Why I pursue a master degree?

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Why I chose to pursue a master degree

Mohamud A. Ahmed

COM 515 Business Communications

Walt Sienkiewicz

Why I chose a graduate degree has many reasons that are not enough to summarize them here in one or two pages. The time I decided to join UOP was the right moment I seized my luck or I may have never got another chance to take the advantage of it. Coming back to academic field was not an easy task. It was an intrinsic party of my goal. The decision to pursue a master degree took me almost fourteen years. There are two basic things of why I chose the master degree: career development and personal growth. The world is more sophisticated and insecure in terms of both economic uncertainties and stabilities. So that you need what can me you keep up with those uncertainties.

After I graduated from the university, I joined the working professionals of which I hardly waited to see the fruits of my four-year bachelor degree. I was in this field more than fourteen years. I obtained enough work experience, and I set several goals which I though I will obtain in ten years. From the outset of my goal planning, I put higher degree my first priority, but it failed to come practical with a number of reasons: First, I was living in a country that had no higher institution that provides MBA or MSc. The only possible opportunity at the time was lobbying for outside scholarship on which was entirely based nepotism and corruption. Second, my family had an influence in my life in term of decision-making. This had resulted my first marriage, which became another important part of my goal. I became a father with huge responsibilities. Nevertheless, I was able to continue my commitment to obtain a higher degree.

During my twelve years in management field, I obtained ample professional experience. My maturity developed and I became a man of will and strong vision. It has always been my craving to obtain well-awarded degree. Although I agree with...
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