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The Fisher Executive MBA

The Fisher College of Business offers information sessions throughout the year at Pfahl Hall Executive Education Center on the Fisher campus. These sessions give prospective students and interested parties an opportunity to visit our new facilities and to meet and chat with faculty, program administrators and current students about the Fisher Executive MBA program.

These dates are subject to change. For a current listing of upcoming sessions and to register online, please

2009–2010

visit our web site at fisher.osu.edu/emba.

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2009 Columbus Dates

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March Saturday, March 7, 8:30–10 a.m. April Thursday, April 2, 4–7 p.m.* Saturday, April 4, 8:30–10 a.m. May Saturday, May 9, 8:30–10 a.m. June Thursday, June 11, 4–7 p.m.* Saturday, June 13, 8:30–10 a.m. July Thursday Lunch Session July 23, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. August Thursday, August 13, 4–7 p.m.* Saturday, August 15, 8:30–10 a.m. September Thursday, September 17, 4–7 p.m.* Saturday, September 19, 8:30–10 a.m.

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Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University 110 Pfahl Hall 280 W. Woodruff Ave. Columbus, OH 43210-1144

*If attending a Thursday evening information session, you are invited to join a current EMBA class for cocktails and refreshments and attend the Thursday evening speaker series. It is strongly recommended that you register online prior to your visit.

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“It is imperative that today’s top-tier professionals are equipped with the skills to meet ever-changing economic and business challenges. Fisher’s topranked EMBA program provides a stimulating learning environment that gives professionals the tools to become effective managers, strategic thinkers and leaders in their organizations.“

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

“Knowledge is the key to understanding and managing organizations in today’s vibrant and changing economic environment. Our faculty provide the applied theory that addresses current business opportunities and challenges in the global environment. At the same time, EMBA classmates provide insight into many different industries and issues. The sharing of knowledge and experience creates a vibrant learning environment that is both demanding and stimulating. Our EMBA students tell us again and again that this mix creates exceptional value to them and their organizations. It also creates friendships that last through the years.”

Carol Newcomb Executive Director of Executive Education and EMBA “Gain a competitive edge with a cutting-edge strategic perspective on management. We’ve designed a rigorous and flexible program that requires you to be on campus only three days per month, so you can learn while you lead. After each on-campus session, you will return to your office with new skills to apply immediately to your job. If you have at least seven years of experience and the desire to enhance your capabilities in a dynamic team-based setting, the Fisher Executive MBA is the program for you.”

Leslie Fine EMBA Academic Director

Contents The Fisher EMBA Program Invest in Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 EMBA Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A Format That Fits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A Comprehensive Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 A Global Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Course Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fisher Community EMBA Class Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Life of Fisher EMBA Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Executive Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Fisher Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Admissions/Contact Information Admissions Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 About Ohio State The Ohio State University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Getting Here Is Easy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Who’s Getting a Fisher EMBA? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24


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The Fisher Executive MBA

No better time to invest in yourself As a professional who aspires to the top levels of management, you need skills that will help you become a more effective manager and a strategic thinker and leader in your organization. Success will depend on your understanding of the total organization and your ability to stay ahead of the competition in today’s dynamic, global business environment. The impact you will make takes shape at Fisher.

Why a Fisher EMBA? • World-renowned faculty at a nationally and internationally ranked business school • An integrative curriculum focusing on today’s strategic business issues • A compact format designed for the busy executive • Global integration course with an international experience • A customized web site for distance learning and course management

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“Since completing my MBA at Fisher, I’ve made a bold change in careers from academia to a global position in medical affairs. The core business education plus interaction with classmates and leadership development is allowing me to leverage my academic knowledge and skills in an innovative way that interfaces with research, product development and marketing. I have a newfound confidence in the things I can achieve in my career.”

Carla Mack, OD, FAAO EMBA Class of 2008 Director, Medical Affairs – Global Vision Care Bausch & Lomb, Inc.

An Impressive Reputation The Fisher Executive MBA program is consistently ranked among the best nationally and internationally. We’ve earned our high praise by creating selective, personal and solution-oriented programs taught by some of the world’s best thought leaders. Our executive graduates and international colleagues say these attributes keep our curriculum flexible, responsive, rigorous and practical. The EMBA program is ranked 14th in the world by BusinessWeek. In addition, a recent Wall Street Journal survey ranked the program 3rd in return on investment and 21st overall.

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This program quality is reflected at all levels throughout the college. Fisher is one of 13 business schools given the Economist Intelligence Unit’s award for excellence in customized programs in its latest survey of executive education. The undergraduate program is currently ranked 17th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and the college’s Full-Time and Working Professional MBA programs are considered among the top programs in the country.

