Working Professional MBA

Working Professional MBA students

The Working Professional MBA (WPMBA) at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business is the only part-time MBA program in Central Ohio ranked among the nation’s best. Students earn the same degree as our full-time MBA, but with the flexibility to balance work, life and educational needs.

Part-Time Working Professional MBA Rankings - U.S. News

On-campus, online or both.

Whether you're enrolled entirely online, on-campus, or a mix of both, you won't compromise quality for convenience. Review our program structure to learn how we've integrated distance and in-person delivery with evening and weekend courses to give you unparalleled curriculum flexibility. It's time to lead. Transform your career with the nationally ranked Working Professional MBA from Ohio State. What you learn today can be applied at work tomorrow.

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Distance Online Learning

NEW, ONLINE: Fisher's Online WPMBA seamlessly integrates into our in-person Working Professional MBA. Earn your degree from anywhere and maintain a work/life balance.

In-person classroom learning

TOP-10: The nationally recognized Working Professional MBA program is structured around flexible weeknight or weekend courses. Join one of the best on-campus experiences in the nation.

MBA Excellence

Fisher’s Working Professional MBA provides all students — in-person or virtual — with the same access to a globally recognized MBA that has stood above others thanks to:

  • Working Professionals - classroomsPremier faculty and industry experts
  • Unforgettable experiential learning
  • Engaging, hands-on curriculum
  • Wide-ranging electives, including specializations
  • Award-winning one-on-one career coaching,
    mentorship and professional development
  • Personalized academic advising and skills assessments
  • Recruiting events, networking, job fairs and speakers
  • Personalized

    It’s flexible and personalized

    Fisher's Working Professional MBA program delivers an educational experience shaped for you — and by you. Learn to think critically, cross-functionally, conceptually, and apply that knowledge to make decisions. Working with your academic advisor, you'll also align the degree with unique passions, develop principled leadership and close skill gaps on a schedule that makes it possible without leaving your job behind.

    • Weekday evening and/or weekend classes available
    • On-campus and/or online flexibility
    • Take 1.5 to 9 credit hours in Autumn, Spring or Summer
    • Complete the degree in as little as two years (2.5 typical)
    • 43% electives: Pursue topics of personal interest, including analytics, finance, marketing, leadership and operations
    • Set a schedule that matches the demands on your time

     

    Program structure and curriculum


    3 STEPS TO GET YOU STARTED:

    1) VIEW OUR "APPLYING AND DEADLINES" PAGE: View the round deadlines and application requirements for Fisher's Working Professional MBA. You should also create an online application profile by starting your application here.

    2) REGISTER FOR AN INFO SESSION: Fisher's info sessions and webinars give you an overview of our top-ranked Working Professional MBA, admissions tips and more.

    3) CHECK YOUR GMAT/GRE/EA WAIVER ELIGIBILITY: Many of our Working Professional MBA applicants are eligible for the GMAT/GRE/EA waiver. Check your eligibility now >

  • Experiential

    Make an impact

    Learning by doing is a cornerstone of Fisher's immersive, action-based MBA curriculum, and there are many ways to engage with organizations near and far on real projects. These opportunities build upon the business foundation from your core courses and electives.

    • Case-based learning
    • Case and business plan competitions
    • Live and action-based projects with exciting companies
    • Executive luncheon series
    • Networking opportunities
    • Global Business Expeditions (GBE)
    • Global Applied Projects (GAP)
    • The Washington Campus

     

    Explore Experiential Learning

    Get connected. Stay connected.

    By enrolling in the WPMBA program, you’ll join a network of diverse classmates with varied perspectives and professional experience at organizations such as Abbott, AEP, Amazon, Battelle, Cardinal Health, Deloitte, Honda, JPMorgan Chase, Nationwide, P&G and the U.S. military. Opportunities to grow your network include connecting with Fisher alumni as well as with more than 100 of the college’s world-class faculty.

    Alumni and Friends


    3 STEPS TO GET YOU STARTED:

    1) VIEW OUR "APPLYING AND DEADLINES" PAGE: View the round deadlines and application requirements for Fisher's Working Professionals MBA. You should also create an online application profile by starting your application here.

    2) REGISTER FOR AN INFO SESSION: Fisher's info session and webinars give you an overview of our top-ranked Working Professionals MBA, admissions tips and more.

    3) CHECK YOUR GMAT/GRE/EA WAIVER ELIGIBILITY: Many of our Working Professionals MBA applicants are eligible for the GMAT/GRE/EA waiver. Check your eligibility now >

  • Transformational/Support

    An immersive experience with sustained support

    At Fisher, WPMBA students receive access to career services and support not found at other institutions. A network of support helps you meet the challenges of working and attending school, and we understand each student's unique academic needs and professional goals. It's a tight-knit culture with peers from exciting backgrounds and big university resources.

    • One-on-one academic advising, career coaching and professional development
    • Career support that starts before you arrive and continues after graduation
    • Resume review, interview prep, and a wealth of other career resources.
    • Accessible industry experts help you grow
    • Connect with companies for workshops and career fairs each year
    • Extensive corporate outreach - Fortune 100, 500, 1000 companies recruit at Fisher
    • Small class sizes promote engagement and collaboration
    • Deep connections with peers and faculty
    • Leadership development is prioritized with many opportunities to grow
    • Become part of the Ohio State network, one of the nation's largest alumni bases

     

    Learn more about coaching & development


    3 STEPS TO GET YOU STARTED:

    1) VIEW OUR "APPLYING AND DEADLINES" PAGE: View the round deadlines and application requirements for Fisher's Working Professionals MBA. You should also create an online application profile by starting your application here.

    2) REGISTER FOR AN INFO SESSION: Fisher's info session and webinars give you an overview of our top-ranked Working Professionals MBA, admissions tips and more.

    3) CHECK YOUR GMAT/GRE/EA WAIVER ELIGIBILITY: Many of our Working Professionals MBA applicants are eligible for the GMAT/GRE/EA waiver. Check your eligibility now >

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Whether you are in the beginning stages of your program search or you have already decided that one of Fisher's graduate programs is the right fit for you, we encourage you to connect with us.  

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