In mysecond year of college, I opted to take a module called Investment Analysis whichwas my first exposure to the financial world. It was in this class that mypassion for finance really started. To learn more I took up courses online like”Principles of Valuation: Risk and Return” by University of Michigan and”Corporate Finance” by Indian Institute of Management. These courses helped medevelop a framework for evaluating risk, valuing assets and get a betterunderstanding of tools and techniques used for investment analysis.
Even thoughI have learned a lot about the financial world over the past few years, my curiosityabout it still remains and I want to learn more. This is my main motivation forjoining your program. BenjaminFranklin said “An investment in education pays the best return”. A master’sdegree from University College Dublin (UCD) will provide me with with the theoretical understanding, practicalapproaches and research skills to enable me to develop an expertise in the coreareas of risk management and asset valuation. Themodules offered in the program match perfectly with the courses I was lookingto get more depth in, particularly Financial Asset Valuation, Portfolio andRisk management and Strategic Finance.
I wouldalso like to learn about the application of quantitative analysis to problemsin these areas. Furthermore, UCD has consistently ranked high among the topfinance universities of the world, compounded with its extraordinary facultyand its appeal among global financial companies make it an ideal choice for me.Finally, UCD being located in Dublin is a great advantage.
Dublin’sreputation as a global financial center will augment my financial education andmake it easy for me to achieve a career in the financial sector. Afterearning my master’s degree, my initial goal would be to obtain a rigorous anddemanding job as a financial or investment professional where I will be able touse the technical expertise and professional skills learned through yourprogram. I hope to gain practical experience in areas such as asset valuation,risk management, generation of funds, maximum returns on capital and strategicfinance. In the long term, I would like to venture in to the field of socialfinance where I can use my experience in finance to achieve social goals andthere by merge my passion for finance with my passion for social service.