FAQ

The following is a list of frequently asked questions that future students ask about Fisher's Master of Business Logistics Engineering program. If you don't find answer to your question please Contact Us.

To be considered for admission into the Master of Business Logistics Engineering program, applicants need:

  • An undergraduate degree with a strong quantitative background
  • A GPA average of 3.0 or better
  • GMAT or GRE test scores (Either the GMAT or the GRE is acceptable. There is no need to take both.)
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 100 or higher when appropriate for international students without a degree from an American university
  • A statement of purpose outlining graduate study goals and plans, career plans, experience, and any special circumstances that need explaining.
  • Applicants must have a solid background in probability and statistics, linear algebra and differential and integral calculus to enroll. Students who fulfill most but not all of the quantitative background requirements may be asked to take the required coursework prior to starting the Master of Business Logistics Engineering program. Students required to take additional courses will need additional time to complete the program.

Applications are accepted for all term, although Fall term only.

Students who apply early have a greater chance of being admitted. Your application must be complete by the deadlines to be considered for admission to the Master of Business Logistics Engineering program.

If you are...

  Entering  Application Deadline
  Domestic Applicant     Autumn Semester 2012   July 15
  International Applicant     Autumn Semester 2012   June 1

To apply, visit gradadmissions.osu.edu or call 614-292-6841. You may apply online. Click “Grad Program Information” to reach: http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/gri.asp. Then select “Business Logistics Engineering.”

If you have any questions about the application process, call 614-292-6841. If they are unable to answer your question, contact David Widdifield at widdifield.2@fisher.osu.edu

There is a non-refundable application fee of $60 for domestic students and $70 for international students. The application fee should be submitted with the university application and not be sent to Kristen Johnson.

In addition, if admitted for the Fall semester, the student is required to make a $250 tuition deposit. The tuition deposit is refundable until July 1 if you decide not to enroll in the Master of Business Logistics Engineering program.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are qualified for a Fisher College of Business Scholarship of $6000. Additionally U.S. domestic and permanent resident students may qualify for federal student loan programs. For international students, there are no domestic sources of financial aid available, however, eligible Master of Business Logistics Engineering students may have opportunities to compete for private scholarships, student loans, or try on their own to arrange for Graduate or Teaching Assistantships on campus.

These financial aid opportunities and jobs are often advertised on Ohio State's Student Financial Aid website.

There are fifteen required courses. Attendance at a series of seminars is also required. Each seminar is typically a one-to-two hour technical talk given by Ohio State University or invited faculty.

Learn more about the Master of Business Logistics Engineering curriculum.

The Master of Business Logistics Engineering program is designed to be a full-time program. Most courses are not offered in the evening. However, qualified working students may enroll in fewer courses per semester to accommodate their professional needs.

Graduate students enrolled for 8 or more credit hours are assessed full-time fees/tuition.
Learn more about for the Master of Business Logistics Engineering program tuition and fees.

For non-Ohio residents, establishing residency may be an option. Inquiries regarding residency status or establishment of residency are directed to Ohio State's Office of the Registrar at (614) 292-8500.

GMAT Institution Code for the Ohio State University MBLE Program is ZLJ-9D-19

The Institution Code for the TOEFL and the GRE is 1592.

The following are industry organizations and journal websites of general logistics interest.

Source Type
Bureau of Transportation Statistics Governmental Agency
U.S. Department of Transportation Governmental Agency
American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) Professional Organization
APICS The Association for Operations Management Professional Organization
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Professional Organization
Institute of Supply Management Professional Organization
Reverse Logistics Association Professional Organization
American Shipper Trade Journal
Canadian Transportation & Logistics Trade Journal
DC Velocity Trade Journal
Inbound Logistics Trade Journal
Industry Week Trade Journal
Internet Retailer Trade Journal
Logistics Management Trade Journal
Logistics Today Trade Journal
Retailing Today Trade Journal
Supply Chain Brain Trade Journal
Supply Chain Digest Trade Journal
Transport Topics Trade Journal

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