Program Structure

Fisher’s unprecedented MBA experience at The Ohio State University provides you with a graduate business education that’s Personalized, Experiential and Integrated.

Take-Off Year One Summer Year Two

Before classes start, hit the ground running with an intense 3-week Take-Off. Participate in coaching, career conferences, development, Summit Vision, and more.

Build fundamental skills in core classes, and experiential learning as your support team preps you for an internship and the second year.

Learn from your internship opportunity. GAP programparticipants will also have a 3-week in-country immersion.

With guidance from your support team, select from electives at Fisher and Ohio State. Focus your MBA and prepare for your career.

MBA Degree Requirement Overview - 60 total credit hours*

INTEGRATED CORE COURSES - 25.5 CREDIT HOURS: The core curriculum builds a foundation across all functional areas that are critical to a complete understanding of business. Core courses are integrated into your curriculum with opportunities to connect the dots between theory and practice. Beyond the strong functional expertise emphasized in the MBA program, our graduates also possess the ability to solve problems spanning multiple functions in organizations.

CORE COURSES: Finance Operations
Accounting Global Business Personal & Team Effectiveness
Data Analysis Leadership Strategy
Economics Marketing View the curriculum

EXPERIENTIAL COURSES - 7.5 CREDIT HOURS: Learning by doing is a cornerstone of Fisher’s immersive, action-based MBA experience. MBA students apply insights learned in the classroom to on-site, hands-on projects with top organizations located in Columbus, the nation’s 14th largest city, and with our partners around the world. From programs that shape business at the global level, to those focusing on maximizing social impact, Fishers’ Global Action Projects, Business Lab Projects and the Core Capstone Experience develop the critical skills and competencies that employers desire.

PERSONALIZED ELECTIVE COURSES - 27 CREDIT HOURS:  With guidance from your support team, use elective credits to personalize the Fisher MBA. Optional pathways provide flexibility and empower Fisher MBA students to be able to focus their course choices at Fisher and across Ohio State's more than 100 graduate programs. With guidance from coaches, MBA students can personalize their Fisher education with courses across The Ohio State University. Interest in law? Public policy? How about engineering? No problem. At Fisher, customization is more than a buzzword. Make your pathway your own. 

MBA Curriculum Details

Leadership Development at Fisher:

Building strong leadership skills and a competitive edge begins on day one and continues throughout the MBA program. You will have the opportunity to learn from the best in executive speaking events, personalized coaching, development programs, and networking opportunities. Explore Fisher’s leadership development programs >

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