Fisher MAcc ranked 8th in 2013 PAR Professors Survey

Public Accounting Report, billed as “the independent newsletter of the accounting profession since 1978,” recently released its 31st Annual Survey of Accounting Professors. Following a venerable tradition in the PAR, Fisher accounting continues to excel across all three rankings—undergraduate, graduate, and PhD.—each of which ranks the top 25 programs in the nation.

MAcc Ranking: #8 overall (#5 among public universities)

Fisher once again places in the top ten nationally.

PhD Ranking: #15

Fisher has regularly ranked among the top doctoral programs and has a rich tradition of producing thought leaders in the field of accounting.

Undergraduate Ranking: #7 overall (#4 among public universities)

Fisher rose to 7th overall and ranks #4 among public universities in the survey.

All of the programs listed in the survey are very strong programs – but not all are the same. Do you want a program that focuses primarily on technical knowledge? Or would you prefer a program that focuses more on conceptual topics? Do you want a program that consists of students mostly from the same undergraduate institution? Or a program where most of its students are from a variety of backgrounds? It is critical that when researching MAcc programs, you look for aspects that are important to you.

P.S. To get an insider’s view of the Fisher MAcc program, don’t forget to check out the MAcc student blogs.


You say you didn’t major in accounting? Yes, you may be a successful candidate for this program

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
If “yes,” you are eligible to apply. If “no,” please go to point #2 below.

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!

These students successfully completed the 2012 PreMAcc Seminar in preparation of their enrollment in the Fisher MAcc program


Introducing the 2011-12 Fisher MAcc student bloggers

Students writing about their experiences = interesting blogs!

It’s clear by being on Ohio Stat’s campus for even a short amount of time that the students here are passionate about and loyal to Ohio State. I am glad to announce the 2011-12 MAcc student bloggers are now blogging.

Continuing the tradition started a couple of years ago, there is a group of Fisher MAcc students who will be blogging about their experiences while enrolled as a Fisher MAcc student for the upcoming academic year. Be sure to check out the blog regularly to gain a first-person perspective of what it’s like to be at Fisher and at Ohio State.


What it means to be a Buckeye

The Fisher College of Business is part of The Ohio State University. What’s it like to be an Ohio State Buckeye? Watch this and find out!

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Fisher MAcc ranked #10 (2010 PAR Ranking)

Public Accounting Report, billed as “the independent newsletter of the accounting profession since 1978,” recently released its 29th Annual Survey of Accounting Professors. (Official date of release was November 2010, but newsletters were only just distributed). Following a venerable tradition in the PAR, Fisher accounting continues to excel across all three rankings—undergraduate, graduate, and PhD.—each of which ranks the top 25 programs in the nation.

MAcc Ranking: #10 overall (#7 among public universities)

Fisher once again places in the top ten nationally.

Doctoral Ranking (Teaching): #10
Doctoral Ranking (Research): #14

Fisher has ranked among the top doctoral programs since 1994 and has a rich tradition of producing thought leaders in the field of accounting.

Undergraduate Ranking: #6 overall (#4 among public universities)

Fisher rose to 6th overall and ranks #4 among public universities in the survey.

PAR seeks to measure accounting professor perceptions of top programs. For the undergraduate and graduate rankings, professors are asked to rank programs on a 1 to 10 scale on the single question, “Which programs consistently turn out students capable of some day attaining partner status?” For the doctoral rankings, professors are asked to name the programs they most regard for turning out accounting professors: a) in terms of teaching; and b) in terms of research.

All of the programs listed in the survey are very strong programs – but not all are the same. Do you want a program that focuses primarily on technical knowledge? Or would you prefer a program that focuses more on conceptual topics? Do you want a program that consists of students mostly from the same undergraduate institution? Or a program where most of its students are from a variety of backgrounds? It is critical that when researching programs, you look for aspects that are important to you.

P.S. To get an insider’s view of the Fisher MAcc program, don’t forget to check out the MAcc student blogs.


Prerequisites for the MACC program

Pre-requsites? We have them - here's how you can meet them!

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.

A common question we receive is on the Fisher/Ohio State MAcc program’s  prerequisite courses. For a complete listing of the prerequisites, check this page.

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? If “yes,” you are eligible to apply. If “no,” please go to point #2 below.

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 four year university/college prior to Fisher MAcc enrollment in autumn 2011 or ii) enroll in the PreMAcc Seminar in August 2011 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!