The MBOE Industry-Wide and MBOE for Health Care programs are for individuals identified by their executive leaders as having high potential for success in managing operations toward excellence.

Candidates must have earned a bachelors degree from an accredited university (all disciplines are welcome); at least 3-5 years of successful work experience in which managing processes are part of the job; been recommended by an executive sponsor and a passion for relentless improvement.

Applicants for admission to the MBOE program must apply online. The Admissions Committee takes a comprehensive approach in evaluating applications and only complete packets are considered. The following items make up the application packet:

MBOE Application Form

When applying, you will be required to create an account first, which will help you manage your application progress. If you have any questions about the MBOE application process please contact: Beth Miller  614-292-8575

Rolling admissions through September 30, 2016.

Note:  If you have been previously enrolled as a degree-seeking student in a Graduate School at The Ohio State University, please submit a Request for Transfer of Graduate Program form in addition to you application.  If you need assistance with this form, please contact your intended graduate program.

Detailed Resume

An updated copy of your resume, listing work experience and career progression. Applicants must have at least three to five years of professional work experience.

Academic Credentials and Transcripts

Contact all educational institutions you have attended and request a copy of official transcripts (raised seal or notarized) for all undergraduate and graduate degree program course work completed. The transcripts must be mailed to Beth Miller at the address provided below. Do not send transcripts to the OSU Graduate Admission's Office.

If you have transcripts sent to you, they must be forwarded to Beth Miller in their original sealed envelopes. Transcripts not received in their original sealed enveloped will not be accepted. Transfer credits appearing on another school’s transcript does not constitute an official record and will not be accepted. A transcript must be forwarded from the original institution.

Note: You do not have to submit transcripts for course work or degrees received from The Ohio State University. These can be obtained internally by the MBOE program.

Letters of Recommendation

Please arrange to have three (3) recommendations prepared by an immediate supervisor, previous employer or a person familiar with your qualifications and potential for graduate study.  You will have the option of allowing your recommendations to be submitted electronically or in paper form.  Instructions are provided for either method within the online application.

Student Sponsors

A company letter of support from your employer. Endorsement of your candidacy by your employer, including an explicit commitment of financial resources (if applicable) and time, as well as an endorsement of the capstone project are critical factors in the admission decision.


You are expected to participate in an interview to review your academic as well as your managerial experience. Your sponsor is required to attend the interview with you. Be prepared to describe projects you have handled that demonstrate your management skills as well as your capstone project ideas.

It is important that you and your potential sponsor are prepared for the interview discussion. Because of this, the sponsor is required to watch a short online video that explains the expectations as the sponsor in support of your project and coursework. 

You will be contacted by the program director to schedule an interview once a complete application packet is submitted and information is received verifying the video has been watched by the sponsor.

Nonrefundable Application Processing Fee

The non-refundable application fee is $80 for domestic and international applicants. The application fee increases to $200 if you apply after June 30, 2016. If you attend a Preview Day or Information Session, the application fee is $60. 

Test Scores

Some candidates may be asked to take the GMAT if their undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 or for other reasons. If this is required, please have the test scores sent directly to the Fisher College of Business, School Code #ZLJ-9D-47. If you have any questions regarding the possibility of having to submit a GMAT score, please contact Beth Miller at

Please send all transcripts and materials to:

Beth Miller
The Ohio State University
The Fisher College of Business
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144

If you have any questions regarding the admission’s materials or application process, please contact Beth Miller at 614-292-8575 or

In Their Words

  • “The MBOE program gave me the permission look at every problem as an opportunity to improve.”

    Stacy Mauser
    MBOE Class of 2011
    Manager of the
    Office of Technology,
    Evansville Vanderburgh
    School Corporation