Applying and Deadlines

The 2024 application is open

Review the application requirements and deadlines below and then start your application to Fisher's Full-Time MBA program. 

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Application requirements

Our MBA Admissions Committee is tasked with building not just an incoming class but a cohesive “micro-community."

It is important that you demonstrate your academic aptitude, showcase your leadership and teamwork experiences, highlight your involvement in community organizations or professional associations, and provide insight into the personal experiences that will enable you to add value to the Fisher community. Be true to yourself; do not just tell us what you think we want to hear.

Get answers to common questions like "how to send us test scores," "deposit amounts," and much more in our FAQs section.

Autumn 2024 Application Deadlines

The admissions committee reviews completed applications based on rounds. We will review and release decisions based on the timeline for each round. If you have questions about the application process or want to connect before a deadline, we suggest you attend an Application Workshop webinarAutumn 2024 classes begin on August 20, 2024.

RoundApplication DeadlineDecision Date*Notes:
EarlyOctober 15, 2023Nov. 17Apply early & go to a Full-Time MBA Preview Event
Round 1December 3, 2023Jan. 19University Fellowship consideration deadline**
Round 2January 7, 2024March 8Recommended deadline to attend Red Carpet Weekend - April 5 -6, 2024
Round 3February 25, 2024April 12Priority funding/scholarship consideration and international deadline, including the final Red Carpet deadline.
Final RoundMay 3, 2024June 14Final application deadline
 No new applications after June 14, 2024N/ASpace-available basis
 Incomplete applications closed  June 17, 2024N/AApply for Autumn 2025 in early August.


Showing your interest in Ohio State early is a great indicator to us that you want to be a Buckeye. We encourage all applications to apply as early as possible so we can start conversations around funding/scholarships. Full-Time MBA Preview Events are on-campus or virtual events typically offered in October and November and are a way for us to meet you. Students get a campus tour, detailed program insights, connect with current students, meet career management and admissions, and have an opportunity to do a live interview. You may be eligible for up to a $500 stipend based on travel distance. Stay up to date on Full-Time MBA Preview Events here.


* To be considered in a specific application round, you must submit your application by the listed deadline AND complete your checklist in the portal no later than two weeks before the decision release date listed. We cannot review applications until they are complete. Questions? Email mba@fisher.osu.edu.

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3 reasons to apply early

  1. MERIT-BASED AID / SCHOLARSHIPS: Merit-based aid is available for all application rounds, but candidates who submit their application early are given priority consideration.
  2. CLASS SIZE: Fisher intentionally limits its incoming class sizes. The earlier applicants submit their application, the more space we have available for potential students.
  3. INTEREST: Applying early to Ohio State is a good signal that you place a priority on attending our MBA program. A strong interest in enrollment at Ohio State is highly valued by our admissions team.

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Whether you are in the beginning stages of your program search or you have already decided that one of Fisher's graduate programs is the right fit for you, we encourage you to connect with us.  

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