Never have I ever climbed a mountain peak. As a child, I imagined myself conducting expeditions in deep-frozen pathways, leading amateur explorers to the top of the world, and instructing rookies in surviving harsh blizzards. Even though slightly altered, my childhood dream has been achieved. I led a team of fellow classmates, in my Strategic Management course, to the success summit of a financial competition. Over the course of a semester, I and my teammates were supposed to create and manage a company of the IT industry, in a computer-simulated environment, along with other four rival teams. I dealt with strategy and financial matters of our virtual enterprise, while my colleagues were working on marketing and manufacturing. During the
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Although in terms of GDP Moldova is a weak country, its economic potential can be widely expanded through specific infusions of capital. I believe that through linking international institutional investors with the local capital market, it is possible to create a system of financing high value-added, start-up enterprises, which would otherwise fail to secure a loan for initial funding, because of high bank interest rates. My top three areas of interest are working on education, energy, and agriculture related projects. Hardly found in any other graduate program, energy finance is a course offered at University of St. Gallen that specifically would teach me the underpinning of energy markets. More general courses in entrepreneurial finance would offer me the chance to grasp concepts easily applicable to assess the odds of success or projects in the agriculture sector. Furthermore, for the education sector I could be both a provider and a receiver of knowledge.
I consider my education my asset with highest net present value. As a fellow on two U.S. Department of State sponsored programs – Global UGRAD, whilst in university, and Future Leaders Exchange, while in high-school – I acquired a valuable exposure to a culturally-diverse education environment, as well as friends from almost all continents. On my Global UGRAD program, I spent an academic year as an exchange student at Maryville College, in the U.S.A. While being there, I was