Invest in Yourself A Fisher College of Business MBA degree is an investment in your future. Based on the EMBA Council Exit Survey of the Fisher EMBA Class of 2008 (conducted by an independent research testing agency), the following data describe the return on investment you can anticipate as you earn your MBA degree. • 88% of students reported that the EMBA program greatly increased the value they bring to their organizations. • 100% of students reported that the program met or exceeded their expectations for a positive impact on their careers. • 100% of students reported that the program met or exceeded their expectations for positive impact on personal aspirations. • 80% of students agreed that their ability to be promoted as a result of the program greatly increased. • In the key strategic management areas of critical thinking, integration skills and leadership, students rated their improvement as 9.0 or higher on a 10 point scale.


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EMBA Program Calendar

December 2009 through June 2011

Class of 2011 Module

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Pre-Program Orientation (week-long residency)

December 6–11, 2009

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1 Organizational Behavior, Strategy, Economics

January 7–9, 2010 February 4–6, 2010 March 4–6, 2010

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2 Business Statistics, Accounting, International Field Study

April 8–10, 2010 May 13–15, 2010 June 10–12, 2010

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International Trip

End of June 2010

Summer Break

Part of July 2010

Total Credits

3 Finance, Marketing, Operations

August 12–14, 2010 September 16–18, 2010 October 14–16, 2010

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Management Information Systems, Professional Development, Business Development

November 18–20, 2010 January 6–8, 2011 February 10–12, 2011

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5 Integrative Course Two Electives

March 10–12, 2011 April 7–9, 2011 May 12–14, 2011

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Presentation of Business Plans

May 2011

Commencement

June 12, 2011

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Our Format Fits Your Busy Work Schedule The Fisher EMBA program is structured to provide minimal disruption to your busy work schedule and personal life. On-campus sessions meet three consecutive days a month (on Thursday, Friday and Saturday) over an 18-month program period, which begins each January and concludes in May of the following year. For more information about life as an EMBA student, please see the student profiles on pages 12 and 13. While in the program, you have access to a customized program web site that keeps you informed and in touch with the program and

classmates while you are away from campus. Your account is available 24 hours a day, allowing you to organize your course load and submit assignments and exams according to your schedule. At the end of the program, you will have an opportunity to test your skills by developing a business plan and submitting it to Fisher’s annual Deloitte & Touche $145,000 Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Integrative Instruction at Fisher “Since problems in the real world do not come neatly labeled as being finance, marketing or strategy problems, corporate leaders need to develop skills to integrate their functional knowledge. We co-teach a course on mergers and acquisitions that takes such an integrative and multidisciplinary view.”

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Jay Anand

Chair, Department of Finance David A. Rismiller Professor in Finance Associate Dean for Executive Programs

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A Comprehensive Curriculum At Fisher, we know the world of business is complex and often unpredictable—that today’s business challenges are multidimensional and do not come neatly packaged and labeled “marketing” or “finance.” That’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive, integrative program that examines today’s issues from every angle to give you a total business perspective. The Fisher EMBA curriculum is presented in five learning modules consisting of a solid foundation of business management core courses and electives that incorporate business fundamentals with current issues relevant to today’s business managers.

Orientation The Fisher EMBA program and orientation week begins with a simulation exercise that lets you test your knowledge of comprehensive business functions and decision-making skills working in teams. For participants whose previous education and career experience have not provided an adequate introduction to basic business skills, the orientation features non-credit core concept reviews in accounting, microeconomics and statistics.

Core Courses Core courses present the fundamentals of business to help you develop the managerial thinking skills you will need to become a source of competitive advantage for your firm.

International Business Trip A required international experience—offered only to program participants—provides an excellent opportunity for you to understand the challenges faced by business managers operating overseas.

Elective and Cross-Disciplinary Courses

What to Expect from the Fisher EMBA Program • Learn to think crossfunctionally and strategically about your firm through a study of the fundamental language of business and core business functions. • Grow and learn from a diverse class of fellow business executives representing a variety of industries. • Apply key models and concepts from multiple disciplines to complex problems faced by selected focal companies. • Work on course assignments that may be customized to address business challenges you face in your job. • Learn from courses that examine current business issues from multiple perspectives. • Discuss current issues from an international perspective in a global integration course. • Create a business plan that lets you explore all aspects of a major business idea.

Elective courses provide in-depth exploration of a current business issue. Each class selects electives for the final module through a democratic process. Students may choose from existing Fisher courses, or new courses can be developed. Fisher EMBA faculty accept significant input from the class to create a customized classroom experience.

Business Plan At the end of the program, you will have an opportunity to test your skills by developing a business plan and submitting it to Fisher’s annual Deloitte & Touche $145,000 Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship.

