28. Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business
Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio, 43210
Admissions Deadlines for Class of 2015:
April 15, 2013 (Rolling Admissions)
Fisher MBAs spend their first three quarters in cohorts, completing a multidisciplinary core curriculum. The core ensures that every student has a solid understanding of key management principles. Fisher MBAs select a major to give their optional coursework a central focus. They can major in one of nine disciplines including International Business, Corporate Finance, or Make Your Own Major.
To complement their majors, many Fisher MBAs pursue individualized tracks by taking three or four courses related to a particular specialization. Each track is designed in close collaboration with faculty who are experienced in specific niches such as healthcare, consulting, and financial services.
Fisher College offers more than 100 elective courses within the business school. These electives can be used to complete requirements for majors, pursue career tracks, or simply round out the MBA experience. In addition to the electives in the business school, students are encouraged to enroll in any course offered at The Ohio State University.
Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:
Poets&Quants (2012): 28
BusinessWeek (2012): 27
Forbes (2011): 34
U.S. News & World Report (2013): 27
Financial Times (2013): 34 (U.S.), 72 (Global)
The Economist (2012): 21 (U.S.), 33 (Global)
Rankings Analysis: The Fisher College ranked 28th among the top 100 U.S. MBA programs on the Poets&Quants’ 2012 list, up from a rank of 40 two years earlier. The major reason: The school made both The Financial Times and The Economist’s 2011 rankings after having been unranked in 2010. And Fisher also moved up five spots to 34th in the latest Forbes ranking which measures MBA programs on the basis of their return on investment. It also did well on BusinessWeek’s 2012 list, moving up to 27th from 32nd.
As one Class of 2012 MBA told BusinessWeek in its graduate opinion survey: “Fisher is unique because of the large institution of Ohio State and the close community feel of the MBA program. Most classmates are truly friends and that helps when spending so many hours together. The range of interests in our classmates keeps things interesting. Fisher students definitely work hard and play hard. We cap off our busy weeks with an End-of-the-week (EOTW) event on Thursday nights where first and second years can blow off steam in the great city of Columbus. I know all of my classmates by name, but if it ever starts to feel to small, there are thousands of other graduate students at OSU that keep things exciting.”
Tuition & Fees: $57,653 (resident)
Tuition & Fees: $93,909 (non-resident)
Median GMAT: 673
GMAT Range (mid-80%): 640-720
Average GPA: 3.4
Acceptance Rate: 32%
Full-Time MBA Enrollment: 240
Mean Age: 27
Average 2012 Base Salary: $91,312
Average 2012 Signing Bonus: $17,092
Percentage of Class of 2012 MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 76%
Percentage of Class of 2012 MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 97%
Year after year, the Fisher MBA program at Ohio State produces highly sought-after graduates who populate the ranks of some of the world’s best and most exciting companies. They are prepared to make an immediate positive difference for themselves, for their employers, for their communities, and for the world at large.
Our intentionally small program is designed to provide intimate learning experiences that maximize the potential of each individual as a part of a close-knit community. At Fisher, you are viewed not as a number, but as an accomplished individual with unique abilities ready to take on the challenge of maximizing your potential in our dynamic MBA learning experience.
Fisher College of Business Fall Career Fair: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aujFci9AuXE
i4 Program at Fisher College of Business: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeN-c7BzPeg
Since 1916, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business has produced exceptional leaders who meet the challenges of a changing global business environment through creative and effective solutions.
Since then, the college has undergone a corporate turnaround; narrowing the focus of its programs, recruiting leading faculty, placing a renewed emphasis on experiential learning, and offering a wide range of international study options. Faculty and staff have also established new scholarship and fellowship opportunities, strengthened their commitment to diversity, and created innovative academic and corporate partnerships.
As a result, Fisher’s international reputation continues to rise and is reflected in rankings which place the college among the top 25 business schools in the nation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.