The Fisher College of Business Executive MBA is designed for individuals who have several years of professional experience and the desire to enhance their capabilities in a team-based setting. Our students typically are serving in a leadership role and have three to four years of supervisory experience.
The Executive MBA admissions committee accepts applications on a rolling basis and is currently accepting applications for the cohort begining December 2019. We take a comprehensive approach in evaluating applications. Applicants should be prepared to review management experience, academic background and projects demonstrating management skills.
Note: If you have been previously enrolled as a degree-seeking student in a Graduate School at The Ohio State University please submit a Transfer of Graduate Program form in addition to your application. If you need assistance with this form please contact your intended graduate program.
If you have questions, or would like to see if you are prequalified, please contact Kelly Meyers firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you attend a state (public) university in Ohio or a community college? When ordering a transcript from your prior school, request that your transcript(s) be sent electronically. Sending paper transcripts by mail or overnight delivery will delay processing time.
For all other institutions, if your school offers electronic delivery, choose that option to avoid processing delays. If ordering a transcript online, select The Ohio State University as a recipient. In the absence of a list of universities to select, have your school send your transcript directly to email@example.com.
If your school does not offer electronic delivery, please have your transcript(s) mailed to the address below:
The Ohio State University Graduate/Professional Admissions PO Box 182004 Columbus, OH 43218-2004
Transcripts should not be delivered by the student or sent to other addresses on campus. Doing so will prevent acceptance of the transcript as official, and a transfer credit evaluation will not be completed.
Note: Transcripts for course work or degrees received from The Ohio State University can be obtained internally by the EMBA program.
Please ask your employer to provide a company letter of support on company letterhead. Endorsement of your candidacy by your employer is a critical factor in the admission decision and must include an explicit commitment of financial resources (if applicable).
Fisher's EMBA program admits a select group of talented professionals who have demonstrated the potential to become successful business leaders in an increasingly competitive and global environment. Briefly summarize your professional accomplishments to date. Why do you want to earn an EMBA degree from the Fisher College of Business? Include your goals post-EMBA and how you believe Fisher's program will help you achieve them. (maximum 750 words). This is submitted online through the application.
We may consider your application without a GMAT or GRE score as long as you meet the following minimum qualifications: 1. Earned a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) undergraduate GPA or higher 2. Have a minimum of 6 years of post-baccalaureate work experience.
The decision to grant the GMAT/GRE waiver is made at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Should the committee decide that a GMAT/GRE score is needed to fully evaluate your candidacy for the MBA program, you will be informed once your application has been initially reviewed. If you have already taken the GMAT/GRE and requested your scores to be sent to The Ohio State University, you are not eligible to request the waiver.
Candidates whose native language is not English must demonstrate fluency in English by taking the TOEFL. If you hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from a US institution you may be eligible for a waiver of the TOEFL.
Applicants are expected to participate in an interview with the program director to review your academic, as well as managerial experience, and your academic preparation for the program. Be prepared to describe projects you have handled that demonstrate your management skills. You may take part in the interview at any point during the application process. Please contact Kelly Meyers at 614-247-8088 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to schedule the interview at the begining of the application process.
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The program fee for the Fisher Executive MBA degree totals $115,000.
The program fee of $115,000 generally cover expenses for the mandatory orientation, program instruction, course materials, intellectual and social events, domestic educational trip (other than airfare), international educational trip (other than visa application fee and airfare), logistics expenses while on-campus, meals, and fees to The Ohio State University.
Upon acceptance into the Fisher Executive MBA Program, a non-refundable $1,500 deposit is required to guarantee your spot in the program. The $1,500 deposit shows up as a credit against the remaining program fees.
*The $1,500 deposit will be shown as a credit in the invoice for Program Fees 1.
** Program fee payments follow one of two patterns, depending on the year a student begins coursework. The pattern for those who start in January of an odd year (e.g., 2019) is ~$33,000, ~$33,000, ~$25,000, and ~$2500. The pattern for those who start in January of an even year (e.g., 2020) is ~$25,000, ~$25,000, ~$33,000, and ~$33000.
*** Regardless of payment pattern, the total cost for the Fisher Executive MBA degree is a sum total of $115,000.
Financing your degree
Executive MBA students use a variety of means to finance their degree. Students use company reimbursement and sponsorship, federal loans, private loans, or a combination. Please contact us if you'd like some guidance on how to navigate gaining financial support, or visit our page on negotiating for employer support.
Financial aid at Ohio State is based upon an academic year. EMBA students begin Spring semester, therefore your first academic year is Spring and Summer. Your second academic year is Autumn and Spring. Typically, EMBA students are eligible to apply for a total of $41,000 in unsubsidized loans. The remaining balance of EMBA fees can also be obtained through financial aid in the form of Graduate Plus Loans.
Students can apply for financial aid before they are an admitted student at Ohio State. You begin the process by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This information is then sent to Ohio State’s Student Financial Aid Office where they can determine your eligibility and provide you with an Award Letter which states the amount of loans you are eligible to receive.