Make the world your own
Our global mindset and knowledge base give you an edge that will help you succeed in business - no matter where in the world your business takes you.
The MBA program’s global nature will be a part of nearly everything you do, whether working with fellow classmates, interacting with diverse faculty, studying abroad, networking with Fisher’s global alumni, or pursuing an internship abroad.
Short-term Study Abroad and Student Exchange Programs
The International Programs Office works closely with faculty to offer students unique opportunities to combine academic study with global exploration, learning first-hand about business practices and challenges around the world. Choose from multiple countries to visit and study or take a course in Green Business with a trip to Costa Rica.
i4 Study Abroad Program
As part of the global curriculum requirement, MBA students participate in the i4 program. Each course focuses on a different region of the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, Americas. These courses will consist of coursework, action learning projects, and an in-country experience... all designed to enhance understanding of doing business in the region.
Student Exchange Program
Through the Fisher's Center for International Business Education and Research and the Student Exchange Program, Fisher College of Business has partnered with more than 30 of the most prestigious, highly ranked business schools around the globe through exchange of students, exchange of research, and exchange of ideas.
In the Classroom
About 4,000 students across Ohio State come from over 100 countries outside of the United States. Even within this established global setting, Fisher is recognized for its high percentage of international students in the MBA program.
During the past year, the Fisher's global recruiting tour spanned several continents and our representatives met prospective students in Europe, Latin America, South Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. We typically have about 25 countries represented in each year's class of about 150 students.
In addition to cultural perspectives, you might be surprised to find that a classmate from China views market efficiency from a very different angle than a student from India or the United States. Broadening your horizons through such diversity will help you succeed as a leader in the increasingly global business environment.
While global issues in today's environment will inherently be part of any of your classes, Fisher College of Business also offers courses that focus exclusively on international business. In fact, you can build an entire career track in this area of interest.
Fisher faculty also have international pedigrees, whether originally citizens of another country and culture or having spent significant amounts of time learning and teaching abroad.