Forbes calls Columbus the #1 Opportunity City

Among the many reasons why Columbus was identified as the top Opportunity City in Columbus – the fact that Columbus is home to a large number of corporations, including L Brands, Abercrombie & Fitch, Nationwide Insurance, JP Morgan Chase, Huntington Bank and Alliance Data Systems.

You may not be planning to settle down in Columbus for good, but think about the opportunities you will have to leverage the corporate relationships that Ohio State and Fisher have in the local business community.  These will prove to be extremely valuable to you as you progress through the program, both inside and outside the classroom.  Click on the image below to read more about Columbus and why it is a great place to spend at least two years of your life!

Opportunity City

Learn more about us at Fisher Season Premiere!

Each year we host a select number of prospective MBA candidates on campus to preview the Fisher MBA experience at our Fisher Season Premiere event.  This year the event will be held on October 24-25, 2014.  Fisher Season Premiere gives you access to the recruiting and admissions team, career management staff, current students, faculty and alumni.  You will gain insight into the academic, leadership and global opportunities at Fisher, as well as the career opportunities available to you as a Fisher graduate.  You will also get a sense of student life and culture at Fisher and Ohio State.

Fisher Season Premiere is an invitation-only event, targeted at candidates from outside of Central Ohio who have a more difficult time getting to campus for a traditional visit during the week.  Candidates who are invited to attend Premiere can also conduct their evaluative admissions interviews while they are here on Friday, October 24 or Monday, October 27.

Learn more about Fisher Season Premiere and fill out an invitation request to attend now.

We look forward to seeing you next month!

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Networking at Premiere 2013








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Alumni Panel in 2013

Getting ready to apply? Here is your quick checklist!

Since we process applications on a rolling admissions basis, it is always advantageous to apply early – as applications are submitted and become complete, we will review them and make admissions and financial aid decisions. The application is now live, but we will not begin reviewing completed applications until September 2.  Our first deadline is not until October 15, so you have plenty of time to get ready.  Here is your quick checklist:

1) Request an official copy of any transcript you have from an undergraduate or graduate institution where you received any credit.  A scanned or electronic copy of an official transcript is all you need to submit for application review purposes.

2) Register to take the GMAT or the GRE.  The GMAT is still our preferred test for the MBA program if you have not yet taken either test; however, we will accept the GRE and you will not be at any disadvantage if you choose to take the GRE.

3) Request individuals to serve as your references.  We require TWO letters of recommendation yet request THREE if you think you will be qualified to receive the highest levels of merit-based aid.  We prefer letters of recommendation from current or previous supervisors, followed by letters from colleagues, clients, professors, or anyone you may work with on a professional board or community organization.

4) Update your resume.

5) Start thinking about and drafting your essays.

6)  International students only – register for the TOEFL or IELTS.

Stay tuned for more advice on application requirements in upcoming posts!

Application Checklist


Fisher joins the Forté Foundation!







We are thrilled to announce that The Fisher College of Business has been selected as one of the newest members of the Forté Foundation.  Click here to read the press release.  This membership is yet another reflection of Fisher’s commitment to developing female talent and promoting leadership opportunities for women in business.

A Fisher representative will be present at each of the U.S. based Forté Forum events this year.  We look forward to meeting you there!


Applications for 2015 will soon be live



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We know you are all anxious to start working on your MBA applications for next fall.  We are in the process of making changes to the new application for Fall 2015 and anticipate that it will go live here on Monday, July 14th. Although most of the application will look similar to the application we used for 2014, we will have a few changes to the new application.

Please come back to this blog throughout the next several months on announcements and tips/strategies for applying to the Fisher MBA program for Fall 2015!

Fisher Ranks #2 for Vets!


Military Times just came out with their 2014 ranking of Best Business Schools for Veterans and Fisher took the 2nd spot!

We take pride in our commitment to work with veteran applicants and students and believe we have created a community in which military students can thrive.

Learn more about our admissions process for military applicants as well as the student experience for veterans at Fisher!

