Student or Learner
I am interested to apply for a Masterís Degree Program in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management (MAFINRISK) starting in 2014. I graduated in 2009, from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India and hold a Bachelorís degree in Mechanical Engineering. Also I completed my Post Graduation in Business Administration in 2012 from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
The four year undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering and two year postgraduate program in Business Administration formed the basis of my perseverance towards achieving an in-depth knowledge in the field of Quantitative Finance. As a part of my postgraduate course I studied various subjects relating to diverse aspects of Finance and Management which includes Quantitative Techniques for Management, International Financial Management, Security, Analysis and Portfolio Management.
Upon receiving this acknowledgment of my work I would like to carry on my studies in the field of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management as subject is gaining increasing importance, in all aspects and is having significant impact on almost all industries and all areas of society. There is an ample scope to prove oneís ability, competence and intelligence in this revolutionary and potentially very beneficial area.
Besides the college academics I was actively involved in the extra-curricular activities. The driving force behind all this was my aim to develop all the facets of my personality. In this process I could not achieve the grades I wanted to, in the first and second year. But soon I garnered the skill of judicious allocation of time and energy. I do not feel that the marks I scored are the sole indicators of my understanding of the subject. A cogent reason to augment my belief is the final year of my studies, where with strong focus and hard work, I excelled in my graduation with first class.
Also for the past seventeen months I have been working as a Project Assistant in reputed consultancy firm. My work has helped me develop a thorough insight into return to the academic world for further growth. It has given me the confidence to pursue a Masterís degree and also kindled a desire to do research. This career with open prospects has given me constant incentive to improve myself and to gain more knowledge.
Today I perceive that life for me has been a process of conscious evolution. An integral part of this growth has been the value system imbibed in me by my parents, teachers and mentors and an immense liking for science. As I embark upon a new stage of my life, I believe that a postgraduate study will provide a milestone in my career along with invaluable experiences that will allow me to become a successful, innovative professional and assist in accomplishing my goals. Ten years from now, I envisage myself as a full-fledged research professional in an organization, or a faculty member at some leading university.
My degree incorporated many statistical, quantitative, business and financial modules that have helped me to grasp a basic solid foundation and understanding of financial conventions, which will aid me in successfully completing this course. I look to gain from this course an understanding of the practical applications of these conventions that I could successfully utilise in a work situation.
My decision to pursue postgraduate studies in Italy and my interest in the subject perfectly matches with the pioneering works going on at the Quantitative Finance department. The interdisciplinary nature of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management has convinced me in taking this decision as it is the ideal choice for an exciting career. By learning under the guidance of distinguished faculty, I shall certainly be able to exploit my potential to the fullest.
I am confident that overall opportunity to study in Italy will broaden my horizons and give me an opportunity to gain world class education and help me become an excellent world citizen.
I would therefore, feel obliged to be able to secure admission in your prestigious university with full financial assistance and pursue my M.S. program. I am sure that I will match all the credentials and will be able to maintain high standards at your university.