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DBA Degree, Effective Strategies and Sustainability Statement of Purpose

I hope to be selected to study towards the DBA Degree at the University of XXXX because the program provides a highly challenging, but supportive, academic environment and fellow students who are as committed and enthusiastic as I am to this specialty. The fact that the program stands so high in the rankings of comparative courses and is AACSB accredited clearly indicates that entry will be highly competitive which provides an assurance that these criteria will be met. I am also attracted by the fact that the program is research based and teaches research methodology and reporting and that I shall be involved in solving actual, identified challenges under the guidance of highly experienced scholar-practitioners. I am also attracted by the emphasis on emerging technology, the accurate analysis of business information to enable timely interventions where necessary, and the development of effective strategies and recognizing symptoms of unsustainability in an increasingly dynamic business environment.

My program management experience and my extensive working knowledge of Information Technology, Business, Finance and my exposure to various cultures and disciplines of management through the MBA program has laid a sound foundation for my study toward a doctoral degree at XXXX. In addition, my solid grasp of underlying computer technologies and management science theories provides me with the essential tools to substantially contribute to the program.

While I am in the doctoral program my short-term goals are to continue to strengthen my management skills by engaging research in leadership and extend the theoretical understanding of Managing technology & innovation and Resources management & sustainable development.  After completing the Doctoral program, my long-term objective is to seek a position with Unites States Aid for International Developing countries (USAID) where I can share my experience, skills and knowledge to those working in developing countries by providing assistance in research, identifying and overcoming new challenges, and providing new perspectives and approaches to senior management.

The most serious obstacles are lack of financial support and family obligations. In order to undertake the degree I have no alternative but to continue to work full-time in a demanding job. I understand that the demands of my professional and family obligations could interfere with my studies. I have given this matter much thought and have concluded that, difficult though this will be, I have the determination and commitment to include this additional and heavy call on my time to enable me to successfully complete it.

My career to date has called upon skills and characteristics that appear to ‘overlap’ with those required of an effective researcher. The nature of my work has often required an ability to think in creative and original ways, the ability to differentiate between underlying problems and their most obvious symptoms, a demonstration of determination in seeking solutions and in team selection and team-leading to such an end, and the ability to recognize situations in which a cross-disciplinary approach is likely to be most effective. I note that the curriculum includes formal instruction in research methodologies and reporting and so I am reassured that I can overcome this lack of direct experience.

The DBA program at XXXX is the best fit for my professional and career aspirations. This program has the faculty expertise to help me reach my goals in becoming a Chief of Party at USAID in near future. If admitted into the program, I plan to major  in management.  In terms of research, my interests are identical to the interests of J.Lee Whittington, Ph.D. which is leadership.  Additionally, my interests in Managing technology & innovation, Resources management & sustainable development, would allow potential collaborations with other faculty in the program like Dr. XXXX and Dr. XXXX. Earning a DBA is required in order for me to achieve my future goals. It is also personally and academically important to me. I believe that this program will prepare me with the finest training which is critical to becoming a successful mentor and leader. For that reason, I will fully apply and dedicate myself to contribute as much as I can to the University of XXXXs Doctoral Program in Business Administration.

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MBA Healthcare Management Chinese Applicant, Healing from the abuse suffered in her home in China

Now 29 years old, I am a Chinese woman who has been in the USA for 4 years studying and I have earned my MA Degree in Education with a focus on Mental Health Counseling. I hope to be accepted to your distinguished MBA Program in Healthcare Management so as to round out my career and give me the ultimate preparation that I need to make my optimal contribution to my society as a health care administrator, wherein lies my true calling. I was drawn to the area of mental health, counseling, and therapy because, while growing up in China, I was subject to a great deal of abuse, most of it based on the fact that I was the child of a single mother. I was seen as having less value and potential than a little girl who had a father. The degradation was bitter and I suffered to such an extent that I went through periods where I had regular, re-occurring thoughts of suicide. Since early adolescence, however, when my mother took me to see a mental health counselor, I found hope and gradually began to heal. I now feel strongly that my greatest joy in life will come from helping others as an administrator of a mental health care facility for children and adolescents that have been abused and/or traumatized.

