Statement of Purpose Engineering Business Management

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After completion of my national service, I set my eyes on gaining more work experience and then pursuing a Msc degree. I am excited to now be on the cusp of making that dream a reality. I have come a long way from the reserved college freshman who dreaded the thought of being a student class leader because it involved public speaking, to a flamboyant leader and colleague. I conquered those fears to now become the Project Coordinator for the GRA (Ghana Revenue Authority) and GCNET E-Government project. My engineering degree has given me a strong foundation for my analytical and technical skills. A Computer Engineering degree involves complex and intricate calculations and the application of basic math skills. I am interested in factors that affect the competitive performance of a business, and the manner in which changes in technology affect an organization’s structure, long –term business strategy, product and development, manufacturing, distribution network, information needs and standard systems. In order to gain an appreciation of these and related issues, it is essential for me to have a strong grounding in business management, and issues connected with information technology, as well as gain a general management perspective. I believe that the Msc program in Engineering Business Management would be invaluable in helping me achieve these objectives. It would enable me channel my quantitative and conceptual skills in analyzing business issues. Subsequent to earning my Msc, I intend to pursue a Ph.D program and investigate issues concerned with technology as it affects organization strategy, structure and systems. While my present job has helped me develop a thorough insight into project handling, I strongly believe I have to return to the academia for further growth. Based on research, I believe that the Msc in Engineering Business Management at the GTUC/ Coventry University is a highly structured program that provides the right balance between theory and...
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