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.
Recently, we hosted an outstanding group of admitted Fisher MBA students and guests for our annual Red Carpet event. After a tour of Columbus, one of the world's best cities, including a stop at Fisher Commons, we kicked off the weekend at the Schott for an OSU men's hockey game and mingling with current students.
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No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy. The path to launching a new business is always a rocky one, with plenty of starts and stops, bumps, and direction changes along the way. It takes perseverance, creativity, and a certain tolerance for risk.
But that’s not to say it can’t be made easier. With the right combination of skills, experience, and guidance, an entrepreneur can navigate those rocky early phases and build a sustainable, profitable business.
You, like many people In the midst of their careers, may dream of striking out on your own — to test your mettle in the fast-paced startup world or bring a new product or service concept to life. But as good as you may be at engineering, or product design, or sales, what’s holding you back is a lack of well-rounded business know-how.
You know that starting a business will require you to secure funding, build a team, manage a budget, and market and distribute a product. How can you add these skills to your entrepreneur’s toolbox?
For three reasons, an MBA at Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University will help you beef up your business skills, forge connections, and incubate your ideas, making your path to business leadership as smooth as possible.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.