We are Fisher

There always will be a future-focused need for the careful study of accounting, finance, management, operations and analytics, marketing and logistics. They are the foundations of business and the building blocks of successful, professional careers.

But a business education today — one that prepares tomorrow’s leaders for immediate and lasting impact — goes deeper. It places these fundamentals into a new and broader context. It’s about global awareness, challenging convention and traditional thinking, and a mindset that balances ambition and with principles.

At The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, we believe business leadership requires a distinct and nuanced set of skills for a world that’s changing at a pace never before seen. Innovation and entrepreneurial curiosity can create new markets and disruption virtually overnight. A strong global perspective questions the familiar and presents the potential to forge untold partnerships. A focus on a greater good and social responsibility is redefining the way organizations operate.

All of these skills test the balance of risk and reward. They also bring into greater focus the importance of gaining the leadership principles necessary to navigate new ideas and opportunities.

These central themes — innovation and entrepreneurial curiosity, global awareness, social responsibility and principled leadership — are essential differentiators for Fisher graduates as they enter the workforce. These themes are woven into our curriculum and programs; they guide our faculty thought leaders; and they directly reflect the values of our college’s namesake. These skills are essential for an engaging and impactful educational experience on our campus —and for our students’ success beyond it.

Because at Fisher, we don't produce business graduates. We produce business leaders.

    About Fisher

    • Open/Close Our history

      Max M. FisherEstablished in 1916 as the College of Commerce and Journalism, the college was renamed the Max M. Fisher College of Business following a $20 million donation from Max Fisher. Meet the college's namesake and learn more about his legacy as an entrepreneur, statesman and philanthropist.

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    • Open/Close Our campus

      Aerial photo of Fisher campusSee firsthand what separates The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business by visiting our beautiful, five-building campus.

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    • Open/Close Our values

      In striving for excellence, the Fisher College of Business community is committed to exemplifying the following core values:

      Leading with integrity.

      We educate and create principled leaders and are committed to creating a community in which our actions and behaviors are consistent, honest and transparent.

      Practicing empathy.

      We treat everyone with dignity and strive in our interactions to understand other points of view.

      Embracing diversity.

      There is value of diversity in shaping ideas, and we welcome and embrace individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.

      Committing ourselves to building an inclusive community.

      We share the responsibility of creating a community in which every member feels respected, supported, valued and encouraged to fully participate.

      Promoting social responsibility.

      Ours is a community that is informed of issues that impact our local and global communities. We endeavor to serve in relevant ways that address these needs.

      Pursuing excellence and nurturing creativity.

      We set the highest standards and aim to do our very best by resolving to stay curious and to seek out innovation and opportunities for lifelong learning.

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