Working Professional MBA

The Working Professional MBA (WPMBA) at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business is the only part-time MBA program in Central Ohio ranked among the nation’s best. Students earn the same degree as our full-time MBA but with the flexibility to help balance work, life, and educational needs. Earn the degree on-campus or online!

#1 in Ohio

#5 among public universities

#10 overall in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report (part-time MBA), 2024-25

#5 among pubic universities

#9 overall in the U.S.

Fortune's Best Part-Time MBA, 2024


On-campus, online or both.

AACSB AccreditedWhether enrolled entirely online, on-campus, or a mix of both, you won't compromise quality for convenience. Review Fisher's curriculum to learn how we've integrated distance and in-person delivery with evening and weekend courses to give you unparalleled flexibility. It's time to lead. Transform your career with a nationally ranked Working Professional MBA from Ohio State. What you learn today can be applied at work tomorrow.

Attend an info session/webinar   Deadlines & requirements

Distance Online Learning

ONLINE: Fisher's Online WPMBA seamlessly integrates into our in-person Working Professional MBA. Earn your degree from anywhere (100% online) and maintain a work/life balance. Video: Online MBA student experience.

In-person classroom learning

TOP-10: The nationally recognized Working Professional MBA program is structured around flexible weeknight or weekend courses. Join one of the best on-campus experiences in the nation.

Working Professionals - classrooms

MBA excellence

Fisher’s Working Professional MBA provides all students — in-person or virtual — with the same access to a globally recognized MBA that has stood above others thanks to:

  • Premier faculty and industry experts
  • Unforgettable experiential learning
  • Engaging, hands-on curriculum
  • Wide-ranging electives, including specializations
  • Award-winning one-on-one career coaching,
    mentorship and professional development
  • Personalized academic advising and skills assessments
  • Recruiting events, networking, job fairs and speakers

It’s flexible and personalized

Fisher's Working Professional MBA program delivers an educational experience shaped for you — and by you. Learn to think critically, cross-functionally, conceptually, and apply that knowledge to make decisions. Working with your academic advisor, you'll also align the degree with unique passions, develop principled leadership and close skill gaps on a schedule that makes it possible without leaving your job behind.

  • Weekday evening and/or weekend classes available
  • On-campus and/or online flexibility
  • Take 1.5 to 9 credit hours in Autumn, Spring or Summer
  • Complete the degree in as little as two years (2.5 typical)
  • 43% electives: Pursue topics of personal interest, including analytics, finance, marketing, leadership and operations
  • Set a schedule that best matches the demands of your time

Program structure and curriculum

3 steps to get you started:

  1. View our "Applying & Deadlines" page: View the round deadlines and application requirements for Fisher's Working Professional MBA. You should also create an online application profile by starting your application here.
  2. Register for an info session: Fisher's info sessions and webinars give you an overview of our top-ranked Working Professional MBA, admissions tips and more.
  3. Check your GMAT/GRE/EA waiver eligibility: Many of our Working Professional MBA applicants are eligible for the GMAT/GRE/EA waiver. Check your eligibility now >

Did you know?

Contact Us

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.  

Request More Information

Contact Fisher's Graduate Programs Office directly to schedule on-campus activities such as in-person meetings, class visits and campus tours. We will do our best to accommodate your request in-person or virtually within university guidelines - Safe and Healthy Buckeyes.