Working Professional MBA
Tuition & Funding

The number of WPMBA credit hours a student enrolls in each semester and each year may vary. To promote a balance between personal, professional and academic demands, WPMBA students may take up to nine credit hours per semester (six credit hours is the most common).

Are you flex or online?

Students applying to the Working Professional MBA program can enroll as a residential (in-person) 'Flex' WPMBA student or an Online WPMBA student. Both Flex and Online students can take in-person and online classes. Enrollment choice is used for tracking and tuition purposes. The program option chosen should reflect your preferred and predominant delivery model (see below).

Note: WPMBA students from outside Ohio who choose the Online WPMBA will not be charged out-of-state tuition but are required to pay a $200/semester non-resident surcharge.

 

Typical Year One

Tuition and fees are provided below for a Year One WPMBA student who enrolls for 6 credit hours per semester during Fall, Spring, and Summer (3) semesters. Tuition is subject to change every year. View the University Registrar's complete tuition and fee schedule,  click here for the latest PDF.

Flex WPMBA: Typical year one (3 semesters) tuition and fees:  
Ohio Resident Tuition and Fees (18 credits) $30,173*
Non-Resident Tuition and Fees - $1,372 per credit hour non-resident surcharge (18 credits) $54,347*

* Includes Instructional, General, Student Union, Learning Technology Fees, Student Activity, Recreational, COTA Bus Fees

Online WPMBA: Typical year one (3 semesters) Online tuition and fees:  
Ohio Resident Tuition and Fees (18 credits) $29,001**
Non-Resident Tuition and Fees - $200 per semester non-resident surcharge (18 credits) $29,601**

** Fees include general fees and distance education fees. Tech fees are waived for online programs. Enrolling in an in-person or hybrid course could adjust fees to include on campus related activities.

  • Tuition/fee breakdown by credit hours (3, 6, and 9)
    Flex WPMBA 3 credit hours 6 credit hours (common) 9 credit hours
    Ohio Resident ($1,647 per credit hour*) $4,942 $9,884 $13,178
    Other per semester fees** $174 $174 $174
    Annual cost (3 semesters) $15,348 $30,173 $40,057
    Semesters to complete 48 credit hours   8 semesters † 6 semesters ‡
    Online WPMBA 3 credit hours 6 credit hours (common) 9 credit hours
    Ohio Resident ($1,595 per credit hour*) $4,784 $9,567 $12,756
    Other per semester fees*** $100 $100 $100
    Annual cost (3 semesters) $14,651 $29,001 $38,568
    Semesters to complete 48 credit hours   8 semesters † 6 semesters ‡

    * Includes Instructional and General Fees (Student Union Fee included for Flex students)

    ** Includes Student Activity, Recreational, COTA Bus Fees

    *** Includes distance education fee

     Fees not to exceed the total cost of 8 credit hours.

    † Each semester at six credit hours.

    ‡ Five semesters at nine credit hours with 3 credit hours in the last semester. 

Wondering if you qualify for in-state tuition? 

View the residency classification guidelines and take the online survey to determine if you qualify for in-state tuition based on law established by the Ohio Legislature.

Forever Buckeye

If a student graduated from an Ohio high school and will be a resident of Ohio as of the first day of the term attending, a student will be considered an Ohio resident whether they lived in Ohio prior to the beginning of the term or not. Take the online survey to determine if you may qualify for in-state tuition based on law established by the Ohio Legislature.

Military Applicants

Military applicants can automatically qualify for in-state tuition under the Ohio G.I. Promise. Fisher takes a deliberate approach to recruiting highly-qualified military service men and women. Learn more >

Are You An OSU Employee?

If you are a full-time employee of The Ohio State University pursuing a part-time program, you may be eligible for the Faculty/Staff Tuition Assistance benefit. You can view a sample employee statement summary or watch the Ohio State Employee Tuition Assistance Benefit webinar. Please note that you will be taxed on tuition as income.

Loans / Financial Aid

The majority of MBA students use loans to finance their education, either in total or in part, and many sources of loans exist. Federal loans are available for domestic students only.

For more information regarding the Federal loan program please visit the Student Financial Aid website.

Student Financial Aid

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