A history of producing exceptional leaders
About Fisher

Fisher College of Business

There has been and always will be a need for the careful study of accounting, finance, management, management sciences, marketing and logistics. They’re the building blocks of a successful career.

But a business education today—one that prepares students for immediate relevance and lasting impact—goes deeper. It places these fundamentals into a new and broader context. It’s about cultural awareness. Challenges to traditional thinking. And a mindset that balances ambition and ethics.

At Fisher College of Business, we believe business leadership requires a distinct and nuanced set of skills for a business world that’s changing at a pace never before seen. Innovation and entrepreneurial leadership create new markets and disruption virtually overnight. A strong global perspective challenges familiar traditions and forges untold partnerships. All of these test the balance of risk and reward, and the principles necessary to navigate new ideas and opportunities.

These central themes—innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, global awareness and principled leadership—are essential to what distinguishes Fisher graduates when they enter the work force. These themes provide a consistent backdrop for our curriculum and programs; they guide our thought leaders; and they directly reflect the values of our college’s namesake. These ideas are essential for a singularly engaging and impactful experience on our campus, and for success beyond it.

Because at Fisher, we don’t produce business graduates. We produce business leaders.


Anil K. Makhija


March 7, 1916


Columbus, Ohio


93 tenure track
9 clinical track
56 full-time non-tenure track

Living alumni


Current Students

Undergraduate, full-time: 8,193 (all campuses)

Master of Business Administration
Class of 2022: 59
Class of 2023: 61

MBA for Working Professionals: 386

Executive MBA
Class of 2019: 32
Class of 2020: 32

Master of Accounting: 63

Master of Human Resource Management: 133

PhD programs: 55

Specialized Master in Business Analytics (SMB-A): 56

Specialized Master in Finance: 49