This post goes against the ethos of College Confidential (get to the best schools, no matter the consequences), but i don't want to leave the workforce for 2 years to pursue a degree, and I don't want to spend a fortune doing it.
However, I really want to get into Brand Management. Dealing with the biggest products and managing them would be such a dream!
So, is it possible to get into BM without an amazing MBA program?
Currently considering 2 schools: Baruch and Rutgers.
Baruch is cheaper. Takes 12 Credits less to complete. Way more convenient. Requires 0 lifestyle changes on my end. Can start this Fall.
Rutgers has a better rep and links to companies, but is more expensive. Didn't make deadline so start in Spring next year. Requires me to move to Jersey. Takes 12 more credits to complete (so an additional year). Have a harsher and more expensive commute.
I'd rather just go to Baruch, but if the difference is impossible to possible (and not just easier) then I would do Rutgers (or maybe a Full Time somewhere else).
About me: Marketing professional with 4 years experience.