Study objective essay for Fulbright scholarship
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Write a clear and detailed description of your study/research objectives, and give your reasons for wanting to pursue them․ Be specific about your major field and your specialized interests within this field․ Describe the kind of program you expect to undertake, and explain how your study plan fits in with your previous training and your future objectives․ This statement is an essential part of your application and is required․ Do not mention specific U․S․ universities at which you would like to study․ It is strongly recommended that you upload in PDF format.
When I was in high school I already knew what field of study I would choose. I was pretty sure that I wanted to study finance in the university, I wanted to extend my knowledge in it, grow personally and improve my chances of having a better life overall. Nevertheless, on my sophomore year of study besides studying finance I started to increase my interest in accounting classes. I tried to reflect on the subjects that I both enjoyed and excelled at. I really enjoyed Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Investments classes. Overall, I decided that my major would be Corporate Finance and my minor would be Accounting.
I eventually chose to apply for an Accounting and Finance master degree because it had excellent graduate prospects. The degree also has a real-life application. I will study something that could extend my knowledge, improve my skills and help me with practical cases that I can apply in my professional career. It is also very important for me to go for something that would enable me the chance to build a career rather than just get a job to pay the bills. For me a career is something long-term and that has the opportunity for progression.
There are also many Graduate schemes available for this degree, which I see as a potential opportunity to work for an already established company with a structured training program and clear career progression. I feel that it is a reliable degree option because there will always be demand for accountants as long as businesses exist and money is still a current medium of exchange. A degree in Accounting and Finance also opens the door to work in any industry. Knowledge and skills acquired during the degree can be applied to any business.
Overall, in a way Accounting and Finance is a joint honors degree and is treated as such at other universities. Finance is a field of investing assets and liabilities over space and time and Accounting is the art of the recording and reporting financial transactions. I believe studying an Accounting and Finance degree would widen my business knowledge and be useful in a global marketplace.