Women and Minority Applicants

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 join our programs because of the culture we have designed and our emphasis on high-impact teaching and research.

At Fisher, we continually seek to expand ethnic and cultural diversity as a contributor to intellectual diversity – and as a key factor in our success.


Women Applicants

Fisher College of Business is a proven leader in providing a platform for the success of its women students, faculty and staff through world-class business education, leadership development, networking, and collaboration.

Partnerships and Affiliations

Fisher College of Business partners with top women in business organizations to create a powerful platform for success in business.

Fisher's partnership with the Forté Foundation provides women in our MBA program the opportunity to expand their network and take advantage of a wide range of career development opportunities.

Fisher is the exclusive educational sponsor of the Women Presidents’ Organization, which is committed to supporting and advancing the success of women entrepreneurs in the business community.

Fisher College of Business also has a close relationship with the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA). NAWMBA works to propel women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance diversity in the nation’s workforce. Fisher’s partnership provides exceptional networking opportunities for Fisher students.


Minority Applicants

Fisher is one of the few top business schools that are committed at the highest levels to promoting diversity and inclusion in student life and as part of the curriculum.


Scholarships for Minority Students

Graduate Enrichment Fellowship

The intent of the Graduate Enrichment Fellowship program is to recruit individuals who will bring diversity to the Graduate School.  Each year, Fisher College of Business nominates a small number of exceedingly qualified MBA applicants to be considered for the award.

This fellowship is a university-wide competition that offers the recipients a full tuition waiver and monthly stipend for the first year of the MBA program. Fisher generally offers funding in the second year to supplement the award.

Scholarship Opportunities

All admitted candidates are automatically evaluated for merit-based funding opportunities. Decisions about funding eligibility are typically delivered within one to two weeks of the admission notification. Scholarship awards range in value from $1,500 to full-tuition, based on qualifications. 

Graduate Assistantship (GA) Opportunities

Graduate Assistants fulfill important roles throughout the college and are selected for placement based upon their skills and interests, and how those are aligned with the needs of the college. Most GA awards cover 50 percent tuition and fees and offer a monthly stipend in exchange for a 10 hour per week work commitment.

Examples of positions reserved specifically for minority students:

  • MBA Student Ambassador
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services – Marketing and Web Support
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services – Tutoring
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services – Career Support
  • Key Bank Case Competition
  • Key Bank Symposium
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion

More Information

  • Columbus, Ohio is an increasingly diverse city, with minorities making up more than one-third of its residents.