I am currently a senior at
Lundquist College of Business (LCB), University of Oregon, majoring in
Accounting. I have decided to pursue
Master of Accounting degree at LCB, since LCB has changed me as a person, and I would love to
stay here to continue my graduate studies. LCB has been providing me with an
understanding of the business world as well as offering me a wide range of
choices and connections after my graduation. The good college education at LCB goes
a great way in shaping the skills required to succeed in my future profession. I
have thoroughly enjoyed college and believe that graduate school is the right
next step for me. The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program will immensely help
me fine-tune my current skill sets, help me to reconfigure them in the context
of an accounting environment and help put a realistic, practical point of view
to all that I have learnt as an Accounting undergraduate and will learn during
the MAcc program. This program will definitely go a long way in helping me
eventually achieve the goal of becoming a CPA. The Graduates of the UO LCB’s
MAcc Program are ranked high in passing all the parts of the CPA Exam in the U.S.
as per NASBA. I am convinced that being a part of such a program will assist me
greatly in preparing for the CPA Exams. I also plan to secure an internship
position with one of the Big Four Accounting firms while undergoing the MAcc Program
at LCB. The training opportunities and overall work-environment that a Big Four
firm offers are exceptional. I am hoping that I can work on challenging global
projects, as well as meet and network with the sheer diversity of people.
I believe that I possess the motivation, intellectual ability and preparation
to make significant original contributions to LCB learning community. I have always been detail-oriented and
focused on accuracy in college. I feel that attention to detail and a focus on
accuracy will serve me well in accounting.
I also believe my ability of acquiring knowledge quickly, applying it
when relevant, and being capable of independently studying can help me perform
equally well in the graduate school setup too. My experience at UO has given me a greater sense of
accomplishment. I have been among the top
10% students in the Lundquist College of Business. I also feel that UO has really made me grow
and has introduced me to a wider range of people. I have opened up to people
more and am now a better team player as I have learnt to listen to others and
take in their opinions. I have become accepting to other cultures and beliefs
and feel that I am much more open-minded. Moreover, I have over the years kept
building my management skills by being part of various college clubs and event
organization committees, which has not only helped me develop good
organizational skills but also a sociable attitude, excellent communication
skills, the ability to perform under pressure, and the quick thinking required
during sudden mishaps. I believe that my current skill sets will definitely
help in the ability to see the accounting profession in a more holistic sense.
It will also help me manage the rigorous work and responsibilities of a
graduate school accounting program.
an international student from Vietnam, my time studying in the U.S. has
thus far exceeded my expectations. Every day I am here, I am inspired and
motivated by the demanding and invigorating academic environment, and I looking
forward to pursuing master’s level studies in such a setting.
I hope my application would be
given a thoughtful consideration based on the descriptions I have provided.