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Fisher Season Premiere Success!

I am happy to report that we enjoyed another successful Fisher Season Premiere event this past weekend.  Over 50 impressive prospective MBA candidates joined us on campus for a day that was chock full of events and activities that helped provide an overview of the Fisher MBA program and gave access to faculty, staff, current students and alumni who were on hand to provide their insight and perspective on Fisher and Ohio State.



If you missed the event, no worries – you can always attend our next information session on campus (December 10) or visit for your on-campus interview.   Our on-campus interviews are very comprehensive and are another fantastic way to get a good preview of Fisher.  At minimum, they include an evaluative interview with a member of the admissions staff, an informational interview with a member of the career management staff, the opportunity to sit in on a class, lunch with current students, and a tour of the Fisher campus.  Our interviews are invitation only, yet every student who is ultimately admitted to Fisher will have had an interview to the program.  As an added bonus, all admitted students are invited to attend our Fisher Red Carpet Event in the spring, so you will have yet another excuse to visit us in Columbus prior to the start of the program!

Three paths to one Fisher MBA

We get a lot of questions from prospective MBA students who are trying to decide which path to the Fisher MBA is the right one for them and Fisher offers three – the Full-Time, the Working Professional and the Executive MBA.  All Fisher MBA programs result in the same degree and diploma – a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.  In general, those looking for high academic rigor and a truly immersive experience opt for the Full-Time program, as it is the path that enables you to fully invest in both the curriculum and in your own personal and professional development.  This is possible because Full-Time MBA students have forgone other employment opportunities and commitments to focus on their studies on a full-time basis.

Here is a quick chart you can use to help narrow down your choices and point you in the right direction (click chart to enlarge):

Which path is right for you?

For more information about the Full-Time MBA program, visit

For more information about the Working Professional MBA program, visit

For more information about the Executive MBA program, visit

Meet the new 2011-2012 MBA bloggers

As you are conducting your research about Fisher as a potential MBA program, I encourage you to spend some time checking out our student blog, My Fisher Grad Life.  The blogs provide a great window into life as a graduate student at Fisher.  While we have to approve the blog content before posting, the blogs are completely generated by the students and provide an honest portrayal of life at Fisher, at Ohio State and in Columbus during the MBA program.  Feel free to offer your comments to the writers – I am sure they would love to interact with you and answer any questions you might have about Fisher.  Happy Reading!

Student Blogs


Check out our new website!

Hopefully you noticed the new Fisher MBA website!  It was designed to get you the information you need easily and quickly.  I wanted to point out a few key features:

1) The Ask Admissions button – click on this link to fill out a quick interest form and be contacted by a member of our MBA Recruiting and Admissions team.





2)  The Events section – review this section periodically to make sure you aren’t missing out on important events – Fisher Season Premiere is coming soon.  Request an invitation today!






3) The Connect with Fisher section – this section outlines all of the ways you can connect with us to learn more about the MBA program.










If you already know Fisher is in your future, you may “Pass GO and go directly to” (hopefully you got the Monopoly reference)… my favorite button:

Apply Now! First application deadline is October 31, 2011

A “Reel” Feel for Fisher on our Dime!

Each fall, we invite a select number of prospective candidates to visit the Ohio State/Fisher campus for our Fisher Season Premiere event.  Fisher Season Premiere is designed to give you a thorough overview of the MBA program, while exposing you to the faculty, staff, students, and alumni that comprise our community.  This year’s Season Premiere event will be held on Saturday, October 22.  Here is what you need to know:

  • Attendance is by invitation only, because Fisher offers up to $250 in travel expenses and pays fortwo nights of hotel accommodations
  • Every Fisher Season Premiere attendee is automatically guaranteed an evaluative admissions interview, which can be scheduled on Friday, October 21
  • Topics covered include curriculum, student life, career management, admissions, financial aid, and anything else you might want to know
  • Programming includes presentations, team building activities, campus tour, case study simulation, networking and a social event
  • You are only committed to a Saturday event so you can fly in Friday night and avoid missing a full day of work

If you are researching Fisher’s program and would like to get a better feeling for what we have to offer, request an invitation to Fisher Season Premiere now!

Red Carpet Highlights

A few more highlights from our exciting weekend.  Not pictured: our tour of Columbus neighborhoods and Fisher Commons MBA apartments and our social gathering at Gordon Biersch Saturday night.  Enjoy!

Red Carpet Weekend Highlights

This past weekend (April 8-9), we hosted our annual Red Carpet Admitted Students Weekend.  Enjoy a few highlights from the Friday night activities.  Stay tuned for photos from Saturday afternoon!

Spring break and our response time


Thanks for your patience!

All Fisher graduate students are on their well-deserved spring breaks this week. Everyone will be back on campus by next Monday (March 28). Why is this of concern to anyone who might be reading this blog post? If you have contacted the Fisher MBA Admissions Office via its email account (, it is likely you have interacted with our MBA student ambassadors. When students are not on campus, it decreases our staffing that handles these general inquiries by at least 80%.

The email account will be monitored during spring break – but it will likely not be checked as often as it normally is since the number of people to assist with the account is significantly reduced during spring break. We will be back to “normal” staffing levels next week. Until then, we thank you for your patience!

P.S. If you have anything that is urgent, you can always contact the Fisher Graduate Programs Office directly at +1-614-292-8511

What it means to be a Buckeye

Watch this and you will know.

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A successful Fisher Season Premiere!

This past weekend, we hosted close to 40 prospective students for our annual Fisher Season Premiere “preview” event.  Thank you to everyone who attended – we had a terrific time!  Here is a brief recap of the weekend’s events:

Friday afternoon

Welcome from Dean Christine Poon

MBA program overview from Associate Dean and Director of MBA Programs, Karen H. Wruck

“Meet and greet” with 35 members of the Fisher faculty and staff at the Faculty Club


Admissions and Financial Aid Overview (compliments of yours truly)

Sample case discussion by Professor Jay Dial

Scavenger hunt/team building activity around Gerlach Hall

Lunch with current students at Buffalo Wild Wings at Lane Avenue and High Street

Discussion with the Office of Career Management

Tour of the new Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) and the new Thompson Library

Tour of Fisher Commons, MBA living-learning apartment community

Dinner at Lindey’s in the historic German Village neighborhood

Go Bucks!

No better way to round out a fantastic weekend at Ohio State!

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