Fisher College of Business (Ohio State University)

Year Founded: 1916
Average GMAT: 666
City: Columbus
State: Ohio
Country: United States

About #

The Max M. Fisher College of Business is the business school of The Ohio State University, a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Fisher’s campus is located on the northern part of the university within a partially enclosed business campus adjacent to St. John Arena. It is composed of brick buildings loosely arranged in a quadrangle. The 370,000-square-foot (34,000 m2) complex is the largest multi-building project ever undertaken by the university. Fisher is one of the founding members of the AACSB.

Established in 1916 as the College of Commerce and Journalism,[4] the college was renamed in 1993 for Max M. Fisher, a 1930 Ohio State graduate who led efforts to provide a $20 million gift to the college. By design, it enrolls about 120 full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) students each year. It also enrolls nearly 8,000 full-time undergraduate students[6] and has nearly 83,000 living alumni.

Featured Professors #

Claire Adams

Claire Adams is a senior lecturer at the Fisher College of Business. Her main field is Marketing, and some of the courses she teaches at the college are Principles of Marketing, Marketing Projects, Digital Marketing, etc.

Greg Allenby

He is a fellow of the Informs Society for Marketing Science and the American Statistical Association.  He is past editor of Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and past associated editor of Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. Within the American Marketing Association, Greg has served as Vice President of the Research Council and has chaired the Advanced Research Technique (ART) Forum, a national conference that brings together quantitative researchers from industry and academia. Within the American Statistical Association, he has served as Chair of the Section on Statistics in Marketing.  He has authored over 100 publications that have appeared in leading journals in marketing, statistics and economics.   

Joseph A. Alutto

Joseph A. Alutto is a distinguished professor of organizational behavior at the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.  Prior to that, he served as interim president of The Ohio State University from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, the second time he has served in that capacity.  He previously served as interim president of the university from July 1, 2007, until September 30, 2007. From October 11, 2007, to June 30, 2013, Dr. Alutto served as the university’s executive vice president and provost, then stepped down to assume service as interim president until a permanent successor was named.  As executive vice president and provost, Dr. Alutto was the chief officer for all academic functions of the university, including coordinating all budgeting expenditures as chair of the university’s Integrated Financial Planning Committee. He is the second-longest serving provost in the history of the university.

Student Life #

At Fisher College of Business, we champion diversity in intellectual thought and perspective. We inspire leadership through passion, integrity, hard work and the desire to succeed. Students thrive in our academic programs because of the culture we have designed and our emphasis on high-impact teaching and research. The Fisher community is composed of a globally heterogeneous population of students, faculty, and active alumni in more than 80 countries. As a Fisher student, you will be part of this community of individuals who have an incredible breadth of backgrounds and experiences to share. Our location and approach to education leads to a uniquely comfortable environment that is equally attractive to men and women, and to professionals from diverse fields, including the military, the sciences, and the arts and humanities.

Rankings #

#56 Financial Time 2021 Global MBA Ranking

#33 USNews – Best Business Schools

#10 USNews – Part-time MBA

#91 QS Global MBA Rankings 2021

MBA Program Brief Overview #

The Fisher College of Business Full-Time MBA program provides high-caliber learning experiences that maximize the potential of each student. Enriched with skills assessments, individualized coaching, a personalized curriculum and on-site opportunities to put theory into practice, the innovative MBA program cultivates career competencies that are highly sought by employers today. Fisher has transformed the Full-Time MBA experience to create the business leaders of tomorrow.

Grading Scale: 4 

GMAT/GRE Stats

Class of: 2020

Average GMAT: 676

Total GMAT Range: 600-740

Average GRE: 312

Unique Aspects #

Personalized Program

Fisher’s Full-Time MBA student journey is more personalized, experiential and integrated than ever. The flexible curriculum — led by experts from a variety of core disciplines — incorporates immersive, cross-functional projects for top companies and organizations in Columbus, Ohio and globally.

