Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
I lack a formal academic background in business, as no business-related classes were required for my undergraduate degree in Environmental Health (graduated summa cum laude in 2010 with a 3.96 / 4.0 GPA). I have recently completed the 2017 Forté Foundation Women’s MBA Launch Program to assist in the preparation of my business school applications and future studies. I am excited to complete Quinlan’s MBA program, which I believe will provide more opportunities for advancement in my career by adding a broader, values-based business education to my professional background. To move upward in my career and to fulfill my personal goal of attaining a VP-level position in the environmental health and safety field, a solid background in general business administration, including expertise in Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Analytics, and Accounting is expected. At present, my formal academic history lacks this critical coursework.
Amanda from Illinois
Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Business