Best MBA Programs for Brand Management?
I will be applying to part time MBA programs next fall and already know I want to focus my studies in Brand Management. I currently work as an entry-level Account Manager at an advertising agency in NYC. I believe I am on the right path to success, just two things holding me back: years of experience (8-10 is usually required) and an MBA of course. I graduated with my B.S. in Marketing this past Dec., so I only have about 4 months post graduate work experience (although I worked several field-related internships during undergrad). That is why I want to wait 1 full year before applying - so by the time Fall 2014 rolls around I will have about 2 years experience. (And, my company's only sponsoring me if I am employed with them for 1 full year). Ideally, I would receive an MBA w/ a concentration in Marketing with a specialization in Brand Management.
My question is this: What are some of the best MBA programs out there specifically known for Brand Management? (I would prefer to stay in NYC, but if not my company also has locations in DC, LA, Irvine, San Diego, San Fran, Chicago, Miami, Philly, and Atlanta). So, below I will list the schools I am interested in and if you could add on, that would be great! Also, if you ARE currently or were a Brand Manager, please let me know the steps you took to get there, any advice you have etc.
-Hofstra - Zarb
-UMD- College Park
Thanks in advance!!