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Personal Statement Examples For Graduate School Finance

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It was when I earned my first pound at the age of ten washing my mother's car that I became interested in the power of money. Over time it became clear to me that the people who understand the monetary and banking system are capable of understanding the decisions made by governments and the future of society...

Accounting & Finance/Business Personal Statement

Business, finance and accounting has been a passion of mine for some years now. I first had the idea of becoming a chartered accountant when my uncle told me about what he does in his role as finance manager of a local hospital; he inspired me to look deeper into the field and that was where my interest in finance and economics was first rooted...

The crucial importance and relevance of economics related disciplines to the modern world have led me to want to pursue the study of these social sciences at a higher level. My experiences of A-Level Economics has shown me the fundamental part it plays in our lives and I would like to approach it with an open mind - interested but not yet fully informed Having spent half of my life in India I have direct experience of two very different lifestyles making me more eager and enthusiastic to investigate other ways of life from a macro perspective...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

In today's world, economics associated disciplines are of fundamental significance and application, which has encouraged me to pursue a degree in Economics. Economics has an important relevance in all of our lives...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

In today's world, economics associated disciplines are of fundamental significance and application, which has encouraged me to pursue a degree in Economics. I am enormously enjoying studying Mathematics at 'A' level and believe that my strong mathematical background will enable me to have an excellent basis in which to engage in the study of Economics...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

At college the courses that I study are Maths, Economics and ICT (having discontinued Chemistry after AS). My favourite subject that I am currently studying is Economics Economic issues have become increasingly prominent in political and current affairs, and for me to understand such issues was the principal reason for me choosing to study economics Each and every one of us is affected by changes in the economy Advances in technology, changing inflation rates, unemployment, and balance of payments troubles are matters both of international magnitude and personal concern My enthusiasm for economics has led me to want to pursue a degree that involves the theme's accountancy and finance...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

they operate. In China, my favourite TV programme is the finance programme and I enjoy international finance. I frequently worked in my mother's company to help the staff in the accounts department. All of these have given me an understanding of accounting and finance My passion for the subject expanded when I chose accounting as part of my A-level programme...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

My interests for Economics and Law theory arose mainly from my keen desire to explore the role of law and economics in an ever-changing commercial world, these multi-disciplinary subjects will provided me with the opportunity to study a range of areas Studying Business and Economics has given me a fascinating insight into macroeconomic policy and how it impacts upon business and economic decisions, and now I would like to move on to do a degree in Economics combined with Law I am keen to study law because I want to become a qualified solicitor dealing with the property market and I have helped organise cultural functions and raised money for various charities...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

Adaptability, creative thinking and the application of technology are now intrinsic to managing finances. I have developed these principles and enjoyed the spectrum of college study that has taught me to approach problems from different political, economical and psychological perspectives...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

My decision to apply for a degree course in Accounting and Finance stems from my research in the college library and my career aspiration to become a chartered accountant. I particularly enjoy administrative work, numerical and statistical exercises, and opportunities to work with others as a team...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

Having a flair for Economics and accounting I have decided that I want a degree in Accounting and Finance or Management. The many brilliant representatives of the management community around the world have strengthened that resolve When I worked in my school as a tutor of English as a Second Language for students from a community school in Muscat, I realized the importance of a strong leader who could organize, command respect, and be able to work well with others...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

In today's world, economics associated disciplines are of fundamental significance and application, which has encouraged me to pursue a degree in Economics. As well as studying economics at AS and A2 level I like to indulge in works written by economists and authors alike...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

My attraction to the world of commerce, business and management stemmed from an early age and was confirmed when I took G.C.S.E Business studies, all aspects of which I found to be extremely absorbing...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

I believe that university offers an excellent opportunity to further my learning in a more challenging environment and to deepen my understanding of the knowledge and skills I already have I am keen on all aspects of business, but am particularly interested in accountancy/finance and management Through my current study I have learned to be more computer literate and how to effectively manage my time...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

To be or not to be is the most difficult question an individual faces in life. Coming from the Indian subcontinent I was expected to become a doctor or an engineer. I decided however, to follow an educational course, which I felt was more attractive and fascinating...

