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today’s world, enormous financial and economic activity has caused wealth being
amassed and destroyed on a huge scale in different parts of the world. This
dynamic has resulted from the globalization and structural changes in developed
and emerging markets. The 2008 crisis in financial markets and the global
geopolitical situation have brought it with challenges, which require increased
depth and understanding of the rapidly changing financial markets and global
economic conditions. I believe this backdrop requires me to further my academic
studies in the fields of corporate finance and wealth management.

long-term career goal is to become a successful consultant in the fields of
finance and management. I have had a strong interest in finance and consulting,
and I hope to achieve this goal after a number of years of experience as a
successful analyst. In addition, I plan to pursue the CFA and have successfully
passed the CFA Level I in Dec 2016. Within the field of Finance, I am most
interested in topics ranging from valuation, security analysis, and risk
management. In particular, I find the different valuation techniques from
discounted cash flow models (DCF), comparable valuation, and leverage buyout
valuation exciting to study from both a theoretical and practical level.

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aforementioned interests were developed from the full-time internship within a
consulting firm, the CFA Challenge Competition at university, as well as my
undergraduate courses in corporate finance, derivatives, and investment. During
my internship at Accenture, I assisted the consulting analyst to create a
“three statement financial model” for the client, in order to improve the
company’s financial management. I gained practical skills from analysing the
company and building the model. Furthermore, the fast-paced, high-pressure
environment I experienced also provided me with the opportunity to work on
large data sets using Excel. This furthered my interest in pursuing a finance
career. The CFA Challenge Competition I participated in during my third year
also invigorated my interest in finance. I used various financial research
tools, such as Capital IQ, Bloomberg, FactSet, and Thomson Reuters, to conduct
industry research and financial statement analysis of the target company. I
further developed my analytical skills through applying the DCF model and
comparable approach to value the company.

To achieve my goals, I seek to deepen my
knowledge in the related areas. The London Business School Masters in
Management program will provide me with an opportunity to deepen my understanding
of finance and business in a more meaningful way, and in an environment which
will be academically challenging and allow me to develop further. The class of
Masters in Management is international and well diversified. Being surrounded
by multi-national individuals will allow for an exchange of views and ideas
that would benefit all parties. The courses it offers, such as Corporate
Finance, Financial Accounting, and Global Economy, are vital for a career in
finance. Also, the integrated modules it offers will provide
me with a comprehensive, broad perspective on business, and the Global
Immersion Field Trip and Live Business Project will allow me to gain practical
understanding to apply my knowledge in real-world situations. Additionally, I
will be well positioned to take advantage of its excellent reputation and
strong alumni network.  

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