Did you know that active duty and veteran applicants recieve an application fee waiver to apply to Fisher?  Our next (and last!) deadline for the Autumn 2014 semester start is April 15.  Apply now!

Did you also know that qualifying veterans pay in-state tuition at Ohio State under the Ohio GI Promise BillApply now!

February 15 deadline is quickly approaching

Application Deadline Approaching!

Our fourth application deadline is rapidly approaching, but you do still have a few more days to put the finishing touches on your application.  This is the final deadline if you wish to be considered for merit-based funding, as we cannot guarantee that funding will be available to candidates who apply later in the cycle.

As a reminder, we will review your application once we have received all of your required application materials.  You can expect to hear from us within 4-6 weeks of receiving a completed application.  At this time, you will either receive an invitation to interview, a wait list decision or a deny decision.  The status of your application will be kept up to date within the Apply Yourself application.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

  Financial Aid Deadline

Patience from applicants = happy admissions office

As you might imagine, December is a bit busy here in the Fisher Graduate Programs Office.  We have just passed a priority deadline and applicants are anxious to confirm that their materials have been received in time to be considered for admission and for financial aid.

Please keep in mind that there is manual work that has to be done to match your online application with the rest of your application materials, as it does not get updated in “real-time.”  Also note that it takes about 20 days from your test date for us to receive official GMAT scores (and longer if you’re submitting GRE scores) and 13+ days from your test date to receive TOEFL scores.

Please wait at least five business days for your application checklist to be updated to reflect the status of your application materials received by our office.

Note, the Graduate Programs Office will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, and Wednesday, January 1.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and a happy new year!

Introducing our newest Recruiting and Admissions staff member

Meet Rebecca Zurek, Assistant Director of Recruiting and Admissions!







BS Psychology – SUNY College at Cortland, 2010

Master of Labor and Human Resources- The Ohio State University, 2012

Prior to joining the Admissions team at Fisher, Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Science from SUNY College at Cortland and a Master of Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University. While working at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in their Global Training & Development department following graduation, Rebecca found herself drawn back to the Ohio State campus for recruiting events. She soon realized that her passion was to help recruit for the very programs that made an impact on her while she was at the university!

Prior to moving to Ohio, Rebecca grew up living on opposite sides of the country in both central New York and the lower part of Alaska. While completing her undergraduate degree she worked in a Psychophysiology Research Laboratory and ran intercollegiate Track & Field as a multi-event heptathlete. As a runner who is from small towns, Rebecca now enjoys jogging around town and exploring all of the wonderful things that Columbus city has to offer!

A few of her favorite things:

Place in Columbus: The Ohio State University Oval, The Short North District, Goodale Park

Restaurant: Ray Ray’s Barbeque Pit, Wildflower Café, Skillet

TV Show: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Skins

Food: Both coffee and cheese play large roles in her diet

Book: City of Glass by Paul Austere, 1984 by George Orwell, and anything written by William Shakespeare


Visit and Interview during Fisher Season Premiere!

Fisher Season Premiere is our exclusive preview weekend for the 2013-2014 application season and will be held this year on Saturday, November 2.  Fisher Season Premiere enables you to learn about the benefits of the Fisher MBA program at The Ohio State University and gives you the chance to participate in a variety of activities, including:

  • an MBA program overview
  • tips and insight into the application process and financial aid opportunities
  • a case discussion led by a Fisher faculty member
  • luncheon with Fisher faculty and staff
  • a career management overview
  • team building activity with other prospective Fisher students
  • social networking events with current students and alumni

In addition, as a Premiere attendee you will receive the following:

  • guaranteed admissions interview
  • up to two nights hotel stay in downtown Columbus (for out of town attendees only)
  • food and transportation in Columbus

Fisher Season Premiere is an invitation-only event.  All participants are automatically granted an evaluative admissions interview which can be scheduled on Friday, November 1 or Monday, November 4 for your convenience.  If you are unable to conduct your interview during the Premiere weekend, you will be able to schedule it at another time during the application season.

Request an invitation to Premiere today – interest has been strong so far and spots are getting filled quickly!



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