Academic competitions test students' analytical savvy and presentation skills while helping prepare them for the real challenges of the business world. In addition to sending teams of graduate and undergraduate students to business competitions around the country, Fisher hosts and coordinates a number of highly-regarded events.

Fisher Big 10+ Case Competition

Established by Fisher in 1992, the Fisher Big 10+ Case Competition (formerly Fisher Invitational) allows MBA student teams to pit their skills against each other in friendly competition at a professional level.

Ohio State University Business Plan Competition

The exciting Ohio State University Business Plan Competition is open to Ohio State and the community at large. Teams consisting of at least one Ohio State student or alumni interested in creating a new business will prepare through preliminary activities, including workshops taught by executives from nationally known companies.

Workshop topics may include learning how to develop and write a business plan, creating a new venture management team, evaluating the market potential of new technologies, making financial projections and studying legal issues in new venture creation.

KeyBank Foundation Minority MBA Case Competition

After coordinating and facilitating two successful KeyBank Minority MBA Student Case Competitions, OSU received $255,000 (three year commitment of $85,000 per year) from the KeyBank Corporation to host its annual KeyBank Minority Student MBA Case Competition.

The annual event, now considered one of the nation’s premier minority MBA student case competitions, invites 16 universities from around the United States to compete in its Minority MBA Student Case Competition held in Cleveland at KeyBank Headquarters.