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fisher.osu.edu/emba Physicians in the EMBA program: seated (L-R): Bassel Shneker, Kedar Deshpande, Eric Schumacher, Andrew Wagner, Gunwant Mallik; standing (L-R): L. Arick Forrest, John Young, Gerald Rosenberg

A Smart Investment for Physicians “As a physician and surgeon, I had 30 years of education in the science and art of medicine, but no training in the business of health care delivery. Two years ago I shared my lack of business knowledge with Joe Alutto, former dean of Fisher College of Business. He advised me to join the Executive MBA program to further my professional development. Working in a team environment with high-level executives as classmates and under the guidance of world-class faculty over this past year has allowed me to grow into a skilled business leader. The Executive MBA has given me the knowledge necessary to manage the entire spectrum of health care delivery, from managing a medical practice to managing a hospital or insurance entity. The overall experience has been priceless.“

Gunwant Mallik

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EMBA Class of 2009 Neurosurgeon and Neurologist NERVES, LLC

“The Fisher Executive MBA program is consistently recognized, nationally and internationally, for excellence in working with busy professionals to achieve their career goals. I had the opportunity to attend other EMBA programs, but none that combined the expert faculty and diverse background of students within such a stimulating and interactive learning environment. The fast pace of the program, flexible schedule and team-based approach to learning facilitates the development of new skill sets essential for success in the business world.” 

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“I put my EMBA to the test every day. I can honestly say there has not been a day when a new challenge has not tested my capabilities across all fronts. Fisher’s EMBA program gave me a more balanced approach to business situations, which has been especially helpful in my role with Ashland in China.”

Dale M. MacDonald EMBA Class of 2002 President–Asia Pacific Ashland

A Global Perspective Recognizing that successful decision making may often depend on how well you understand the current global business environment, the Fisher EMBA curriculum incorporates a global perspective that forms an integrative thread throughout the program. Topics and issues are viewed not only with the total organization in mind but also in the context of their socioeconomic, political and cultural environments.

An international business course focuses specifically on the international dimension of today’s management problems. In January 2009, the EMBAs travelled to Beijing, Shanghai, Dongguan and Hong Kong as part of their international business course. In addition to the program site visits, students are also required to organize a team site visit with a company of their choice.

“I lived in China in 1989, and this trip, 20 years later, was an eye-opening look at a country that has changed dramatically, in large part to the recent explosion of business in China. Our site visits to multinational and domestic firms provided an insider‘s look at how business is conducted in China, which was perspectivechanging on many levels.”

Erec Fink EMBA Class of 2009 Account Director Level 3 Communications Inc.

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Course Descriptions Core Courses (48 credit hours) Organizational Behavior and Teamwork Skills Overviews the foundations of human behavior in organizations. Topics include group and teamwork effectiveness, managing performance, power and influence, leadership, conflict management and organizational culture. Strategy Formulation and Implementation Examines the nature of business and corporate strategy and develops conceptual frameworks for understanding competition in industries and the factors that shape competitive success or failure. Managerial Economics Applies microeconomic theory to help managers develop effective structures and systems to implement the firm’s strategy. Data Analysis for Managers Introduces descriptive statistics, statistical inference and regression. Major emphasis is placed on achieving an application-oriented understanding of data analysis tools and techniques. Accounting for Decision Making Examines fundamental accounting concepts and techniques that are employed by entities to facilitate planning, performance evaluation and control. Information Systems Management Decision Making Analyzes the role of the information systems’ function in organizations and the role of information in the decision-making process.

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Note: Course content and availability subject to change.

Finance: Making Investment Decisions Deals with important managerial decisions such as project selection and financing, starting with the fundamental concepts of valuation and risk return. Marketing Management Teaches how an organization creates competitive advantage through the creation of superior customer value. Introduces tools to effectively segment markets, target customers and create satisfaction and loyalty. Operations Management Considers strategic issues in managing operations as a means for competing in global markets, analyzes processes, capacity, quality and improvement policies in both service and manufacturing settings. International Field Study: Emerging Markets Integrates a diverse body of knowledge to address the issues faced by the multinational firm. Professional Development Reviews the drivers of success in executive leadership roles, with a heavy emphasis on leadership effectiveness, strategy and vision setting and team effectiveness. Business Development Helps students develop their own conceptual models and practical tools for entrepreneurship and prepares students through the development of a business plan in time for the Center for Entrepreneurship’s annual Deloitte & Touche $145,000 Business Plan Competition.


