Fisher College of Business – The Ohio State University

Fisher College of Business – The Ohio State University

About the School

The Fisher College of Business is located in Columbus, Ohio. Fisher believes that business leadership needs a distinct set of skills for today’s fast-paced business world. With a strong global perspective, age-old traditions can be challenged and new partnerships forged.

An Overview


Class Size

Course Fee ($)

Course Duration (months)

Average GMAT Score

Average GRE Score

Average Age 28
International Participants 23%
Gender 36% (Women)
Average Work Experience 3.8 Years
Average Salary $100,000

The MBA program offers three courses:

  1. Full-time MBA
  2. MBA for Working Professionals
  3. Executive MBA

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Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, several scholarships come through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services and Corporate and Community Outreach (ODISSCCO). Many of them require filling and submitting a short application. Fisher strongly encourages minority students with academic merit and/or unmet financial needs to apply for these scholarships.


1. Shell (Offered during Spring Semester)
2. ExxonMobil (Offered during Fall Semester)
3. Ernst & Young (Offered during Fall Semester)

Apart from private scholarship funds, the University Fellowship Program operated by the Graduate School also grants scholarships to eligible minority graduate students with United States citizenship.

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Starting Salary Average $103,815
Starting Salary Median $105,000
Starting Salary Range $50,000 -$160,000
Average Signing Bonus $22,647
U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents with Job Offers (3 Months Post Graduation) 91%
International Students with Job Offers (3 Months Post Graduation) 100%

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Notable Alumni

Steve Stivers

U.S. Representative

Brad Hunstable


Ron Hood

Ohio House of Representatives

Fisher College of Business MBA Application Process

The latest application requirements set by the Fisher College of Business MBA admission office are described below.

Candidates are expected to complete two written essays. The topics are given below:

Essay 1: What are your short-term and long-term goals? How/why will an MBA help you achieve those goals?
Word Limit: 500 words (max)

Essay 2: Please tell us about the accomplishment you are most proud of. How will this experience allow you to contribute a unique perspective to the Fisher community?
Word Limit: 400 words (max)

Supplemental Essay (Optional)
This optional essay can be written to address any event a candidate would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. (Maximum words: 250)

Video Interview: Each applicant will be required to finish an online assessment which consists of pre-recorded video questions. The process for the video interview is simple, candidates will be asked a question, given a set amount of preparation time and a set time to respond. It generally takes 20 to 30 minutes.

Rounds Application Deadlines
Round 1 Dec 6, 2020
Round 2 Jan 10, 2021
Round 3 Feb 28, 2021
Round 4 May 9, 2021

Want to know more about the MBA Application Deadlines for Top B-Schools? Here’s the entire list of top B-Schools along with their deadlines – MBA Application Deadlines 2020-2021

The letters of recommendation should be from a professional context. We encourage candidates to choose those who can attest to your scholarship, professional development, leadership potential, and personal character. Candidates can submit electronic recommendation letters through the online application.

Here are some tips for the letter of recommendation:

Who can give a recommendation: You will have to provide details of one recommender who can be your reporting manager/ previous manager/ senior colleague/ current client/ previous client/ business partner/ supplier/ auditor etc.

How a letter of recommendation should be written: The recommender should add specific instances/examples of the candidate’s professional work together.

How to send the letter of recommendation: The recommender should send the recommendation from the official email id only. If the recommender does not have an official id – then proof that you reported / or was supervised by this person should be attached.

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