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MS Computer Information Systems

I see XXXX University Online Master of Science Program in Computer Information Systems as the perfect bridge from where I am professional to where I want to go. I am attracted by the inventiveness and uniqueness of its Information Security and Database Management program since this area is my passion. As a banker, I am deeply immersed in fighting the practice of money laundering and need to enhance my abilities in database management. My father devoted his life to fighting white color crime with the New York State XXXX, and I am proud to follow in his footsteps in combating money laundering and online banking fraud.

I am employed with XXXX Bank as an Assistant Vice President of Quality Control. My primary responsibilities include developing and maintaining the Quality Control"s (CATSWeb) Tracking Database, assessing other banking system areas, and evaluating another banking system the effectiveness in compliance risk controls. I spearhead systemic projects that provide innovative solutions for inefficiencies during compliance testing and review. I recently completed a professional anti-money laundering specialist certificate program (ACAMS), and I enjoy being given the latitude to make the ways that we do business safer, as well as create successful partnerships between vendors and financial institutions. Last year, I was asked to spearhead a project with several service providers in the identification and implementation of a software system that would improve the operational efficiency and reporting capabilities of my department. I developed a rigorous software comparison matrix that expanded the vendor selection process beyond the initial scope presented by the team to discover gaps, unique features, or other opportunities for functionality, exceeding their stated objectives. The recommended system was adopted and is now being used globally throughout the organization. I put into place an all-in-one technological solution for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and sharing information to improve the quality of overall compliance team performance.

Studying in your program can help prepare me to help to integrate compliance efforts into various business activities better. I am interested in pursuing coursework that examines the fundamental principles of software design engineering in light of ongoing state-of-the-art quality advancement, especially concerning requirement specifications. Your online program at XXXX University will provide me with the comprehensive education and research experience I need to refine my ability to fight money laundering and apply sound business principles to Internet applications. I hope to overcome thereby some of the challenges that are posed by today's regulatory environment and find new ways to turn compliance efforts into capital opportunities. I am an intuitive and imaginative problem solver with a solid foundation in analytical processes, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. I believe that my work experience has afforded me with a sound basis for further study of key elements involved in the effective use of compliance systems.

While ABN AMRO provides ample career opportunities in Compliance, I have reached a plateau in developing the analytical and management skills necessary to achieve my full career potential for mitigating compliance risks and proposing increasingly creative corrective measures. I still lack an adequate foundation in systemic knowledge of IT. Internet Systems Development and Administration are now central to my job description, and your program can prepare me to excel further in terms of my professional achievements. I believe that a business school for career professionals should balance theory with real-world applications, and I am pleased that XXXX's curriculum includes hands-on experience through online association and collaboration. I am drawn to XXXX University because of the school's recognition of the central importance of Database Design and Implementation for Business, Information Systems Analysis and Design, IT Strategy and Management, and Electronic Commerce Systems on the Web. I am applying to XXXX University because it has the best, flexible MSCIS program online, and one which will allow me to tailor my course of study directly to my career interests. I also look forward to contributing to the school's strong international alumni network.


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