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Fisher College of Business – Ohio State University - Working Professionals MBA

Fisher College of Business Working Professionals MBA Program Structure

The Ohio State part-time MBA, also known as the Working Professionals MBA schedule provides a flexible schedule 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 nine credit hours per semester to lengthen or shorten the overall time in the program. Students can attend classes during weekday evenings or on the weekend. The evening and weekend options provide Flexibility to schedule classes on the weekend and/or during weekday evenings.  Weekend classes are held on Saturdays with the exception of home football games, in which classes are held on Sundays. Typically students take approx. 2.5 years to complete the part-time MBA program.


MBA core courses at Fisher College of Business provide an in-depth exploration of the functional areas that are critical to a complete understanding of the business environment. To complete your degree, students can choose from a wide variety of elective courses; in fact, up to eight credit hours of any graduate course offered by The Ohio State University can be taken, if related to your course of study. Students will need to complete 27 credit hours of core classes, and 21 credit hours of elective courses.

Part-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 13th in the national and 7th among public universities

Class Profile at the Ohio State Part-Time MBA/Working Professionals MBA

There are currently 412 enrolled students in the OSU part-time MBA program; 103 of which are in their first year. About 49 percent of the cohort is male, with 51 percent female students. The average student is 33 -years old, earned a 659 GMAT score (550-730 80th percentile range), and enrolled with a 3.45 GPA. Current part-time MBAs in the program have 6.3 years of previous professional work experience.

The average starting salary for the Fisher Working Professionals MBA is $126,000, Recent graduates also earned jobs at top companies such as Deloitte, JP Morgan Chase & Company, Nationwide, and Abbott.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The 2020-2021 tuition and fee cost for the Ohio State part-time MBA at the Fisher College of Business is $30,173 for Ohio Residents and $54,876 for non-resident or international students.

There are currently no scholarships available for part-time MBA students at OSU.

Admissions for the Ohio State Part-Time MBA/Working Professionals MBA

Applicants must include the following:

• Academic Transcripts (official not required at time of application)
• Test Scores: GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment
• Resume
• Personal Statement
• Two Letters of recommendation
• Video Interview
• $60 fee ($70 for international applicants)

Please note that a minimum of two years of post-baccalaureate/professional work experience is required in order to be considered for the Fisher MBA for Working Professionals program.

Are GMAT/GRE Waivers Available for the Fisher Working Professionals MBA?

Yes, the Fisher Working Professionals MBA will consider your application without a GMAT, GRE, or EA test score as long as you meet the following minimum qualifications:
• Earned a 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) undergraduate cumulative GPA or higher; and
• Achieved a grade of B or better in at least two college-level quantitative courses (algebra or higher); and
• Have a minimum of 4 years of post-baccalaureate work experience.

2020-2021 Fisher Fully Employed MBA Deadlines

The MBA for Working Professionals program allows you to choose between a Spring or Autumn enrollment. The admissions committee reviews completed applications based on application rounds. They will review and release decisions based on the timeline for each round.

Spring 2021** Deadline Date Submit all materials by Decision Date
Round 1 (Spring) October 4, 2020 October 30, 2020 November 6, 2020
Round 2 (Spring) November 15, 2020 November 27, 2020 December 4, 2020

**Spring 2021 classes begin on January 11, 2021. Applicants must submit their application by the deadline listed and complete it by the “submit all materials” date to receive their admissions decision by the listed decision dates.

Autumn 2021** Deadline Date Submit all materials by Decision Date
Round 1 (Autumn) March 28, 2021 April 2, 2021 April 9, 2021
Round 2 (Autumn) May 16, 2021 June 4, 2021 June 11, 2021
Round 3 (Autumn) July 11, 2021 July 23, 2021 July 30, 2021

**Autumn 2021 classes begin on August 24, 2021. Applicants must submit their application by the deadline listed and complete it by the “submit all materials” date to receive their admissions decision by the listed decision dates.

The Ohio State Part-Time MBA FAQs

How has the university coped with the current pandemic?

Events and classes are still occurring but in a limited capacity.

What graduate programs are available at The Fisher College of Business?

Part-time, full-time and executive MBA options are available as well as Master of Accounting, Master of Business Logistics Engineering, Master of Business Operation Excellence, Master of Human Resource Management degrees. A specialized Master in Business – Analytics or Specialized Master in Finance is also available.

What international presence exists at the Fisher school of business?

There are currently 35 countries represented by the 1,036 total students enrolled in the school.

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