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Are you eligible to apply for the Ohio State/Fisher Master of Accounting program?

The application requirements for the Ohio State Master of Accounting program are pretty straightforward and are posted here. You do not need to be an accounting major to successfully apply to this program. However, there are course prerequisites.

Ohio State MAcc prerequisites are easy to satisfy if you plan accordingly!

Ohio State MAcc prerequisites are easy to satisfy if you plan accordingly!

The Fisher MAcc program has some specific prerequisite course requirements for admission:

Must appear on your transcripts at time of application

  • Principles of/Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Principles of/Introductory Managerial Accounting

To be completed by the time you enroll in program if you are admitted

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • Intermediate Managerial/Cost Accounting
    • In lieu of the above three intermediate accounting courses, you may choose to complete the PreMAcc Seminar instead

The MAcc admissions committee will review your transcripts to see that you have completed these courses at time of application. The Fisher MAcc admissions committee will accept and review an application from an applicant who has completed only principles of financial accounting and principles of managerial accounting – but will require proof of having completed intermediate financial and managerial accounting prior to being allowed to enroll in the program if you are conditionally admitted. All applicants must show completion of principles of financial accounting and principles of managerial accounting at time of application to be considered for admission.

Conditionally admitted students who need to complete the intermediate financial accounting and intermediate managerial accounting prerequisites can opt to enroll in the PreMAcc Seminar, which is held each summer prior to the start of the fall term. Offered through the Fisher Executive Education office, the not-for-credit 2.5 week PreMAcc Seminar is designed for admitted MAcc students who wish to meet the prerequisites in a very time-efficient fashion.

In addition to the above prerequisites and to be better prepared for the program, the MAcc program recommends the following courses completed (e.g. appear on your transcripts) at the time of application:

  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics
  • Calculus

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


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!