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The Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University--Columbus

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee $60

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 26.7% - Low
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.9-3.9
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 109
Average GMAT score 674 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 600-730
Students with prior work experience 107
Average work experience (months) 58

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 65.0%
Average age of new entrants 31
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.7-3.9
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 149
Average GMAT score 599
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 530-680
Students with prior work experience 159
Average work experience (months) 102

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Candidates are considered based on academic background, aptitude, work experience, extra-curricular activities, leadership potential, teamwork experience, professional maturity, and personal attributes. We have rolling admissions and conduct interviews by invitation only. Applications include the online form, essays, recommendations, resume, transcripts, GMAT, and TOEFL, if applicable.
Executive program
Evaluation considers managerial experience, undergrad and any graduate performance, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, evidence of readiness for graduate quantitative studies. Prefer at least 7 years professional experience with career progression. An on-campus interview is required. GMAT is required for applicants whose cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0/4.0.
Part-time program
Fisher evaluates candidates for the MBA for Working Professionals on a rolling basis-applicants may begin in Autumn, Winter, Spring or Summer. Applications include the online form, personal statement, recommendations, a resume, transcripts, GMAT, and TOEFL, if applicable. Candidates are considered based on academic aptitude, professional background, leadership experience, and personal attributes.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Alison Merzel
Full-time program phone (614) 292-8511
Full-time program E-mail mba@fisher.osu.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​fisher.​osu.​edu/​ftmba/​
Executive program phone (614) 292-0268
Executive program E-mail mckee_136@fisher.osu.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​fisher.​osu.​edu/​emba/​
Part-time program phone (614) 292-8511
Part-time program E-mail mba@fisher.osu.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​fisher.​osu.​edu/​wpmba/​
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(16) Departments/concentrations
accounting manufacturing and technology management
consulting marketing
entrepreneurship management information systems
finance production/operations management
general management portfolio management
human resources management real estate
international business supply chain management/logistics
leadership other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand consulting, finance, marketing, production/operations management, supply chain management/logistics
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available education, healthcare (medicine), healthcare (management), law, pharmacology, public policy/administration, Environment & Natural Resources; Agricultural, Environmental & Development Econ

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Fisher's MBA program combines rigorous academics, thought-provoking research, world-class faculty and a team-based culture. Required 1st year core assures mastery of foundational disciplines. Over 130 electives available. An active professional development program is conducted. Six major courses of study; students must complete requirements for at least one major prior to graduation.
Executive program
Fisher's curriculum has 5 learning modules including business management core courses and integrative electives. A global integration course focuses on international dimensions of management and includes a required international experience. Fisher's EMBA program provides minimal disruption to work and personal obligations. On-campus sessions meet 3 consecutive days each month for 16 months.
Part-time program
Fisher's MBA program combines rigorous academics, thought-provoking research, world-class faculty and a team-based culture. Required core assures mastery of foundational and functional disciplines. Over 130 electives available in a variety of formats. The typical student takes a little over two years to complete the program.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#25 Best Business Schools

(6) Ranking by Specialties

#20 in Accounting
#19 in Finance
#24 in Marketing
#9 in Part-time M.B.A.
#15 in Production / Operations
#6 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 64
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Acceptance rate 26.7% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $91,696 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 - High
Average GMAT score 674 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 71.2% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 97.6% - High
Enrollment (full-time) 231
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 539

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 231
Minority students 12.1%
International students 32.5%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 308
Minority students 18.2%
International students 16.2%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Alison Merzel
Financial aid phone (614) 292-8511

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $25,680 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $42,405 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $856 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $1,414 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,395 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $19,386
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $45,699

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 47
Teaching assistantships 0
Research assistantships 69
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Ohio State University--Columbus has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 148
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 125
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 71.2% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 97.6% - High

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 100
Low base salary $30,000
Average base salary $84,396
High base salary $160,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $30,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $83,855
High base salary: U.S citizen $160,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $50,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $86,207
High base salary: Foreign nationals $130,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 60
Low signing bonus $3,000
Average signing bonus $12,167
High signing bonus $35,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $3,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $12,069
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $35,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $3,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $13,357
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $30,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 22
Low other compensation $3,000
Average other compensation $20,007
High other compensation $125,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $3,807
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $18,838
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $125,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $3,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $23,125
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $60,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 22
Marketing/sales low salary $31,200
Marketing/sales average salary $78,168
Marketing/sales high salary $97,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 16
Operations/production low salary $55,000
Operations/production average salary $82,750
Operations/production high salary $100,000
Number reporting general management jobs 12
General management low salary $50,021
General management average salary $80,802
General management high salary $105,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 27
Finance/accounting low salary $30,000
Finance/accounting average salary $81,232
Finance/accounting high salary $160,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $0
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $0
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $0
Number reporting consulting jobs 21
Consulting low salary $50,000
Consulting average salary $97,095
Consulting high salary $130,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary $0
Human resources average salary $0
Human resources high salary $0
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 2
Other occupations low salary $90,000
Other occupations average salary $97,000
Other occupations high salary $104,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 2
Government low salary $50,021
Government average salary $72,511
Government high salary $95,000
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 15
Manufacturing low salary $62,000
Manufacturing average salary $84,040
Manufacturing high salary $105,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0
Non-profit low salary $0
Non-profit average salary $0
Non-profit high salary $0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 14
Northeast low salary $50,000
Northeast average salary $92,286
Northeast high salary $160,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 6
Middle Atlantic low salary $65,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $76,333
Middle Atlantic high salary $88,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 6
South low salary $55,000
South average salary $66,333
South high salary $95,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 62
Midwest low salary $30,000
Midwest average salary $85,577
Midwest high salary $130,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 3
Southwest low salary $75,000
Southwest average salary $82,667
Southwest high salary $88,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 5
West low salary $50,021
West average salary $90,004
West high salary $130,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 4
International low salary $52,750
International average salary $71,938
International high salary $90,000
 


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