Statement of Purpose

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As a child, I often accompanied my dad to the stock market. Looking at the share index numbers on the large overhead screen, I was fascinated with this world. As I grew up, I gradually came to appreciate the importance of finance in the modern world. In the university, I was fortunate to have been exposed to many interesting and challenging fields. Though I ultimately chose to major in Chemistry, I also studied business, management and finance. I have been taking part-time courses side by side. These courses impressed upon me the importance of the financial sector in the economy. Finance professionals have the unique responsibility of managing assets and analyzing risks to ensure the future success of a company or organization. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this role, as the financial crisis of 2009 showed. It is due to my understanding of the importance of finance and investment, coupled with my longstanding interest for this subject that I have decided to pursue postgraduate studies in finance and economics at the Singapore Management University. I will be graduating in May 2013 from the University of Delhi Miranda House College, with graduation in Chemistry. While in university, I have sought part-time work to gain practical experience and financially support my education. During summer and winter vacations, I worked as an equity research intern at Axis Bank, India. I analysed and recommended a company that was approved and added to my brokerage firm sector report. The job in particular was rewarding and immensely instructive, and it has solidified my resolve to devote my future career to the field of finance and investment. The financial aspect of economics appeals to me differently since I have always found an innate fondness for mathematics and statistics. Financial economics appeals to my more mathematical background prior to and during university and allows me use those skills. My interest in finance and its importance in a Finance and...
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