The admissions committee takes a comprehensive approach in evaluating applications, considering the application package in its entirety. Upon receipt of your complete application and all supporting documentation, we will contact you to arrange an on-campus interview with the admissions committee. The interview lasts approximately one hour and takes place on campus. Each applicant is required to complete an interview.
Application and Fee
Applicants must complete the online application form by October 30, 2013. Submit your application before August 1, 2013 to take advantage of a $0 application fee. There is a $150 application fee for applications submitted on or after August 1, 2013. Applications received after October 30, 2013 are considered on a space available basis. Once accepted to the program, a $2,500 deposit towards your tuition is required and is non-refundable after orientation begins in December.
An updated copy of your resume listing work experience and career progression. Applicants should have at least 7 years professional experience. Average amount of experience is 12 years.
Contact all educational institutions you have attended and request one official transcript of all degree course work completed (both undergraduate and graduate) be sent directly to Mara McKee at the address provided below in their original, sealed envelopes or they will not be accepted . *Transfer credit appearing on another school’s transcript does not constitute an official record and will not be accepted.
Note: Transcripts for course work or degrees received from The Ohio State University can be obtained internally by the EMBA program.
Recommendation Forms (3)
Please arrange to have three professional recommendations prepared by persons familiar with your qualifications and potential for graduate study. One of these recommendations should be completed by your immediate supervisor.
Please ask your employer to provide a company letter of support on company letterhead. Endorsement of your candidacy by your employer is a critical factor in the admission decision and must include an explicit commitment of financial resources (if applicable).
Statement of self nomination
Please tell us in a brief 1-2 page statement why you want to enter the Fisher EMBA program, and how you expect enrollment will impact the demands of your professional and personal responsibilities and schedule.
Organizational chart and annual report
To help the admissions committee understand your professional responsibilities and the nature of your organization, please include a copy of your company’s organizational chart showing your position in the organization. If possible please also include a copy of your company’s annual report (url is fine). If your firm is private and does not distribute either an org chart or annual report, please be sure to indicate.
Eligible applicants are expected to participate in an on-campus interview to review your academic as well as your managerial experience and your academic preparation for the program. Be prepared to describe projects you have handled that demonstrate your management skills. You will be contacted by the program manager regarding the interview once a complete application packet is submitted.
Some candidates may be asked to take the GMAT if their undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 or for other reasons. If this is required, please have the test scores sent directly to the Fisher College of Business, School Code #ZLJ-9D-47. If you have any questions about the need for the GMAT, please contact Mara McKee.
Candidates whose native language is not English must demonstrate fluency in English by taking the TOEFL. If you hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from a US institution you may be eligible for a waiver of the TOEFL. Please contact Mara McKee for additional information.
Please send all transcripts and materials to: