Student Programs

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Why leadership?

The world needs principled leaders now more than ever.

As a student at the Max M. Fisher College of Business, you have access to a multitude of opportunities to develop your leadership skills and prepare you to enter the workforce. The Fisher Leadership Initiative provides evidence-based and experiential programs for you to immerse yourself in the study and application of leadership. Learn more about our student leadership programs below:


  • Dean's Leadership Academy

    An experiential, 15 credit hour program that culminates in a Certificate in Leadership

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  • Leading Expeditions

    Outdoor recreational activities and trips in which students immerse in the study and application of leadership

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  • Women's Leadership Series

    Opportunities for women at Fisher to cultivate leadership skills and build social capital

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  • Fisher Professional Development Coaching

    A personalized experience for graduate students to seek guidance on personal and professional challenges

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  • Crisis Leadership Cases

    Students work in teams to navigate high-pressure, ambiguous situations and test their ability to emerge as leaders

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  • Undergraduate Veteran Leadership Conference

    An opportunity for incoming student veterans to develop their leadership skills, gain professional insights and prepare for success at Ohio State

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  • BUILD for Undergraduates

    A leadership assessment from the Leadership Initiative.

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  • ELEVATE Leader Development Program

    Hone skills in decision-making, communication, emotional intelligence, strategy, change management, and more.

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