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What are the Admissions Criteria for an MBA Application?

Posted by Graduate Programs Admissions on Oct 26, 2017 10:31:55 AM

Creating a compelling application for business school is like crafting a good story—you have to show off many different elements, but everything needs to work together to tell a single narrative. Your application should show off areas like leadership, work experience, academic aptitude, community involvement, and future plans. While every MBA program will require different elements to apply, here’s what the Fisher MBA admissions committee requires for each application:

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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, Graduate Admissions Office, Ask Admissions, FTMBA Admissions Process, admissions criteria

Tis the season of a very busy admissions office

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Dec 16, 2014 3:11:00 PM

As you might imagine, December is a bit busy here in the Fisher Graduate Programs Office. We have just passed a priority deadline and applicants are anxious to confirm that their materials have been received in time to be considered for admission and for financial aid.

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Topics: MAcc Application tips, FTMBA Application Tips, SMF Application Tips, SMF, MHRM Application Tips, FTMBA, MHRM, PhD, MAcc, PhD Application Tips

Video essay: now not later

Posted by Alison M. on Nov 10, 2014 6:50:40 AM

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

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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, FTMBA, video essay, FTMBA Admissions Process, FTMBA Financial Aid

Strong grades and strong test scores are the keys to generous financial aid

Posted by Alison M. on Oct 14, 2014 9:51:51 AM

As you are looking at potential business schools, I wouldn't be surprised if you were researching the opportunities for earning financial aid. Prospective MBA candidates often don't realize that it is possible to take out loans for graduate school, such as the PLUS Loans, if you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. The majority of you are looking for ways to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses and want to know how to qualify for scholarships, fellowships, Graduate Assistantships and any other form of aid offered to MBA students.

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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, fellowships, scholarships, FTMBA, FTMBA Admissions Process, assistantships, FTMBA Financial Aid

3 reasons why you need the GMAT or GRE

Posted by Alison M. on Oct 7, 2014 9:43:15 AM

Yes, the thought of taking a standardized test after years of being away from the classroom can certainly be daunting. We understand that you might not be the best test taker or that you have other strengths that should be able to convince us of your qualifications for business school. Yet, the responsibility of the admissions team is to evaluate whether a candidate (YOU) has the academic aptitude that is required to complete the rigorous coursework in the MBA program.

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Topics: GRE, FTMBA Application Tips, GMAT, FTMBA, standardized test, FTMBA Admissions Process

Learn more about us at Fisher Season Premiere!

Posted by Alison M. on Sep 9, 2014 12:29:51 PM

Each year we host a select number of prospective MBA candidates on campus to preview the Fisher MBA experience at our Fisher Season Premiere event. This year the event will be held on October 24-25, 2014. Fisher Season Premiere gives you access to the recruiting and admissions team, career management staff, current students, faculty and alumni. You will gain insight into the academic, leadership and global opportunities at Fisher, as well as the career opportunities available to you as a Fisher graduate. You will also get a sense of student life and culture at Fisher and Ohio State.

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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, FTMBA, Fisher Season Premiere, recruiting event, interview, FTMBA Admissions Process

Getting ready to apply? Here is your quick checklist!

Posted by Alison M. on Aug 14, 2014 11:13:25 AM

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 and financial aid decisions. The application is now live, but we will not begin reviewing completed applications until September 2. Our first deadline is not until October 15, so you have plenty of time to get ready. Here is your quick checklist:

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Topics: deadline, GRE, FTMBA Application Tips, TOEFL, Resume, GMAT, FTMBA, transcript, essays, application, letters of recommendation, FTMBA Admissions Process, reference letters

Applications for 2015 will soon be live

Posted by Alison M. on Jun 30, 2014 9:27:54 AM


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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, FTMBA, FTMBA Admissions Process

Fisher Ranks #2 for Vets!

Posted by Alison M. on Mar 11, 2014 1:12:25 PM


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Topics: veterans, FTMBA Application Tips, FTMBA, Ohio GI, military, FTMBA News, FTMBA Admissions Process

February 15 deadline is quickly approaching

Posted by Alison M. on Feb 11, 2014 1:28:13 PM

Our fourth application deadline is rapidly approaching, but you do still have a few more days to put the finishing touches on your application. This is the final deadline if you wish to be considered for merit-based funding, as we cannot guarantee that funding will be available to candidates who apply later in the cycle.

As a reminder, we will review your application once we have received all of your required application materials. You can expect to hear from us within 4-6 weeks of receiving a completed application. At this time, you will either receive an invitation to interview, a wait list decision or a deny decision. The status of your application will be kept up to date within the Apply Yourself application.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

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Topics: FTMBA Application Tips, FTMBA, FTMBA Admissions Process

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