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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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5 Rankings That Prove Columbus, Ohio Is a Great City for MBAs

Posted by Alison M. on Dec 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How can the country’s 15th most populated city and the largest city in the country’s seventh most populated state be considered a best-kept secret? When it’s Columbus, Ohio.

Praise for Columbus keep rolling in:

1. NPR calls it “a nearly recession-proof hub of Ohio” that’s attracting young professionals with a low cost of living and diverse economy.

2. CNBC tags Columbus as “a growing mecca for small business,” with a supportive community of business leaders working together for the benefit of all.

3. Money says Columbus is “making the Midwest cool,” with affordable housing within reach of a vibrant downtown.

And yet, when considering it as a destination for earning an MBA and launching a new career, many future MBA students count Columbus out.

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Topics: Columbus

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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Course Spotlight: Negotiations (BUSMHR)

Posted by Tony Reed on Nov 1, 2016 10:46:55 AM

It may be the most popular course for grad students at the Fisher College of Business and it's one of the most talked about: Negotiations with Associate Professor Robert Lount.  Professor Lount is nationally-regarded as an expert in negotiation and organizational behavior-- and he sat down with us to share more about his background, the course outline, and why he thinks the course resonates so strongly with students in all graduate programs at Fisher.

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Course Spotlight: Managing Diversity (BUSMHR)

Posted by Tony Reed on Oct 31, 2016 2:14:21 PM

"Diversity" was not a word you'd hear-- or see with your eyes-- often in business schools when they were first established. Schools were filled with people holding similar backgrounds and viewpoints -- and no understanding of how attainment of diversity can help an organization succeed (let alone create greater good).

Fast-forward to 2016 at the Fisher College of Business. In addition to various recruitment and retainment efforts aimed at making the school representative of the world outside its doors, diversity is infused into the curriculum. A popular class, taught by Professor David Greenberger and Associate to the Dean Francisco Gomez-Bellenge, is Managing Diversity. Both are proud of this unique class and what it offers students-- and share their insight below. 

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Topics: FTMBA, WPMBA, curriculum, MHRM, diversity, academics

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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Topics: SMF, FTMBA, MHRM, MAcc

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