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Statements of Excellence in Business Administration
I help applicants for admission to advanced degree programs in Business, BBA, MBA & DBA who are striving to live and work in responsible ways, and to help create financially healthy companies in the process, achieving success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment. I have helped applicants to business programs from all over the globe, students with special interests in a diverse range of topics, including health care practices, business and professional procedures, new information technologies and environmental issues.
It will be an honor for me to help you draft your statement. I will suggest a first paragraph free of charge since this is how I promote my service, focusing on your noble, socially responsible, long term goals for the future, your lifetime contribution to the enhancement of our global business community.
I believe that a strong case can be made that business is our best hope for addressing the many problems and overcoming the many challenges faced by humanity, everywhere on the globe. Thus, I help you to develop an articulation of your goals that is eloquent, and demonstrates the nobility of your unique cause, your dreams for your future in business.
Business & Ethics
As someone with a PHD in Religion and Social Ethics, I have long been most interested with the aspects of corporate governance which fall generally under the category of 'social responsibility'. I am committed to encouraging high quality interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in practical and professional ethics by educators and practitioners who appreciate the theoretical and practical impacts of their subjects. I seek to promote ethical practices in business and advocate the need for ethics as part of business courses, providing a forum for ethicists to discuss and exchange ideas on teaching, training and consulting in the field of business ethics.
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The Humanitarian Side of Business
Where as many old-timers claim that business equates capitalism, the world of business is now changing. Startups are getting greener, more sustainable, outsourcing widely and the nonprofit sector is growing faster than the private sector. In fact, it’s grown from £7bn ($9.9bn) a year to £40bn ($56.6) a year over the span of one generation.
What’s more, according to the UK newspaper, the Guardian, MBA graduates are in demand from charities and NGOs. If you’ve studied marketing, economy and planning, strategy, governance and corporate finance at Master’s level, you could snap up a job that pays upwards of £70,000 ($99,000) at a charity in the UK.
In his article in the Guardian, Stephen Hoare states that most of the biggest international NGOs., like Oxfam, Unesco and Save the Children, hire post graduates, because they can act as an accountant, an economist, a planner and a marketing expert rolled into one, but charities who can’t afford an MBA look for interns and volunteers. This could be a great way to investigate what this type of work is like to do in practice, before you apply to do your MBA. Alternatively, get your Masters first and you’ll be prepared to get your hands dirty off the bat.
If you’ve just recently finished your degree in business, you could get involved in a wide range of activities internationally within the niche of your choosing. The sky is the limit, as most organizations could do with some extra guidance from a business professional.
Take Africa as an example. Look online at positions related to business, and you can find posts like Business Support Manager at Oxfam GB in Chad, Assistant to the General Manager at Spie Libya, Country Director of the WWF in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Community-Oriented Policing Advisor at AMEX International Inc. in Morocco. There are a lot of opportunities in that region.
If you’d like to head towards South America, or travel south from the USA, exploring and working in different regions, you could look at jobs like the Regional Trust and Foundations Manager Americas at Amnesty International in Mexico, Andean Regional Manager for Fundación Capital in Colombia, or any similar post.
Alternatively, perhaps you’d like to study a Masters course that incorporates modules that relate to your passion for humanitarian work. The Webster Vienna Private University, for example, offers an MBA with Emphasis in International Relations, in Austria. This course includes all the subjects you’d expect from an MBA, like production operations, strategic management, economics, accounting, marketing and finance. However, it also includes detailed study of the processes and complexities inherent in the relationships between institutions of international governance, and the examination of the dynamics, structural characteristics and humanitarian issues related with the global community. This could provide the perfect backdrop to your future humanitarian business career.
If you’re interested in how you can make a difference in today’s intricate global economy, understanding how global relations issues such as international conflict resolution, sustainable economic development and humanitarian relief can be blended with business is mighty useful. The Master of Arts in Global Affairs & Management degree provides this specialized mix of international affairs and global management. You’ll focus on managing organization from a global perspective, global theory, global accounting and global marketing; global decision-making under uncertainty, negotiating across cultures, and many more subjects that could set you up perfectly for your chosen field, and allow you to choose from virtually any horizontal or virtual niche.
Way down under, at the University of Adelaide, Australia, there’s a fantastic Masters in International Trade and Development, if you’d like to study current international trade and investment issues, the political dynamics of the negotiating environment, the opportunities and challenges businesses are faced with today when operating in the globalized economy. The program is designed to give you a competitive edge with its interactive case-study training of how business and government interact in trade negotiations, leverage commercial opportunities from trade agreements, and the practical legal and commercial aspects of export marketing and business.
If you’re more of an environmental business type, the University of Denver, Colorado, USA might be right up your alley, with its M.Sc. in Environmental Policy and Management (Concentration in Energy and Sustainability). It’ll prepare you to confidently move into the dynamic industry of energy and sustainability, which is growing in importance and popularity everywhere. While you’ll establish a solid foundation in energy and sustainability concepts, you’ll also learn to integrate environmental systems, put policy into practice and develop excellent, effective sustainability plans. Choosing this program will prepare you perfectly to combine your undergraduate business knowledge with this modern, practical energy and sustainability know-how, making you extremely employable within the environmental and sustainability niche within the nonprofit sector. You could even go on to start your own nonprofit venture.
To keep it broad, what about the University of Geneva’s M.Sc. in International Management? This Swizz institution starts the degree in 2017, and it will last for 1 year and 6 months. The new faculty’s core values include strengthening ties with the businesses, international and humanitarian organizations and institutions in Geneva and the surrounding region. For more information about this program, check them out online at http://www.unige.ch/gsem/en/welcome-to-the-gsem/.
Ready to roll? Your career in business doesn’t have to restrict you to an 9-5 office job. Explore the world, study abroad, and you’ll be amazed out versatile business can be, the beautiful places it can take you and the good it can help you do in the world. Your future is bright!
And if you’re struggling to put together a great statement of purpose for the Master’s program of your dreams, let us give you a hand! We’d love to help you.