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Sample Cross-Disciplinary Courses (4 credit hours; class selects 1) Mergers and Acquisitions Combines functional expertise in the fields of finance and strategy to address current business concerns about organizational form in response to market conditions and rivalry. This course applies the strategy literature to identify different organizational forms as appropriate responses for specific U.S. firms and uses valuation principles from finance to assess the likely impact on firm value. Private Equity and Venture Capital Looks at the role private equity plays in financial policy governance and management for small and large and private and public companies. In addition, the course provides an opportunity to understand how the practices and principles associated with private equity and venture capital can be adopted or modified to benefit companies in general. Strategic Alliances Examines the roles cooperative inter-firm relationships are increasingly playing in organizations’ overall strategies. This course explores how these new relationships result in networks and business webs that can lead to competitive advantage. Strategic Analysis of Financial Statements Addresses the problem of how managers are to evaluate information about firms when confronted with a wide range of data. This course provides students the analytical tools that will allow them to determine what data are relevant in understanding a firm’s actual competitive and financial position.

Sample Electives • Security Markets and Investments • Service Operations Management • Leadership and Competitive Analysis • Financial Statement Analysis • Risk Management • Product Management Strategy • The Stock Market

“The EMBA classroom experience has been the highlight of the program for me. Our cohort is filled with an extraordinary and diverse mix of students who are passionate about exchanging ideas and learning from accomplished professors and each other. One of our most memorable classroom discussions involved the AIDS crisis in Africa—its political, economic and social implications. There were moments of discovery, frustration and heated debate, with a shared sense of compassion. It became clear to me that we all have a responsibility for the discovery of solutions to such global challenges. I have been fortunate to have had this opportunity to learn from such talented individuals, and I am inspired to make a difference after every classroom session.”

Paula Russell EMBA Class of 2009 HR Leader Owens Corning

(4 credit hours each; class selects 2) • Human Resources: Leadership Style, Negotiations and Compensation • Logistics and Supply Chain Management • Services Marketing • Negotiations • Advanced Legal and Regulatory Environment • Brand Management for Service Excellence

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“My early experiences in the EMBA program at Fisher validate my expectations. My family and professional commitments are demanding. This program offered the most flexible and innovative approaches to advanced education at the highest level of academic quality. I know the Fisher experience will bring both personal and professional growth yielding many dividends to my future success.”

“The EMBA program at Fisher College of Business at Ohio State has provided me with a unique perspective on my industry and business in general that I have been unable to gain in my 30 years in health care distribution. The worldclass professors and authors that I have been exposed to have provided me with a foundation for the challenging business environment that continues to evolve in the United States and world economy.”

Domenic Ciarico

George Bray

EMBA Class of 2010 EVP, General Manager American Health Packaging Subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation

EMBA Class of 2009 Regional Vice President AmerisourceBergen Corporation

“What impresses me most about Fisher’s EMBA program is its wellrounded, application-based curriculum. Fisher combines business and leadership development with a wide range of industry best practices that have helped to broaden my technical and management background. The vigor and openness of the faculty, along with the diverse backgrounds of my classmates, have made the learning experience both rewarding and enjoyable. The international component has also given me a competitive edge that allows me to interpret changes in today’s global economy.”

Benita Gilliard

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EMBA Class of 2009 Assistant Director, IT Portfolio Management The Ohio State University Medical Center


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A Diverse, High-Ranking Class of Students

Class of 2010 Profile

As a Fisher EMBA student, you will be joining an elite group of professionals who, like yourself, have been singled out by their organizations as high-potential business leaders. The opportunities for growth and learning are limitless as you share perspectives and experiences with these people through team- and issue-based projects.

(48 participants)

Lasting Connections Many social opportunities are built into the program’s structure, including a golf outing, a family day BBQ luncheon, the international trip and more. Each class informally elects cruise directors who organize events while the class is on campus. Past events have included gallery tours, college and professional sporting events, and holiday theme nights. Your class will become a tightly knit network that will link you to resources and contacts long after graduation. Alumni have the opportunity to attend the annual Alumni Education Forum, which will keep you updated on challenging management topics while providing an opportunity to socialize and network with former classmates and other alumni.

EMBA students during the family day BBQ luncheon.

Average years of work experience 14 Average GPA (undergraduate) 3.15 Average age 36 Percent female 19 Percent minority 25 Consultant / Specialist / Other Professional 6%

MD 12%

Director / Senior Manager 23%

Manager / Engineer / Supervisor 42%

President / CEO / Principal / VP/ Other Principal 17%

Industry Health Care

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Manufacturing

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Bank/Finance/Insurance

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Retail/Wholesale/Distribution

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Public Sector/Non-Education Nonprofit

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Consulting

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Chemical

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Energy

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Higher Education

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Information Technology

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Real Estate

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News/Media

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Pharmaceuticals

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Welcome to Our World: New York City to Columbus in one hour

