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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 StartElective course offerings

 

  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
  Summer
 
  Term 1
(7 weeks)

  Term 2
(7 weeks)

  Term 1
(7 weeks)

  Term 2
(7 weeks)

  (7 weeks)
 
  Managerial Economics†
MBA 6241
2.5 Credits
  Data Analysis†
MBA 6271
2.5 Credits
  Marketing I
MBA 6251
1.5 Credits
  Marketing II
MBA 6252
1.5 Credits
  Organizational Behavior
MBA 6201
1.5 Credits
 
  Accounting
MBA 6211
3 Credits
  Operations I
MBA 6231
1.5 Credits
  Operations II
MBA 6232
1.5 Credits
  Prof. Development and Business Comm.
MBA 6281
1.5 Credits
 
      Additional Flex Core
and Elective Courses
Up to 3 hours
   
Year 2
  Autumn Semester   Spring Semester   Elective Coursework

At your own pace, complete up to 24 remaining elective credit hours taking a maximum of 9 hours per semester.
 
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
  Term 1
(7 weeks)
  Term 2
(7 weeks)
 
 
  Finance I
MBA 6221
1.5 Credits
  Finance II
MBA 6222
1.5 Credits
  International Business
MBA 6261
1.5 Credits
  Strategy†
MBA 6291
2.5 Credits
 
 
  Leadership‡
MBA 6202
1.5 Credits
      Leadership‡
MBA 6202
1.5 Credits
  Additional Flex Core
and Elective Courses
Up to 3 hours
 
  or    
             
 
  Additional Flex Core
and Elective Courses
Up to 4.5 hours
         

†Courses worth 2.5 credit hours are considered accelerated and meet from 6-10 p.m. once per week.
‡The leadership core course can be scheduled in Autumn Term 1 or Autumn Term 2 to fit around your other elective options.

 

  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.

Suggested Course Sequence- Spring Start

Year 1
  Spring Semester
  Summer   Autumn Semester
 
  Term 1
(7 weeks)

  Term 2
(7 weeks)

  Term 1
(7 weeks)

  Term 2
(7 weeks)

  (7 weeks)
 
  Marketing I
MBA 6251
1.5 Credits
  Marketing II
MBA 6252
1.5 Credits
  Organizational Behavior
MBA 6201
1.5 Credits
  Managerial Economics†
MBA 6241
2.5 Credits
  Data Analysis†
MBA 6271
2.5 Credits
 
  Operations I
MBA 6231
1.5 Credits
  Operations II
MBA 6232
1.5 Credits
  Prof. Development and Business Comm.
MBA 6281
1.5 Credits
  Accounting
MBA 6211
3 Credits
 
  Additional Flex Core
and Elective Courses
Up to 3 hours
       
Year 2
  Spring Semester
  Summer   Autumn Semester
 
  Term 1
(7 weeks)

  Term 2
(7 weeks)

  Term 1
(7 weeks)

  Term 2
(7 weeks)

  (7 weeks)
 
  International Business
MBA 6261
1.5 Credits
  Strategy†
MBA 6291
2.5 Credits
  Additional
Flex Core
and Elective Courses
Up to 4.5 hours
  Finance I
MBA 6221
1.5 Credits
  Finance II
MBA 6222
1.5 Credits
   
  Additional Flex Core
and Elective Courses
Up to 4.5 hours
    Leadership‡
MBA 6202
1.5 Credits
      Leadership‡
MBA 6202
1.5 Credits
         
    Prof.Development & Business Communications and Organizational Behavior offered again in summer term.   or
                 
   
            Additional Flex Core
and Elective Courses
Up to 4.5 hours
 
Elective Coursework
At your own pace, complete up to 24 remaining elective
credit hours taking a maximum of 9 hours per semester.

†Courses worth 2.5 credit hours are considered accelerated and meet from 6-10 p.m. once per week.
‡The leadership core course can be scheduled in Autumn Term 1 or Autumn Term 2 to fit around your other elective options.

You may choose a specialization or create a custom portfolio of courses that meets your unique needs and helps you create an edge to build the career of your dreams and aspirations.

