Sample SOP for Masters in Information Systems

The following draft was submitted to one of the Top Universities in Singapore for the Masters in MIS Program. This is only a sample and events and specifics may have been modified for the purpose of this sample. Shiksha.com strongly recommends its students to use this only as a point of reference for their own statement of purpose.

Statement of Purpose

Management Information Systems is a rapidly emerging field. What started years ago with manual systems like Customer Databases and Catalogues has evolved into modern concepts such as Predictive Data Mining. Rapid developments in the field of Information Management have left me fascinated with MIS. Having worked in SAP-ABAP for over two years and having gained in-depth knowledge of its importance and business applications, I feel that I am ready to move forward in the field of MIS. To keep up with the advancements in this field and prepare myself to meet the demanding standards of this industry, I wish to pursue a graduate program in Management Information Systems from your esteemed University.

In my high school, my keen interest in logically oriented subjects led me to take up Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as my major subjects. In my twelfth grade, as part of my Physics project, I had constructed logic gates and simple latches using basic circuit elements and was greatly amazed by the potential of the electrical and electronics stream. Subsequently, I topped my school in the tenth and twelfth grade securing 87.2 % and 90% respectively.

During my undergraduate studies at Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, I was excited by the diversity of the field of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering. In my bachelor program, the courses like Network Analysis, Signals and Systems, Microprocessors and Microcontroller, VLSI Technology and Design and Process Control helped me learn the aspects of system implementation. On the other hand, courses like Data Structure, Operating System, C, C++, JAVA, Data Communication and Computer Network helped me understand how the concepts of computers are applied to practical systems in day-to-day life.

During the course of my study, I also learned to program in Embedded Systems, which in turn, fascinated me to apply the concept in my major project “Voice Recognition Robotic Car Based on Voice Recognition Algorithm”. The project uses components such as 2.2 or higher version Android Phone, Bluetooth, AVR, Battery, Motor Driver and an LCD for output. The Bluetooth module AUBTM-20 is configured using the terminal software. The Bluetooth module receives a signal from Android Phone using an application CELLBOTS. The received signal goes to the microcontroller which controls the motion of robotic car connected to 1293D whose output is in turn, connected to BO motors that depend on rpm and this will show the required result on alphanumeric LCD. To supplement my learning from the project, I underwent training on Rail Net, Networking Hub, Server, Switch, and Electronic Exchange Working at Western Railway Ratlam Division. I also underwent training in C, C++, JAVA, MATLAB, VLSI, PLC and Embedded Systems.

After my undergraduate program, I joined TATA Consultancy Services Limited. During my ILP (Initial Learning Process) at, I stood amongst the top 10 students who got to choose their preferred technology for learning. Subsequently, I learned JAVA, Testing, SQL, and DBMS. Later, based on my JAVA programming skills, I was selected in British Gas (Leading Oil and Gas Company) for training in SAP-ABAP. In my 2+ years’ experience in SAP-ABAP, I have worked on reports including Classical, Interactive and Object Oriented Reports, Dialog Interface including BDC, BAPI, and IDOC, Data Dictionary, Smart Forms, Module Pool, enhancements including User Exits, BADI, SAP Performance Tuning and Trouble Shooting. I have also worked on few complex objects such as Contract Copy, a program for adding new line items and updating the net price of line items. Apart from SAP-ABAP I have also worked in Material Management Module (MM) and received appreciations from clients as well as from our functional bodies.

Now, after having acquired the basic aptitude, skills, knowledge and work experience in the field of Information System, I feel this is the apt time to pursue my graduate study in the field of my interest and strongly believe that my aptitude and aspirations find a terrific match in your program. Browsing the pages of your University’s website, I find myself certain that pursuing this program is the ideal step for my academic as well as professional career. After researching on the courses offered by the Department of Computer Information Systems at your University, I have decided to apply for the Master’s program in Management in Information Systems at XXX, Singapore.

Given the confluence of my personal and professional interests, my goal is to obtain a master’s degree and then to work in an IT-related industry. When I have gathered enough experience and skills, I plan to launch a consulting company of my own. Attending a Master of Science in MIS program will enable me to carve a niche for myself in the industry along with deepening my expertise and broadening my perspectives. Thus, I sincerely request the esteemed Admission Committee to favorably consider my application and provide me with a suitable platform for the attainment of success in my desired field.

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