I come from a background of 12 years in the fine jewelry industry in Asia. I have also studied fashion design. I am a US citizen. I got very good GRE scores with just a week of preparation, but they expire this June 2020, so I will need to use them ASAP.
I would like to work in Luxury Brand Management, and learn how to start my own business in fashion and jewelry later on. So I am looking for a school with a strong curriculum, career network, and the possibility to help students launch their own businesses, or something similar.
I am considering the ESSEC EMiLUX program, but it is Executive Education, so it's part-time, with too much downtime (about 1-1.5 months) in between each of the 7 "modules," each of which also takes place in a different country.
The costs for these trips are not included in the tuition, and I'm not sure I can afford to travel around the world and rest for 1-1.5 months in between each learning session.
I would prefer to study full-time, but I was told that, with my experience, I would no longer qualify for the full-time regular MBA, but will need to go for Executive Education instead.
I was also considering NYU Stern's Fashion & Luxury MBA, but it is a full-time program (good), but I have already missed the deadline (yesterday). I was also not sure if it was the right fit for me, considering the "better" option at ESSEC's EMiLUX.
I would like to know if anyone here has attended the EMiLUX program, and can share some insight about job placements post-graduation, start-up business funding possibilities, etc.
Otherwise, is there a better program elsewhere I should consider, instead?
[Edited by roiseau on Feb 17, 2020]