STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The unprecedented explosion of corporations and financial services industry has brought about immense opportunities to utilize newer principles, methodologies, tools and practices in the field of finance. It is this challenging field in which I would like to gain expertise.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Since school days, I have always been regarded as an academically brilliant, having been awarded scholar badge and merit certificate throughout my school and university education. I was always among the top 5% students. My passion of mathematics and computers led me to choose Computer Engineering as the undergraduate program. I obtained a GPA of 3.75 on the scale of 4.

AREA OF INTEREST

Finance, as a field, had always fascinated me right from my undergraduate college days. I believe that my penchant for this field stems from the fact that finance runs in my family. My father and brother have finance degrees. I have always enjoyed and been strong in areas that require problem solving, analytical and mathematical skills, and I am anxious to combine the knowledge of, and aptitude for, these skills with my interest in finance. I really want to explore finance while intend to gain specialized knowledge in the field of corporate or managerial finance.

PREPARATION FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY

I have been planning a career in finance for several years, but as an engineering undergraduate I primarily concentrated on getting a solid background in mathematics and computers. The four years of engineering program also equipped me with the problem solving and analytical skills required to excel in the demanding profession of finance. My mathematical skills come from courses such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics. The computer skills include Spreadsheets software like Lotus 1-2-3, MS Excel; Analytical Software like MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple; Financial software include QuickBooks, MS Accounting, MS Money; and Programming languages include C, C++, Java.
E-Banking Solution, a software project for the local commercial bank in 2nd year, in Java first exposed me to the financial services industry. I followed it up with internship in the same bank. Engineering Economics and Management, a 3rd year undergraduate course, also provided me the opportunity to look more closely to finance field. I took short courses of Accounting, Finance and Business Management and plan to take refresher courses in Mathematics in order to prepare for a rigorous and challenging postgraduate level studies in Finance field.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Apart from academic interests, I also have a diverse experience in extra-curricular activities. I served as a Community Mobilizer and Polling Staff in the Afghanistan Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2004 and 2005 respectively. As a volunteer worker from my university, I took part in fund raising efforts for the earthquake victims in Northern Pakistan. I also have performed voluntary work in the Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office (AGCHO), a government department that provides maps related to Construction Infrastructure of Afghanistan, by networking their computers and installing software such as Windows operating system, Office tools, and GIS software. Besides, I have trained the staff in AGCHO in those software applications and English language. I have also assisted the Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) in various capacities. In addition, the teaching of students in English, Mathematics and Science subjects for a local NGO was also among my volunteer works. I actively participate in recreational activities including debate and sports competitions as well. 

CAREER PLANS
I wish to understand the broad theoretical foundation of finance and more specifically the in-depth knowledge of the latest techniques of corporate finance. I want to leverage my existing skills with the knowledge of corporate finance to obtain a rigorous, demanding and rewarding position in this profession. The knowledge and skills in turn will help me to achieve my short-term career goals to manage capital, generate funds, perform mergers and acquisitions, and ensure future economic stability for corporation, or help financial services industry make the right financial decisions that will result in economic stability and high returns. In the long-term, such knowledge, skills and experience will help me assist Government of Afghanistan in designing, implementing and monitoring financial policies, planning and executing the financing initiatives, and interfacing with the financial community and investors. To this end, I would also like to gain knowledge in the fields of investment analysis, financial planning, strategic finance, international finance and global financial markets during graduate studies in the UK.

WHY UK FOR POSTGRADUATION
Imagination is everything. If we can imagine a future we can create it, if we can create the future, others will live in it. This is the essence of success.
I was apprehensive thinking of my career prospects in Pakistan but the kind of opportunities, challenges rewards and satisfaction that the studies in UK offers are very reassuring. This inspired me to think and dream about higher studies in your university. I realized that this is just beginning of a bigger dream. This wouldn’t be not only interesting but also satisfying as it is in line with my career aspirations, more than anything else this inspires me to dream bigger. The studies at UK provides me the rare combination of accelerated growth and the flexibility to get on challenging career paths, be it through continuous learning or larger responsibilities.

REASONS FOR CHOOSING YOUR UNIVERSITY
Aristotle brought out the best in young Alexander. We too will be known by the university we come from.
Finance department in your University epitomizes a vibrant academic community, rich and diverse in its field of study and dynamic in its freedom for explanation. Especially there my area of specialization is flourishing under the guidance of pioneering stalwarts in an outstanding environment. This is why I look forward to the selection and admission committees to turn my passion into concrete abilities – not just acquire a foundation of knowledge about how the finance works but also what is its pragmatic aspect.

