The statement of purpose is something which you should always include in your application form, as it majorly dictates much about the reasons why you would want to join a particular college, and has a great influence on your chances of admission in the college. The SoP for an applicant who is applying for an MBA degree has to be pretty much more exhaustive as compared to that of an undergraduate student, as the students for MBA would have a large reservoir of experience and job portfolios, thus enabling the admissions committee to expect more and vast explanation of the portfolios mentioned here. Although the GMAT or the CAT score can be really beneficial for influencing your admission into the college, having an SoP would help the clarity step in for the admissions committee just to check how much suitable a candidate and his/her candidacy is.

Let us start off by learning some essential tips for improving the SoPs in your MBA application.

  • Why are you interested?

It is always a bonus pint to put your enthusiastic foot forward. It would always enchant the admissions committee, to see your enthusiasm and thus, take a step forward themselves to include you in the course. Some of the questions which you need to subconsciously answer include why would you want to pursue an MBA degree now and not earlier? Why would a particular college or school interest you? These are some factors which you would need to throw light on. Be exhaustive and direct while answering. Also, provide factual details if possible.

  • Mention your goals.

You should be clear in your head about why you want to pursue your MBA degree. Your application at its very first view should be clear cut and bring home the idea, that it is an absolute necessity that you want a set and a defined career path in your life. The courses you want to pursue should be linked directly to the career choice you would want to make in the near future. Also, if you have a previous background experience in a job, you should aim maximum for choosing a course which would help you tread forward on the path already chosen.

  • Communication is the key

The key to winning and ace the interviews would be having a strong skill set of communication, with which you can let the admissions committee know and make them aware of the type of persona you are following. Apart from this, you should be having the SoPs worthy and aptly mentioned on your résumé which would further help in increasing your chances of a good college. As a bonus, although the things mentioned in your résumé already-like SoPs would be there, still you would be needing to be vocal about it and make it work for you.

What are the common mistakes to avoid?

  • Make the SoPs visible.

You should prefer to not brag much about your SoPs in a written form, for which you don't have that much to talk about. In short, you must aim to provide that much-stipulated information in your résumé, which can be digested and be placed in front of the admissions committee in a proper and established manner.

  • Don't make it orderless.

The main error, in the resume and applications, at times becomes the absence of proper order. The SoPs are present in a haphazard manner, making it difficult for the admissions committee to actually sort and narrow down the way and order in which the things commenced around. Thus, in a bid to not make it long and monotonous, you can rearrange the format of your application and add bits and pieces of your SoPs here and there, thus removing the monotony level. However, don't forget to put it forward in a chronologically acceptable manner. You should not leave the committee wondering what came next at any point.