“American, Continental, Delta and US Airways all offer nonstop flights to Columbus from LaGuardia, and the flight is about an hour. Once in Columbus, I head for my hotel where I usually bump into some of my peers, professors and occasionally Ohio State President Gordon Gee in the lobby. My classmates who travel in for the program usually meet up for a cocktail before retiring for the evening. Day 1 Breakfast is available from 7 to 8 a.m., and the morning class session begins promptly at 8 a.m. There are multiple breaks during each teaching block so there is ample time to discuss the day’s subject material with professors, teammates or other class members.  Lunch follows from noon to 1 p.m. and, weather permitting, we have it outside on the terrace, which is especially nice! The afternoon session runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and covers a different subject. For example, if we have Business Strategy in the morning, we might have Managerial Economics or Organizational Behavior in the afternoon.  After the Thursday evening executive speaker session, my team usually heads out for dinner together, which provides an opportunity to clarify any outstanding items on the session’s assignments. Days 2 and 3  After a second day of captivating and challenging classroom education, the Friday night social event comes just in time! As a class ‘cruise director,’ I set up Friday evening social events remotely, and I’m always excited to see how everything comes together. Some of these events are family events where students are encouraged to bring family and friends so they understand the rigorous process, get to know team members and, most importantly, understand how much we appreciate their continued support throughout the program. Saturday is another full day of classes. Before I know it, the clock strikes 5 p.m., and I head back to the airport to catch my flight to the city. I’m usually back to my apartment no later than 9:30 p.m. on Saturday nights—just enough time to meet friends out for a late dinner/drinks or catch up on my TiVo favorites and order take-out in my pajamas.“

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Kathryn Queen EMBA Class of 2009 Director of Finance and Acquisitions BCM Property Corporation


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The Life of Fisher EMBAs “I am currently the senior director of Operations for the OhioHealth Medical Specialty Foundation. I am responsible for the operations and strategy of the specialty physician practices (cardiology, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, orthopedic trauma, etc.) that OhioHealth employs. This involves practice acquisition, strategy to align with the hospitals, physician contracting and day-to-day operations of the practices. The art of time management A program of this caliber requires a true commitment to fully realize the benefits, so time management becomes incredibly important. With a full-time job, six children and some Little League coaching duties thrown in for fun, I realized from the beginning that I would have to rearrange my schedule and be very disciplined about the time that I spent with each component. I spend approximately seven-and-a-half hours on reading and assignments during the week, and I put in about another 10 hours on the weekends, depending on the number of case analyses or tests. You learn to rely on your team for support, which makes the workload more manageable. Additionally, the Fisher EMBA staff truly promotes family involvement, and the support that I have received from my family has been exceptional.

Full-time career, big family, Little League and school— it’s all about balance

Phenomenal program The Fisher EMBA program is simply phenomenal. This is a program that fosters tremendous collaboration and active learning through the classroom sessions, case study analysis and group work. The strategically focused curriculum is taught by world-class faculty who bring corporate experiences to the classroom and represent a variety of businesses and industries that have made the application of this knowledge very relevant to me. Class sessions are intense, stimulating and challenging. The diversity of the class offers completely different perspectives and an opportunity to broaden one’s thinking in areas in which you may or may not have been previously exposed. At the same time, you develop new business contacts and relationships that will carry forward long after the program concludes.”

James York

EMBA Class of 2009 Senior Director of Operations OhioHealth

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“The global economic landscape is changing dramatically and leaders must be prepared to face a multitude of business issues. The Fisher EMBA strengthens your strategic management capabilities and critical thinking skills through applied learning in the classroom. It also forces you to examine your leadership style and personal effectiveness in both individual and team settings. The interaction with faculty and classmates who bring cross-functional management experience from varied industries is invaluable. I’ve found this program to be intellectually stimulating, but most importantly, it is preparing me for continued personal and professional growth.”

Brian Richardson EMBA Class of 2009 Vice President of Human Resources The Sherwin-Williams Company

Recent Guest Speakers Paul Ballew Senior Vice President Customer Insights and Analytics Nationwide Dr. Joe Barr Vice President Global R&D Bausch & Lomb, Inc. John Colucci Executive Vice President NetJets® Lee Fisher Lieutenant Governor State of Ohio

J. Phillip Holloman President and Chief Operating Officer Cintas Corporation Tim Miller Vice President and General Counsel Crane Group Co. Jean-François Rischard Author, High Noon Former World Bank Vice President Fred Wagner Vice President of Sales Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

Michael Heyeck Senior Vice President Transmission American Electric Power

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Executive Speakers In addition to learning from our team of faculty experts, you will also have opportunities to interact with leaders of top organizations through the program’s executive speaker series. Senior executives leading some of the nation’s most successful organizations are invited to speak to your class about their companies and contemporary business issues. You will learn how their unique leadership styles and philosophies have helped shape their businesses and address the challenges they’ve faced along the way.


