Ohio State Fischer School of Business for IB

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I'm currently a senior in high school who got accepted into Ohio State University. Fischer is one of my cheaper options so I wanted to know how Fischer places for IB. I know about the Fischer Futures program but I am not sure of how successful this program is or how competitive it is.

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Feb 10, 2020

I didn't go to The Ohio State university but a similar school. Here is how my networking went.

Just doing a quick search you have a good amount of bankers that you can reach out too across wall street and across the nation. on top of that there are a good amount of state school alumni you be able to reach with the right story.

I would say that if you don't have a target school as an option to attend you be just fine at The Ohio State University as you know you want to go into banking so early. You probably will have no problem. Coming from a state school can be rough, but with enough networking you can get to wall street.

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Feb 10, 2020

pm me

Feb 10, 2020

Could you PM me? Not sure why but it's not allowing me to PM you. Probably because free account

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 10, 2020

there are many threads on this forum about Fisher. It's one of the better state school programs, and is good value for money. Futures has nearly 100% placement but this is done thru networking not on campus recruiting. A lot of kids still make it to banking without futures tho. Yes the program (like any IB program) is competitive. Obviously you're better off going to a target but when taking cost into account it is excellent value. I've got the same BB offer that other target kids have for less than half the price. Important to understand that going to a target will make your life immensely easier though, including for if/when you want to do buyside recruiting.

https://fisher.osu.edu/careers-recruiting/students...

Feb 10, 2020

Do you happen to know how many people are in each Fischer Futures Program class?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 10, 2020

27 this year but likely around 30+ by the time you are eligible to apply

  • Investment Manager in AM - Equities
Feb 10, 2020

Hey [email protected] start practicing your attention to detail by spelling the name of the school correctly... yes you can break into the industry from this school no doubt. It won't be easy, but it is possible.

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Feb 10, 2020
Af1:

I'm currently a senior in high school who got accepted into Ohio State University. Fischer is one of my cheaper options so I wanted to know how Fischer places for IB. I know about the Fischer Futures program but I am not sure of how successful this program is or how competitive it is.

It's possible, but there are many other state schools and undergrad business programs that place better into IB. OSU places more into commercial banking. I have come across maybe one or two that were UGs and ended up at PE or MM firms.

Read this thread
https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-most-ov...

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Feb 10, 2020

Thanks. Would you say there are less people who want to go into IB from Ohio St compared to other schools, like Indiana?

Feb 10, 2020
Af1:

Thanks. Would you say there are less people who want to go into IB from Ohio St compared to other schools, like Indiana?

I haven't enough information to tell you if it's an interest issue, quality issue, recruitment issue, lack of alumni, etc.

Feb 10, 2020

If you want IB from freshman year and are willing to put in the work, you can break in from pretty much any school. Ohio State has enough name recognition/alumni that if you try you can land a good gig. You might not get into EVR but nothing will be out of reach with a bit of luck.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 10, 2020

Actually OSU has a decent base at EVR sent two kids this year to IB lol

Feb 10, 2020

Sure, what I meant is it'll be harder to compete for the most competitive spots like EVR vs real target school kids, but everything is within reach if you work your ass off and network.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Feb 10, 2020

I currently go to OSU and am not in Futures program bc I transferred in, and still landed an IB offer. The school has enough alumni and name recognition that if you network hard, you'd be able to break into Wall street. Obviously, going to a target school will make the process much easier, but that in-state tuition cost is also something worth mentioning.

Feb 10, 2020

Ohio State is still out of state for me but compared to other out of state schools, it's cheaper

Feb 10, 2020

Top feeder to KeyBank Cleveland

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

Mar 27, 2020

Really impressed with Fisher, and Columbus and OSU have a lot to offer...

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 27, 2020

Fisher's ability to place has not been strong historically, but has significantly improved over the last 3-5 years. Though it is not on par with Ross or Kelley, it is gaining traction quickly. KeyBank and Duff & Phelps (if you would call that an IB) both recruit heavily on-campus in addition to smaller shops in the area such as BGL. Though that's about it as far as on-campus goes, there is a solid OSU presence at Blair, Baird, and Barclays as of lately. There's alumni scattered at the majority of tops shops, but normally no more than a couple at each. You just have to be willing to work a little bit harder to get your foot in the door with those alums, and Futures will connect you to these alumni if you get accepted. PM me if you have more questions about Futures, as I went through the program a couple years ago. And for the love of god it's spelled Fisher- reading that gave me an aneurysm.

Mar 27, 2020

Hi IB Intern - can you PM me? am deciding between OSU and IU and wanted to ask you a question or two off line, for some reason I can't PM you based on your profile.

Mar 27, 2020

I am deciding between Kelley and Fisher - I like both a lot, got into Honors in both, and was leaning IU until I did the Fisher Admitted Students Day - I think Fisher is improving rapidly, and IU seems to be more Greek oriented than OSU, and Columbus seems to have a lot of opportunity - I am not sure if I want to do IB, consulting, corporate finance etc yet but I am leaning towards OSU - I think will have more holistic college experience and similar opportunity set, as the IBW workshop seems like a crapshoot, and if you don't get into IBW, it's not a big difference, plus I am a diehard Buckeye fan, my mom went there and I love OSU - am I crazy to pick Fisher over Kelley?

Mar 28, 2020

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