I apologize for invading your mailbox with this request, but I am a
little bit confused and I kindly ask you for advice.
I graduated from the University of Liverpool where I completed an MBA,
and I did my dissertation on the following subject “The Effects of Geographic
Diversification on the Performance of Spanish Companies during the Downturn
Period 2008-2011”. I received an “excellent” grade on my dissertation.
I researched on the evolution of 23 large multinational Spanish
companies and on their behaviour with regards to their international expansion,
their product diversification and the evolution of their debt, and how these
variables have impacted their performance. I have sustained my research with an
extensive literature review, a quantitative analysis (including three linear
econometric models) and a qualitative analysis based on the answers received to
I enjoyed very much this research activity that took me almost a year to
complete, and I continued researching and presented (together with two
co-authors) a Conference Paper on the AIB UKI conference (Aston
University, Birmingham, UK) on March
21st -23rd, 2013, with wide acceptance. Finally I am working know on
the publication of an article in a level two academic magazine these same
I have discovered how much I liked research while doing my MBA and I
would like to move to a research career. I have been working in the banking
industry for over 15 years, now working in Cash Management sales for an Investment
bank. I do believe that my knowledge and experience with international
corporates is very positive when applied to International Business research. Prior
to working in sales, I have been a business analyst, a project manager and a
I am Spanish native, fluent in English (TOEFL 263 points, GMAT 87%
percentile) and French (B2 level by the French Alliance) and have a basic
knowledge in German, and I am very interested in pursuing an academic and
I have applied for several Research positions and in all the cases I
have been advised to follow a Phd programme first. I would like to know if you
can advise me where I can follow this programme and if this can be done online
since I cannot leave my home city (Madrid, Spain) for family reasons. The issue
is that I do need to follow a Doctoral programme or a PhD programme. My current
MBA is not accepted by “Aneca” the regulator in Spain that certifies entry to
Doctoral programs from MBAs, since it is not homologated in Spain, which
obliges me to pursue a Master’s degree in Spain before the Phd, even if my MBA is
accredited by the AACSB (Association for Advanced Collegiate School of
Business), the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) and by CEL
(Technology Enhanced Learning).
I am also looking for an opportunity to research under the field of
International Business and I would like to set up collaboration with a
University in order to continue presenting my work in different conferences,
under the scope of an affiliation to a University, and not on my own as I did
in the AIB-UKI conference.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read through these lines and for
advising me properly.
MBA, University of Liverpool.