MBA for Working Professionals

Working Professional Lecture

It doesn't take long to realize that the Fisher College of Business is something different, something special. As an MBA student here, you will find yourself exposed to world-class levels of professional development and personal growth.

We deliberately keep our class sizes small. This enables you to interface with others in a truly personal environment -- and to learn about the diverse backgrounds and career goals of your classmates. Throughout this rigorous program, you will be supported by an exceptional faculty, all devoted to giving you the best experience possible.

Explore the WPMBA program structure

Meet the Program Director

Professor Shashi Matta

Jay is currently the director of the MBA program for Working Professionals. He has taught courses in Investments, Corporate Finance, Fixed Income Securities and Insurance during his career, and currently teaches MBA6223 (core finance - MBA).

View Professor Wellman's profile page.


Live-streaming to continue providing flexibility for part-time students

Live-streaming classSince March 2020, nearly all WPMBA courses have been live-streamed as well as recorded for later access. While this was done as an absolute necessity during our time away from campus, these new ways to access our course material have added welcome flexibility for all of our students even as we begin to return to the classroom.

Moving forward, we still fully intend to continue live-streaming and recording our courses, not only for students living outside the Columbus area, but also for any student who is unable to attend in person on a given day.

So while we have started the process to get formal approval for an online option to our program, we will continue to make quality coursework available online to both new and continuing students.

Our goal with this added flexibility is to help you create a program that fits your needs. Please reach out to us with any questions.

View Fisher's WPMBA curriculum guides/info

Attend a WPMBA Program Overview webinar


Trying to decide between the Working Professional MBA and Executive MBA?

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business offers great MBA programs for busy professionals, such as the Working Professional MBA and the Executive MBA. Listen to this 30-minute podcast to learn about the differences, and similarities, between these two programs to find the best fit for your current situation.

WPMBA or EMBA? - Listen to the podcast


Contact Us

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.  

Request More Information

Due to COVID-19, on-campus activities (in-person meetings, class visits, campus tours) are temporarily unavailable. Prospective students should contact the Graduate Programs Office virtually to meet with a graduate student ambassador, admissions, or a program-specific recruiter to learn more.