Why MBA question.
"Be the change you wish to see in the World." - Mahatma Gandhi My future career objectives are driven primarily by my experiences as an aide worker in Africa, as well as my career development to date. I have learned that I need to broaden my horizons, personally and professionally, about my strengths and weaknesses and about my desire to develop myself. I view an M.B.A as critical to achieving my professional objectives. The leadership development providing me with the skills to lead people and organisations and the technical development providing me with the business knowledge that is a fundamental foundation for any aspiring leader. As importantly, I see the overall 'M.B.A experience' further developing some of my other qualities, such as maturity, dedication and a fetish for challenges. In viewing the M.B.A as a whole, rather than just a business qualification, I see it as a way for me to get 'fit for the future' both personally and professionally. I have selected Johnson Business School for two main reasons. Firstly, it is a very well respected institution with an outstanding reputation throughout the world in business education. Discussing my career plans with partners at my firm rapidly showed me that Johnson has a higher profile and reputation than many of the other universities that appear above it in various league tables. Secondly, the case study method of teaching is one that is suited to me and my capabilities. I will learn more by working in a team with classmates than by solely studying using textbooks. Essentially, I can develop most effectively within the Johnson environment and my personal and professional background will be valued by the faculty and of benefit to my M.B.A classmates. My short-term career goal is to gain a thorough understanding of business and economics, through an M.B.A followed by work experience with an international strategy consultancy. However, my long-term career objective is to move into politics as an international development secretary and work with developing countries in Africa to achieve sustainable and consistent industrial growth coupled with infrastructure development, which I see as a critical part of reducing poverty, along with it's friends: crime and disease. I will be focused on solving problems, I will make decisions based on sound economic sense, I will lead people and organisations in the same direction. In other words, I will be the change I wish to see in the world.