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Big changes for the new 2018 Application ...

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on May 23, 2017 3:23:22 PM

We will be launching our new application for autumn 2018 no later than July 10, 2017. For the programs that accept applications twice per year (e.g. MBA for Working Professionals and Master of Human Resource Management), the spring 2018 application will also be available at this time. Here are some of the changes you can expect to see: 

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Applying for 2017? Better do it soon

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Mar 28, 2017 1:56:46 PM

If you're planning to apply for autumn 2017, you better start working on this ... the application deadline for all Fisher graduate programs is May 1, 2017 and that day will be here sooner than you think.

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Important tip for international applicants regarding TOEFL and IELTS

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Feb 6, 2017 2:37:45 PM

The Fisher College of Business reviews applications on a rolling basis as those applications are complete. You are definitely welcome (and encouraged!) to submit your application as soon as you are able to do so, even if it's not complete. But your application does need to be complete before we will review it for an admission decision.

Part of a complete application for most international applicants is submission of official TOEFL or IELTS scores directly from the test administrators. Here's the most important advice we can give you when sending your TOEFL or IELTS scores to us:

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Topics: international students, TOEFL, IELTS

Took the GMAT or GRE more than once?  Here is how we view your scores

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Jan 24, 2017 1:58:35 PM

Despite many hours preparing to take your standardized test, you may have scores lower than you anticipated.  In a previous blog post, we gave some advice about taking the GMAT or GRE more than once. Let's say you decided to take the GMAT or the GRE again. How do we view multiple test scores from a single applicant? Here are three things we consider:

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6 things to avoid if you're going through the financial review process

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Jan 17, 2017 1:45:06 PM
All international students who are recommended for admission must complete the " financial review" process before his or her letter of admission is issued. This is true for any international student admitted to any graduate business program in the United States. 
The Ohio State University Graduate School's Graduate and Professional Admissions Office ("GPAO") will review your financial documentation to determine whether you have sufficient funding for the program you've been admitted into. If your documents are satisfactory, then it will issue the form I-20 or DS-2019. If your documents do not pass the financial review process, then it will send you a letter or email asking for additional proof of funding. This will delay your official admission by at least one month.
We recently asked the GPAO for those things that will delay your financial review - it identified six things that will always slow down the process. If you are an admitted international student, keep these things in mind when submitting your financial documents.
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What you need to know about your reference and vice versa ...

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Dec 12, 2016 1:22:04 PM

Depending on the program to which you are applying, your graduate business school application requires you to get one or more recommendations. Consider these to be your "expert witnesses," testifying on your behalf. Getting references for your application is not simply an exercise of finding people willing to do this for you and then having them do it - if done well, you will come out looking better.

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Rolling admissions vs. rounds - what you should know

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Nov 15, 2016 1:28:24 PM

Some schools operate on a rolling admissions schedule, while others use rounds.  Schools that use rounds expect that your application is complete and submitted by the posted deadline. All of the applications that were submitted by that deadline are reviewed together.  The next batch of applications will be reviewed after the next deadline has passed. For example, if a deadline is November 15 and you submit your application on November 16, you may have missed the chance to be reviewed in that round.  Fisher uses a rolling admissions schedule.

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5 tips for creating your resume for your business school application

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Nov 2, 2016 2:46:00 PM
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Did you know you can submit your application before it's complete?

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Oct 3, 2016 5:09:53 PM

As you focus on an upcoming application deadline, you may be planning to submit all of your application materials at the same time. 

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The difference between a specialized master's degree and an MBA is ..?

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Sep 19, 2016 3:07:59 PM

If you’re looking to pursue a graduate degree in business, you may automatically think about an "MBA." This may be all you know about graduate business degree options.

You may not be aware of specialized graduate business degree options - these advanced graduate degrees in business provide you with deeper exposure, education, and training in a specific area of business. Specialized graduate degree programs in business are numerous - you'll find programs that provide specialization in subjects such as accounting, finance, human resources, logistics, management, data analytics, etc. The list is long. Because there are differences within each type of degree program, note that the differences listed below are generalizations for full-time programs and may not always be true in every single instance. 

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