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PHD Entrepreneurship, IT, E-Commerce, Helping China, Chinese Applicant

The PHD Program in Entrepreneurship at the University of XXXX is my first choice because I feel that I am an excellent fit with your focus on innovation as the central component of progress in terms of human as well as economic development. I feel strongly that I have the kind of solid and extensive background in the social sciences, quantitative studies, and information technology that will enable me to distinguish myself as a graduate student in your program at UXXX. Probably most importantly, I look forward to contributing to class discussions and projects in your doctoral program as a Chinese professional who aspires to become a recognized expert in the field of innovation in China, with decades to come publishing original empirical studies of what works and what does not, and why, with respect to many kinds of innovation in China. I see your PHD Program in Entrepreneurship at UXXX as the perfect program for many reasons including the location and the wonderful resources both academic and in terms of commerce that exist in XXXX, XX in addition to the University itself.

I very much appreciate both the interdisciplinary character of your curriculum as well as the way it is geared towards intensive research. I feel strongly that my research experience will help me to hit the ground running at UXXX and excel as a graduate student. The more I read about XXXX, XX, the more it sounds like the perfect mid-sized city and I am most excited about the prospect of getting to know more of Missouri.

My goal is become a university professor and to help China to make more rapid progress in the areas of human resource management, development and how to foster, encourage, and support entrepreneurship through innovation. Throughout my studies in Economics, I have increasingly become convinced that we must proceed to develop in such a way as to make the best and most efficient use of our finite resources, investing in people rather than luxury and planning our development in sustainable ways. Information system management plays many critical roles in both public and private sectors of Chinese society and streamlining IT can help us to reduce cost and save resources, making production processes more efficient. The need for innovation in information system technology management will only increase in importance as we continue to interconnect our global economy.

Born and raised in my native China, I came to the US at 19 and soon began college at the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay, graduating in 2012 with my BBA and a focus on economics. In May of 2016, I earned my Master’s Degree in Applied Economics at XXXX University where I cultivated a special interest in and talent at econometrics and forecasting. I have become particularly skilled at SPSS, SAS, and Data Visualization-­‐‑Tableau.

I now hope to continue my studies at the UXXX and earn my terminal degree in the areas where my greatest talent and passion lie: entrepreneurship and innovation. I am a young Chinese woman with a global mindset and an intense dedication to the advancement of women, in particular, in IT fields and E-commerce. Nothing excites me more than the psychology of internet behavior and research is my greatest joy. My time at XXXX was one of the greatest periods of my life, working alongside and coordinating with professors and performing various tasks in support of empirical and comparative research, especially conducting statistical and econometric analyses using Eview, SAS and STATA.

I was also devoted to research as an undergraduate student, serving as a Research Assistant for Professor XXXX, assisting him for nearly two years with data collection through an online survey, preparing and analyzing datasets and performing data analysis using SPSS. By the time I finished my undergraduate degree at UW, I was already quite familiar with the literature on trust, privacy and E-commerce, much of it I learned working with Dr. XXXX. We created posters summarizing our research and presented them at the Capital Building at Madison, WI and the UW System Symposium. I also presented two papers that resulted from our research at the 6th and 7th Midwest Association Information System Conferences. One of our projects received the best paper award. Working alongside Dr. XXXX helped me to better understand how to go about doing research on both theoretical and practical levels, enhancing my analytical and creative skills and also improving my ability to give en eloquent and concise presentation.

As a graduate student at Marquette, I carried out multiple research projects in economics and advanced my skills still further in data collection and analysis; learning how to build forecasting models by using Excel, SAS, Tableau, and Stata.  One special highlight of my graduate education was serving as a Teaching Assistant for the class “Principles of Microeconomics”; assisting the professor in the preparation of course materials, holding office hours, counseling students, and grading homework assignments. I adore teaching and I am anxious for the next opportunity.

Information systems like big data are expanding and developing in China and showing great promise. I almost think of it as my civic duty to focus on China and to devote myself to research in this area so that I can make my maximum contribution to my society, helping to improve communications, operations, and general efficiency and productivity.

I thank you for considering my application to your distinguished doctoral program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of XXXX.

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