Samples of My Work in Business Administration and Closely Related Areas

DBA Application Statement Sample

I earned my MBA at XXXX University and now hope to continue to study in your wonderful program where I feel most at home and earn the terminal degree in my field, the Doctor of Business Administration, DBA. I have experienced a supportive yet highly challenging academic environment at XXXX and I am convinced that XXXX University is where I could most excel in a doctoral program. I am most impressed by the quality of your doctoral in Business Adminstration Program at XXXX University both with respect to content and the excellent faculty - particularly the breadth of the core and major curriculums. I also appreciate the great diversity among my colleagues and the opportunity to expand my network at XXXX University.

I look forward to the opportunity to continue to cultivate an ethic of service as an integral part of my professional advancement and in this way make my foremost contribution to the business community. I hope to become an expert consultant for businesses and brands, helping them to achieve recognition, loyalty, and to expand their potential and reach new heights. I have also set my mind to continue research and teach others who seek to excel in this complex, fascinating, and rapidly evolving field.

Coming from a hardworking middle-class family, I grew up seeing my father working very hard to sustain our family business of manufacturing leather goods. Working at one of his stores throughout my senior year in high school sparked that entrepreneurial mindset and the curiosity of business mechanism in me. I recognized that we could reach a certain sales volume, but never excelled to the next level. It was not until college that I established that we lacked a proper brand to dominate the market competition. Always longing to be a leading part of something bigger than the limits I had been confined in my whole life, I set my mind on pursuing a career in marketing.

I took the first step as a Social Media Associate, progressed to Marketing Assistant Manager and finally became Brand Manager after 7 years of fruitful experience. As Brand Manager, I constantly pushed to develop and refine elements of the salon’s brand, as well as to ensure a positive relationship between the customers and the brand. Innovations within this position included re-establishing the salon’s new brand concept to promote city-wide recognition and consumers’ loyalty. In 2015 when I began the Rewards Loyalty Program, we achieved the record of 75% customer retention rate within the first three months of implementation. In 2016, I strategized and launched the biggest sales promotion of the year “You’re the Artist”, allowing customers to freely design their own nails and compete against each other via social media. The promotion was successful, yielding $255,000 gross revenue with an 86% contribution margin. I have been trying to find new exciting ways to propel the business offerings to the top and enhance our market position. My successes to date have been achieved by applying determination, diligence, and intellectual curiosity to exceptional degrees. I took to heart a quotation from Babe Ruth: ‘It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up’. This sums up my attitude to challenges of any kind from the most difficult to the most routine. I apply doggedness together with a highly positive and optimistic attitude, which has served me well and is what I always try to instill in those I mentor.

My passion, throughout my university time in both Vietnam and America, continued to be Digital and Social Media Marketing and Analytics. As digitization revolutionizes marketing strategy, I am fascinated by the ways in which the global emergence of social networking, new customer monitoring tools, and smart devices have helped in data collection and revolutionized the modes of communication by which businesses and brands engage with consumers. I am eager to initiate research and initiate new models that effectively recognize consumer perception to develop effective online marketing strategies. The key question that I seek to answer is: ‘How do we systematically create and evaluate marketing strategies by applying more science and data analytics into our predictive modeling?’

Finally, with determination, dedication, and perseverance, I intend to become a worthy candidate for the DBA program by accumulating knowledge in the field, planning for future research initiatives, and cultivating groundbreaking models of marketing for global businesses. An excellent academic record coupled with a successful career in Marketing will allow me to excel rather than merely succeed in the program.

Thank you in advance for reviewing my credentials and considering my application.

Executive MBA Program, Military Officer

I currently have 8 years of military service and serve as an officer in the United States Army. Now that I have completed two lengthy deployments, I have decided to transition into the Reserves and little by little make my military service part-time. If accepted into your world class Executive MBA Program at the University of XXXX, I will be able to fulfill my long term goal of managing civilian business with the US Armed Forces. 

