The Ohio State University MBA Interview

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By Henry Steele - April 26, 2018
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Sarah Campbell, Assistant Director of MBA Recruiting and Admissions at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, joins us today to discuss their graduate business program(s).

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Can you tell us about the graduate program(s) offered at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University?

Fisher offers a variety of graduate programs including full-time and part-time MBA options and specialized programs in human resources, finance, accounting, and data analytics. Interested students can discover which graduate program is right for them at

Is the GMAT & GRE required for acceptance into the program? Do international students have the same requirement?

The majority of our programs do require the GMAT or GRE for both international and domestic students. The Specialized Master in Accounting only accepts the GMAT, and a waiver may be available to qualified candidates in the Working Professional MBA or data analytics programs. The Full-Time MBA program offers a GMAT/GRE waiver to qualified military candidates. Interested in an Online MBA with no GMAT requirement?

How long does a typical graduate business program take at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business? What is the maximum and minimum time of completion?

At Fisher, the Full-Time MBA program takes approximately two years, or students can earn their MBA at a slower pace through our part-time MBA for Working Professionals. Fisher also offers specialized master’s programs that take as little as nine months.

What do you think makes The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business graduate program(s) stand out from other business programs offered by similar schools?

Fisher is one of the few places where students can experience a “small campus feel” within one of the nation’s largest universities. By keeping our class sizes small, we focus on delivering experiential learning opportunities, individualized curriculums, and global experiences that help students reach their career goals. At Ohio State, you will be joining a network of 500,000 living alumni around the world.

How important would you say accreditation is when choosing a business graduate program?

Accreditation is a vital part of the overall reputation of a business school such as The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Fisher’s AACSB accreditation has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s 13,000 business schools. Ohio State’s global reputation is something that sets our MBA and graduate programs apart.

What are the advantages to earning a graduate business degree in general and where are you seeing employer demand for these degrees?

Fisher’s MBA and Specialized Masters programs help our students reach their career aspirations. Fisher’s Full-Time MBA program ranks No. 8 for opening new career opportunities (The Economist, 2016). We have seen opportunities in a wide range of industries. Some recent growth areas are consulting services, consumer products, financial services and technology. More information from our Office of Career Management is available at

Does The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business offer job placement support?

All graduate students enrolled at Fisher College of Business work with our award-winning Office of Career Management. Over 700 companies recruit Fisher graduates yearly, and our individualized approach allows for one-on-one attention from our career consultants to ensure post-degree career success.

What type of financial aid packages are available for students in business? Are there any fellowships, grants and scholarships available?

Fisher offers merit-based funding to qualified candidates of our full-time programs. These opportunities range from $5,000 per year to full-tuition opportunities, including fellowships, graduate assistantships and teaching assistantships.

Do you have online business graduate programs?

At Fisher, we don’t have a completely online MBA program. Currently, our Specialized Master in Business Analytics is a 10-month program, of which 75 percent of the curriculum is delivered online, in addition to an in-class component to each course.

What do you enjoy most about your position at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business?

The people. The people here make it an environment where our students feel supported and encouraged to reach success, inside and outside of the classroom. The size of most of our programs allows for a close-knit community and provides great opportunities to grow personal and professional relationships with staff, faculty, alums, recruiters and fellow classmates.

For more information on graduate business programs offered at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, visit them online.

Thank you Sarah, for sharing and participating in this piece.

That concludes our interview!

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Henry Steele
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Henry is Managing Editor of He is a seasoned business professional who regularly consults with local business's throughout Southern California. Henry pursued his undergrad in Business and Economics at the University of San Diego and gained valuable life changing experience through a unique internship upon graduation.

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