Thanking you for giving me an opportunity to express myself.

Best Regards,
Saddique Ahmed
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Saddique:
Thanks for posting your letter for review. I hope that our comments will be worthwhile to you.

Imagine that you are the person who will read your letter.. Also imagine that this person has received 1000 or more other letters like yours that they have to read.
You have to use all of your intellect to determine how to make your letter more impressive than the competition. It is a game of relativity, not of absolutism. Be short, be concise, and use as few well-chosen words as possible to get your point across.
First impressions and your opening sentences are absolutely critical. If these do not make sense, then the rest of the letter will not be read, and your application will go in the bin.
I stopped after your first sentence.....
saddiqueaq

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The unprecedented explosion of corporations and financial services industry has brought about immense opportunities to utilize newer principles, methodologies, tools and practices in the field of finance.(This is a true sentence, but haven't you seen the news of the recent collapse in the finance industry? Most of this collapse was due to complex derivatives, those "newer tools" and practices that you speak of) It is this challenging field in which I would like to gain expertise.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Since school days, I have always been regarded as an academically brilliant, having been awarded scholar badge and merit certificate throughout my school and university education. I was always among the top 5% students. My passion of mathematics and computers led me to choose Computer Engineering as the undergraduate program. I obtained a GPA of 3.75 on the scale of 4.

AREA OF INTEREST

Finance, as a field, had always fascinated me right from my undergraduate college days. I believe that my penchant for this field stems from the fact that finance runs in my family. My father and brother have finance degrees. I have always enjoyed and been strong in areas that require problem solving, analytical and mathematical skills, and I am anxious to combine the knowledge of, and aptitude for, these skills with my interest in finance. I really want to explore finance while intend to gain specialized knowledge in the field of corporate or managerial finance.

PREPARATION FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY

I have been planning a career in finance for several years, but as an engineering undergraduate I primarily concentrated on getting a solid background in mathematics and computers. The four years of engineering program also equipped me with the problem solving and analytical skills required to excel in the demanding profession of finance. My mathematical skills come from courses such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics. The computer skills include Spreadsheets software like Lotus 1-2-3, MS Excel; Analytical Software like MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple; Financial software include QuickBooks, MS Accounting, MS Money; and Programming languages include C, C++, Java.
E-Banking Solution, a software project for the local commercial bank in 2nd year, in Java first exposed me to the financial services industry. I followed it up with internship in the same bank. Engineering Economics and Management, a 3rd year undergraduate course, also provided me the opportunity to look more closely to finance field. I took short courses of Accounting, Finance and Business Management and plan to take refresher courses in Mathematics in order to prepare for a rigorous and challenging postgraduate level studies in Finance field.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Apart from academic interests, I also have a diverse experience in extra-curricular activities. I served as a Community Mobilizer and Polling Staff in the Afghanistan Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2004 and 2005 respectively. As a volunteer worker from my university, I took part in fund raising efforts for the earthquake victims in Northern Pakistan. I also have performed voluntary work in the Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office (AGCHO), a government department that provides maps related to Construction Infrastructure of Afghanistan, by networking their computers and installing software such as Windows operating system, Office tools, and GIS software. Besides, I have trained the staff in AGCHO in those software applications and English language. I have also assisted the Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) in various capacities. In addition, the teaching of students in English, Mathematics and Science subjects for a local NGO was also among my volunteer works. I actively participate in recreational activities including debate and sports competitions as well.

CAREER PLANS
I wish to understand the broad theoretical foundation of finance and more specifically the in-depth knowledge of the latest techniques of corporate finance. I want to leverage my existing skills with the knowledge of corporate finance to obtain a rigorous, demanding and rewarding position in this profession. The knowledge and skills in turn will help me to achieve my short-term career goals to manage capital, generate funds, perform mergers and acquisitions, and ensure future economic stability for corporation, or help financial services industry make the right financial decisions that will result in economic stability and high returns. In the long-term, such knowledge, skills and experience will help me assist Government of Afghanistan in designing, implementing and monitoring financial policies, planning and executing the financing initiatives, and interfacing with the financial community and investors. To this end, I would also like to gain knowledge in the fields of investment analysis, financial planning, strategic finance, international finance and global financial markets during graduate studies in the UK.

