Study Master's in Brand Management (M.A)

Create and shape the brands of tomorrow 

Do you want to understand the real business value of brands? Structural changes in today’s population and the digitalisation of our society demand new brand management skills. Digital branding forms a new core competence for agencies and companies. Brands play an important role in business and society. 

Managing brands without thinking about digital platforms is inconceivable today. Not only do traditional brand leadership and management need to be evaluated, but special attention needs to be given to the role of social media platforms and co­-creation. Creative and strategic planning skills as well as the cross­media usage of all media channels are required in order to develop and manage brands effectively.

Students specialising in brand management learn about current brand management issues and gain awareness for the interrelation of brands within complex brand architectures. This area of specialisation teaches students how to combine the field of management with creative planning and prepares them for leadership roles and tasks in brand development, marketing communication and design functions.

Here is an excerpt of your modules for the Master in Brand Management: 

  • Brand management
  • Brand development
  • Marketing Communications
  • Product strategy
  • Social media strategy



Your competencies after the Master's degree in Brand Management 

As a graduate in brand management, you are able to act as the interface between management and creative strategy and lead projects in the area of brand development, marketing communication and design.

You will develop these competences during the lectures from your highly experienced professors and through practical projects. You will have many opportunities to apply and test your learning in practical projects, often with top companies in our partner network. In our project portal, you can get the first impression of our project partners and some great examples of past student projects. With your master thesis, you will be able to prove your profound knowledge in the last semester of your studies. The rich practice element and focus on application ensures that you have concrete skills that will benefit you in your professional life.

Career Prospects

After the M.A. in Brand Management, numerous career opportunities open up for you in international companies. In addition to your expertise in brand management, your knack for creativity, innovative thinking along with a positive attitude towards change will help you distinguish yourself in the international job market.

You can find challenging managerial positions corporations, media companies, ad agencies, retailers, luxury manufacturers, marketing agencies and consultancies. Some examples of potential roles could be the following:

  • Senior marketing manager
  • Brand manager
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Marketing director
  • Product manager
  • Brand consultant 



Admission requirements and pre-semester

1. University/B.A. degree with at least 210 ECTS
If you have only 180 ECTS, we offer you the option of obtaining the required extra 30 ECTS in a Pre-Semester course which you can complete in one of the following ways:
  • Attendance based pre-semester: This is an on-campus course that starts in the winter semester to ensure that you can join the master’s programme in the summer semester without any difficulty.
  • Online Pre-Semester: You can take the online pre-semester course in parallel with the first semester of your master’s course in the summer semester.

2. English language proficiency
TOEFL test with at least 72 out of 120 points or IELTS with at least 6.0 out of 9 is required. Equivalent qualifications may also be accepted, as applicable. For more information, see how to apply.

Do you have any questions?

We would be happy to answer your questions and give you personalized advice on our programmes and university. Get in touch with us now using one of the following ways: We are eager to help you find a study programme that’s perfect for you.

Your benefits at Macromedia University

  • Top position in CHE Ranking 2014/15*
  • Small classes with intensive, individual supervision
  • Globally recognised, state-approved degrees, accredited by FIBAA
  • Campuses in Berlin & Munich: two of the Top 5 “Most Affordable Cities for Students 2015” worldwide**
  • Authentic, practice oriented projects with over 500 well-known companies
  • Highly qualified professors and industry insiders as lecturers
  • International students from all continents
  • Career perspectives in Germany: 18 months visa after successful graduation
  • Master’s degree on three days a week (e.g. from Thursday to Saturday)
  • Pre-Semester course available online
  • Buddy network for international students
  • Several Programmes entirely in English
  • Campus locations situated in the very centre of Germany’s industrial locations
  • Worldwide network of Partner Universities

*Centre for Higher Education, www.che.de
**QS Best Student Cities index, www.topuniversities.com


Study Master’s Degree Programme

Brand Management

  • Academic Degree

    Master of Arts

  • Duration of Study

    3 semesters for applicants with 210 ECTS
    3 semesters plus 1 Pre Semester course for applicants with 180 ECTS

  • ECTS

    90, 30 (Pre-Semester)

  • Starting

    Master course: 15th March
    Pre-Semester: 1st October
    Online Pre-Semester: 15th March

  • Location

    Berlin, Munich

  • Tuition fee

    Non-EU students
    6,000 € per semester plus 750 € registration fee.
    EU students
    6,000 € per semester plus 500 € registration fee.
    Starting from 500 € per month with guarantee.
    More information here.

  • Language

    English

  • Application process

    University/B.A. degree with at least 180 ECTS and an average grade of at least 2.5, TOEFL test (at least 72 out of 120 points) or IELTS (at least 6.0 out of 9); equivalent qualifications may also be accepted, as applicable, curriculum vitae – signed personally, letter of recommendation (by your lecturer or employer), personal motivation statement, personal interview with a selection panel/skype interview for international students

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Partners

0_Adidas
0_Adobe
0_Bilfinger
0_BMW
0_Capgemini
0_Escada
0_Green Peace
0_Mercedes Benz
0_Microsoft
0_Red Bull
0_rWarner Music
0_s1. FC Köln

Locations

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  • Phone numbers:
  • Munich +49 89 544151-0
  • Stuttgart +49 711 280738-0
  • Cologne +49 221 31082-0
  • Hamburg +49 40 3003089-0
  • Berlin +49 30 2021512-0

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