The sample SOPs were used for applying to a master’s program(MS) in Information Management in the UK.
In the complex and interconnected world of international business, the science of information management is increasingly important. With my extensive educational background in computers, I have become quite interested and skilled in this area. However, if I am to prepare myself for the challenges of a successful future career, it is essential that I combine my background in computers with further education in management. Such an education will give me a unique competitive advantage in the international workplace. The master’s program in Information Management at your university is therefore ideal for my professional goals.
I earned my Bachelors’ degree in Computer: Software Development at Goodwell University in [country]. At this school, I acquired thorough and comprehensive training in computers and software. Because of my longstanding interest in computers and my desire to focus my career in this field, I was very enthusiastic in my studies. Also, because of my desire to gain business-related skills, I have taken elective courses related to business, economics, management, and marketing. I feel strongly that it is more important that I receive a more business- and management-oriented education than a strictly computer-based education. For this reason, I have decided to build upon my undergraduate education by studying in your master’s program in Information Management.
If given the opportunity to join your Information Management program, I will be able to utilize my extensive background in computers, while learning additional skills and techniques that will be greatly beneficial to my future career development. I hope to use my skills and background to learn how to effectively analyze and solve business problems. Modern businesses are heavily reliant on information systems, and this is integral to the successful management of an organization. I am eager to explore this field in the presence of the esteemed professors at your university. After researching your program, I am well aware of the quality of education that is available, and this has especially motivated me to pursue a slightly altered educational path, as the challenges and opportunities available at your university will allow my potential to grow unfettered.
After I graduate from your program, I will be uniquely prepared to face the challenges of the international business world. My short term goal is to seek employment in the UK that could serve as a practical supplement to my education. In the long-term, I plan to return to my native country, where the fast-developing economy requires experienced management professionals. The role of information management will be of increased importance in the coming years, and I plan to use my computing and management background to assist in the structured development of domestic companies. Your master’s program in Information Management will allow me to achieve these goals, and I therefore greatly appreciate your consideration of my application.
Sample 2 for MS in Management
In the age of globalization, it is crucial to have a broad and refined international outlook. The United Kingdom boasts an excellent cultural atmosphere and highly developed commercial sector, as well as sophistication in the humanities and areas of scientific and technological advancement. For these reasons, I hope to acquire management knowledge in the UK and learn from reputable professors with outstanding research facilities. In such a setting, I will be constantly exposed to skills and ideas that will enable me to develop into a management professional with virtually unlimited potential.
I was inspired to pursue a career in management from a young age, witnessing the business activities of my father. He is an entrepreneur in the electronics industry who is very business-minded and dedicated to his work. As a child, I began to absorb many ideas and concepts related to business and management. After school, I often read books and periodicals such as Business Week and Forbes, and it was clear even at that young age that I would work in business in the future. My decision to pursue a master’s degree is due to the fact that I recognize that my father is limited by his qualifications; he only earned a high school degree, relying on his own diligence and perseverance to succeed. I hope to be able to assist him and his company in the near future, and the professional management skills I learn in your institution will allow me to achieve this goal.
Recently, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sociology from Good University, where I attended many management-related courses, including Computer Science and Information Management, Introduction to Management, International Relations, and Mass Communication. During my four years of training, I had a positive attitude and developed good relationships with both classmates and teachers. Perhaps most importantly, during my time in the university I cultivated the patience necessary to deal with people in need. For instance, in the course Social Casework, I was involved in many cases which required considerable talking and communication skills. Because of this, I grew patient and tolerant in demanding and frustrating situations. Apart from working to help people in need, we also had opportunities for self-reflection and growth, such as when we had disagreements with those with whom we lived. In these situations, it was important that I have patience and communicate clearly to mediate and resolve conflicts. My work has provided me with valuable knowledge and experience that will be of great use in my future management-related work, where such communication skills are vital to success.
In addition to my experience in the university, I further developed my skills as an Intern at GoodHealth General Hospital, where I counseled patients, planned educational promotional activities, and engaged in administrative work. I then worked in the Department of Social Service at Wellness Memorial Hospital, where I was involved with community health promotion as well as planning, evaluating, and counseling. These were incredibly valuable opportunities to learn about hospital management and obtain experience and knowledge that can not be learned through books and classroom study alone.
Finally, I hope that in the near future, with the guidance of the experienced and learned professors in your institute, I will have thoroughly cultivated my independent thinking and research capabilities. I eventually plan to work as a professional manager in an international context, and I am convinced that by studying alongside the dedicated professionals and students in your school, I will be able to engage in enlightening research and acquire a more profound academic foundation.