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Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business Full Time MBA

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business prepares the next generation of leaders through top-ranked programs, distinguished faculty, and a vast network of innovative partnerships that reaches from the surrounding business community — home to multiple Fortune 1000 companies — to multinationals, nonprofits, and startups across the globe. Our students are uniquely prepared and highly sought after, leveraging Fisher’s rigorous, experiential learning environment with the breadth of resources at Ohio State, one of the nation’s premiere research universities with 500,000 alumni in more than 150 countries.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Total Program Enrollment 115
In-State Tuition (Total) $59,414
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $94,742
Average Starting Salary $95,565

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The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business prepares the next generation of leaders through top-ranked programs, distinguished faculty, and a vast network of innovative partnerships that reaches from the surrounding business community — home to multiple Fortune 1000 companies — to multinationals, nonprofits, and startups across the globe. Our students are uniquely prepared and highly sought after, leveraging Fisher’s rigorous, experiential learning environment with the breadth of resources at Ohio State, one of the nation’s premiere research universities with 500,000 alumni in more than 150 countries.

Specializations Offered: Finance, General Management, International Business, Leadership Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategy
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

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Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#27 Businessweek Full Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)
#7 Best Professors

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 32% accepted out of 507 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.38
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 674
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Out of State Application Fee: $60
  • In State Application Fee: $60

Admission Considerations

Important: Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

The Admissions Office at Fisher requires applicants to provide two official copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, GMAT scores, two letters of recommendation, essays, and a resume of work experience (work experience is preferred but not required). In addition to the above, international applicants whose firs...The Admissions Office at Fisher requires applicants to provide two official copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, GMAT scores, two letters of recommendation, essays, and a resume of work experience (work experience is preferred but not required). In addition to the above, international applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency (the school accepts several standardized tests, including the TOEFL, MELAB, and IELTS) and an affidavit of financial support. Admissions interviews are conducted only at the request of the Admissions Department.

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Important Dates

Round 1
December

16

Deadline
Round 2
February

16

Deadline
Round 3
April

16

Deadline

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This Program Include: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Nationwide Insurance, Emerson, Amazon

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Consulting 19% $12,433
Other 16% $85,454
Manufacturing 15% $84,350
Financial Services 12% $80,684
Technology 11% $106,625
Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare 10% $89,588
Consumer Products 9% $94,000
Real Estate 3% $95,833
Media / Entertainment 2% $61,250
Petroleum / Energy 1% $48,000

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 536
Percent International Students 19%
Total Full-Time Faculty 200
Full-Time Faculty 63%

Student Life

“We all know each other, and everyone is willing to help others out for the sake of individ­ual and group success,” says a student of this highly collaborative group, who are “around one another frequently.” Columbus is “a very live city,” and is a “fun environment for mar­ried or single students.” There is a good community of people who regularly socialize out­side of school either at bars, restaurants, houses or events. Every Thursday or Friday, the class social chairs host “some sort of End Of The Week [EOTW] activity for the entire busi­ness school,” and of course, everyone is “actively engaged in the Ohio State sports culture.”As for the logistics of life, “off campus housing is outstanding,” there is an “excellent…day care” for those with kids, leisure activities are available to spouses, and “the best part is, you can live well on a student budget.” The facilities at Fisher are only ten years old and “are extremely well maintained,” so “if you are going to spend hours studying or working on group projects, Gerlach Hall is a great place to do it.”

Career

“Career Services are excellent” at Fisher, which attracts top national employers with ease and “will work hard to help you get a job with a company with whom they already have connections.” “They will help you land a job at your dream company but they won’t do it for you.” The thorough business education provided by the school has given it a leading reputation across the country, and students are even able to take on “real consulting proj­ects with paying clients” during their program. “The mix of industry executives with high profile academics as well as the extraordinarily wide breadth of resources that comes with the Ohio State and Big Ten creates the perfect mixture for an MBA student to become a future industry executive,” says a student. “Although we technically compete for the same jobs everyone is extremely friendly and helpful,” says a student of the annual job hunt fren­zy. “Fisher students can enjoy all the resources from OSU.” Recent top employers of Fisher graduates include Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Nationwide Insurance, Emerson, and Amazon.