The Importance of Socially Responsible Business Practices

At the center of my own interest in business stands the concept of ‘socially responsible’ business practices. Over the course of the last 15 years or so that I have been dedicated full time to drafting personal statements or statements of purpose for admission to programs of advanced study, the importance of business, particularly large corporations, assuming responsibility for their actions and actively promoting community responsibility, even progressive social advancement, has become widely recognized. This is now the new mainstream line of thinking in the business world: what is good for the community, in short, is also good for business. As a result, if I were to help you with your statement for admission to a business program, I would do everything that I could to portray you as someone who would be a highly responsible member of the business community, someone who is highly sensitive to social issues and the importance of the business community giving something back to the broader society.

Business & Ethics

As someone with a PHD in Religion and Social Ethics, I have long been most interested with the aspects of corporate governance which fall generally under the category of 'social responsibility'. I am committed to encouraging high quality interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in practical and professional ethics by educators and practitioners who appreciate the theoretical and practical impacts of their subjects. I seek to promote ethical practices in business and advocate the need for ethics as part of business courses, providing a forum for ethicists to discuss and exchange ideas on teaching, training and consulting in the field of business ethics.

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MBA Hospitality Personal Statement, Chinese Applicant

XXXX University is my first choice among MBA Programs in Hospitality because of the focus of your program, which will allow me to concentrate much of my attention to the subjects of both Hospitality and Real Estate. I feel that I have demonstrated my ability to excel since I have a strong undergraduate background not only in Hospitality and Real Estate but also Accounting, Finance, and Human Resources.

I look forward to contributing to the diversity of your MBA Program at XXXX University as a very hard-working student from China who continuously makes the Dean’s List and lives for discussions of global issues in Tourism and Real Estate Development. I will graduate next month, December of 2016, with my BS in Hospitality Management and I have so far maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.64. Currently enrolled in an Advanced Seminar in Strategic Hospitality Management, I am ready to hit the ground running in your program and give it my all, learning as much as I can about: Hotels and Restaurants, Events Operation and Planning, Casinos, Real Estate Sales, and especially Marketing and Finance.

I feel that I am a strong candidate for your MBA Program not only as a result of having distinguished myself as an undergraduate student but also the fact that I have earned certification in Food Safety, Real Estate, and ServSafe Alcohol. After completing your program, I look forward to working for a major corporation for many years in both the US and China and will eventually make my permanent home in China. Travel stands near the top of my list of favorite things to do and I hope to have the opportunity to travel as part of my professional range of activities as a global MBA. I have already visited numerous cities in the United States – most prominently San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and NYC - and also went to Spain as part of our Study Abroad Program where I especially enjoyed Barcelona. As a Chinese man, the opportunity to spend significant amounts of time in Japan and Korea also contributed in special ways to the enrichment of my Asian identity and the broadening of my cultural horizons. I see the unique, cutting-edge MBA Program with a focus on Hospitality at XXXX University as the optimal platform for launching a distinguished career in the business of international hospitality and hotel real estate. Seeking the fullest of immersions in the gambit of executive business competencies, professional leadership strategies, and creative thinking skills in business, I look forward to also graduating with a solid foundation in business and professional ethics and corporate social responsibility in the global business environment, along with an advanced sensitivity to hospitality challenges that tend to present themselves as a result of cultural differences.

I have completed several internships in the hospitality sector and worked in many hotels, serving as everything from Guest Room Attendant and Front Desk Manager Assistant to Sales and Marketing and Events Operation, since I have advanced Audio/Video skills that my supervisors were eager to put to good use. These experiences have given me a great opportunity to develop an in-depth familiarity with many facets of hotel operations. I have now been in the United States for eight years and have developed heightened cross-cultural awareness and adaptability at the same to time that I have continued to perfect my communication skills in English.

Participating in many student organizations, including the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, I served as Event Chair for the Elite League of Hospitality in Asia and also helped out the Penn State Catering Society as Front House Manager Assistant and Treasurer. Raising funds for THON, a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer, was another special highlight.

I thank you for considering my application to what I see as the finest Hospitality and Real Estate MBA Program in the world, at XXXX University.

My Service for Applicants to Business School

I help applicants for admission to advanced degree programs in Business, BBA, MBA & DBA who are striving to live and work in responsible ways, and to help create financially healthy companies in the process, achieving success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment. I have helped applicants to business programs from all over the globe, students with special interests in a diverse range of topics, including health care practices, business and professional procedures, new information technologies and environmental issues.

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