I just returned from a lunch we had for the 2012 Pre-MAcc participants. What’s Pre-MAcc, you ask?
A bit of background first … not all Master of Accounting (or “MAcc”) programs are the same when it comes to necessary prerequisite coursework. When you’re investigating MAcc programs, be sure to check into the expected prerequisites. The Fisher MAcc program accepts applications from all majors. In addition to the application requirements, there are course prerequisites that must be satisfied prior to enrolling in the program each autumn if you are admitted.
A common question we receive is on the Fisher/Ohio State MAcc program’s prerequisite courses. Check here for a complete listing of the Fisher MAcc application requirements, including course prerequisites.
Here’s a quick Q&A that will help you determine whether you are eligible to submit an application to the Fisher MAcc program:
1) Have you already completed all five courses or their equivalents at the time of application?
The five courses are
- Introductory Financial Accounting
- Introductory Managerial Accounting
- Intermediate Financial Accounting I
- Intermediate Financial Accounting II
- Intermediate Managerial/Cost Accounting
2) Have you completed introductory financial accounting and introductory managerial accounting at time of application? If “no,” hold off on submitting your application and transcripts until you have completed both courses. If “yes,” you are eligible to apply. NOTE: If you are offered admission with having taken only those two courses at time of application, your admission will be “conditional.” If you are offered conditional admission, you will have the option of either i) taking the necessary prerequisites at any accredited four year university/college prior to Fisher MAcc enrollment in autumn 2013 or ii) enroll in the PreMAcc Seminar in late July 2013 to satisfy the conditions of your admission.
3) Are there any other (non-accounting) courses I should ensure I have on my transcript at time of application? Beyond the accounting courses described above, you need to ensure that you have completed at least one course in each of the following subjects at the time of application: i) microeconomics, ii) statistics, and iii) calculus. Additional courses that are helpful – but not necessary – to be completed by time of enrollment if you are admitted include i) auditing, ii)taxation, and iii) advanced accounting (covering consolidated statements, etc.).
A final note –> You do NOT need to complete the prerequisite courses at Ohio State. As long as you took (or take) the prerequisite courses at an accredited four year university, you’ll be OK.
If you have any questions, please contact us or leave a comment on this post!