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What To Write In An SOP ?


The Introduction. In this section where you tell the admissions office what you want to study. For example, I wish to pursue an MBA degree in Business Analytics.


Paragraph 2: Use this space to summarize what you did as an undergraduate. Enlist or rather walk them through all the important classes you took which stimulated your desire for an MBA education, such as a specific project for a class. Discuss the internships you have done discuss what the responsibilities were, and the outcomes.

Work experience, especially if you had any kind of responsibility for testing, designing, or researching a product or apparatus.


Paragraph 3: This is a good place to mention any part time or full time jobs taken up after graduation, succinctly describe the role: company, team, responsibilities, what you learned. You can also indicate here how this shaped your decision to pursue an MBA.


Paragraph 4: This is a section to discuss what you want to study in MBA in further detail. This is an extrapolation of the introduction paragraph. State your area of interest, explore what you look forward in the course. Research on the website for information about the professors and their research in your desired are of study. (Be true, absolutely, don't make up something fake just to impress people.) Close your SOP in a positive and confident manner with an enthusiastic preparedness for the challenges of an MBA.


Questions to address in an SOP:

  • What experiences and/or education have made you want to pursue this degree program?

  • Why do you want to pursue this field of study?

  • How have you been pursuing your education, social work, internships?

  • What specifically appeals to you about this program?

  • What do you contribute to a team?

  • What do you plan to do with the MBA education in the short term and the long run ?

  • Why should the MBA Admissions team take you?

  • How do you think it might relate to the specialization that you want to opt for?

  • Describe how your experience, education, goals, and the proposed MBA course bind together.


What to Write in an SOP?


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