For the business strategy component, the degree capstone, the focus is on finding competitive advantage and the long-term positioning and management of the entity as a whole. Here, the key functional areas are thus synthesized or integrated into an overall view and the strategy course depicts how the various sub-disciplines integrate to tell one continuous story with each discipline providing depth of understanding in the others. Corresponding training in business leadership may also be scheduled and participation in a business simulation or game is also a common degree requirement. "Strategy" may be offered as a sequence of courses, beginning in the first part (planning) and culminating in the second (execution), or as a single intensive course, offered during the second part. Some programs offer a specialization in "strategy", others in management consulting which substantially addresses the same issues.
There are four key reasons why I want to study at this program. First, I selected your program because of its primary focus on business with the expectation that students already possess a strong understanding of science. Second, Mr. XX, a fellow student of the program, has provided me with his thoughts about the program. From our conversations, I became excited to learn about the courses such as advanced marketing. Third, I wish to grow to be a manager who can combine the science of technology with the art of management. And last, Professor XX, who is the teacher of my mentor XX, encouraged me to study at XX University, where he has worked for ten years. I am thankful for his thoughtfulness and friendship.