Why I chose Fisher

When I was initially applying to Master in Accounting programs, the Fisher College of Business was actually not at the top of my list. However, my attitude quickly shifted when I came to visit a friend at Ohio State last Fall. Since Fisher’s accounting program was highly ranked, I decided to visit the school since I was already in town.  Visiting the school changed my mind in an instant!

When I got to Gerlach Hall, Steve (a previous MAcc blogger) met up with me and provided valuable insights from a student’s perspective. During my tour, I got to talk to Professor Tzachi Zach who was friendly enough to stop and chat for a while. I also met Professor Ayra who is the head of the MAcc program and Robert Chabot who is Director of Admissions. Professor Ayra, was honest and direct about the program, stating that the program would not prepare you for the CPA and that it was more about taking courses the student believed would make them better. Robert shared his personal stories from the past and additional stories about students similar to me. He also was helpful in trying to provide contact information for previous students that had a similar background as myself.

The open culture and friendly feel of Fisher impressed me so much that it went from not being considered to being my top choice in accounting schools. I ended up choosing to attend Fisher because of my visit, the sincere and caring faculty, and because of the flexibility the program gives in allowing me to take both accounting and MBA courses.

My first visit to Fisher.

Feeling Like A Second Year MBA

Classes start this week – so I checked Carmen to review classes, downloaded syllabi, figured out readings and books and made sure I am ready to go for Wednesday.

Just a typical week in the life of a soon-to-be second year MBA student.

The best part of completing the first year of my program and wrapping up my summer internship is the feeling of KNOWING. I know where to go for class, I know what’s expected of me, I know my classmates, I know it’s going to be a little stressful, I know it’s going to be a lot crazy –and I know it’s going to be a fantastic adventure.

Second year is all electives, so students pick their own schedule. Here is what I have in store for the first seven weeks:

  • Services Marketing
  • Org. Turnaround
  • Negotiations
  • Corp. Finance 1
  • Intopia

I know Corporate Finance and Services Marketing will strengthen what I learned during my internship. I can’t wait to see what Negotiations is all about and I’ve heard amazing things about Org. Turnaround. Intopia? Stay tuned! I know that class is going to be challenging and really strengthen my skills – but it is going to be quite a bit of work.

Can’t wait to share my journey with everyone – thanks for reading!