Hey, so I'm looking to get into Brand Management. Currently a Digital Marketer with 4 years experience. Gonna do my MBA Part-Time so I have enough experience to immediately 'skip the line' a bit. Baruch is by far the cheapest school in the area, but doesn't seem to focused on recruitment. Would Baruch help me to get into top companies? It seems Baruch doesn't have a Spring MBA and the Fall deadline is on the 1st. Would need to take the GMAT and apply ASAP for this option. Note: My Undergrad GPA is low (2.7) so I doubt the best schools are even an option. Not to mention expensive.
- Buffalo: My alma mater. Would need to relocate and find a job quick when I relocate back, but it's doable for me as I know people in the area. Also highly ranked. One issue: I think the 3-2 program is the reason it's highly ranked, but also means most opportunities are geared to those with low experience (which is why the starting salary is fairly low for an MBA program). Also don't know how strong it is for Marketing. Region itself is getting better but still poor. Only companies I can think of that recruit are Fisher Price, Richs, and North American Brewers. If I'm wrong let me know, but I just dono...
- Rutgers: About 30k more expensive and would need to relocate to NJ (not the end of the world. It's easily commutable to NYC). Plus I've heard it doesn't have the best quality of life. However, it does seem it has great recruiting opportunities into Brand Management of a top school like Northwestern or Indiana.
[Edited by mrbrandguy on Jun 20, 2017]