nterests in accounting and finance, and having heard from many personal references about the excellence of the course and the reputation of this department, I am convinced I have made the right choice.
In the last year, which was my Foundation year, I have learnt a good many things. Apart from an insight into subjects like Economics, Business Development and Accountancy, I developed a spirit of enquiry. I learnt how to do proper research through formulating an appropriate research design and methodology, and preparing instruments of data collection. I learnt to analyze and interpret data. I have learnt how important it is to keep abreast of the current developments in the world and in my field, and have gotten into the habit of regularly reading newspapers. I’ve also learnt how important it is make presentations correctly and in a manner that communicates to my target audience. Making presentations is the order of the day in the corporate world. It is not just a skill, but is often even taken to the level of an art. Therefore this has been a very valuable competence that I have picked up. I have bettered myself on the general reading front. Besides, both my individual working skills and team working skills have improved a great deal. I have learnt that people will always need to work together, and that being a team player is as important as working efficiently on an independent basis. I’ve also learnt to meet assignment deadlines.
In the last year, I created a portfolio containing nine sections, which has been the result of a considerable amount of work through the year. The topics that I chose to work on were interesting but they were also challenging - both in terms of depth of detail as well as in dealing with a diverse range of themes. On the research about technology in business, I chose to work on the theme of smart phones. On the research about developments in the energy sector, I chose the oil industry. On the research about career