SOP Sample I – MBA with Marketing Specialization
Early-on, as a teenager, I would read through the profiles of leading business executives and successful entrepreneurs. It became increasingly clear that a strong majority of them started early in their business careers. I therefore decided to “get my feet wet” while pursing my B.B.A from Binghamton University. After extensive efforts and networking, I found an apprenticeship with ABC, a globally reputed Diamond manufacturing company. The exciting role involved direct reporting to senior managers and an opportunity to learn extensively about the diamonds business.
At ABC, I realized that it does take a trained eye to identify a diamond from the rough stages. And as an intern, I was trained for the same, right from the very basics – from diamond grading and valuation to polishing. The company turned out to be …
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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. His success motivated me to follow his ideals. A few years later, it was this belief that led me to major success in organizing a cultural 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. Within 2 months, we had surpassed our targeted revenue collection. The event was a mega-success and established the trend for similar cohesive celebrations and the foundation for our “Cultural events committee” .
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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 soccer 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
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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.
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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.
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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”.
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