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High-Impact Faculty

Fisher Faculty 2008–09

At Fisher, we select our faculty based on their ability to conduct high-impact research and teach both creatively and effectively. That means selecting faculty who are passionate about their areas of expertise and share their knowledge in fresh and innovative ways. Our EMBA courses are taught by senior-level faculty who are experienced educators, researchers and consultants. Their ability to translate management principles and current business issues in the classroom provides a stimulating learning environment for the students.

Jay Anand (PhD, Wharton School) Professor of Management and Human Resources

Fisher professors are among the top authorities in a wide variety of areas, including their editorial positions with leading journals. They are far from armchair theorists—their partnerships with the corporate community make them frequent consultants with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Fisher’s academic areas of study have received top-10 recognition among specialty rankings including supply chain management and logistics, production and operations management, accounting and finance. In addition, the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN), which collects and disseminates scholarly research in management disciplines, ranks Fisher faculty 16th among the nation’s best in terms of the research process, impact and productivity.

Jay B. Barney (PhD, Yale University; Honorary PhDs, Lund University and Copenhagen Business School) Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy Professor of Management and Human Resources

Jay Anand’s interests include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, strategy implementation, corporate growth and international strategies. He regularly conducts executive education programs and consults with companies all over the world. His research has been published in Financial Times, Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science, among other journals.

Jay Barney’s research focuses on the relationship between costly-to-copy firm skills and capabilities and sustained competitive advantage. He has published more than 100 articles in leading journals and seven books and has delivered scholarly papers at more than 80 universities worldwide. His primary teaching focus is organizational strategy and policy. Kenneth Boyer (PhD, The Ohio State University) Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management Professor of Management Sciences Kenneth K. Boyer is a Dean’s Research Professor of supply chain management at Fisher College of Business, as well as the co-editor in chief of the

Centers of Excellence Our Centers of Excellence, which support the development of teaching and research, provide a professional forum for exchange between the academic and corporate communities. Center for Business Performance Management Center for Entrepreneurship Center for International Business Education and Research Center for Operational Excellence Center for Real Estate Education and Research

Charles A. Dice Center for Financial Economics Initiative for Managing Services Nationwide Center for Advanced Consumer Insights Global Supply Chain Forum Supply Chain Management Research Group

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management and sales performance. She is active in Fisher’s outreach to nonprofit organizations in an attempt to bring a strategic management perspective to social enterprise institutions.

Professor Leslie Fine

Journal of Operations Management. His research interests focus on the strategic management of operations, electronic commerce and the effective use of advanced manufacturing technologies. Jay Dial (DBA, Harvard University) Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources Jay Dial teaches core and elective courses in strategy and microeconomics. He has been recognized as the Outstanding Core Professor by the Executive, Full-Time and Working Professional MBA programs. He is the author of numerous teaching cases. He also conducts seminars for business school faculty on teaching with the case method. J. Richard (Dick) Dietrich (PhD, Carnegie Mellon University) Chair, Department of Accounting and MIS Professor of Accounting and MIS Dick Dietrich specializes in financial reporting and the relationship between accounting disclosures and investor decisions. Previously, he was academic fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant; Deloitte & Touche Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Peat Marwick Faculty Fellow, University of Texas at Austin. Leslie Fine (PhD, University of Tennessee) EMBA Academic Director Associate Professor of Marketing

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Leslie Fine teaches the core marketing class in the EMBA program. Her research interests are in the areas of buyer-seller relationships, sales force

Roy Lewicki (PhD, Columbia University) Abramawitz Memorial Professor of Business Ethics Professor of Management and Human Resources Roy Lewicki is a leading scholar in the study of trust development, negotiation and conflict management processes. The author or editor of 32 books on negotiation and related topics, he has consulted with corporations such as Nestlé, Wells Fargo, Limited Brands and The Ohio State University Medical Center on negotiation and leadership development. He is founding editor of Academy of Management Learning and Education. Anil Makhija (PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison) Chair, Department of Finance, David A. Rismiller Professor in Finance, Associate Dean for Executive Programs Anil Makhija’s areas of expertise are corporate finance and public utilities, focusing on capital structure, investment policy and corporate governance. His recent research examines how economic value added compensation plans affect investment behavior, ownership structure’s impact on newly privatized firms, the role of debt structure on the distribution of takeover gains and the diversification policies pursued by electric utilities. Makhija has won the Outstanding Teacher Award from each of all the seven graduating EMBA classes so far. Senior lecturer Tony Rucci


