Business School Essays
of Purpose for non-business school admissions
Statement of Purpose
Your previous academic
background and scores in the standardised tests ( GRE / SAT) show what
you are capable of delivering. The admissions committee also wants to
know what are the motivations that are driving your life at
this point in time. Why do you want to pursue the course you are
How relevant is the
course to your long term goals?
Since you will not go
through an interview, the admissions committee gets to know about you
as a person through your SOP. SOP is very important. Spend
time to get it right.
How can you get it
right? - by being honest about yourself and projecting your true self
in the SOP.
What should you do to
write a good SOP?
Think about yourself
and do the following exercise:
- Write down all your past accomplishments -
academic, extra curricular, social contributions, sports - whatever
you've done well in life. Also write down all the things that you feel
or care for strongly.
- What is it that you want to do in life? What is the
career you want to choose for yourself in the future and why?
- Write down the area that you want to study further
in. How will taking up this course of study help you achieve your long
term career goals that you described above?
- Now, write down why should you have the life that
you want? Why should you get all the things you listed above? What
qualifies you to have all the success you desire?
There's another thing
you got to do, use the internet or the university prospectus to study
about the university you are applying to and the course you want to
study. Then, You MUST mention in your SOP as to why you chose the
university you are applying to.
Now, you've got the
contents of your SOP in place.
The next step is to write it in the form of an essay.
Make sure your SOP is
grammatically correct, is written in a good flow and does not exceed
the prescribed word limit. The SOP should be enthusiastic, friendly and
confident in tone. If writing is not your strength, don't hesitate to
take the help of a friend or colleague who can write well.
We have listed here
some sample application essays and statement or purpose of successful
candidates. The essays are just for your reference. Please do not copy
or use them.
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