Financial Reporting and Analysis
Many different types of economic decisions require accounting data, and one of its most important uses is informing outsiders of the economic status and progress of the firm. These reports follow a body of accounting methodology referred to as generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In contrast, the management of the firm requires data that will aid in controlling operations and in evaluating the performance of subordinates.
The financial reporting and analysis major provides an invaluable base for future managerial responsibilities in a variety of industries and functions. Collecting and interpreting financial information is critical for strategic decision-making, and through your interaction with key stakeholders and departments, you will acquire sound general management skills and can expect to be quickly promoted into leadership positions in production and operations or marketing.
NOTE: Please pay careful attention to the prerequisites as some courses may require prior accounting study.
Fisher College of Business MBA graduates have been hired as senior financial analysts and internal auditors; as associates to the treasurer’s group; in positions within the financial risk management services department of corporations; and as consultants in various roles (e.g., in tax, litigation or environmental accounting).
Here is a sample list of recruiters who have hired Fisher MBAs:
Fisher Tax Clinic. Through the clinic, student volunteers provide income tax preparation to low-income families in Columbus, as part of Fisher’s strong commitment to giving back to the community.
In eight years, preparing tax returns the clinic has generated $3.5 million to the local economy in refunds and earned income tax credits.