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From the first class I ever took in Finance, I was fascinated. I was drawn by the magic that intangible things can create so much value and affect the economy so much. In combination with other business classes I took, I had a chance to know the wide range of the business world. It was clear to me that no other academic or career choice was possible for me.

In High School I developed an interest in computer programming and won second prize in a competition in this subject in my home town. I also won a second prize in the China Mathematics Competition. These successes would not have been possible without strong analytical and problem solving skills which were further demonstrated when I undertook research about the mathematical principles
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Many international students were homesick and missed familiar foods. I was founder and first president of the Universal Food Organization that provided home country food for international students and exposed local students to a variety of different cultures. The organization grew from 20 to 300 student members during my presidency. This provided me with valuable experience in time management, effective communication, effective team work and liaison with other bodies for mutual benefit.

My experience of living in two contrasting cultures and interacting with students, teachers and colleagues from a wide variety of cultures has been an important part of my education. I enjoy meeting people from cultures that are unfamiliar to me, learning about them and sharing my own.
I see the program as providing me with more knowledge in the areas of statistical analysis and especially financial analysis modeling. I also hope to develop skills in professional analysis, business communications and decision making. The program will enable me to achieve my short term goal of assisting the development of the economy of my home country where I hope to be employed by a major consulting firm or bank as a financial analyst. My long term goal is to be the chief financial officer of a major company.
I have carefully researched the programs available and consider yours to be by far the ‘best fit’ to
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