A history of producing exceptional leaders About Fisher

There has been and always will be a need for the careful study of accounting, finance, management, management sciences and marketing. 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.

Dean

Anil K. Makhija

Founded

March 7, 1916

Location

Columbus, OH

Faculty

86 tenure track
10 clinical track
53 full-time non-tenure track

Living alumni

76,430

Current Students

Undergraduate, full-time: 6,093

Master of Business Administration
Class of 2014: 115
Class of 2015: 117

MBA for Working Professionals: 299

Executive MBA: 32

Master of Accounting: 80

Master of Business Logistics Engineering: 75

Master of Business Operational Excellence: 35

Master of Human Resource Management: 100

PhD programs: 62

Specialized Master in Finance: 41