The Fisher College of Business Executive MBA is designed for individuals who have several years of professional experience and the desire to enhance their capabilities in a team-based setting. Our students typically are serving in a leadership role and have three to four years of supervisory experience.

The Executive MBA admissions committee accepts applications on a rolling basis and takes a comprehensive approach in evaluating applications. Upon reciept of a complete application, eligibile candidates will be contacted by the program for a required on-campus interview. Applicants should be prepared to review management experience, academic background and projects demonstrating management skills. 

Note: If you have been previously enrolled as a degree-seeking student in a Graduate School at The Ohio State University please submit a Transfer of Graduate Program form in addition to your application. If you need assistance with this form please contact your intended graduate program. 

Application Deadlines

Our application deadline for the Class of 2020, is October 31, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact Paul Velasco, Executive Director, at 614-688-2473 or

Application Materials

  • Personal Resume

    An updated copy of your resume listing work experience and career progression. Applicants should have at least 7 years professional experience. 

  • College Transcripts

    Electronic Delivery:

    Did you attend a state (public) university in Ohio or a community college? When ordering a transcript from your prior school, request that your transcript(s) be sent electronically. Sending paper transcripts by mail or overnight delivery will delay processing time.

    For all other institutions, if your school offers electronic delivery, choose that option to avoid processing delays. If ordering a transcript online, select The Ohio State University as a recipient. In the absence of a list of universities to select, have your school send your transcript directly to

    US Mail:

    If your school does not offer electronic delivery, please have your transcript(s) mailed to the address below:

    The Ohio State University
    Graduate/Professional Admissions
    PO Box 182004
    Columbus, OH 43218-2004

    Transcripts should not be delivered by the student or sent to other addresses on campus. Doing so will prevent acceptance of the transcript as official, and a transfer credit evaluation will not be completed.

    Note: Transcripts for course work or degrees received from The Ohio State University can be obtained internally by the EMBA program. 

  • Recommendation Forms

    Please arrange to have three professional recommendations prepared by persons familiar with your qualifications and potential for graduate study. One of these recommendations should be completed by your immediate supervisor. Recommendations can be completed online.

  • Employer Sponsorship

    Please ask your employer to provide a company letter of support on company letterhead. Endorsement of your candidacy by your employer is a critical factor in the admission decision and must include an explicit commitment of financial resources (if applicable).

  • Statement of Self Nomination

    Please tell us in a brief 1-2 page statement why you want to enter the Fisher EMBA program, and how you expect enrollment will impact the demands of your professional and personal responsibilities and schedule.

  • Organizational Chart

    To help the admissions committee understand your professional responsibilities and the nature of your organization, please include a copy of your company’s organizational chart showing your position in the organization. If your firm is private and does not distribute an organizational chart please be sure to indicate.

  • GMAT

    Some candidates may be asked to take the GMAT if their undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 or for other reasons. If this is required, please have the test scores sent directly to the Fisher College of Business, School Code #ZLJ-9D-47. If you have any questions about the need for the GMAT, please contact Paul Velasco. 


    Candidates whose native language is not English must demonstrate fluency in English by taking the TOEFL. If you hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from a US institution you may be eligible for a waiver of the TOEFL. 

  • Interview

    Eligible applicants are expected to participate in an on-campus interview to review your academic as well as managerial experience and your academic preparation for the program. Be prepared to describe projects you have handled that demonstrate your management skills. You will be contacted by the program manager regarding the interview once a complete application packet is submitted.

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For more information, Contact:

Paul Velasco
The Ohio State University
The Fisher College of Business
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144