Online MBA for Working Professionals

Max M. Fisher College of Business

Earn a nationally ranked MBA that fits your schedule entirely online, in person or in any combination that you choose. The new online MBA program seamlessly integrates into Fisher’s campus-based Working Professional MBA, providing all students with the same access to a globally recognized Master of Business Administration degree and one of the nation's largest alumni networks. 

Personalized: 21 of the 48 required credit hours for the online MBA program are elective, providing you with opportunities to take a deep dive into subjects you're most interested in such as marketing, leadership, nonprofit management and organizational behavior. You have the flexibility to also create your own custom plan by choosing courses from across Ohio State's more than 100 graduate programs offered by the Moritz College of Law, the College of Public Health, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and others.

Experiential: Along with building a business foundation in your 11 core courses, differentiate yourself as a leader with opportunities to get involved in signature programs such as Fisher’s Global Applied Projects Program (GAP), Global Business Expeditions (GBE) and The Washington Campus.

Supportive: Every Fisher online MBA graduate student has access to a dedicated team of career professionals composed of an experienced career coach, professional development coach and academic advisor who works with you to understand your unique passions and professional goals.

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Campus Requirements: 100% online - It's up to you to create a schedule of weeknight or weekend classes either on-campus or online.

Work Experience Requirements: Minimum of 2 years. Students in the Working Professional MBA program have an average of 6 years of work experience. 

Credit Hours Required: 48

Cost Per Credit Hour: $1,594.50 (includes instructional and university general fee)

Time to Completion: 
As little as 2 years or as many as 6. Most students finish in 3 years (8 semesters).
Headshot of Professor Aravind Chandrasekaran
Aravind (AC) Chandrasekaran, PhD
Fisher College of Business Distinguished Professor of Operations / Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education
"At Fisher, our Online Working Professional MBA creates flexibility for students to learn from anywhere and at their own pace, while also providing interactive and experiential learning that is vital for success in today’s hyper-competitive job market."

Sample Courses

MBA 6201

Organizational Behavior

An overview of factors that influence individual and team performance and techniques to improve it; analytical frameworks for determining effectiveness of given techniques in specific circumstances.
MBA 6223


A market-oriented framework for analyzing the major types of financial decisions made by corporations. The course covers the following topics: present value techniques, capital budgeting, asset valuation, portfolio theory, asset pricing, market efficiency, options, capital structure, financial distress, financial modeling, risk management, mergers and acquisitions and ethics.
MBA 6243

Organizations, Markets, Management

Microeconomics from a management and organizational perspective, developing a framework grounded in the fundamentals of economic theory.
MBA 6250

Marketing Management

Focuses on the interrelated elements of the marketing mix, its relationship with the other functional areas of management, and marketing responses to the external environment.

Featured Faculty

Director, Online MBA for Working Professionals
Professor of Operations / Associate Director, Center for Operational Excellence
Senior Lecturer

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