Action-based Learning

For our graduate students, action-based learning is a critical component of our curriculum, creating new depths of experience for our students through partnerships with corporations, non-profit organizations, Ohio State University and Fisher College of Business' global alumni.  We will be a market leader in this innovation as part of our commitment to provide the best in management education.

Global Applied Projects (GAP) Program

The graduate GAP program gives MBA students the opportunity to internationalize their degree by learning about and becoming experts in one particular region of the world. Each course focuses on a different region of the world and 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.

Student Investment Management Program

Manage a $20 million dollar portion of Ohio State University's endowment as well as visit the New York and Chicago financial markets as a part of the Student Investment Management (SIM) program.

Student portfolio managers monitor the SIM program's holding and spend a semester researching recommendations to help grow the fund. 

Learn more about the SIM program and view its current portfolio.

The Washington Campus

Fisher College of Business is a member of The Washington Campus, a consortium of business schools that host seminars designed to equip students with the understanding necessary to anticipate, influence, and respond intelligently to government initiatives.

This seminar is an intensive, one-week course repeated in seven different sessions in Washington, D.C., providing participants with first-hand exposure to the political process and its impact on management.


Several weeks prior to the seminar, students will be mailed a packet of brief readings that prepare for the vigorous class discussions and presentations during the time on The Washington Campus.

Class discussion is led by a faculty member, joined by guest lecturers from government, politics, business, and the media. At the end of the seminar, students will take a three-hour exam to receive credit toward their MBA degree.

In addition to the Washington Campus offering through the business school, joint degree students can also opt to join the Washington D.C. Summer Law program, where students will have the opportunity to work in externships, accompanied by high-quality academic coursework. The focus of this course work is on “The Ethics of Washington Lawyering,” and is taught by a faculty member of the Moritz College of Law.