Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation enable the MBA Admissions Committee to gain further insight into your personality, your character, and your potential for success in the MBA program and beyond.  


Please select at least two individuals to serve as your references. A third letter of reference is optional.  One or more of your recommendations needs to be from a professional context.

We encourage you to choose individuals who can attest to your scholarship, professional development, leadership potential, and personal character.   

Your references should submit their letters of recommendation via our online recommendation system. Alternatively, if you decide to use the traditional paper recommendation letter, your references should complete the paper reference form; attach a separate letter written and signed on academic or business letterhead; seal the contents in an envelope; sign across the seal; and return it to you. Please advise individuals providing recommendations to use a plain envelope. The mailing address can be found on our Contact Us page.

References help

If you are having trouble with the online recommendation system or need to make a change to a reference provided, send an email to grad_app_help@fisher.osu.edu. Be sure to include:

  • Your full name
  • Email address – the email address you used when you submitted your application
  • Applicant ID number, if available
  • The name and email address of the reference you wish to include