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Curriculum

MBA core courses at Fisher College of Business provide in-depth exploration of all the functional areas that are critical to a complete understanding of the business environment. To complete your degree, you can choose from a wide variety of elective courses; in fact, any graduate course offered by The Ohio State University can be taken, if related to your chosen specialization.

Fisher's Working Professional MBA students typically complete the program by attending class two times a week from 6-10 p.m. The schedule for completing the program is flexible and designed to be adapted to the busy lifestyles of working professionals.  In an effort to promote a balance between personal, professional, and academic demands, Working Professional MBA students may take up to 9 credit hours per semester.

Students are accepted into the program on a rolling admissions basis, making it possible for you to begin your MBA program in either the autumn or spring semester.

Autumn Semester StartSpring Semester Start

 

  10 Core Classes
(24 Credit Hours)
 + Flex Core*
(3 Credit Hours)
 + Elective Courses
(21 Credit Hours)
 = 48 Total
Credit Hours

*Flex Core: Students must complete MBA 6281 and one elective course in the area of Ethics, Values and Decision Making.

Autumn Start Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1
  Autumn Semester   Spring Semester   May*   Summer Semester
 
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
  (4 weeks)   (7 weeks)
 
  Managerial Economics†
MBA 6241
2.5 Credits
  Leadership
MBA 6202
1.5 Credits
  Data Analysis†
MBA 6271
2.5 Credits
  Organizational Behavior
MBA 6201
1.5 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
 
  Marketing
MBA 6253 
3 Credits
      Operations
MBA 6233 
3 Credits
  Accounting
MBA 6211
3 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
  or      
             
 
Year 2
  Autumn Semester   Spring Semester   May*   Summer Semester
 
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
  (4 weeks)   (7 weeks)
 
  Finance
MBA 6223 
3 Credits
  International Business
MBA 6261
1.5 Credits
  Prof. Development and Business Comm.
MBA 6281
1.5 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
 
  Marketing
MBA 6253 
3 Credits
      Operations
MBA 6233 
3 Credits
  Strategy†
MBA 6291
2.5 Credits
  Flex Core Elective Course
1.5 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
  or        
               
 
Year 3
  Autumn Semester   Spring Semester   May*   Summer Semester
 
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
  (4 weeks)   (7 weeks)
 
  Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
 
  Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits


* Program may be completed at an accelerated rate with Maymester courses or extra coursework in some semesters. Students can only enroll in up to 9 hours each semester.
Students must be enrolled in 3 credit hours of classes in their final semester before graduation.
†Courses worth 2.5 credit hours are considered accelerated and meet from 6-10 p.m. once per week.

 

  10 Core Classes
(24 Credit Hours)
 + Flex Core*
(3 Credit Hours)
 + Elective Courses
(21 Credit Hours)
 = 48 Total
Credit Hours

*Flex Core: Students must complete MBA 6281 and one elective course in the area of Ethics, Values and Decision Making.

Spring Start Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1
  Spring Semester   May*   Summer Semester   Autumn Semester
 
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
  (4 weeks)   (7 weeks)   Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
 
  Data Analysis†
MBA 6271
2.5 Credits
  Organizational Behavior
MBA 6201
1.5 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
  Managerial Economics†
MBA 6241
2.5 Credits
  Leadership
MBA 6202
1.5 Credits
 
  Accounting
MBA 6211
3 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
  Marketing
MBA 6253 
3 Credits
      Operations
MBA 6233 
3 Credits
          or
               
 
Year 2
  Spring Semester   May*   Summer Semester   Autumn Semester
 
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
  (4 weeks)   (7 weeks)   Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
 
  International Business
MBA 6261
1.5 Credits
  Prof. Development and Business Comm.
MBA 6281
1.5 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
  Finance
MBA 6223 
3 Credits
 
  Strategy†
MBA 6291
2.5 Credits
  Flex Core Elective Course
1.5 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
  Marketing
MBA 6253 
3 Credits
      Operations
MBA 6233 
3 Credits
            or
                 
 
Year 3
  Spring Semester   May*   Summer Semester   Autumn Semester
 
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
  (4 weeks)   (7 weeks)   Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
 
  Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
 
  Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
      Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits
  Elective
1.5 Credits


* Program may be completed at an accelerated rate with Maymester courses or extra coursework in some semesters. Students can only enroll in up to 9 hours each semester.
Students must be enrolled in 3 credit hours of classes in their final semester before graduation.
†Courses worth 2.5 credit hours are considered accelerated and meet from 6-10 p.m. once per week.