Short-Term Study Abroad
The International Programs Office works closely with Fisher College faculty to offer students unique opportunities to combine academic study with global exploration, learning first-hand about business practices and challenges around the world.
Emerging Markets Field Study (BUS ADM 4798)
For over a decade, one of the most popular elective courses at Fisher College has been the Emerging Markets Field Study class. This course, open to undergraduates as well as part-time and full-time MBAs, allows students to learn about a specific country in a developing market, including its socio-economic structure, history, and political system. The field study courses provide a global perspective and an opportunity to gain hands-on international experience with multi-national and international companies.
Starting with learning in a classroom environment, this course also involves spending a week in the country of study itself - at which occasion students present their findings to the management of local companies. Past examples where Fisher students have traveled include Argentina, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Poland, Turkey and Vietnam, etc.
Green Business Program (BUS ADM 2798)
The Green Business program explores the concepts and principles of “green business” in Costa Rica. The course gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain in-country international experience with a blend of academic, corporate, and cultural experiences focused on green business practices.
Freshman Global Lab (BUS MHR 2000)
The Freshman Global Lab allows FisherDirect students (those directly admitted to Fisher) to go abroad during their first year at Ohio State. The Freshman Global Lab combines a section of the BUSMHR 2000 Introduction to International Business class (core business class) with a travel to Italy and Ireland during May.
Haiti Empowerment Project (Education 5798)
The Haiti Empowerment Project brings together the intellectual and material resources of OSU and other U.S. faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students with Haitian counterparts to assist Haitian entrepreneurs working to establish and develop businesses by assisting with business plans or hosting workshops on needed topics. Students take 5 credits of classes during Spring Semester and travel together to Haiti for one week.
i4 Program (MHR 7020, 7021, 7022) - Grad only
In the i4 Program, each course will focus on a different region of the world: i4 Africa, i4 Asia, i4 Europe, i4 Americas. These courses will consist of coursework, action learning projects, and an in-country experience, and are designed to enhance a student's understanding of doing business in the region.
Summer Internship Programs
The Summer Internship Programs combine an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in an unpaid global internship while taking an actual Fisher course in-country. Students learn how business is conducted in that region and industry, as well as earn course credit that will apply directly to their academic program.