Courses offered after 6 p.m.
Related specialization(s)
AMIS 7200 - Corporate Financial Reporting I Finance
AMIS 7220 - Financial Statement Analysis I Finance
FIN 7210 - Corporate Financial Management I (Valuation, Capital Structure, Securities Issuance) Finance
FIN 7212 - Corporate Financial Management II (Governance, Corporate Control, Mergers and Acquisitions) Finance
FIN 7213 - Corporate Financial Management III (Restructuring, Distress, Bankruptcy) Finance
FIN 7214 - Corporate Financial Management IV (Capstone) Finance
FIN 7220 - Investment Management I (Securities Valuation, Asset Pricing Models) Finance
FIN 7221 - Financial Modeling Finance
FIN 7222 - Investment Management II (Fixed Income, Credit Risk) Finance
FIN 7225 - Student Investment Management (3.0 credit hours) Finance
FIN 7230 - Derivatives I (Options and Futures) Finance
FIN 7240 - Real Estate I (Planing, Development, Property Management) Finance
FIN 7241 - Real Estate II (Valuation, Financing) Finance
FIN 7250 - International Finance Finance
FIN 7260 - Financial Institutions Finance
FIN 7280 - Legal Business Issues Finance
 FIN 7291 - Enterprise Risk Management II (Applied Risk Management, Capstone) Finance
MGT 7202 - The Business of Healthcare Operations and Logistics
MGT 7203 - Service and Healthcare Operations Operations and Logistics
MGT 7221 - Introduction to Decision Making Operations and Logistics
MGT 7222 - Simulation, Risk Analysis, and Decision Making Operations and Logistics
MGT 7223 - Project Management I: Senior Manager Issues Operations and Logistics
MGT 7224 - Project Management II: Project Manager Issues Operations and Logistics
MGT 7232 - Supply Chain Analytics: Matching Supply with Demand Operations and Logistics
MGT 7233 - Global Sourcing I: Organizing for Effective Global Sourcing Operations and Logistics
MGT 7241 - Lean Enterprise Leadership Operations and Logistics
MGT 7242 - Six Sigma Principles I Operations and Logistics
MGT 7243 - Six Sigma Principles II Operations and Logistics
MGT 7244 - Six Sigma Projects (3.0 credit hours) Operations and Logistics
MGT 7253 - Sustainable Operations Operations and Logistics
MGT 7254 - Introduction to the Global Energy Industry Operations and Logistics
MHR 7220 - Personal Leadership Effectiveness (3.0 credit hours) Leadership
MHR 7221 - Leadership Values and Decision Making Leadership
MHR 7223 - Advanced Topics in Leadership Effectiveness: Implementation Leadership
MHR 7226 - Foundations of Transformative Leadership Leadership
MHR 7231 - Building Professional Services Leadership
MHR 7240 - Managerial Negotiations Leadership
MHR 7241 - Advanced Managerial Negotiations Leadership
MHR 7304 - Talent Management Leadership
MHR 7306 - Understanding Teams and Leadership Leadership
MHR 7350 - International Human Resource Management Leadership
MHR 7412 - Competitive Analysis (Applied Strategic Management and Value Creation) Strategy
MHR 7413 - Advanced Competitive Analysis (Dynamics, Uncertainty and Value Capture) Strategy
MHR 7414 - Vertical Integration and Diversification Strategy
MHR 7415 - Corporate Diversification Strategy
MHR 7420 - Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Development Strategy
MHR 7421 - INTOPIA Simulation: International Competitive Strategy Simulation Strategy
MHR 7461 - Technology and Innovation Strategy Strategy
MHR 7500 - Resolving Social Conflict (3.0 credit hours) Leadership
MHR 7520 - Entrepreneurship and Introduction to Business Plans  
MHR 7526 - Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship  
MHR 7530 - Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (3.0 credit hours)  
MHR 7531 - Technology Ventures (3.0 credit hours)  
MHR 7610 - Business Ethics Leadership
MHR 7640 - Strategies for Business Sustainability: Principles and Concepts  
MHR 7665 - Innovation Projects (3.0 credit hours) Strategy
MHR 7689 - Washington Campus Leadership
MHR TBD - GAP Global Immersion  
M&L 7200 - Marketing Strategy (Capstone) Marketing
M&L 7201 - Marketing Research and Analytics Marketing
M&L 7202 - Consumer Behavior Marketing
M&L 7203 - Advertising Strategy and Management Marketing
M&L 7208 - Digital Marketing Marketing
M&L 7210 - Promotions Management Marketing
M&L 7212 - Business Development: Customer Acquisition and Retention Marketing
M&L 7213 - Innovation Practice and New Product Development Marketing, Strategy
M&L 7215 - Global Marketing/Sustainability Marketing
M&L 7217 - Marketing Projects (Capstone, 3.0 credit hours) Marketing
M&L 7218 - New Product Development Marketing
M&L 7219 - Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty Analysis Marketing
M&L 7380 - Strategic Logistics Management Operations and Logistics