Working Professional MBA
Online WPMBA

Our top-ranked MBA program,

now accessible online.

The Online Working Professional MBA (WPMBA) at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business is built on the foundation of our nationally ranked part-time MBA program to deliver an educational experience shaped for you — and by you. 

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Enroll entirely (100%) online, on-campus or a mix of both and chart your personalized journey to a graduate business degree that helps accommodate the demands of your work and life. The Online WPMBA seamlessly integrates into Fisher’s residential WPMBA, providing all students — in-person or virtual — with the same access to a globally recognized MBA that has stood above others thanks to (it's all one program):

Online MBA curriculum

Hands-on curriculum and opportunities for unforgettable experiential learning

Online electives

Wide-ranging electives to customize your degree to specific career goals


Premier faculty and industry experts that teach in all of our MBA programs.

Evening and weekend classes

Flexible evening and weekend course delivery (at least 30% synchronous), supported by video modules and recorded classes.

Coaching, mentoring and professional development

Award-winning career coaching, mentorship and professional development that lead to impressive outcomes

 continuous advising and assessments

Personalized academic advising and skills assessments to target your professional goals.


100% Online MBA

What's the online Fisher MBA experience like?

Your Online Working Professional MBA journey begins with 11 core courses taught by world-class faculty on weeknights or weekends. These courses are a mix of synchronous and asynchronous delivery, supported by video modules and recorded class sessions. Self-paced, asynchronous content is accessible 24/7, providing greater flexibility. Whether at home, at the office or on the road, you’ll never feel far from campus and the supportive network dedicated to your success.

You should plan that every class will have at least 30% live content, and attendance is required.

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Working one-on-one with a career coach and dedicated advisor, choose from dozens of electives available at Ohio State that align with your passions, deepen your understanding or help you close skills gaps. Along the way, you’ll forge lasting friendships through hands-on learning while building diverse, career-shaping relationships with your peers, our faculty and partners.

When you’re done, you'll join one of the largest alumni networks in the world — more than 580,000 Buckeyes in nearly every country across the globe.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Open/Close How many credit hours is the program? When can I start?

    Fisher's Working Professional MBA curriculum consists of 27 core class credits and 21 elective credits, equaling 48 credit hours. Students can apply to the program for a Spring or Autumn semester enrollment. Go at your own pace: you can complete in as little as two years or as many as six (the average time to graduation is three years).

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  • Open/Close How have you combined on-campus and online modalities?

    All WPMBA students choose from 2-3 sections of each core course taught in distinct modalities: 1. Distance format with both the instructor and students online, 2. In-person with students on-campus or 3. Hybrid with the instructor in the classroom and students in-person or virtual. The delivery method for electives varies based on your selections at Fisher and across campus, but we have an impressive range of options. Your academic advisor will help you make selections and find options across one of the largest universities in the country. While you can complete the Working Professional MBA program 100% online, you cannot complete it 100% asynchronously. Every class has at least 30% live (synchronous) content.


    Our online students are engaged and connected participants every step of the way. We keep our class sizes small and don't isolate you in a different program. Follow the same nationally recognized Working Professional MBA curriculum from wherever you call home, and receive a high-value degree that employers value.

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  • Open/Close What about coaching, experiential learning and other opportunities?

    Learning by doing is a cornerstone of Fisher’s immersive, action-based MBA curriculum, and there are many ways to engage with organizations near and far on real projects. Online students have the same access to Global Applied Programs (GAP), Global Business Expeditions (GBE), Washington Campus, and other experiential learning opportunities that local students have. Some optional experiential learning may have criteria that students must meet to participate (example: travel for GAP or GBE).


    Students learning on-campus or online receive one-on-one career services and coaching from Fisher's dedicated Office of Career Management. Some extra-curricular programming/networking requires students to be present and is unavailable online. However, we are creating equivalent opportunities to serve students learning online.

  • Open/Close How do I apply as an online student?

    Students applying to the Working Professional MBA program can enroll as a residential (in-person) Flex WPMBA student or an Online WPMBA student. Both Flex and Online students can take in-person and online classes. Enrollment choice is used for tracking and tuition purposes. The program option chosen should reflect your preferred and predominant delivery model.

    Note: WPMBA students from outside Ohio who choose the Online WPMBA will not be charged out-of-state tuition but are required to pay a $200/semester non-resident surcharge.


    1. Start your application.
    2. Select the 'Working Professional MBA' program.
    3. If you plan to take the majority of your classes online, search for and select 'Working Professional MBA Online'. Next, finish the remainder of your application.




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