Fisher will be in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Sept 23-26

The Fisher College of Business is part of SMP Business. SMPB is a consortium of top business schools that host nation-wide forums for undergraduates and recent graduates from all disciplinary majors who are interested in obtaining a focused graduate business degree.

Fisher will be on three university campuses in Virginia next week as part of our involvement with SMPB.


September 23, 2013, Virginia Tech (Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires Student Center)

Graduate Fair, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

September 25, 2013, University of Virginia (Newcomb Hall, 3rd Floor)
Professional & Graduate School Fair, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

SMPB Panel Discussion – Admissions Processes and the Application Timeline
5:00 – 7:00 PM, Newcomb Hall

September 26, 2013, College of William & Mary (Sadler Center, 3rd Floor)
Graduate & Professional School Fair, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

SMPB Panel Discussion – Admissions Processes and the Application Timeline
Sadler Center, 2nd Floor, 1:15 – 2:00 PM


If you’re near any of these campuses/in the area, we look forward to meeting you!

In Virginia Sept 23-26? We’d love to meet you there!

We’ll be in Chicago this Thursday and Friday

Fisher MAcc will be in Chicago this week at University of Illinois-Chicago and at the University of Chicago for a couple of events. The details are listed below.

Thursday, October 4: 3:00PM-7:00PM
University of Illinois-Chicago (at the UIC Forum)
Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair
725 West Roosevelt Rd
Chicago IL 60607

Friday, October 5: 12:00PM-4:00PM
University of Chicago
Graduate and Professional School Fair
Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637

If you’re in the area, please stop by. We’d love to chat with you about your interest in the program!

Campus offices will be closed on Monday, Sept 3

All Ohio State campus offices, including the Fisher College of Business Graduate Programs Office, will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2012, in observance of Labor Day. All offices will reopen at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 4.


Webinars scheduled for June, July, and August – click here to register

Interested in applying for autumn 2013? Sign up for a webinar today.

We expect the 2013 application to be available in mid-late July 2012. In the meantime, if you have questions on the Fisher MAcc program, we have answers!

We have scheduled webinars for the Fisher MAcc program through summer 2012.

  • Wednesday, June 30 @ 3:00PM EDT
  • Wednesday, July 25 @ 5:30PM EDT
  • Thursday, August 30 @ 12:00PM EDT

All times listed above are Eastern Daylight Time/EDT. (Click here if you need to translate Eastern Daylight Time zone to your local timezone. Search for “Columbus Ohio” to see the current time at Ohio State/Fisher.)

Click here to register today!

2012 Fisher Tax Clinic is a success

I recently received an email from Prof Bill Raabe. In addition to being the lead tax instructor in the Fisher MAcc program, he also founded the Fisher Tax Clinic about ten years ago. The Fisher Tax Clinic provides free tax preparation services to low-income taxpayers living and working in the Columbus metro area. Below is the note I received from him:

We had a very good year again, and this group of students were dedicated and professional in their work.  The leadership group outdid themselves in working with clients to follow-up unresolved issues and resolve them.  Our “error rate” remained among the lowest in the city.  Overall a great success for Fisher and the Columbus economy.  Thanks to the department for continued financial and moral support!

Project leaders included Fiona Pan (MAcc Council President), Jeff Howard (MAcc Council VP Community Service), Alyssa Charron (MAcc Council Webmaster), and Tax Clinic site managers Mariam Sanogo, Winnie Quick, Sarah Vosler, Jon Dahlin, Alex Curtis, and Marina Ramos.

2012 Summary of Results

Total volunteers – 73 Fisher plus 1 MBA grad from Nationwide, working 11 sessions with clients on Fridays and Saturdays

Time spent on site (including training): 1,114 hours

Value of Fisher volunteer time onsite at Godman Guild: $224,750

Value of net refunds paid to clients $452,283  (vs 2011 – $447,000)

Number of Godman Guild client tax returns completed 298  (vs 2011 – 257)

It is heartening to see so many students contribute their valuable skills, knowledge, and time to help those less fortunate in the community. Congratulations to all Fisher students who assisted with the 2012 Fisher Tax Clinic!

