A Small Program, Big Opportunities

The Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business
American MBA

Year after year, our graduating class accepts employment offers from some of the world's best and most exciting companies. Our Office of Career Management provides each student with their own personal career consultant, interview training, and internship and job search support. For many years running, more than 90 percent of Fisher MBA graduates have secured jobs within three months after graduation.

With an average of just 130 enrolled MBA students each year, we're able to keep classes small—and the faculty and staff are able to keep their focus on each student. Collaboration is a big part of every Fisher MBA course, with many projects involving intensive teamwork. So students have meaningful opportunities to share their ideas, learn from both peers and faculty, and form strong professional and personal relationships.

Fisher faculty members are handpicked for their ability to conduct high-impact research and teach both effectively and creatively in the classroom. Coming from places all over the world, they draw from diverse expertise and experience in business to challenge your assumptions and prepare you to lead innovative industry practices.

The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is the 15th largest city in the U.S., home to many multinational corporations (like Nationwide Insurance, Limited Brands, and American Electric Power), and 1.8 million people. As a Fisher MBA student, you'll make connections with prominent companies and benefit from the wide variety of opportunities that come with attending school in the state's capitol city—a center for government, business, and culture.

Program Info

Program Format: Full-Time
Length of Program: 21 months
Program Structure: Semester
Starting Dates: August
Minimum years of work experience: 2+ years preferred
Application deadlines: January 5 (priority decision); April 15 (final deadline)
Courses conducted in: English
Accreditation(s): AACSB
US News & World Report 2014– 10th among public universities, 27th overall
4th Supply Chain Management and Logistics 
14th Production and Operations 
22nd Finance 
16th Accounting 

Student Body

Applicants per place ratio: 30.7
Number of Nationalities: 20
Male to Female ratio: 2.4 to 1
Age Range: 25-33 years
Average Age: 28 years
Degree Background:
Business/Commerce: 23%
Economics: 9%
Engineering: 23%
Sciences/Tech: 12%
Others: 30%
Length of Work Experience:
6-10 years: 13%
3-5 years: 80%
0-2 years: 7%


University Degree: Bachelor
GMAT: 600-720 range; however, there is no minimum GMAT score required 
English test(s): TOEFL/IELTS
References: 2-3
Language fluency: Fluent


Application fees: $70 USD
Tuition fees: $47,371 USD (international students)
Scholarship for the Americas
The Scholarship for the European Union was created to help attract more students from Europe to the Fisher MBA program. The Scholarship for the EU is merit-based and offered to a candidate who demonstrates strong academic aptitude, competitive GMAT test score, work experience, leadership potential, and desire for professional development.
The scholarship is comprised of the following:

  • Full tuition waiver for two years
  • Monthly stipend of $1,435
While there is not an official work requirement attached to this award, scholarship recipients are asked to assist the Graduate Programs Office in increasing the recruitment of students from Europe.



Address: 100 Gerlach Hall, 2108 Neil Avenue
Columbus-OH 43210 USA
Telephone: 1-614-292-8511
Contact person: Natalie Mehl, mba@fisher.osu.edu
MBA Director of Admissions: Alison Merzel, mba@fisher.osu.edu
MBA Program Director: Dr. Karen Wruck
Dean: Christine A. Poon

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