Global Experience

Your education extends far beyond the classroom thanks to academic, corporate, and non-profit partnerships on The Ohio State University campus, in the capital city of Columbus – home to one of the highest concentrations of Fortune 1000 businesses. Fisher doesn’t stop at Ohio’s borders. The MBA program offers students a global experience.

Diversity #

The Fisher culture and diversified students are a key part of our impressive rankings. The full-time MBA program tailors each student’s journey to individual development needs and career aspirations. It’s an intimate learning experience within a comprehensive, research-based university.

Student Life #

At Fisher College of Business, we champion diversity in intellectual thought and perspective. We inspire leadership through passion, integrity, hard work and the desire to succeed. Students thrive in our academic programs because of the culture we have designed and our emphasis on high-impact teaching and research.

The Fisher community is comprised of a globally heterogeneous population of students, faculty, and active alumni in more than 80 countries. As a Fisher MBA student, you will be part of this community of individuals who have an incredible breadth of backgrounds and experiences to share. Our location and approach to education leads to a uniquely comfortable environment that is equally attractive to men and women, and to professionals from diverse fields, including the military, the sciences, and the arts and humanities.

Application Process #

Transcripts

Required

GMAT/GRE info

GMAT OR GRE STANDARDIZED TEST

All applicants are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) unless approved for a waiver. There is NO minimum GMAT or GRE score required to enter our program. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years from the date you took the test. We recommend looking at the most recent class profile to understand what the class averages look like as a comparison point. Send an official score report directly to the Fisher MBA Program.

Essay Description

You will be required to complete two written essay responses. The essay questions give you the opportunity to present yourself more fully to our MBA Admissions Committee and to provide insight into your experiences, goals, and thought processes.  

Essay Question 1

What are your short-term and long term goals? How/why will an MBA help you achieve those goals?

Essay Question 2

What are your short-term and long term goals? How/why will an MBA help you achieve those goals?

Recommendations

Optional

Resume

A detailed resume or curriculum vitae gives the MBA Admissions Committee a snapshot of your professional and academic career as well as showcases your extracurricular and community involvement.

Interview

Interviews are offered by invitation only and are a required part of our evaluation process. We can conduct the interview on-campus or online. You will receive communications from our admissions team when you’ve been invited to select an interview option. NOTE: On-campus interviews are currently on hold due to COVID-19. We will resume on-campus interviews when the university permits it.

Fee Description

To process each application, we charge a non-refundable fee of $60 for domestic applicants and $70 for international applicants.

Total Costs: Resident: $53,605

Non-Resident: $78,321

Tuition: Resident: $31,139

Non-Resident: $55,855

Books and Supplies: $1,082

Health Insurance: $3,366

Room and Board: $12,096

Extra Expenses (i.e. transportation/food) : $5,922

Employment Reports #

Class of: 2020

Median Salary: $ 110,000

Median Signing Bonus: $25,000

Top Industry Destinations #

  • Financial Services – 32%
  • Technology – 17%
  • Consulting Services – 16%
  • Consumer Products – 4%
  • Healthcare – 9%
  • Manufacturing – 7%
  • Retail – 3%
  • Hospitality – 1%
  • Government – 1%
  • Energy – 3%
  • Other – 6%

Top Function Destinations #

  • Consulting – 23%
  • Finance/Accounting – 20%
  • General Management – 16%
  • Marketing Sales – 16%
  • Operating/Logistics – 23%
  • Other – 1%
  • Location Destinations
  • Midwest – 65%
  • Mid-Atlantic – 7%
  • South – 6%
  • Southwest – 6%
  • West – 10%
  • North-East – 6%
  • Class Profile
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Total Enrollment: 138
  • Women: 36%
  • US minorities: 15%
  • International students: 12%
  • Countries Represented: 5
  • Undergraduate Degrees
  • Business – 41%
  • Social Sciences – 26%
  • Arts & Sciences – 25%
  • Engineering – 8%
  • Average GPA: 3.45
  • Average Work experience: 3.8 years

 

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