WHY UK FOR POSTGRADUATION
Imagination is everything. If we can imagine a future we can create it, if we can create the future, others will live in it. This is the essence of success.
I was apprehensive thinking of my career prospects in Pakistan but the kind of opportunities, challenges rewards and satisfaction that the studies in UK offers are very reassuring. This inspired me to think and dream about higher studies in your university. I realized that this is just beginning of a bigger dream. This wouldn’t be not only interesting but also satisfying as it is in line with my career aspirations, more than anything else this inspires me to dream bigger. The studies at UK provides me the rare combination of accelerated growth and the flexibility to get on challenging career paths, be it through continuous learning or larger responsibilities.

REASONS FOR CHOOSING YOUR UNIVERSITY
Aristotle brought out the best in young Alexander. We too will be known by the university we come from.
Finance department in your University epitomizes a vibrant academic community, rich and diverse in its field of study and dynamic in its freedom for explanation. Especially there my area of specialization is flourishing under the guidance of pioneering stalwarts in an outstanding environment. This is why I look forward to the selection and admission committees to turn my passion into concrete abilities – not just acquire a foundation of knowledge about how the finance works but also what is its pragmatic aspect.

Thanking you for giving me an opportunity to express myself.

Best Regards,
Saddique Ahmed

Thank Mr. AlpheccaStars for your valuable comments. I have changed the 1st paragraph and shortened the rest of the letter. Now please comment on it.

My purpose for pursuing a Master’s degree in Finance in UK is to attain a solid foundation in corporate finance, investment and financial institutions. Course work in finance will prepare me for higher levels of responsibility when making complex financial and portfolio management decisions.

My parents set the foundation of my life and the value system, which makes me what I am and defines what success means to me I always had the freedom to choose my work according to what interested me. I have always the flexibility to grow in the career path of my choice. I was always interested in Mathematics, which made me more realistic.
Since school days, I have always been regarded as an academically brilliant, having been awarded scholar badge and merit certificate throughout my school and university education. I was always among the top 5% students. My passion of mathematics and computers led me to choose Computer Engineering as the undergraduate program. I obtained a GPA of 3.75/4.
Finance, as a field, had always fascinated me right from my undergraduate studies. I have always enjoyed and been strong in areas that require problem solving, analytical and mathematical skills, and I am anxious to combine the knowledge of, and aptitude for, these skills with my interest in finance. I really want to explore finance while intend to gain specialized knowledge in the field of corporate or managerial finance.

I have been planning a career in finance for some time, but as an engineering undergraduate I primarily concentrated on getting a solid background in Mathematics and Information Technology. My mathematical skills come from courses such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics. The computer skills include Spreadsheets software like Apple AppleWorks, Corel QuattroPro, IBM Lotus 1-2-3, Microsoft Excel; Analytical Software like MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple; Financial software include QuickBooks, Microsoft Accounting, Microsoft Money; and Programming languages include C, C++, Enterprise Java. E-Banking Solution, a software project for the local commercial bank in 2nd year, in Java first exposed me to the financial services industry. I followed it up with internship in the same bank. Engineering Economics and Management, a 3rd year undergraduate course, also provided me the opportunity to look more closely to finance field. I took short courses of Accounting, Finance and Business Management and plan to take refresher courses in Mathematics in order to prepare for a rigorous and challenging postgraduate level studies in Finance field.

Apart from academic interests, I also have a diverse experience in extra-curricular activities. I served as a Community Mobilizer and Polling Staff in the Afghanistan elections in 2004 and 2005. I took part in fund raising efforts for the earthquakes victims in Pakistan in 2005 and 2008. I also have performed voluntary work in the Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office (AGCHO) by networking their computers and installing Software applications. Moreover, I have trained the staff in AGCHO in those Software applications and English language. I have also assisted the Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) in various capacities. I actively participate in recreational activities including debate and sports competitions as well. 

My short-term career plan is, as a financial professional, working either in corporation to deal with their financial decisions, manage their capital, maximize their corporate value while reduce the firm's financial risks, or in a financial services industry to help them make the right financial decisions that will result in economic stability and high returns. My long-term career plan includes the assistance of Government of Afghanistan in its financial policies, financing programs and investments.

