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 in-person or online?

Students applying to the Working Professional MBA program can enroll as a residential in-person WPMBA student or an Online WPMBA student. Both In-Person 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 a tuition breakdown below).

Non-Residents: 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.

Before you apply: On-Campus vs. Online


Tuition - 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 tuition and fee schedule for more details.

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

** Fees include Instructional Fee, General Fee and Distance Learning Fee. Enrolling in an in-person or hybrid course could adjust fees to include on campus related activities.

In-Person WPMBA: Typical year one (3 semesters)tuition and fees
Ohio Resident Tuition and Fees (18 credits)$30,184*
Non-Resident Tuition and Fees - $1,477.03 per credit  non-resident surcharge (18 credits)$56,771*

* Includes Instructional Fee, General Fee, Student Union Fee, Technology Fee, Activity Fee, Recreation Fee, and COTA Fee.

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  about military and veterans at Fisher.

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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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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