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Learn more about us at Fisher Season Premiere!

Each year we host a select number of prospective MBA candidates on campus to preview the Fisher MBA experience at our Fisher Season Premiere event.  This year the event will be held on October 24-25, 2014.  Fisher Season Premiere gives you access to the recruiting and admissions team, career management staff, current students, faculty and alumni.  You will gain insight into the academic, leadership and global opportunities at Fisher, as well as the career opportunities available to you as a Fisher graduate.  You will also get a sense of student life and culture at Fisher and Ohio State.

Fisher Season Premiere is an invitation-only event, targeted at candidates from outside of Central Ohio who have a more difficult time getting to campus for a traditional visit during the week.  Candidates who are invited to attend Premiere can also conduct their evaluative admissions interviews while they are here on Friday, October 24 or Monday, October 27.

Learn more about Fisher Season Premiere and fill out an invitation request to attend now.

We look forward to seeing you next month!

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Networking at Premiere 2013








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Alumni Panel in 2013

Visit and Interview during Fisher Season Premiere!

Fisher Season Premiere is our exclusive preview weekend for the 2013-2014 application season and will be held this year on Saturday, November 2.  Fisher Season Premiere enables you to learn about the benefits of the Fisher MBA program at The Ohio State University and gives you the chance to participate in a variety of activities, including:

  • an MBA program overview
  • tips and insight into the application process and financial aid opportunities
  • a case discussion led by a Fisher faculty member
  • luncheon with Fisher faculty and staff
  • a career management overview
  • team building activity with other prospective Fisher students
  • social networking events with current students and alumni

In addition, as a Premiere attendee you will receive the following:

  • guaranteed admissions interview
  • up to two nights hotel stay in downtown Columbus (for out of town attendees only)
  • food and transportation in Columbus

Fisher Season Premiere is an invitation-only event.  All participants are automatically granted an evaluative admissions interview which can be scheduled on Friday, November 1 or Monday, November 4 for your convenience.  If you are unable to conduct your interview during the Premiere weekend, you will be able to schedule it at another time during the application season.

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



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!


Spring Interview Day

Thinking about getting your MBA and wondering if you are too late to start this fall?  Good news!  Fisher reserves a limited number of seats in the Full-Time MBA class for individuals who may have realized a bit late in the process that the MBA is the best next step for them.  We understand that sometimes things happen – in either work or our personal lives – that makes us rethink our plans and choose a different course of action.  If you are thinking that it might be a good time to make a change and you are ready to take that next step, consider attending our spring interview day on Friday, April 27.

You may request an invitation to attend here.  Candidates that are invited to join us will be guaranteed an admissions interview for the fall semester 2012 enrollment term.  Join us for lunch, a program overview, and a tour of campus in addition to your interview and receive an expedited admissions decision shortly after your visit.

We look forward to learning more about you!


Meet us in India

My colleague, Julee, and I will be traveling to India on November 30 to conduct interviews with prospective Fisher candidates.  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.

Our schedule is as follows:

Delhi – December 2 – 3

Mumbai – December 5 – 7

Bangalore – December 8 – 9

If you are interested in setting up a time to meet with us, please email Megha or Prashant at with a copy of your resume.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

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!

Essay responses and interview questions

Just be yourself!

We’ve noticed that in interviews lately, applicants are caught off guard when asked questions that they may have spent considerable time answering in their essay responses in the application.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are preparing for your interview:

1) It is possible that the person interviewing you has not read your essays.  Sometimes the interviewer prefers not to be intimately familiar with your essay responses, so as not to be biased during the interview process.

2) We do not expect you to reinvent the wheel – if we ask you something that you have addressed in the application, it is okay to discuss the same example, situation, experience, etc.  It is likely that the question will be framed in a slightly different way or there may be opportunity to expand upon what you did write about.

3) Even if the interview topic is the same as one that was addressed in your essay response, a conversation provides a very different perspective than an essay that has been thoroughly reviewed, edited, and finalized over a period of days, weeks, or months.

Hope this helps – good luck!

Value of in-person interviews

Regardless of how you get here, the visit to campus will be worth it!

When you receive the request to interview with the Fisher MBA program, you have a decision to make.  Do you take the time off of work and spend the money to travel to Columbus and interview in person, or do you schedule the interview so you can finish it more quickly and conduct it over phone or Skype?  If you are an international applicant, it is obviously more challenging to travel to Columbus to conduct an interview in person and we really do not expect you to do this. If it is feasible, than wonderful, but we understand that this is not always realistic.  If you are a domestic applicant, however, here are 3 compelling reasons for opting for the in-person interview:

1) Face time with members of the admissions committee: No, an in-person interview does not give you a better chance of admission.  However, it does show the admissions committee that you are seriously interested in Fisher.  If you have taken the time to visit the campus, you are indicating to the school that you are interested in learning more about our program and are serious about taking the time to determine whether Fisher’s program is a good fit for you.

2) Access to the Office of Career Management:  Each candidate that comes for an evaluative interview and campus visit will have the opportunity to sit down with a career consultant from the Office of Career Management.  This meeting enables you to ask questions about Fisher’s approach to the job search process, employment opportunities, companies that recruit, etc.  You will be able to share your goals and interests with Career Management and receive some initial thoughts/feedback about what you can do to succeed in achieving those goals at Fisher.

3) Ability to assess “fit”: By visiting campus, you are giving yourself the opportunity to envision what life might be like here for the next two years.  Not only will you get to see the facilities and get a sense of the campus and city of Columbus, but you will get to interact with faculty, staff, and students.  Every business school will likely talk to you about “fit” and choosing a program that is a good fit for you.  This is a difficult task without visiting the program in person before having to make a decision.  The quality of our program is only as strong as the people who represent it.  Come to Fisher to meet us and you will see for yourself whether you picture yourself as the newest member of the Fisher community.

We look forward to seeing you in Columbus soon!