The MAcc program allows you maximum flexibility in meeting its program requirements. We strongly encourage our students to think broadly about accounting, including its role in organizations, markets and society. You will be able to design your degrees so you develop your individual interests, skills, and potential for achieving your career goals.
We believe that flexibility in program design is consistent with developing individual capacity for both lifelong learning and rewarding careers.
The core curriculum consists of just four courses, which provide a foundation for your MAcc degree.
The elective curriculum is broken down into five areas.
These courses lay a theoretical groundwork designed to support a wide range of elective work – as well as provide you with the skills needed to fulfill CPA exam requirements. They also place an emphasis on developing your technical, critical thinking, and communication skills.
The core curriculum consists of four courses (10 semester credit hours):
These courses allow you to explore a vast array of interests while broadening your understanding of the role accounting plays in organizations and the marketplace. You can choose from accounting-based electives as well as dozens of other robust options offered throughout The Ohio State University. The following course lists illustrate the wide range of focuses that are offered within the available electives.
As a Fisher MAcc student, you are not required to have a specific declared "area." The information below simply provides you with an idea of the electives available to you, categorized by interest area.
Careers and Program Planning
One of the great advantages of studying accounting is the diversity of career paths available. Because of the variety of accounting career paths, we provide you with a wide range of choices within the elective course structure. We encourage a portfolio approach to planning your master's program.
You should think about how you want your career to unfold—and how your career growth will be supported by the courses you choose.
Managerial Decision Making