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Why did you choose your proposed course and institution?
I propose a Master of Information systems at the University of Melbourne or Master of Commerce at the University of Sydney. The reason is based on what I have experienced in the past.
After I graduated from university, I joined a startup incubator program initiated by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry. In there, I got a lot of coaching on how to build a business from scratch. Then I realized that business and technology have a strong correlation. Most of my peers' background is in the technology field, therefore they often failed to build a good business model. They can make a good application, however, they do not solve the market problem.
On the contrary, my current job as a software developer gives different insights about business and technology. Most companies nowadays using IT infrastructure to support their business. I see there is still plenty of room for improvement for the companies to get the higher-earning. Case in point, most big companies own big data. Therefore, by using business analytics tools they can transform the data into business insights to build a better strategy and business decision.
The digital economy expected will contribute 9,5% of Indonesia's gross domestic product in 2025. As a result, the organization should transform its digital aspects and technology to be competitive in the market. For this reason, I want to be more versatile in this field by taking a master's degree that blends business and technology.
After doing some research my option falls to Master of Information Systems at the University of Melbourne and Master of Commerce at the University of Sydney. These universities are among the top 100 best universities in the world. Both of the master programs offer an elective stream with various subjects ranging from business analytics to digital business and marketing. Determining from the subjects I believe it will lead me to fulfill my future goals as an IT professional.