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Logistics Management & Engineering Education and Logistics Research Programs at Fisher School of Business, Columbus OH

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Since 1916, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business has produced exceptional leaders who meet the challenges of a changing global business environment through creative and effective solutions. Faculty and staff have established scholarship and fellowship opportunities, strengthened their commitment to diversity, and created innovative academic and corporate partnerships. As a result, Fisher's international reputation continues to rise and is reflected in rankings which place the college among the top 25 business schools in the nation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For both undergraduate and graduate students, action-based learning continue to be a critical component of the curriculum, creating new depths of experience for the students through partnerships with corporations, non-profit organizations, Ohio State University and global alumni. Turning ideas into business is key to stimulating economic growth and development in central Ohio and the Midwest, and Fisher is leading the way in inserting the principles of business in the technology commercialization process.

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Academic Programs



Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Business Administration (Logistics Management): The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree is comprised of General Education Curriculum, Business Core courses, and Specialization courses. The logistics management curriculum is designed to emphasize the theoretical as well as the applied aspects of the field. Attention is focused both on the concerns of individual companies engaged in distributing products or facilitating the distribution of products and on the role of government in providing the legal, economic, social, and investment environments within which individual firms must operate.

Graduate Programs

  • MBA with Operations & Logistics Management Major: A Fisher MBA will give you the know-how to manage in a global environment and you will join an impressive network of alumni working around the globe. In addition to the foundational curriculum in logistics and operations, Fisher offers innovative coursework in lean management, six-sigma principles, and supply chain management. For the firm to be successful, the skilled manager must clearly understand the interrelated nature of procurement, production, and distribution activities to be able to make intelligent trade-offs in terms of cost, responsiveness, flexibility, and customer service.
  • Master of Business Logistics Engineering: One of only a few similar programs at top universities in the country, the Master in Business Logistics Engineering (MBLE) is designed to enable you to enter the job market equally comfortable with logistics strategy, the management of logistics operations, and engineering tasks such as facility design and implementation of logistics technology. Purposely keeping the program size small and selective, they recruit the finest students and attract some of the most sought-after career opportunities in the country.

PhD Programs

  • PhD in Logistics: The PhD programs of the Max M. Fisher College of Business, at The Ohio State University, like their undergraduate and masters counterparts, are among the most highly ranked programs in the nation. The high quality of the nationally and internationally recognized faculty and research programs establishes an environment for training PhD students to develop new knowledge and disseminate it to the academic community and into business practice. The Fisher College is endowed with a faculty whose scholarly performance enables its programs to be consistently ranked among the leading national research institutions.

Executive Programs

  • Supply Chain Management Program (2.0 CEU): The Supply Chain Management Program focus on how to implement The Global Supply Chain Forum framework. The framework is comprised of eight essential cross-functional, cross-firm business processes. Examples are provided on how they have been implemented by major corporations. These processes must be implemented cross-functionally and with key customers and suppliers in order to create the maximum value for customers, shareholders and other stakeholders. The seminar includes a session on the GSCF partnership model that is being used to structure more than 100 business relationships, including Coke and Cargill, and Wendy’s and Tyson which was the basis for a Harvard Business Review article. Also there is a session on the Collaboration Framework that is being used by restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms (and other companies) to realize the value of collaboration in real tangible terms.

FISHER-OSU Features

At Fisher College of Business, you experience the best of both worlds; small, flexible programs within a large research university. You have access to our fully integrated, state-of-the-art business campus, the latest technology and all of the resources available at The Ohio State University. You’ll learn from the best – great people, outstanding facilities and an emphasis on innovation and teamwork.

  • Campus: Fisher College of Business is located at the northern entrance of The Ohio State University main campus at Columbus. The 370,000 square-foot complex is the largest multi-building project ever undertaken by the university and one of the few fully integrated management education campuses in the nation.
  • Accreditation: The Ohio State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Fisher School of Business programs are accredited by AACSB International.
  • Logistics Programs Areas: Logistics Management, Business and Logistics Engineering and Logistics Research.
  • The Global Supply Chain Forum: The Global Supply Chain Forum (GSCF) provides the opportunity for leading practitioners and academics to pursue the critical issues related to customer satisfaction and operational excellence independent of specific functional expertise.
  • Internships & Career: The Office of Career Management has helps Fisher undergraduates find internship opportunities in a wide variety of industries across the country and around the globe. There are international internship opportunities in Dublin, Ireland and London, England. The internship programs are part of the graduate programs as well. In addition, The Office is an active partner in your career development. The consultants are discipline-specific and consistently build and sustain relationships with corporate clients focused on BSBA, MBA or MBLE recruiting.
  • Housing: Columbus offers the caliber of attractions, cultural events, the arts, dining, sports, and shopping as other big cities. However Columbus' cost of living is comparatively low to other metro areas. Graduate students have two options (Fisher Commons and The Neil Avenue Building) to live in on-campus apartments close to Fisher's campus.

LAST UPDATED ON Nov 9, 2017