Every year Fisher College’s MBA program admits a select group of talented professionals with demonstrated potential to become successful business leaders in an increasingly competitive, global environment. Briefly summarize your professional accomplishments to date. If you have not held a full-time job or are still in college, let us know about your leadership accomplishments in a school, internship, or extracurricular context.
Also, why do you want to earn an MBA degree in general and a Fisher College MBA in particular? Include your post-MBA goals, both short-term and long-term, and outline your plan for achieving them.
PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE
Early-on in my career, I realized my passion for developing businesses and swiftly identifying and capturing untapped new business/market opportunities. Starting my career in Insurance Underwriting that included Risk Management, Proposal Writing and Pricing of Insurance products, I moved over to Banking to increase my knowledge of banking products. I thus advised Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on complex financing issues – offering a Single Point Solution for their needs. Growth from functional (client relations) to zonal business responsibilities followed as turnaround objectives were achieved – often quicker and more profitable than expected. And I was steadily promoted to the next level of challenges and increased strategic and leadership responsibilities. Responsible for operations spanning ##### sq. ft. of western Indian Territory, my ##-member core team was led towards integrating the launch of new products with the marketing and analytics – and parallely reducing costs to achieve a turnaround in various assigned businesses. Over the last 6 months, I have steadily transitioned from handling SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) clients to large-scale corporations – thus broadening my exposure across various functions and products and the entire spectrum of market segments in the business.
SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM GOALS AND PLANS TO ACHIEVE THOSE
My near-term goal post-M.B.A is to work as a Management Consultant. With an earlier background of heading large-scale product development, sales and marketing and operational successes in an emerging market, I will be able to add value by bringing in pragmatic and as yet, creative solutions to complex business challenges. Working with a Management Consulting firm will bring in the opportunity to assist clients in succeeding across multiple geographies and international markets. It will also facilitate my Long Term goal of establishing a Consulting Practice that will advise global companies on their market entry and product strategies for India. It will also provide expansion strategies for Indian enterprises – thus enabling them to succeed on a global scale. My firm will specially focus on the Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) – identifying global opportunities for their products and services as well as facilitating alternate financing opportunities for their growth. It will further aid entrepreneurial growth by advising on product innovations, market targeting techniques, development and training of personnel and through a process-driven approach for managing operations.
THE VALUE-ADDITION DURING THE FISHER M.B.A PROGRAM
An MBA program from the Fisher College of Business forms an important step towards the actualization of my growth objectives. While my earlier education did equip me well for the objectives at that stage, a Global MBA from Fisher will enable understanding at an international and cross-functional level of enterprise complexity and at the perfect stage to be able to apply such learnings. The School’s approach of cultivating intuition through case studies in strategy and other application areas will help me strengthen my fundamentals and develop well-trained managerial and entrepreneurial instincts in my chosen field. The program’s electives in, often, cutting-edge areas (such as ________ ) as also the Career track on Consulting are well-suited to my learning and growth objectives. I also plan to associate myself with The Initiative for Managing Services and The Center for Entrepreneurship. The College’s emphasis on limited class size brings in fantastic opportunity to interact with world-renowned faculty, consultants and industry-leaders. I also hope to participate in challenging industry/consulting assignments and thus widen my understanding to a global scale.
The Fisher College of Business with a rich accomplishment history ranks among the premier, truly global business schools. Such a platform to interact with globally diverse student community will bring in the opportunity to learn cutting-edge business practices and will also prepare me to excel in a global arena. There is also the great opportunity to closely network with alumni and learn through seminars from global business leaders – I thus hope to find great mentor(s) who will guide further towards my goals. The school’s location in Columbus, a nerve center for global business and finance, brings in the ideal opportunity to learn right at the “creation of knowledge” and consult business across multiple industries and hone my skills. It is thus my most preferred destination for pursing an M.B.A program.