Since we don't get the opportunity to interview every WP MBA applicant in person, we introduced a new element into the application process this year - the video "essay." It is not so much an essay as a two-minute peek into your personality. It is your chance to introduce yourself (at least your virtual self!) to the Admissions Committee in a way that can showcase your communication skills, presentation skills, and individuality. It adds that missing third dimension to a rather two-dimensional application process.
This year we introduced an optional video essay for you to complete to express your interest in being considered for any available merit-based funding opportunities. We want to hear how you will "pay it forward" if given funding from the Fisher College of Business (see more at http://fisher.osu.edu/ftmba/admissions/requirements/essays/).
Since we process applications on a rolling admissions basis, it is always advantageous to apply early - as applications are submitted and become complete, we will review them and make admissions decisions. The application is now live for both spring semester (January 2015 start) and autumn semester (August 2015 start). The deadline to apply for the January start is October 15, so you still have plenty of time to get ready.
The Autumn 2015 application is now live with one major change this year - a brief video essay.