I was apprehensive thinking of my postgraduate studies Pakistan but the kind of opportunities, challenges, rewards and satisfaction that the studies in UK offers are very reassuring. This inspired me to think and dream about higher studies in your university. I realized that this is just beginning of a bigger dream. This wouldn’t be not only interesting but also satisfying as it is in line with my career aspirations. The studies at UK provides me the rare combination of accelerated growth and the flexibility to get on challenging career paths, be it through continuous learning or larger responsibilities.

Business School in your University epitomizes a vibrant academic community, rich and diverse in its field of study and dynamic in its freedom for explanation. Especially there my area of specialization, the corporate finance, is flourishing under the guidance of pioneering stalwarts in an outstanding environment. This is why I look forward to the selection and admission committees to turn my passion into concrete abilities – not just acquire a foundation of knowledge about how the finance works but also what is its pragmatic aspect.
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Saddiqueaq:
You have a very impressive background, but I had to read through a lot of unimpressive text to finally get to your shining points. You can do much better! Try to cut this letter down by 50% or more. Put the experiences that make you unique up front..
All the other applicants will have high GPAs, parents with high standards, high scholastic rankings, an interest in the subject of finance and so forth. I know you are rightfully proud of your achievements, but these will not set you apart from the other applicants in a highly competitive situation.

A few might have related practical working experience. Very few will have the credentials as a volunteer in a related field, or the strong motivation to apply the skills and knowledge they will gain to public service in a developing country.
saddiqueaqMy purpose for pursuing a Master’s degree in Finance in the UK is to attain a solid foundation in corporate finance, investment (? practices? theory?) and financial institutions (an institution is a company. Can you get a foundation in companies? That is dubious. A better word would be "economics" or "microeconomics", or "corporate structures" - meaning the theory of organization). Course work in finance will prepare me for higher levels of responsibility when making complex financial and portfolio management decisions. (This is true of anyone who studies finance.)

My parents set the foundation of my life and the value systems, which makes me what I am and defines what success means to me. I always had the freedom to choose my work according to what interested me. I have always had the flexibility to grow in the career path of my choice. I was always interested in Mathematics, which made me more realistic.(practical? It really doesn't follow, since mathematics can be as obtuse, esoteric, impractical and theoretical as any other subject)
Since school days (you mean after your school days, but not before or during?) , I have always been regarded as an academically brilliant, having been awarded scholar badge (only one?) and merit certificates throughout my school and university education. I was always among the top 5% of my class. students. My passion of mathematics and computers led me to choose Computer Engineering as the my undergraduate major program. I obtained a GPA of 3.75/4.
Finance, as a field, had always fascinated me right from my undergraduate studies. (Here state that you minored in finance, or took elective courses) I have always enjoyed and been strong in areas that require problem solving, analytical and mathematical skills, and I am anxious to combine the knowledge of, and aptitude for, these skills with my interest in finance. I really want to explore finance while intend to gain specialized knowledge in the field of corporate or managerial finance.

I have been planning a career in finance for some time, but as an engineering undergraduate I primarily concentrated on getting a solid background in Mathematics and Information Technology. My mathematical skills come from courses such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics. The computer skills include Spreadsheets software like Apple AppleWorks, Corel QuattroPro, IBM Lotus 1-2-3, Microsoft Excel; Analytical Software like MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple; Financial software include QuickBooks, Microsoft Accounting, Microsoft Money; and Programming languages include C, C++, Enterprise Java. (this list is far too detailed; some of the software items are very trivial, not really relevant, or perhaps do not exist any more!) E-Banking Solution, a software project for the local commercial bank in 2nd year, in Java first exposed me to the financial services industry. I followed it up with internship in the same bank. Engineering Economics and Management, a 3rd year undergraduate course, also provided me the opportunity to look more closely to finance field. I took short courses of Accounting, Finance and Business Management and plan to take refresher courses in Mathematics in order to prepare for a rigorous and challenging postgraduate level studies in Finance field. (Don't mention a possible deficiency in your cover letter)

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Dear AlpheccaStars, I have considerably changed the contents and style of the letter. Please review it. Thanks alot again. 

The postgraduate finance program in the UK is the right fit for my ambitions because of its overall academic excellence, its emphasis on finance and specifically on corporate finance, and industry-oriented environment. Particularly the corporations and the financial services industry in UK will provide me a great chance to reinforce theoretical knowledge of finance. I plan to capitalize on its strengths as it relates to my interests. 