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Thornton May IT Futurist and Lecturer Thornton May is one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of technology ignorance on organizational performance. Information systems are not “black boxes,” designed and delivered by a technical underclass. Future executives must take personal responsibility for the on-time, onbudget and at-specification design and delivery of differentiated technology-enabled capabilities. Tony Rucci (PhD, Bowling Green State University) Senior Lecturer Department of Management and Human Resources Tony Rucci joined the faculty at Fisher after a 25-year career as an executive officer with three Fortune 500 companies: Baxter International, Sears Roebuck and Co. and Cardinal Health. His roles have included general management, as well as global responsibility for corporate strategy and business development; legal, quality and regulatory affairs; human resources; branding; communications; investor relations and crisis management. David Schilling (PhD, Johns Hopkins University) Professor of Management Services Academic Director, General Business Programs David Schilling’s research and consulting are in the design and implementation of computer-based

tools to support management decision making and have spanned both the public and private sectors. In addition, he directs Fisher’s general business programs, including distance delivery of the new general business major to Ohio State’s regional campuses. Oded Shenkar (PhD, Columbia University) Ford Motor Company Chair in Business Management Professor of Management and Human Resources Oded Shenkar is an expert in international business, particularly comparative and international management, especially in China. He has published numerous books, most recently The Chinese Century, Handbook for International Management Research and International Business. A fellow of the Academy of International Business, Shenkar advises multinational firms, national and state governments and international organizations. Jonathan York (PhD, Michigan State University) Senior Lecturer Jonathan York is a professor of entrepreneurship at the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and has taught the EMBA course in entrepreneurship at Fisher since 2006. Prior to his recent move to academia, he spent 30 years as a CEO in technology and health care companies and has also been a partner in an early stage venture capital firm.

“I have enjoyed teaching entrepreneurship to the EMBA students because I love watching creativity take over. Frankly, much of American business is stultifying and rigid. We have been driven by tools like Excel and PowerPoint into believing that ’bits‘ on a screen are actually reality and truth, that bullet points in a row reflect logical and thus irrefutable facts. The world is much messier than that, with emotions, instinct and gut being the real drivers of our behavior. In entrepreneurship we don’t look for the ‘right‘ answer. We look for the right questions over a broad range of analysis. It’s fun to liberate oneself from the artificial right/ wrong, success/fail dichotomies.”

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For further information regarding transcripts, please contact Mara McKee at (614) 688-5840. 4. Recommendation forms (3): Request recommendations from three professional references, using the recommendation forms provided in the application packet. Each recommender must complete the form and return it to you in a sealed, signed envelope for inclusion with your application materials. Unless you are self-employed, one of these forms should be completed by your immediate supervisor. 5. Employer sponsorship: Ask your employer to write a sponsorship statement on company letterhead (see sample letter included in the application packet) and submit it with your application materials. Endorsement of your candidacy by your employer, including an explicit commitment of financial resources (if applicable) and time, is a critical factor in the admission decision. 6. Statement of self-nomination: Please provide a brief statement (one or two pages in length) explaining your reasons to enter the Fisher Executive MBA program. Please indicate

how enrollment in the Fisher Executive MBA degree program might be expected to impact the demands of your work responsibilities and schedule. 7. Organizational chart and annual report: To help us understand your professional responsibilities and the nature of your job, please enclose a copy of your company’s organizational chart showing your position in the organization. If possible, please include a copy of your company’s annual report. (If your firm is privately held and does not distribute either an organizational chart or an annual report, please indicate.) 8. Interview: You are expected to participate in an on-campus interview to review your academic preparation for the program. Be prepared to describe projects you have handled that demonstrate your management skills. 9. Application fee: Prior to June 30, include a nonrefundable application fee of $60 in the form of a check made out to The Ohio State University. After June 30, a nonrefundable $200 application fee is required.

Work for a nonprofit company? Free Hand offers a free ride Thanks to Free Hand, Inc., leaders and administrators of charitable nonprofit organizations are now eligible for a scholarship in the Executive MBA program at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Eligible candidates must be currently employed by a notfor-profit, non-governmental registered 501(c) 3 organization engaged primarily in charitable work that provides direct social services to people in need. Applicants must also meet the same academic and admission criteria as other EMBA candidates. A recommendation from a board member of the organization and an essay describing how the EMBA will help impact the organization and sustain its viability is required.

Consistent with the legacy of Max M. Fisher, the Free Hand scholarship marks an ongoing commitment to nonprofit leadership development. Based in Mentor, Ohio, Free Hand, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit foundation that provides assistance to social service organizations that support individuals in extreme need and management resources and financial assistance to those who supply social services. Applications are due by September 12, 2009. A $60 application fee must accompany your completed application. For more information about the scholarship or application requirements, visit fisher.osu.edu/emba

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“The Fisher EMBA program faculty have overwhelmingly exceeded my expectations! The depth of their knowledge and experience combined with their passion and energy have brought to life topics that I would never have expected to be so rich, such as determining the cost of capital or the sources of competitive advantage. We’ve also had the opportunity to build an understanding of current business situations through the instructors’ individual lens. I’m amazed at how much is covered in each class session.”

