Thais Batista Ronconi worked in HR in Brazil for seven years until she decided she needed a change. For Thais, a full-time MBA in the United States meant access to the best career opportunities that the country has to offer.
She chose a two-year MBA at The Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business—consistently ranked among the top 100 MBAs worldwide by the Financial Times.
“I was surprised with Fisher’s diverse environment and friendly community,” she says.
“The analytical skills and insights from the degree have been critical for developing a creative and successful project during my summer internship at Amazon. I don’t think I could have done it without the technical tools the MBA program has provided me with.
“The small class size ensures you know each of your classmates and faculty members, which is something I value a lot. Additionally, the MBA curriculum and the flexibility to select a major in strategy and leadership and organizational behavior made Fisher stand out.”
Fisher’s commitment to international diversity sees the school welcome candidates from across the globe. Fisher’s MBA classes are made up of less than 200 students each year—the benefits of which Vincent Blay Roger, a current first-year student from Spain (pictured below), is also keen to highlight.
“The program is very intense and fast-paced, but the relatively small size of our cohort allows for a personalized and supportive learning experience,” he says. “For instance, one professor voluntarily held a review last Sunday before an exam and another just invited me to his office to deepen our discussions today.”
With a background in research and development, Vincent chose a US-based MBA to drive his business career forward.
“The US is the largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP and many great companies are based here—that’s an important factor to consider if you aspire to have a global career,” he says.
“Fisher has a strong focus on international students, which is something you experience from day one.”
Sarang Nampoothiri, who moved from India to study an MBA at Fisher, agrees:
“During my two years, I interned with Amazon as an operations manager, consulted on a supply chain project in Kenya and led a global sourcing project at FedEx. Now, I’m currently an operations program manager at Uber ATG in San Francisco,” he says.
“I wanted to pursue a career in operations and supply chain management, and found the perfect launch-pad in the Fisher MBA program.”