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Another successful Fisher Season Premiere

Those of you that got the chance to participate in our Fisher Season Premiere event this past weekend certainly got to see us at our finest.  We welcomed an outstanding group of prospective Fisher MBA candidates on campus for a jam-packed day of learning, team-building, networking, socializing and, of course, eating!

Highlights from the day included:

In case you missed it, we were live tweeting from the event at #FisherSeasonPremiere, so you can look us up on Twitter.

Here are a few photos that captured the weekend’s activities:





Rolling Admissions vs. Rounds

As you are getting ready to submit your applications to business schools, be sure to pay attention to the deadlines.  Some schools operate on a rolling admissions schedule, while some schools use rounds.  Schools that use rounds expect that your application is complete by the posted deadline and all of the applications that were submitted by a particular deadline are reviewed together.  The next batch of applications will be reviewed after the next deadline has passed.  So, if a deadline is October 15 and you submit your application on the 16th, you may have missed the chance to be reviewed in that round.  Fisher uses a rolling admissions schedule.

Here are some important things to note with respect to our rolling admissions process:

  • We will review your applications as they are submitted and become complete.  You do not need to wait until the deadline to submit your application or receive any feedback from us. Even though we just had a deadline  (October 15), you can still submit tomorrow and your application will be reviewed when it is ready.
  • Deadlines are guidelines for you and for us, from an application processing standpoint – there are certain incentives to applying by the deadlines, like priority funding consideration, for example.
  • The earlier you apply, the more seats still remain to fill the class, so the better your chances might be for admission.
  • If you apply early and are not a competitive applicant at that time, you may still have time to work on some of the weaker areas of your application in time for the next enrollment.  If a candidate has strong potential for admission, yet is lacking in a specific area that may be addressed, the admissions committee may put you on the waitlist and provide feedback as to steps you can take to increase your chances for admission.  Perhaps we would like to see a higher score on the GMAT or TOEFL or perhaps we will advise you to enroll in a continuing education course during spring semester to give the admissions committee some additional confidence in your quantitative abilities.  This kind of feedback might be possible if you submit an application in November rather than March, for example.

Our next application deadline is December 1 – get your application in any time between now and then to benefit from priority merit-based funding consideration!


Meet Fisher in Nepal, Pakistan and India!

David Smith, Associate to the Dean, International Student Recruitment, will be traveling  to conduct interviews with prospective Fisher candidates in Nepal, Pakistan and India.  First priority will go to those candidates who have already submitted applications to the Full-Time MBA program; however, if time permits we will accommodate appointments with prospective students who intend to apply by the December 15 deadline.

His travel schedule is as follows:

November 5: Lahore, Pakistan

November 6-7: Islamabad, Pakistan

November 10 -11: Mumbai, India

November 12: Kathmandu, Nepal

November 14: Kolkata, India

November 16: Bangalore, India

November 18-19: New Delhi, India

If you are interested in setting up a time to meet with David, please email Megha Tikoo at with a copy of your resume.  We look forward to learning more about you and meeting you soon!


Last year’s welcome sign! This year we could be meeting you!

J.P. Morgan likes Columbus!

Read why J.P. Morgan continues to add employees to its Columbus facility – the company’s largest – in Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch:

Three key reasons why Columbus is a location of choice for J.P. Morgan and other large employers?

  • Cost of living that is lower than the national average
  • Continuous supply of bright, educated young talent due to local universities (like Ohio State!)
  • Geographic location that offers close proximity to important financial markets like Chicago, New York and Boston

Read the article by clicking below!


Visit and Interview during Fisher Season Premiere!

Fisher Season Premiere is our exclusive preview weekend of the fall and will be held this year on Saturday, October 27th. It enables you to learn about many facets of our program and participate in a variety of activities which include:

  • Welcome from the deans of our program
  • Case discussion with a Fisher professor
  • Mix and mingle with Fisher faculty and staff
  • Admissions/Financial Aid presentation and application overview
  • Tour of Fisher/OSU
  • Career Management overview
  • Dinner with other prospective students, current students and alumni

Check out our student blog from last year’s event!

Fisher Season Premiere is an invitation-only event.  All participants are automatically granted an evaluative admissions interview which can be scheduled on Friday, October 26th or Monday, October 29th for your convenience.

Request an invitation to Premiere today – interest has been strong so far and spots are getting filled quickly!


Fisher MBA Alum plans to open board game cafe!

Our own Fisher MBA Alumna, Malika de Silva, is featured in today’s Columbus Dispatch!  She plans to open up Board Room Cafe & Lounge in downtown Columbus this fall.  Check it out!

Fast Track Fridays

This year, you have the opportunity to get on a fast track to admission to Fisher by participating in one of our Fast Track Fridays.  If you pre-qualify, you will be invited to come to campus for an admissions interview before you have even completed the application process.  A select number of prospective full-time MBA candidates will be invited to come to campus during a designated Friday for a pre-admissions interview.  In return, you can expect an expedited admission decision upon submission of your required application materials.  Come on Friday, submit your application materials on Saturday and you could have an admissions decision the following Monday.  If you do not have a completed application by the Monday following your Fast Track Friday, you will receive a final decision on your application within 3-5 days of completing the application process. 

How do you qualify to attend?

1. Start your application to the MBA program!

2. Send your resume to the MBA admissions office with Fast Track Friday in the title and your preferred Fast Track Friday date in the message

3. We will be in touch with you within 3-5 days to inform you if we have a spot available for you to attend!

2013 Fisher Full-Time MBA Application is now LIVE!

We are pleased to announce that our 2013 application is now live! You can take your first step towards joining the Fisher MBA Class of 2015 by submitting your online application today.

To reward our early applicants, we will offer an application fee waiver to the first 50 people who:
1. Create an application account
2. Tweet the entire following message:
I started my 2013 @FisherOSU_MBA application, apply at to join me! #applyFisherMBA13 #OhioState
Once you post your tweet, a member of the Fisher admissions team will reach out to you through a Twitter direct message to confirm your entry.

To redeem your waiver, you must apply to the Fisher Full-Time MBA program by December 1, 2012. You will be notified by admissions if you are a winner in the contest.

Application Deadlines for 2013 can be found here!

Tweet your way to an application fee waiver!

Introducting the MBA Recruiting and Admissions Team – Part 3

Joe Dorsey

Assistant Director, MBA Recruiting and Admissions

B.F.A. – Savannah College of Art and Design, 2007

Joe is a recent addition to the recruiting and admissions team and came to Fisher from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He travelled the country as an admission representative for the university before spending several years managing the admission department’s social media outreach.

Since relocating to Columbus he has been busy exploring the city and searching for interesting places to run. If he’s not responding to your calls or emails he is probably out training for a triathlon or spending time at the lake with his wife and dog.

A few of his favorite things:

                Place in Columbus: The Olentangy Trail

                Restaurant: Chipotle

                TV Show: The Big Bang Theory

                Food: Anything covered in cheese

                Book: These Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller,
50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days by Dean Karnazes

“Columbus rated tops in Ohio for business”

According to Forbes magazine, Columbus, Ohio ranks #24 on The Best Places for Business and Careers list.  This weekend’s Columbus Dispatch references Forbes latest list and quotes Alex Fischer, president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership as saying: “We are repeatedly showing up as one of the top cities in the Midwest,” he said. “The Midwest is having a renaissance, and Columbus is leading that.”

Learn more about life in Columbus and the Fisher MBA program. 

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