Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.

The inspiration to pursue my master’s degree has derived from the willingness to learn and gain knowledge. I am pursuing my Masters in Business Administration at the end of August, 2020, and I am incredibly eager and slightly nervous for the journey that is ahead of me. Business has been a subject that has intrigued me the past few years, and is why I declared it as my major. All the components and how they flow together in unison. Accounting and measuring a business’s success by weighing revenue minus expenses. Supply chain management and the logistics involved in overseeing that the financial, transportation, inventory, warehousing, and operations management and running smoothly. Even the study of economics, and analyzing the value of currency and how markets fluctuate with respect to society. All the subject and components involved in the field of business fascinate me to no extent. Which is why I am wanting to further my education and become more resourceful, by learning and understanding the more detailed components of business subjects and transferring them into my future career. Where my love for business came from was my family. Various members of my family have had jobs within the business world, positions such as human resourcing, accounting, and even customer relations. All of whom have taught me valuable business lessons that have crossed over and have affected me in my own life. For instance, the value of hard work and earning the money that is rewarded to you, and knowing how to budget, save, and spend that money. Practical lessons that have helped me in my own life. I am always willing to learn and obtain greater knowledge, as well as enhancing my skill sets. Which is why I am attending graduate school, to further educate and better myself, by take all of my retained knowledge and apply it to my career that lies ahead.

Alex from Missouri
University of Missouri - St. Louis