MBA core courses at Fisher College of Business provide in-depth exploration of the functional areas that are critical to a complete understanding of the business environment. To complete your degree, you can choose from a wide variety of elective courses; in fact, any graduate course offered by The Ohio State University can be taken, if related to your course of study.

A typical working professional student can expect to:

  • attend class two times a week from 6-9:15 p.m 
  • complete a degree in two and a half years
  • take classes in fall, spring and summer semester

The schedule for completing the program is flexible and designed to be adapted to the busy lifestyles of working professionals.  Working Professional MBA students may enroll in as few as 1.5 credit hours per semester or as many as 9 credit hours per semester to lengthen or shorten overall time in the program. 

Students are accepted into the program on a rolling admissions basis, making it possible for you to begin your MBA program in either the autumn or spring semester.

Degree requirement overview:

11 Core Classes (27 Credit Hours)


Elective Classes (21 Credit Hours)

= 48 Total Credit Hours

Core Classes:

  • Accounting
  • Data Analysis
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Professional Development and Business Communication
  • Strategy


Elective Classes:

For more information on elective classes please visit the specializations page