This is why I chose to study Business Administration concentrating on Management. Because, I believe that I can effect positive change in my country, and in the world through Business, since, Business principles can serve as the backbone for economic, political and social systems at all levels. Certainly, a degree in Business Administration is a extremely practical area of study, since the curriculum provides students with so much real-world experience.
Since I was born and am living in Egypt, participated in the YES program, I completely understand how important economic and social development is for my country, I have a profound passion and enthusiasm to use every knowledge, skill and opportunity to contribute to the positive change in my country, and to the rest of the world through pursuing a degree in Business Administration concentrating on Management. ) The initial thought of returning to school to pursue an MBA seemed daunting. As a working mother of two, free time is not exactly abundant.
But the more I think about it; not many can say they have free time. I consider life to be a fountain of opportunities, some good and others bad, but without a doubt, there are plenty of opportunities. The result is mainly reflective of the choices made and the effort set forth by each individual. I personally believe that an education is the single thing that no one can take away from you. As a proud first generation graduate in my family, it has always been clear to me that pursuing an education was essential to my success.
It is also of utmost importance to me to set a good example for my children, and hope that as they grow they realize the importance of obtaining an education. I consider myself to be an ambitious individual, who seeks balance and stability for my family. I realize that while I am content with my job, I am ready to grow and move on to my next challenge. Although I feel that I have extensive experience in my field, completing an MBA will open a realm of opportunities, to either continue in the public sector or move on to the private sector.
The current economic climate has forced many of us to assess our career paths and for many a decision to change was not an option. I have decided that I would like to continue to work in the field of business administration and consider myself fortunate for having the ability to decide to continue my studies. A Master’s in Business Administration will help my accomplish my two main goals; to serve as an example to my children and to propel me to the next level in my career, which will in turn provide me with the balance and stability I search for.
In 10 years I hope to see myself improving the business ties between Europe and Asia, especially between the Netherlands and China. With my international and bilingual background I am able to see things from another point of view. I have experienced the differences and similarities between the Western and Asian cultures and I would like to improve one of the most important things in business between these two continents: the communication. I hope to be able to share my view with other international students and I hope to learn a lot from them as well. I am confident that IBA on RSM will open new horizons in my life.