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MS Business Administration, Latin America

Upon graduating with a Masters's in Administration in your program, I would have a solid foundation of theoretical understanding of international business. I aim to work for a large-scale global technology company, utilizing my unique background, bilingual abilities, and a decade of experience in the field to enhance or establish an international business department, focusing our energies on transferring technologies to Latin American companies.

I feel strongly that the importance of developing emerging Latin American markets can hardly be overestimated. I want to help to break down the ingrained fear many American companies have of open markets with Latin America. There is a certain measure of prejudice against Latin American products, which are incorrectly viewed as being substandard or inferior in some way. There is an unfounded belief that American markets are generally flooded with poorly manufactured or designed technologies to reciprocate through open calls.

For almost a decade, I have maintained a conceptual continuity in my own industrial equipment business, raising sales from zero to $150K/annum and earning a good reputation in our market niche, setting up a small but highly effective administrative structure. In addition, I have acted as a training supplier, serving small and mid-size companies in the industry. I am well versed in directing, planning, and organizing stock and quality control issues. I have learned to be persuasive in my work. Before I knew the meaning of the word brainstorm, I was conducting brainstorming sessions with groups of employees. Through practice, I gained command over many fundamentals.

I have traveled to the US many times for training courses and several Latin American countries through my own company, attending trade shows and seminars. Having been born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and educated in South America, I can connect easily with other Latinos and Hispanics. Building trust and representation on both sides of the border, through authorized distributions from American companies, I have sold products and given training to industries across Venezuela.

Once I have established my contacts and deepened my understanding of the practical concerns surrounding international trade and technology transference, particularly between developed and emerging nations, I anticipate establishing my own company. The ideal would be to partner with mid-size US technology manufacturers and service providers, exporting technology to mid to large-scale Latin American companies. More importantly, my company will establish an information network that connects mid-size US manufacturing firms with central to large-scale Latin American companies. Through this exchange, technical knowledge can be shared, increasing sustainability, and viable and practical solutions can be more easily discovered and implemented, leading to a more fluid transition from concept to market. Production costs can be lowered, and the savings passed on to the consumer, making companies more competitive, particularly for Latin American manufacturers. I hope to increase my understanding of Latin American countries and build more significant levels of respect and effective partnerships.

Throughout my experiences, both inside the lecture hall and in terms of putting theory into practice, I have seen very few instances in which the small business world interacts with the academic world. Only in the case of large companies where organization, well-defined/refined methods, and experience collaborate and work together towards the common goal of developing efficiency in their processes and achieving increased levels of success. I feel that post-graduation, I can be instrumental in finding common ground or point of connection where the academic and professional worlds can work together. Indeed, each would guarantee the future of the other in a symbiotic fashion, furthering good examination.

In the most practical terms, I bring with me to International Business a genuine love for math and statistics. I firmly believe that quantitative sciences could help the social sciences to be more effective. Continuing my work in importing/exporting products and services, I feel drawn to the financial and statistical indicators applied to international trade as a tool for working in specific environments. My most significant professional accomplishment has been building my own international industrial equipment business, raising sales from zero to $150K/annum, earning a good reputation in the small market, and setting up a small administrative structure that is still in use today. Regarding personal accomplishments, emigrating to America changed my lifestyle and career tenfold. From managing my own business with five employees to becoming a restaurant employee in the US, delivering Chinese food and washing dishes taught me humility and an appreciation for the immigrant experience. Leaving my wife and two children behind while I spent two years in a foreign land, studying and preparing for the GMAT and TOEFL was an emotional, psychological and physical marathon. Building a better life for my family taught me to keep my eyes firmly on my dreams. I am also proud of my volunteerism, bringing my love of math and the sciences to teens. As a Latino, I am reaching out to Hispanic/Latino teens, my teenage daughters included, showing them as a role models that hard work, perseverance, and a goal-oriented mindset can lead to a successful life.

Throughout my experiences, both inside the lecture hall and in terms of putting theory into practice, I have seen very few instances in which the small business world interacts with the academic world. Only in the case of large companies where organization, well-defined/refined methods, and experience collaborate and work together towards the common goal of developing efficiency in their processes and achieving increased levels of success. I feel that post-graduation, I can be instrumental in finding common ground or point of connection where the academic and professional worlds can work together.

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