New MAcc info sessions scheduled – register here


You have questions? We’d love to speak with you!

Several information sessions on the Fisher MAcc program were recently scheduled.

  • April 18, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT (in person/live)
  • April 19, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT (webinar)
  • May 3, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT (webinar)

Click here to register for any of these info sessions. NOTE: If you register for a webinar, we will email you the webinar link and log-in information approximately one or two days prior to the scheduled webinar.

Campus offices closed on Jan. 16, 2012

All Ohio State University campus offices will be closed, including Fisher‘s Graduate Programs Office, on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday, January 17, at 8:00 A.M.

Winter Break 2011 is upon us … but we’ll still be open for business in December

After last week’s end of quarter dinner and reception (click here and here for some photos of the dinner/reception), students completed their “final” final exams for autumn quarter today. The well deserved winter break 2011 for students has started!

Even though the MAcc students will be resting, traveling, visiting with family and friends, etc., the Fisher Graduate Programs Office (“GPO”) will be open during most of the month of December. If you need to contact us during December, please note the following:

  • In addition to weekends, all campus offices at Ohio State will be closed on December 26, 27, and January 2.
  • Staffing in the Fisher GPO during the month of December is thinner than in most other months since GPO staff are also likely to take extra vacation days during December for the various end of year holidays (e.g. Christmas, etc.).
  • If you need to reach us, you can call 614-292-8511. Normal hours are 8:00AM-5:00PM, Monday through Friday. You can also reach us at email via


Even though students are on break, we ARE open during December


Campus closed Nov 24-27

This is a quick reminder that all campus offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. Offices will re-open on Monday, November 28.

Fisher Career Management 2010-11 Annual Report Released

The Fisher Office of Career Management recently released its 2010-11 Annual Report (linked at the bottom of this blog post). The Fisher MAcc students are very busy right now, interviewing with a lot of different companies. I thought this would be a good time to show you the sort of outcomes Fisher students have seen in the past year.

Below are summary comments from Jeff Rice, Executive Director of Career Management at Fisher, on the results from the past year:

Despite a tepid economy still in the throes of recovery, our students were resilient in their job searches and responded proactively to the many opportunities provided to them at Fisher.  A few highlights from this report:

  • The percentage of students employed upon graduation, at both undergraduate and graduate student levels, continues to be among the highest among business schools nationally.  In this report, you will see an increasing number of undergraduate students participating in our programs, including our nationally award-winning QUIC program.  You will also read more about our initiative this past year to focus further on creating exceptional student experiences in career management.  The model is a simple one:  as more students engage in our programs and services, more of them will achieve success in the job market.
  • Between 2007 and 2008, we saw a 5% drop in the number of companies recruiting at Fisher (nationally, the drop was 25%).  However, from 2008 through June 2011 there has been a 30% increase in the number of companies recruiting at Fisher.  Among many things, this can be attributed to our focus on best-in-class recruiting venues such as the Fisher Fall Career Fair and Fisher Internship Invitational, and additional corporate development initiatives.
  • The quality and quantity of Fortune 500 and multinational companies recruiting at Fisher College continues to provide our students with amazing opportunities.  This robust recruiting portfolio not only adds value to the student experience, it is further inviting those companies who are clearly focused on talent acquisition and job creation into other collaborative opportunities at Fisher.  Don’t miss the impressive list of these companies hiring our students in this report.

This positive momentum has certainly carried forward to the 2011-2012 recruiting year.  Here are some data points that indicate another banner year for our students:

Between on-campus recruiting, Fisher Fall Career Fair, and the Graduate Recruiting Event, 278 company recruiting visits have been scheduled for Fall Quarter.

  • These recruiting visits have converted into 332 interview schedules; which on average converts to over 3,300 job interviews.
  • While a specific percentage is not yet known, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of students reporting job offers from their internships.
  • And, perhaps the most accurate indication of the recruiting volume to date– recruiters have consumed over 1,000 bottles of water, over 700 cans of soda, and over 75 pots of coffee!

Although the statistics included in the annual report includes information on ALL students at Fisher, there is information included here on how MAcc students fared over the past year.

Fisher Career Management 2010-11 Annual Report

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