I hope to earn the MS Degree in Business Analytics at XXXX, where I currently serve as a member of the faculty and a program administrator, I could not be more dedicated to lifelong education and hope to earn the Master’s Degree in Business Analytics so as to maximize my contribution to my profession and society generally speaking, to the fullest extent possible. Despite the fact that I already hold the terminal degree in my field, Education, I feel strongly that, with the incremental rapidity at which data is becoming central to the workplace, new tools, skills and processes are required to optimally fulfill my role as an education professional, staying relevant and effective in our brave new frontiers based largely on IT.
Of the many wonderful professional experiences that I have enjoyed since earning my EDD Degree in Higher Education Leadership & Policy at XXXX University in 2012, my greatest honor was having the program that I developed for veterans designated as the Best Program Special Populations in 2017, awarded by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) South Region. Earning my MS in Business Analytics will enable and inspire me to continue to develop creative educational programs that are highly relevant to our high-tech, profit driven world. I will also be able to better honor the ____’s mission to serve at the forefront of educational system development by taking full advantage of technological advancement, especially computer-driven technology.
As both faculty and program administrator, I have become increasingly involved in the process of recruiting new students for our program. This is complimentary to my research and teaching in the areas of higher education and workforce development, experiential learning, and special attention to veteran’s issues in the workplace. If accepted to the Online Master of Science in Business Analytics Program at ____, I would become more effective at identifying data driven analytics problems as they relate to issues of access to higher education for special populations. It would better equip me to effectively access relevant data streams of information and employ the appropriate mathematical models that serve to best inform decision making, the allocation of resources, and state and federal public policies.
My long-term professional goal is to have the privilege of serving as an Academic Dean or a Senior Higher Education Researcher and Policy Analyst at the state, federal or corporate level. I enjoy reflecting on the way that higher levels of education correspond to lower levels of unemployment and poverty, accelerated economic development, higher levels of civic participation and decreased public dependency on social safety-net programs to name just a few profoundly important aspects of the contribution of education to society. I am concerned, however, that participation in higher education differs significantly based upon socio economic status, parent education level, and other demographic characteristics. I want to contribute to bridging these gaps and my professional dream is to play a part in solutions that mitigate this issue.
As a dean, for example, I would be especially interested in maintaining a balance between teaching and research. I am equally interested in refining the roles of public (or private) universities in such a way as to better manage the gap between goals and finite resources, retrofitting existing infrastructures, increasing community outreach, encouraging diversity, mentoring students, and junior faculty, and developing strategies for moving higher education forward in an era of declining revenues. I look forward to dealing with increasingly diverse and complex sets of problems.
Thank you for considering my application to Business Analytics at the University of ____.
MS Business Analytics Personal Purpose Statement Sample