Academically, I have always been regarded as a brilliant, having been awarded scholar badges and merit certificates throughout my school and university education. I was always among the top 5% of my class. My passion of mathematics and computers led me to choose Computer Engineering as my undergraduate major. I obtained a GPA of 3.75/4.

Apart from academic interests, I also have a diverse experience in extra-curricular activities. I served as a Community Mobilizer and Polling Staff in the Afghanistan elections in 2004 and 2005. I took part in fund raising efforts for the earthquakes victims in Pakistan in 2005 and 2008. I also have performed voluntary work in the Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office (AGCHO) by networking their computers and installing Software applications. Moreover, I have trained the staff in AGCHO in those Software applications and English language. I have also assisted the Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) in various capacities. I am a regular reader of the Financial Times, New York Times, Times of India and PC World Magazine, enjoy keeping up with current affairs and business news. I actively participate in recreational activities including debate and sports competitions as well.

I have always enjoyed and been strong in areas that require problem solving, analytical and mathematical skills, and I am anxious to combine the knowledge of, and aptitude for, these skills with my interest in finance. Finance had always fascinated me right from my undergraduate studies. Engineering Economics and Management, a 3rd year undergraduate course, provided me the opportunity to look more closely to finance field. I took short courses of Accounting, Finance and Business Management. Banking Solution, a software project for the local commercial bank in 2nd year, first exposed me to the financial services industry. I followed it up with internship in the same bank. I intend to specialize in the field of corporate finance

I want to leverage my existing skills with the knowledge of corporate finance to obtain a rigorous, demanding and rewarding position in this profession. The knowledge and skills in turn will help me to achieve my short-term career goals to manage capital, generate funds, perform mergers and acquisitions, and ensure future economic stability for corporation, or help financial services industry make the right financial decisions that will result in economic stability and high returns. In the long-term, such knowledge, skills and experience will help me assist Government of Afghanistan in designing, implementing and monitoring financial policies, planning and executing the financing initiatives, and interfacing with the financial community and investors. To this end, I would also like to gain knowledge in the fields of investment analysis, financial planning, strategic finance, international finance and global financial markets during graduate studies in the UK.

Saddiqueaq - This has improved a thousand percent over the original version. The last paragraph could be sharpened; it sounds rather verbose, as if you had dumped a financial dictionary of phrases onto the paper instead of laying out a well-reasoned plan for the future.
I have made some suggestions in-line for you to consider.
saddiqueaqThe (Your?) postgraduate finance program in the UK (I assume that the reader knows where it is) is the right an ideal fit for my ambitions because of its the overall academic excellence, its emphasis on finance, and (specifically on corporate finance), and the industry-oriented environment. ParticularlyExposure to the corporations and the financial services industry in the UK will provide me a great chance opportunity to apply my acquired reinforce theoretical knowledge of finance. I plan to capitalize on its these strengths as they relates to my interests.

Academically, I have always been regarded as a brilliant, having been awarded scholar badges and merit certificates throughout my primary school and university education. I was have always been among the top 5% of my class. My passion of mathematics and computers led me to choose Computer Engineering as my undergraduate major. I obtained a GPA of 3.75/4.

Apart from academic interests, I also have a diverse experience in extra-curricular activities. I served as a Community Mobilizer and Polling Staff in the Afghanistan elections in 2004 and 2005. I took part in fund-raising efforts for the earthquakes victims in Pakistan in 2005 and 2008. I also have performed volunteer voluntary work in the Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office (AGCHO) by networking their computers and installing software applications. Moreover, I have trained the staff in AGCHO in those Software scientific and engineering applications and taught them English language. I have also assisted the Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) in various capacities. I am a regular reader of the Financial Times, New York Times, Times of India and PC World Magazine, enjoy keeping up with current affairs and business news. I actively participate in recreational activities including debate and sports competitions as well.

