Working Professional MBA

Fisher Classroom - Working Professionals

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.

Program structure/curriculum  Experiential learning

Sample Core Courses

MBA 6201 Organizational Behavior - An overview of factors that influence individual and team performance and techniques to improve it; analytical frameworks for determining effectiveness of given techniques in specific circumstances

MBA 6243 Organizations, Markets, Management - Microeconomics from a management and organizational perspective, developing a framework grounded in the fundamentals of economic theory

MBA 6250 Marketing Management - Focuses on the interrelated elements of the marketing mix, its relationship with the other functional areas of management, and marketing responses to the external environment.

MBA 6223 Finance - A market-oriented framework for analyzing the major types of financial decisions made by corporations. The course covers the following topics: present value techniques, capital budgeting, asset valuation, portfolio theory, asset pricing, market efficiency, options, capital structure, financial distress, financial modeling, risk management, mergers and acquisitions and ethics.

Personalize your MBA with electives 

Industry leading faculty

Steve DeNunzio

Steve DeNunzuoSteve DeNunzio serves as the current Director for the Working Professional MBA program and is a Senior Lecturer, and ENGIE-Axium Max M. Fisher College of Business Distinguished Teaching Fellow at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining academia, Steve enjoyed a long career in retail including stints at retailers Designer Brands (DSW), Bob Evans Farms, and Lululemon Athletica.  He’s also done extensive consulting work and is Principal at Milestone 112, a boutique supply chain management consultancy.

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Jay Wellman

Professor Jay Wellman

Jay Wellman joined the Fisher College of Business in Autumn 2011. Before coming to Ohio State, Jay taught at Cornell University from 2006-2011, and at Binghamton University (SUNY) from 2002-2006. He graduated with a Ph.D in Finance from the University of Iowa in 2002. He also is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), earning the designation in 2010. Jay has taught courses in Investments, Corporate Finance, Fixed Income Securities and Insurance during his career, and currently teaches MBA6223 (core finance - MBA).

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Tracy Dumas

Tracy Dumas

Tracy L. Dumas, associate professor, earned her PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She also holds an MS in Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago, and a BS from Northwestern University.

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Robert B. Lount, Jr.

Robert B. Lount, Jr.

Robert B. Lount, Jr. is a Professor of Management and Human Resources in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University and his PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Maria Landekhovskaya

Maria LandekhovskayaMaria Landekhovskaya is currently working as a consultant, primarily focused on international sporting events. One of her most recent projects was as a consultant with the marketing department of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Local Organizing Committee.

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John Gray

John GrayJohn Gray is a professor of operations. He joined Fisher after receiving his PhD from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to pursuing his PhD, he worked for eight years in operations management at Procter & Gamble, receiving an MBA from Wake Forest University’s evening program during that time. He holds two undergraduate degrees from Dartmouth College and its Thayer School of Engineering.

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Tanya Menon

Tanya MenonTanya Menon is Professor of Management and Human Resources at Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. She studies how people think about relationships, and how this affects the way they make decisions, collaborate, and lead at work.

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Faculty at the Max M. Fisher College of Business have served as a strong foundation for business education at The Ohio State University for generations. These thought leaders are dedicated to creating ideas, encouraging scholars and developing leaders who positively impact their communities and the world. Fisher faculty blend theory with practice to give new meaning to textbooks and bring curriculum to life.

Simply put, our faculty shape students into leaders and leaders into visionaries. They are inspirations in the classroom, researchers in their fields and servants to their communities.

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

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business offers great MBA programs for busy professionals, such as the Working Professionals 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.

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