Discuss Your Personal and Professional Development over the Past Five Years and Describe How These Changes Have Led You to Choose to Do Your Mba at This Time. What Are Your Career Goals and How Will a Rotman Mba Help You to Achieve Them?

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Question: Discuss your personal and professional development over the past five years and describe how these changes have led you to choose to do your MBA at this time. What are your career goals and how will a Rotman MBA help you to achieve them?

As we journey through life and continue to move forward we walk a path consisting of a series of stepping stones. These stones represent events and milestones in our lives, some of them have hindered us, while others have helped move us forward. Good or bad all these stepping stones have profoundly affected our journey. Earning an MBA is a necessary stepping stone to where I am heading in my life.

Creating software has been my passion ever since I created a small program in high school. My working experiences as a software developer at T-Micro, Maltman Group International, and Megabyte prove that technology alone cannot guarantee the success of a project or business. As the owner of T-Micro, a small software development company I started, I was excited about the development of the projects I secured. These projects were from different industries, hotels, the government and insurance companies to name a few. These projects were completed and deployed successfully to my various clients, however securing new clients and managing the business whilst developing these applications posed a challenge. After two years of operation, I was forced to cease operations due to lack of funds. Although I still maintain some of my clients’ software, I now work as an employee. This experience taught me that I have to combine business skills with technical knowledge to succeed in this competitive market. Thus, I realize that I need to pursue a MBA to acquire core business skills in areas, such as finance, operations, and business strategy, to be well rounded in my career and to have the necessary tools to run a successful business.

My long-term career goal is to own a software development company that would provide cutting edge...