I am applying for a PhD program for fall 2013 and have to send out an email requesting recomendation letters so I would like to have some one to review this email before I send to my professor.
"Dear Professor XXX,
I hope this email finds you well.
By this e mail, I would like to ask if you would be kind enough, to write recommendation letter for my next application for a PhD program in Strategic Management, focusing my future studies in global strategy in developing economies, as well as, technology and innovation.
While studying at XXX, I enjoyed attending Competition & Strategy classes (Spring 2011). I strongly believe that this class contributed to my development and growth as well as it helped to increase my interest in this field.
I believe that as my teacher you noticed my approach and dedication to academics and that is the reason why I take the liberty to ask for such a recommendation letter.
I am currently applying for admission for fall 2013 and I have selected a universe of six universities to apply.
My first choice is the University of Pittsburgh (Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business), as I have intended to move to the area and it offers a distinguished faculty some of them with research connected with my proposed area of study. Additionally, the university is widely recognized as a top contributor to the research field.
I have included a summary of my academic and professional experience to help you decide whether to recommend me.
Should you decide to give me a recommendation letter, I will send you a draft of my statement of purpose, copies of my transcripts, my resume and any other materials you think would help you in the evaluation process.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you!