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A Destination College for Women

Fisher College of Business is a proven leader in providing a platform for the success of its women students, faculty and staff through world-class business education, leadership development, networking and collaboration.

Fisher’s support of women in leadership begins at the top with Dean Christine A. Poon, a former Fortune 50 corporate executive who assumed the helm in January 2009, and is evidenced by lead academic partnerships with the Women Presidents’ Organization and the National Association for Women MBAs.

Inspiring Leadership

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"Fisher is dedicated to ensuring that we offer exemplary education, to instilling a great sense of purpose in the the business profession and in helping women become extraordinary leaders at the forefront of change in today's workplace."

Christine A. Poon
Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business
Fisher College of Business

This commitment to supporting and developing women leaders extends throughout Fisher - from faculty and staff to undergraduate and graduate students. A case in point is the MBA program, which Working Women magazine has ranked among the top-10 business schools for women.

 

Leadership

Women are well represented in leadership positions throughout Fisher College of Business. They hold endowed chairs, named and college professorships and serve as mentors to Fisher students. For example:

  • Tracy L. Dumas, assistant professor of Management & Human Resources, researches how companies can help their employees excel at work and in the community.
  • Ingrid M. Werner, chair of the Department of Finance and the Martin and Andrew Murrer Professor of Finance, teaches international finance to MBAs and undergrads.
  • Steffanie Wilk, associate professor of Management & Human Resources, researches bias, hiring and selection processes and women’s issues in the workplace.
  • Karen Wruck, Dean’s Distinguished Professor in Finance and Senior Associate Dean, conducts research and teaches in the fields of financial and organizational economics.
Programs

Fisher students can choose from 12 specializations leading to a BSBA degree. For graduate study, students have three MBA options: Full-time, Working Professional, and Executive MBA. In addition, Fisher offers a Master of Accounting, Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Business Logistics Engineering, and Master of Business Operational Excellence.

For professionals not seeking a graduate degree, Fisher offers powerful non-degree programs such as Six Sigma and Supply Chain Management.

Work-life Balance

Fisher's non-traditional Working Professional MBA and Executive MBA formats provide flexibility for women who are balancing academic programs with family and professional obligations.

The regional BSBA gives undergraduates the flexibility of completing the degree at one of Ohio State’s four regional campuses and partially online.

Alumni Access

The Fisher alumni network is connected, diverse and worldwide, in more than 80 countries around the globe. Alumni are engaged and speak and interact with students and fellow alumni on issues specific to women in business.

Innovation

Executive Education's "Innovation Practice" teaches viability in a culture of change. Undergraduate Programs offer industry clusters that incorporate training in areas, such as health care and energy and sustainability. In addition, the Full-time MBA was recognized as one of the country's top-25 programs by Beyond Grey Pinstripes for social responsibility.

Entrepreneurship

One of the nation's leading entrepreneurship programs, the Center for Entrepreneurship develops women entrepreneurs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Executive Education

Fisher's Executive Education gives women the opportunity to build and update skills as their careers change or develop.

Career Planning

The Office of Career Management works to develop the best-prepared job candidates, while establishing Fisher as an outstanding place to recruit.

 

Key Partnerships

Fisher College of Business partners with top women in business organizations  to create a powerful platform for success in business.

Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)

WPOThe Women Presidents’ Organization is committed to supporting and advancing the success of women entrepreneurs in the business community.

“Fisher is proud to support the Women Presidents’ Organization and its mission of improving business conditions for and advancing women entrepreneurs across all industries,” explained Christine A. Poon, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business at Fisher College of Business.

With chapters on four continents (North America, South America, Europe and Africa), the WPO is the premier membership organization for multimillion-dollar businesses led by women.

National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA)

Dedicated to empowering women MBAs, the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) works to propel women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance diversity in the nation’s workforce.

NAWMBA provides exceptional networking opportunities for Fisher students.