Cathy Devine EMBA Class of 2009 Principal Devine Advisory & Creative Services

“The Fisher EMBA, while exceeding expectations in every respect, has upgraded my repertoire from a tactical level to a strategic level. Through practical case studies and stimulating discussions, the program has added structure and substance to a multitude of contemporary business issues. Fisher has the recipe for success: world-class faculty, convenient schedule, modern infrastructure, supportive staff and outstanding students.”

Arul Mathew EMBA Class of 2009 Supply Chain Manager The Lubrizol Corporation

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GMAT Some candidates may be asked to submit a GMAT score. If required, please have the test scores sent directly to Fisher College of Business, School Code # ZLJ-9D-47. The GMAT is administered by appointment in North America and certain sites in Asia, Europe and Latin America. The GMAT requires approximately one month for registration and student preparation time. Information is available at mba.com.

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(Test of English as a Foreign Language) Candidates whose native language is not English must demonstrate fluency in English by taking the TOEFL. If you hold a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country, you may receive a waiver of the TOEFL. Information concerning the TOEFL is available at toefl.org.

“I was attracted to Fisher’s EMBA program for its reputation and caliber of peers: people who have already advanced in their professional lives. The students who get into this program are driven and motivated and on a career fast track in very diverse fields. When I started the program, my view of the network was limited, but what I found is that it’s about cross-leveraging ideas, knowledge and insights that may be specific to a particular organization or may cross industries. My classmates and I leverage one another to become better-informed professionals and more valuable to our companies: we help and inspire each other. The Fisher experience allowed me to foster lifelong professional and personal connections with other business leaders.”

Kimberly Kellermann EMBA Class of 2009 Director, Organizational Flow Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Laboratories Inc.

Contact Information Carol Newcomb, PhD, Executive Director Executive Education and EMBA Phone: (614) 292-0268 E-mail: newcomb_28@fisher.osu.edu Leslie M. Fine, PhD, EMBA Academic Director Associate Professor of Marketing Phone: (614) 292-2610 E-mail: fine_5@fisher.osu.edu Mara McKee, Program Manager Executive MBA Program Phone: (614) 688-5840 E-mail: mckee_136@fisher.osu.edu Jenni Chichka, Program Coordinator Executive MBA Program Phone: (614) 292-8573 E-mail: chichka_4@fisher.osu.edu Fisher Executive MBA Program 110 Pfahl Hall 280 W. Woodruff Ave. Columbus, OH 43210-1144 Phone: (614) 292-9300 Fax: (614) 292-6644 fisher.osu.edu/emba Please contact Mara McKee at (614) 688-5840 to request this publication in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, digital, tape or large print).

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The Ohio State University The Ohio State University’s main Columbus campus is America’s largest and most comprehensive. More than 53,000 students select from 18 colleges and 240 master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center.

Max M. Fisher Throughout his life, Max M. Fisher was a model for those who are committed to making a positive difference in the world around them. In 1993, Fisher’s desire to see Ohio State’s business college become one of the premier management institutions in the country resulted in a generous gift that spearheaded the building of what is now recognized as one of the finest business school campuses anywhere. In recognition of his commitment, the college was named the Max M. Fisher College of Business. Max Fisher’s success, integrity and commitment to give back to the community are an inspiration to all of us at Fisher to live up to the Ohio State motto to “do something great.”

Research Ohio State has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top research institutions, with $720 million in spending last year in areas that are critical to Ohio’s ability to compete locally, nationally and internationally. The university contributes $4 billion annually to the state’s economy by providing a world-class education for students, as well as partnerships with business and government to advance discoveries and innovations. Faculty Ohio State faculty are involved in scholarship and service in more than 100 countries around the world and have received national and international recognition for their research. Ohio State has either been first or second annually since 2002 in faculty named new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is believed to have the nation’s largest contingent of current fellows.

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Ohio State at a Glance • 19th among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2009) • Among the top 50 colleges for African Americans (Black Enterprise) • 27.3 average ACT score for 2008 admitted freshman class

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Who’s Getting a Fisher EMBA? Our students work for a variety of local, regional, national and international organizations, listed below.

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The Fisher Executive MBA

The Fisher College of Business offers information sessions throughout the year at Pfahl Hall Executive Education Center on the Fisher campus. These sessions give prospective students and interested parties an opportunity to visit our new facilities and to meet and chat with faculty, program administrators and current students about the Fisher Executive MBA program.

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*If attending a Thursday evening information session, you are invited to join a current EMBA class for cocktails and refreshments and attend the Thursday evening speaker series. It is strongly recommended that you register online prior to your visit.

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