a
    personal statement of purpose

    Thank you

  49. Lipika Agarwal on March 20, 2014 at 4:40 AM said:

    Dear Sir/Ma’am,

    I am a final year student of a 5 year integrated MSc Course in Biotechnology and plan to pursue an MBA in Marketing and communications specialization. It would be you kind of you if you could send me a sample Statement Of Purpose for admission to a B School which specializes in Marketing and Communications.

    Thanking You,
    Lipika Agarwal

  50. Please guide: I am searching SOP for MBA in marketing of pharmaceuticals

  51. Priyanka on March 27, 2014 at 3:30 AM said:

    Dear MBAadmissionGURUS

    I will be doing my MBA in communications. I am from the banking field. Please guide me on my MBA SOP.

    Thanks & Regards,

  52. Imran shaikh on April 5, 2014 at 8:31 AM said:

    Hello Sir,
    I am BE Biotechnology graduate and planning to do MBA in marketing. Please guide on the SOP.


  53. Saly Kotkas on April 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM said:

    I am going to apply to Haskayne MBA under University of Calgary. I have a geoscience education background and four year experience working in Oil and Gas companies in North America. For post MBA career I want to start with a technical managerial position. In the SOP I need to focus on how the MBA will help me in this career pursuit. Please advise.

  54. Sushila Chaudhary on April 27, 2014 at 9:06 PM said:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am going to apply for a masters in accountancy program. I have 2.5 years experience in accounting.

    In the SOP, I want to focus on how the MBA will help me in this career pursuit.

    Please advise …

  55. Princy Dugar on May 19, 2014 at 7:07 AM said:

    Respected MBAadmissionGURUS,
    Please guide me on building an SOP for MBA in IT (Information Technology). Regards, Princy Dugar

  56. Lereh Devin on May 29, 2014 at 2:32 AM said:

    Hi MBAadmissionGURUS,

    I seek your help. I am applying for an MBA in oil and Gas management and need to build an SOP urgently. Please can you help me with that?


  57. Hi,

    I’m applying for graduate school and need help/sample of a Statement of Purpose. I am looking into a Master’s in Business Administration.

  58. Hello,
    I am a professional civil engineer with three years of work experience.
    For an MBA abroad, what can be the career path for a civil engineer


    • Hi Rajan,

      With a civil engineering background and an MBA, you can quickly grow to seniority in project management roles or possibly shift to marketing or finance roles if you have those inclinations. IF you are looking at an international MBA, Canada would be the best option since the the civil industry there is a growth phase. Civil engineers are also given priority processing for Canadian Green Card Applicants.

      Hope this helps!
      MBA admission GURUS

  59. manisha on June 25, 2014 at 1:50 AM said:

    I have finished my college from with a B.Tech in Information Technology (IT) specialization. I wanted to do MBA in Finance. I seek your help in developing a winning SOP especially since my performance in under-graduation is not too strong. Please help in this critical situation. Thanks,


  60. Kumar Rishav on June 25, 2014 at 10:21 PM said:

    I have finished my Bachelors in Civil Engg. . I have applied for MBA in Construction Project Management. I have a good academic records and request your guidance on building a winning SOP. Thank you. Rishav

  61. Kiran rathod on June 27, 2014 at 1:51 AM said:

    Dear MBAadmissionGURUS,
    I have completed my graduation in commerce and want to do my MBA in marketing in USA. Please guide me in terms of SOP drafting. Thanks & Regards, Kiran

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