I want to earn an MBA so that girls in a small town of Rajasthan can get higher
education in an English medium school, so that my family can know the real reason
for my father’s first business failure, so that I get better at comprehension and
application, and so that I can discuss ideas with the cre?me de la cre?me. But
importantly, I want to enroll in an MBA program to think 5 years ahead of my time
Indians set a right time for everything: a right age to complete education, start earning
and even marry. Everyone has such a checklist. In my checklist, now is the time to
earn MBA. I consider myself an optimum candidate since through professional
experience; I now have right questions that the program answers. My transformation
at a personal level brought the maturity to neither assume and nor expect. I have set
clear goals for myself and have a plan to execute. I want to evolve by doing the next
right thing: Masters in Business Administration.
After studying & working in two countries, in two different work cultures – a startup
as well as a corporate, consulting the best companies of the world; I have seen and
experienced quite a many things. To take my career to the next level by finding
answers, and achieving my short-term and long-term goals, it is the right time for me
to pursue MBA.
To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to
know.’ Stephen Covey isn’t wrong. The knowledge, exposure, and skills I aspire to
imbibe, require being aware and open to learning every moment. Through years of
retrospection and introspection, I’ve realized that my core strengths lie in making
confident decisions and tactfully handling high-pressure situations that so very often
become a part of our professional and personal lives. I actively wish to test my
abilities in the harshest circumstances, wanting to gain experience in the verticals of
operations & supply chain.
I’m clear about my life goals. While I wish to work in a leadership role, which
involves solving hands-on problems, I don’t want to impose constraints of
organizational structure upon my choices. I would consciously choose to work in a
corporate environment since the professionalism and technology that a corporate
entity brings is unparalleled.
In the medium term (5-10 years), I look to reinvent my work style to make it versatile
by working in small or medium scale manufacturing-oriented startup or business,
where my expertise adds value and propels business growth. I’ve been lucky to be
part of one such company in my younger days which later became a multi- million
dollar enterprise, and I would be willing to work in such environment again. It brings
a new perspective to management especially giving a reality check on personal
effectiveness. I seek to come to the esteemed D’Amore-McKim School of Business to
get global exposure and have no reservations about locating to any corner of the
world post the MBA. The corporate residency program and culturally diverse class
would provide me with an excellent platform to learn and grow. Being brought up in a
boarding school and having completed my bachelors in US, I highly value peer
learning and personal relationships, and I feel Northeastern University can offer me
With an extensive scale of business, the focus of leaders must be to mentor the middle
management, who quickly identify and solve problems before they snowball. When
combined with the gain from the program, I am sure I will be able to successfully
execute this model in MNCs, where I can see the complexities of supply chain.
Although many doors shall immediately open after pursuing MBA from your
institution, I am objective in accepting that my plans shall not fold out the exact way I
want them to. Hence, I am also currently working towards my long-term goal of
starting my own manufacturing unit in India. By 2027 I wish to become an
entrepreneur in the agro tech sector. I want to combine my experience, knowledge and
network that I would have gained by then to build an enterprise known not only for its
quality and technique but also for its sustainable and good business practices, ethics,
approachability and outreach to the society.
As a believer in the line by Henry Ford ‘You can’t build a reputation on what you are
going to do,’ I request you to not judge me on my vision of efficient operational
models or entrepreneurship; but the clarity, self-awareness, and outlook.