Sometimes we get questions from international applicants who are wondering whether they can qualify for admission to the MBA program for Working Professionals. Yes, you can!
If you are currently employed: We have many international students who are employed in Columbus/Central Ohio and enroll in the program with the H1-B visa classification.
If you wish to study full-time: You can study in the Working Professionals program as a full-time status student. This means that you would enroll in at least 10 credit hours per quarter, which would qualify you for a student visa. Even though you would be pursuing the Working Professional track, you would be a full-time student. This option is attractive for international students who wish to improve their English proficiency during the day or take daytime electives to complement their evening core courses.
TOEFL: Unless you have recieved an undergraduate or master’s degree from a U.S. institution or you are from a country whose native language is English, you are required to take the TOEFL (or MELAB). I know this is frustrating for individuals who have been living and working in the United States for some time, but unfortunately it is the policy at The Ohio State University. As it is, if you have been living here for awhile, you should be able to ace that TOEFL exam, right?
Let us know if you have any other questions!