I have always enjoyed and been strong in areas that require problem solving, analytical and mathematical skills., and I am anxious to combine the knowledge of, and aptitude for, these skills with my interest in finance. Finance had always fascinated me right from my undergraduate studies. Engineering Economics and Management, a 3rd year undergraduate course, provided me the opportunity to look more closely to aroused in me a keen appreciation of the discipline (or subject) of finance field. Motivated to learn more, I took short courses of in Accounting, Finance and Business Management. I participated in Banking Solution, a software project for the local commercial bank in my 2nd year (not sure if this is still undergraduate?). This project gave me my first direct experience in , first exposed me to the financial services industry. I followed this it up with internship in the same bank. All of this has led me to aspire to a career path in I intend to specialize in the field of corporate finance

I want to build on leverage my existing skills with the knowledge of a degree in corporate finance. My initial goal immediately after graduation is to obtain a rigorous, demanding and rewarding position in this profession. I hope to gain practical corporate experience in areas such as The knowledge and skills in turn will help me to achieve my short-term career goals to manage capital management, generate funds, perform mergers and acquisitions, risk management, pricing and sales strategies for stability and maximum returns on capital. and ensure future economic stability for corporation, or help financial services industry make the right financial decisions that will result in economic stability and high returns. In the long-term, my corporate such knowledge, skills and experience will help me assist Government of Afghanistan in designing, implementing and monitoring financial policies, planning and executing the financing initiatives, and interfacing with the financial community and investors. To this end, I would also like to gain knowledge in the fields of investment analysis, financial planning, strategic finance, international finance and global financial markets during my graduate studies in the UK.

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Dearest AlpheccaStars,
Bundles of thanks for you. I have got offer from University of Glasgow in MSc Finance. I am extremely happy. However, to maximize my chances, I would like to apply to more courses. These include MSc Management with Finance or similar.
Now please continue your invaluable suggestions for the MSc Management SoP.

Your postgraduate finance program is an ideal fit for my ambitions because of the overall academic excellence, emphasis on finance, specifically on corporate finance, and the industry-oriented environment. Exposure to the financial services industry in the UK will provide me a great opportunity to apply my acquired theoretical knowledge of finance. I plan to capitalize on these strengths as they relate to my interests. 

Academically, I have always been regarded as brilliant, having been awarded scholar badges and merit certificates throughout my school and university education. I have always been among the top 10% of my class. My passion of mathematics and computers led me to choose Computer Engineering as my undergraduate major. I obtained a GPA of 3.75/4.
Apart from academic interests, I also have a diverse experience in extra-curricular activities. I served as a Community Mobilizer and Polling Staff in the Afghanistan elections in 2004 and 2005. I took part in fund raising efforts for the earthquakes victims in Pakistan in 2005 and 2008. I also have performed volunteer work in the Afghan Geodesy and Cartography Head Office of computer networking and other ICT tasks. Moreover, I have trained the staff in those scientific and engineering applications and taught them English. I have also assisted the Afghanistan Information Management Services in various capacities. I am a regular reader of the Financial Times, New York Times, Times of India and PC World Magazine, enjoy keeping up with current affairs and business news. I actively participate in recreational activities including debate and sports competitions as well.

I have always enjoyed and been strong in areas that require problem solving, analytical and mathematical skills. I am anxious to combine the knowledge of, and aptitude for, these skills with my interest in finance. Finance had always fascinated me right from my undergraduate studies. Engineering Economics and Management, a 3rd year undergraduate course, aroused in me a keen appreciation of the discipline of finance field. Motivated to learn more, I took short courses in Accounting, Finance and Business Management. I participated in E-Banking Solution, a software project for the local commercial bank in my 2nd year of undergraduate studies. This project gave me my first direct experience in the financial services industry. I followed this up with internship in the same bank. All of this has led me to aspire to a career path in the field of corporate finance.

I want to build on my existing skills with a degree in corporate finance. My initial goal immediately after graduation is to obtain a rigorous, demanding and rewarding position in this profession. I hope to gain practical corporate experience in areas such as capital management mergers and acquisitions, risk management, pricing and sales strategies for stability and maximum returns on capital. In the long-term, my corporate knowledge, skills and experience will help me assist Government of Afghanistan in designing, implementing and monitoring financial policies, planning and executing the financing initiatives, and interfacing with the financial community and investors. To this end, I would also like to gain knowledge in the fields of investment analysis, financial planning, strategic finance, international finance and global financial markets during my postgraduate studies in the UK.

Best Regards, 
Saddique Ahmed
Hello,

You don't know me, and i don't know how to say this to you! Its just that I would be greatful to you all my life if you could please help me out! You see, am also looking for a M.Sc. in Accountancy & Finance in the UK. So, it would be of great help if you could mail me a copy of the SOP you wrote and got an offer letter for! I am desparate to leave india coz my parents wanna get me married off! hope you understand!

My Email Id -(personal contact removed, please register and add it in your profile only)

Waiting in anticipation,
Shona.
awesome man ..... u r cool man
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