Frequently Asked Questions
Who applies to the EMBA program?
Applicants are typically organizational leaders with at least 7 years of significant managerial experience, who view the MBA degree as a way to hone skills in cross-functional problem solving, strategic planning, integration, global thinking, teamwork and leadership. Applicants come from a diverse set of industries, functional areas and parts of the world.
What factors are considered in the EMBA admission decision?
The admissions committee takes a comprehensive approach in evaluating applications. We consider the application package in its entirety and we evaluate managerial experience, undergraduate and graduate academic performance, letters of recommendations, applicant’s statement of purpose, and evidence of quantitative experience.
Please review the admissions criteria for a complete outline of the supporting documentation required when submitting an application.
Do I need a GMAT?
Applicants whose cumulative GPA on all for-credit college courses falls below 3.0 are required to submit a GMAT score. For additional information please contact Mara Mckee.
What are the admission deadlines and application fees?
Applicants must complete the online application form. 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. Application deadline for the Class of 2015 is October 30, 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.
What happens after I have submitted my application?
Once we receive a complete application and all supporting documentation, your application will be reviewed by members of the EMBA Admissions Committee which consists of faculty and staff within the Fisher College of Business.
How long before I'm contacted for an interview?
Once we have received your completed application and supporting documentation you can expect to be contacted within 7-10 days to be scheduled for an interview.
How will I know if I'm accepted into the program?
You will receive two letters from The Ohio State University: A letter recommending your admittance from Fisher College of Business Office of Executive Education.
How many students are accepted into the class?
Entering classes have ranged in size from 42 to 55 students. Students have been accepted from a variety of industries, educational backgrounds, job positions and areas of the world. We strive to create a diverse class where students can learn from each other.
Is this the same degree as the daytime MBA program?
Ohio State only awards one MBA degree. All MBA candidates earn the same MBA degree, regardless of the program track they are registered in.
How much time should I be prepared to spend on studies (outside of class time)?
This varies, but we hear from our students that they dedicate anywhere from 20-25 hours per week outside of class time on studies/preparation.
Is it possible to visit a class in-session?
Yes. We encourage prospective students sit in on a class session. Our information sessions generally coincide with on-campus class sessions so it might be worthwhile to dedicate an afternoon to a class session and then sit in on an information session as well. An information session schedule can be found under the ‘information session’ section. If these dates don’t work for you, please contact us for other dates.
Is the Global experience/study trip abroad required?
Yes this is an integral part of the program and it is a required component of the program. The cost of the international trip is not included in the program fees.
Who decides where and when the group travels?
This is an academic decision that is decided by the faculty teaching the International business course and program administrators. Students are notified of specific dates for travel early in the program.