Accounting and Finance Personal Statement

As a result of studying Commerce in school I developed a passion to study Accounting. My ambition is to become a Chartered Accountant or achieve Masters in Accountancy, Finance and Taxation. I enjoy working with numbers, hence, anything to do with numbers such as accounting and book keeping, have been my favourite subjects...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

Contemplating over the last thirteen years of my academic journey I feel confident enough to coupe with the complex natures of different subjects. However I find subjects related to financial calculation quite interesting...

International Finance and Trade Personal Statement

When I considered what should be the next step in my development it was out of the question that I would go for a degree at University. At school I proved to be a successful quick-learner in every subject, yet there were two circumstances that influenced most strongly my final decision in which area to expand my knowledge...

I have always had a keen interest in Mathematics from an early age. From studying Maths at A-Level, I have gained further insight into the practical application of the subject, especially in the "Decision Mathematics" modules...

Business Management and Finance Personal Statement

Ever since the first implementation of money it has evolved to one of the main forces that abet our society in making progress in this highly commercialized age. As a result a whole new type of relationship between people has emerged, defined shortly nowadays as business and finance...

Accounting & Finance Personal Statement

Currently, I am a final-year student, studying International Economics and Trade at xxx University. I would like to increase my professional potential in Finance related field by pursuing Master studies at your University...

In my opinion, Accounting is the meaning of organise, structure and the fundamental of every business. Accounting can be used in different part of life, from a basic family to the biggest company or government, it is one of the most common and important part of the whole structure...

Business Finance Personal Statement

I want to study finance because it is a fascinating discipline dealing with money, markets and valuation that is relevant to all aspects of business. The financial system is there to make sure that those with good ideas get the money necessary to implement the ideas but finance is also concerned with the relationship between investor expectations about the future and current market values...

Since studying Business at GCSE level and Economics at AS level, I have developed an interest in the role of finance within businesses. Alongside my studies at school, I have also taken inspiration from my involvement in my father's part-time business...

Since an early age I have had an enthusiasm for learning and knowledge. I find business, finance and economics fascinating and with everything I learn I find I want to know more. I am currently studying on the second year of a Higher National Diploma in Business and have been elected class spokesperson by both students and lecturers...

Accounting & Finance/Economics Personal Statement

From the moment I began considering careers and courses at university, I have always been drawn towards business and financial routes. I would say this is because I feel I have the right qualities for these routes, especially the ability to think logically and analytically...

Accounting & Finance Personal Statement

As a senior student at the Management School in Jinan University, one of the oldest key national universities in China, I will graduate in 2010 with a diploma. However, I believe that will not be the end of my academic life...

Accountancy & Management Personal Statement

I have chosen to study combined degrees in Accounting and Finance or Economics because I intend to further my studies towards developing a career in financial consultancy. Accountancy and Finance remain central elements of the dynamics of commerce, that define the way a firm, shareholders and society at large interact on multiple platforms...

Financial Computing Personal Statement

I work as a volunteer for a charity who helps elderly people to make them to be a part of today’s fast-moving society as much as possible. Its been a great experience and enjoyment spending time with these wonderful people...

Accounting and Finance Personal Statement

Logic of quantity, strucutre and shape arrangement is all key routes that help to develop the art of financial knowledge. Having being raised in a family associated in the field of mathematics and business, this has enabled me to grow a desire and create an impact towards my degree choice...

Finance & Marketing Personal Statement

I have chosen to apply for the course in finance and business because I'm particularly interested in the subject, and I also believe great career choices come with it. There are several reasons why I am so enthusiastic about the subject, one of them being the fact, that it's one of the most important sectors, and its overall good condition is necessary for every society to flourish and prosper...

Since my early childhood I was the one playing banker in the Czech equivalent of Monopoly, as my parents (both graduates of economic study) mentioned that I had special smile when I touch, count and distribute money...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

Through life's experiences, I have come to realise that the economy affects almost everything in the world. Newspapers dedicate more headlines to financial issues in comparison to other topics. This has led to the realisation that without a good stable economy the world could fall to its knees, for example, the Wall Street collapse of 1929 and the more current financial crisis which started in 2007...

Accounting and Finance Personal Statement

For me Accounting is something I am incredibly passionate about. From a young age I have always enjoyed Mathematics and problem solving; fortunately for me these two interests of mine are a part of the fundamentals of Accounting and Finance...

Financial Mathematics Personal Statement

Studying mathematics is a pure pleasure for me and I take pride in my achievements in the subject. What makes maths so interesting is its foundations in the real world; for instance, the Fibonacci numbers that arise all through nature, the notes played by a guitar string producing standing waves at different frequencies of sound and algebra which is used to create special effects in animated films and TV shows...

Business With Accounting and Finance Personal Statement

Numbers. An infinite set of possibilities, just like life. The entire world is just a series of statistics. Nothing More. Nothing Less University was always a must for me, and after completing my GCSE’s and obtaining good grades I felt like university was the only way forward for me...

Economics and Finance Personal Statment

Economics is the social science concerned with the allocation of resources and the opportunity cost of said resources. I find this rational thinking very relatable as I always consider all of my options and weigh up the pros and cons in whatever I do...

For me Accounting is something that I've been incredibly passionate about for the last few years. From quite a young age I have always had a passion towards Mathematics and problem solving; which has led me on towards Accounting and Finance as these subjects interlink massively...

Accounting & Finance Personal Statement

In the modern world, money acts as a statement, a barrier, a greeting, a lifeline, and a vehicle. Grasping knowledge of how it works and how to manage it efficiently is essential. For this reason, I have decided to venture into Accounting...

Accounting and Finance Personal Statement

‘What makes financial literacy and aptitude more powerful than money itself?’ Robert T. Kiyosaki in his book Rich Dad Poor Dad addresses a striking question, which commonly is unheard of. Knowing the detrimental effects on the financially ignorant triggered me to delve into personal finance and financial consultancy...

Accounting & Finance Personal Statement

From an early age the vast world of economics has fascinated me, but it was only until a couple of years ago that my vivid interest for finance was sparked. Money is a central component of any advanced modern society and mastering its complex mechanisms may enable one to understand how humans interact as a group...

Accounting and Finance Personal Statement

The knowledge and understanding I have gained through my summer placement as a trainee with HSBC, has enabled me to understand the significance of financial accounts and aspects of an organisation. As a result, I wish to study accounting and finance with management which will provide me with specialist knowledge of accountancy and the financial world...

Banking and Finance Personal Statement

“Life is never easy for those who dream”. At the age of 19 years, I had to bear the loss of my father, the ever best ideal personality for a teenage son. The first thing; I inherited from my father, was bar of responsibilities...

Economics & Finance Personal Statement

Poverty is something which is very common. Yet I never understood how the people in one country could be extremely poor while those in another can be very wealthy.Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity to witness the high standard of living in the UK as well as the abject poverty experienced by the people in Argentina when I lived in these countries during 2001 - 2005...

Accounting & Finance Personal Statement

Since studying Mathematics at GCSE level and working. I have developed a keen interest on understanding how finance and accounting link with business.  At some point all organisations are required to present their performance in the form of financial statements...

Accounting & Finance Personal Statement

I am writing to apply for a place on the MSc Accounting and Finance course at the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). I graduated from University of Strathclyde in November 2011 and I was granted a BA (Hons) Accounting with a second class upper (2:1) degree...

Economics and Finance Personal Statement

I am currently studying BTEC business level 3, year 2 extended Diploma at Bedford College where I take on many different tasks and assignments which will test my knowledge throughout this course. Business studies also helped me expand business skills whilst increasing networking opportunities...

Finance Personal Statement

Business and Finance has always been an eye opener for me, whether it’s waking up to the latest financial news headlines to reading books written by the likes of Robert Kiyosaki and Peter F Drucker. My choice of independent study has always been business related, even at a young age...

BSc Finance Personal Statement

Being brought up in Qatar, where expats form 88% of the population, I've always seen people around me rush to banks in order to remit money as soon as their home country's currency value drops. My interest in the field of Economics and Finance stems from my curiosity into the cause and effect of these fluctuations in financial markets...

Accounting & Finance Personal Statement

As a student of Henley business school at the University of Reading, I started to be the treasurer of Chinese Students and Scholars Association since 2016. During this period, I found my sensitivity to numbers and financial statements...

Accounting and Finance Personal Statement

Accounting and finance for me means moulding a better future. A decision aided with good understanding of money is what made today's businesses successful. A chosen pathway for a goal in life can become detrimental if it lacks analysis, thought and statistics...