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Students Say

Despite being a part of a large sports and research university, the intentionally small size of the Fisher College of Business allows the school to create a high quality and personal­ized program focused on results and excellence. The school offers an Executive MBA, an MBA for Working Professionals, and a full-time program of about 120 students per year, and boasts top-notch Operations and Logistics and Marketing programs that attract recruiters from top companies each year. Students in in the Working Professional program can customize a specialized niche of study to complement their general MBA degree, and students from all programs can cull from more than 100 elective courses to create an indi­vidualized degree.“Everyone is willing to support the student experience,” and “learning takes place on many levels, from in the class, to around the pizza box, to having a lunch appointment with a local business executive that serves as your mentor.” “The administration, professors, and academic experience exceed the high expectations I set,” says a student. “I have been blown away by the quality of the professors,” says another. Most come from top-rated business schools and offer “an outstanding mix of industry experience and academic integrity.” “I wake up every day excited to attend school,” says a student. The administra­tion tries very hard to offer students as many options for electives as possible.Most of the assignments are dynamic group projects which “equates to many hours with fellow students,” and “the pace is quick and often times we’ll have a VERY heavy case/work load in a short period of time.” This “frustrates many students, but keeps them sharp.” The work load “strikes a good balance of class work with external networking events and social functions.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    o Center for Entrepreneurship o Center for Operational Excellence o Center for Business Performance Management o Center for International Business Education and Research o Center for Real Estate Education and Research o Charles A. Dice Center for Financial Economics o Initiative for Managing Services o Global Supply Chain Forum o Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights o Supply Chain Management Research Group o Innovation Initiative o National Center for the Middle Market o Technology Licensing & Commercialization o The Ohio State University China Gateway office in Shanghai (future offices are planned for India and Brazil; provide assistance and opportunities for students seeking to study or secure a training opportunity abroad)

  • International Student Support Groups:

    We have many student clubs and organizations focused on international students and international business, including, the International Business Club, Chinese Business Professionals Association, and the Indian MBA Association. We also have an International Buddies Club for incoming international students. In addition, we have a special orientation for international students and a business communications program tailored to the needs of international students.

    http://fisher.osu.edu/student-groups/graduate

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    Fisher College has an active Out in Business Club that is supported by faculty and staff. We subsidize travel to career-related conferences such as the Reaching Out MBA conference.

    http://fisher.osu.edu/student-groups/graduate

  • Minority Support Groups:

    We have a number of active diverse student clubs and organizations as well an office that supports minority students. We also subsidize student travel to career oriented conferences on diversity and inclusion, such as NMBAA and NSHMBA.

    http://www.fisher.osu.edu/offices/diversity/minority-student-services/

  • Research Facilities:

    o Center for Entrepreneurship o Center for Operational Excellence o Center for Business Performance Management o Center for International Business Education and Research o Center for Real Estate Education and Research o Charles A. Dice Center for Financial Economics o Initiative for Managing Services o Global Supply Chain Forum o Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights o Supply Chain Management Research Group o Innovation Initiative o National Center for the Middle Market o Technology Licensing & Commercialization o The Ohio State University China Gateway office in Shanghai (future offices are planned for India and Brazil; provide assistance and opportunities for students seeking to study or secure a training opportunity abroad)

  • Study Abroad:

    Exchange Programs o Australia, MGSM (Sydney) o Brazil, FIA Business School and ESALQ (Sao Paulo) o Canada, UBC (Vancouver) o Chile, PUC (Santiago) o Chile, Universidad de Chile (Santiago) o China, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology o China, Peking University (Beijing) o Denmark, Copenhagen Business School o England, MBS (Manchester) o Germany, WHU Koblenz (Vallendar) o Germany, Kuehne School of Logistics & Management (Hamburg) o India, Indian Institute of Management/Ahmedabad o Italy, SDA Bocconi (Milan) o Japan, KEIO (Tokyo) o Mexico, EGADE at ITESM o Scotland, University of Edinburgh o Singapore, Singapore Management University o Switzerland, University of Zurich Short-Term Programs o MBA i4: India, Mumbai, India o MBA i4: Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil o MBA i4: Europe, Ireland, Germany, Poland o UG Emerging Market Field Study: Panama o UG Green Business Field Study: Costa Rica o UG Summer Internship Programs: Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Chile o UG Freshman Global Lab: Ireland, Italy

  • Women Support Groups:

    Fisher College has a very active Graduate Women in Business Club that is supported by faculty and staff. We also subsidize travel to career-related conferences focused on women such as the National Association of Women MBAs.

    http://fisher.osu.edu/student-groups/graduate

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business include:

Ms. Tami Longaberger - CEO, The Longaberger Company

Mr. Lawrence Hilsheimer - President and COO Nationwide Insurance

Mr. Lionel Louis Nowell - Senior Vice President and Treasurer (Retired), PepsiCo, Inc.

Mr. Leslie Wexner - Chair, CEO and Founder of Limited, Inc.

Mr. Jesse J. Tyson - Acting President, National Black MBA Association

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $50,656

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Nationwide Insurance, Emerson, Amazon

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 44% $88,606
Technical 30% $96,226
Other 26% $89,710
Finance / Accounting 21% $90,857
Other 20% $85,775
Financial Services 20% $86,142
Operations / Logistics 18% $89,123
Marketing / Sales 18% $86,818
Consulting 17% $111,755
Consulting 17% $111,873
Manufacturing 14% $89,750
Other 9% $73,125
General Management 6% $90,000
Non Profit 3% $62,500

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 77%
Three Month Employment 20%
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