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After attaining my MBA, my long-term goal is to become a CEO of a top company. Even though I understand how the companies operate from the technology side in business operations, I am not educated enough to understand the whole business strategy. The CEO dream cannot be fulfilled without knowing the strategies involved in operating a business, sales and marketing and a real time experience as a management consultant. With this in mind, the Executive MBA is a stepping-stone to achieve my woman-CEO goal. I am confident that the business strategy skills, marketing acumen, and holistic mindset that I will acquire during my MBA would give me the perfect foundation to achieve these goals.