Accounting & Finance Personal Statement

The act of buying and selling can have one of two consequences: riches or rags. I struggled to comprehend how an investor could depict which stocks were the potential 10-baggers and which would decline in value...

Hi,

I have applied for the Msc in Accounting and Finance for the LSE, and have to write a personal statement. a

A personal statement that describes your academic interests and your purpose and objectives in undertaking graduate study. If you are applying for a master's or diploma programme this is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the selectors.

Please can I have some feedback?

We live today in a multi-polar world where immense financial and economic activity has resulted in wealth being amassed and destroyed on an unprecedented scale in different parts of the world. This dynamic has been driven by the effects of globalization and the structural shift between developed and emerging markets. The recent crisis in financial markets and the global geo-political situation has brought with it challenges which will require increased depth and understanding for the changing dynamics of markets and economies, which will present opportunities to build a more robust rigorous system and institutions. I believe this backdrop provides for a great opportunity to further my academic studies in the area of finance.

My interest in finance started from a young age when I was given the opportunity to shadow a broker for a week. I was able to gain a firsthand experience in the markets. It was the fast-paced environment, the ability to analyse large amounts of information that first sparked my interest in finance. It was from this experience that I felt studying finance at an undergraduate level would satisfy my interests and provide me with a solid foundation for my future career. My desire to pursue further academic studies is fueled by the enriching experience I have had at Cass Business School. Being surrounded by intellectually engaging individuals from diverse backgrounds and an academically rigorous course has stimulated a passion of finance as an academic study. Further studies in finance especially one that is more mathematical will deepen by understanding of the financial markets, which I believe is going to be crucial to succeed in the financial services industry going forward.

Within the field of Finance, I am most interested in topics ranging from valuation, security analysis, and portfolio management. I am particular interested in investments, and I find the different valuation techniques from discounted cash flow models, relative valuation, and contingent claim valuation stimulating to study from both a theoretical and practical level. I also have a deep interest in portfolio theory, and portfolio asset allocation. This interest was developed from the numerous summer internships I undertook within the investment management field, my undergraduate courses in security analysis, company valuation and also my involvement in the trading and hedging society at university which together gave me invaluable insights into the global markets and the valuation techniques used by some hedge fund managers. It is with this interest that I seek to deepen my knowledge in the above areas.

A Masters in Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics will help build upon my existing knowledge in an environment which is international, one in which I can be challenged intellectually and socially, and one where I can develop and think independently. Also from past experiences I have realised that having a strong grasp of accounting is vital, since financial statements provide the fundamental information that is used for valuation purposes and is crucial for the investment process. The modules provided in the Accounting and Finance course such as "financial reporting in capital markets" and the "valuation & security analysis" will equip me with a strong foundation in accounting.

My long-term career plan is to become a successful portfolio manager or a hedge fund manager. I have always had a deep passion for investing, and I have read many books such as "The Intelligent Investor", "One up on Wall Street", " Money Mavericks" , and the numerous summer internships I have done within investment management have led me to pick this career path within finance. I hope to achieve this goal after a number of years of experience as a successful analyst. I believe that the Accounting and Finance masters programme at the LSE will firstly, provide me with the ability to think independently. Being able to think independently and having a view which may be contrarian is extremely important within the investment management field, one's ability to come up with new and fresh ideas allows one to identify missed investment opportunities and generate high returns. As mentioned before the course content will be vital for a career in investment management as a strong understanding of company accounts and particular asset classes will be crucial.

I also believe that I can contribute a great deal towards the programme and to the university as I am highly committed and focused to my chosen area of study finance. I have been working already on a finance website which seeks to connect ideas about investments amongst professionals, finance enthusiasts and students. I have also been an active member of societies at university, and wish to be a contributing member to a number of societies at the LSE.

LSE Masters in Accounting and Finance will provide me an opportunity to deepen my understanding of finance and accounting in a more meaningful way, and in an environment which will be academically challenging and allow me to develop further as an individual. Also, being surrounded by like minded individuals who share the same passion and desire about the subject will allow for an exchange of views and ideas that would benefit all parties.I appreciate your taking the time in considering my application and I hope that the information I have shared has demonstrated both my academic ability and my passion to form part of your prestigious academic institution as an MSc student.

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