Fisher College of Business is a proven leader in providing a platform for the success of its women students, faculty and staff through world-class business education, leadership development, networking and collaboration.

This commitment to supporting and developing women leaders extends throughout Fisher, from faculty and staff to undergraduate and graduate students. Case-in-point is the MBA program, which Working Women magazine has ranked among the top 10 business schools for women.


Women are well represented in leadership positions throughout Fisher. They hold endowed chairs, named and college professorships and serve as mentors to Fisher students. Among them:

  • Tanya Menon is associate professor of Management & Human Resources.  Her research on decision making, influence, culture, teams, and networks has been cited in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Times of London (UK), The Guardian (UK), and The Times of India.
  • Bernadette Minton, chair of the Department of Finance, professor of Finance, and Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professor in Insurance, teaches courses in corporate finance and risk management.
  • Ingrid M. Werner, Martin and Andrew Murrer Professor of Finance, teaches international finance to MBAs and undergrads.
  • Patricia M. West, associate professor of Marketing, studies consumer preferences and decision-making.
  • Steffanie Wilk, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and associate professor of Management & Human Resources, researches bias, hiring and selection processes and women’s issues in the workplace.


Fisher students can choose from 12 specializations leading to a BSBA degree. For graduate study, students have three MBA options: Full-timeWorking Professional, and Executive MBA. In addition, Fisher offers a Master of AccountingMaster of Human Resource ManagementMaster of Business Logistics Engineering, and Master of Business Operational Excellence.

For professionals not seeking a graduate degree, Fisher offers powerful non-degree programs such as Six Sigma and Supply Chain Management.

Work-life Balance

Fisher's non-traditional Master of Human Resource ManagementWorking Professional MBA and Executive MBA formats provide flexibility for women who are balancing academic programs with family and professional obligations.

The regional BSBA gives undergraduates the flexibility of completing the degree at one of Ohio State’s four regional campuses and partially online.

Alumni Access

The Fisher alumni network is connected, diverse and worldwide, in more than 80 countries around the globe. Alumni are engaged and speak and interact with students and fellow alumni on issues specific to women in business.


Executive Education's "Innovation Practice" teaches viability in a culture of change. Undergraduate Programs offer industry clusters that incorporate training in areas, such as health care and energy and sustainability. In addition, the Full-time MBA was recognized as one of the country's top-25 programs by Beyond Grey Pinstripes for social responsibility.


One of the nation's leading entrepreneurship programs, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship develops women entrepreneurs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Executive Education

Fisher's Executive Education gives women the opportunity to build and update skills as their careers change or develop.

Career Planning

The Office of Career Management works to develop the best-prepared job candidates, while establishing Fisher as an outstanding place to recruit.

Key Partnerships

Fisher College of Business partners with top women in business organizations  to create a powerful platform for success in business.

Forté Foundation

Fisher has partnered with the Forté Foundation to provide higher numbers of women with access to business education and networking opportunities and to encourage women to pursue careers in business. Forté hosts many events throughout the year focused on the professional and career development of prospective female MBA candidates, current students and alumni.

Women students at Fisher can become members of the Forté Foundation and participate in their yearly leadership conference, search their job center and attend focused career prep webinars. In addition, a select number of qualified incoming Fisher MBA students are awarded Forté Fellows each year, receiving scholarship support, additional networking opportunities and a lifetime Forté membership.

National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA)

Dedicated to empowering women MBAs, the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) works to propel women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance diversity in the nation’s workforce.

NAWMBA provides exceptional networking opportunities for Fisher students.

Student Organizations