I wish to state my interest for a place in your Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Master Professionnel), which I found on your website.
My desire to enroll in this special programme reflects my ambition to be independent and my interest in Entrepreneurship.
I have always dreamed of owning my own business. After studying Physics at the University of (Country), I started a business together with a friend. We started with a small budget to produce coconut oil-based soap, and I noticed that ideas without knowledge are difficult to translate into sustainable projects, so I decided to join a private business college to acquire basic knowledge in accounting, marketing, finance and sales. My experience in business has showed me the real role of an entrepreneur can play in developing countries, and for me there is no doubt that entrepreneurship can alleviate poverty by contributing to economic growth and job creation.
In the spring of 2004, I enrolled in Business Mathematics and Economics (Witrschaftmathematiks) at the University of (name) for one semester and then transferred to the University of (name).
The reasons I would like to join your Entrepreneurship Programme are threefold. First, I noticed once again that whatever I was studying, my desire to fulfill my life long wish is becoming stronger. So, I have decided to go for a suitable master's programme which will provide me with the the tools to fulfill my dream.
Secondly, I believe that great ideas without knowledge are difficult to translate into sustainable projects; therefore, learning the process of development and the implementation of new business ideas is very important to me. I think that your Entrepreneurship Programme will provide me with the processes I need to learn, starting from the initial business idea to the setting up and growth of a company.
Thirdly, I have some ideas on how to alleviate poverty on the African continent, and an Entrepreneurship programme will surely help me select, evaluate and implement those ideas in order to create businesses that contribute to economic growth and job creation.
The reason I chose the University of Luxembourg is the location. It is in the heart of Europe; its international environment, the involvement of an international faculty, and a wide network of business community members are factors that will provide me with international skills and experience to enable me to compete in the global market.
Another reason is the course concept: optimal balance between theory and practice is exactly what I am looking for. The fact that I will get practical experience increases my motivation. The practical part of the programme will provide me with the opportunity to learn the difficulties that entrepreneurs may encounter, and the skills to deal with obstacles.
The uniqueness and the duration of your Entrepreneurship curriculum is another factor that led me to choose your institution.
I think your programme is very special because it provides knowledge not only in eutrepreneurship but also in innovation management. In a global, changing world, innovation is very important as it creates a competitive advantage.
In addition, the your progamme does not last more than two semesters, and this is ideal for me in terms of duration because I do not wish to join a Master's in Entrepreneurship that will last more than three semesters.
After my studies, I will use the knowledge that I have gained to continue to work on our current Jatropha-project to help establish business partnership between European and African firms. I also want work together with Lux-Business Academy on an idea that can help other young entrepreneurs on the African continent to establish global partnerships.
I am convinced that entrepreneuship is one of the ways to reduce poverty, and your program will surely provide me the suitable knowledge and know-how that I need not only to improve our current projects, but also to transform my other ideas into new applications and also help others people.