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Fisher MAcc ranked #5 overall and #3 among public universities

The Accounting Degree Review recently released its 2014-15 ranking of graduate accounting programs. Unlike most rankings which are based on a survey of a specific (or single) population (example: Public Accounting Report’s ranking is based on a survey of professors), this ranking takes into account four different ranking sources to create a “super” or meta ranking.

Developed by the blog site “Accounting Degree Review,” this meta ranking factors in rankings from US News & World Report, Public Accounting Report, BYU’s Accounting Research Rankings (ranking of accounting department research quality), and Tax Talent’s ranking. Utilizing all of these data points, the 2014-15 Accounting Degree Review’s “50 Best Graduate Schools for Accounting” ranks Fisher/Ohio State‘s MAcc program 5th overall and 3rd among public universities. (Click here for the full ranking.)

AACSB Accredited

The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University is accredited by AACSB for both business *and* accounting.

Rankings may play a part in your decision on where to apply – but it should never be the primary or only reason you are considering certain programs. To make the best decision for you, I recommend you consider the following:

  • Do you value course flexibility or do you prefer a rigid curriculum?
  • Do you prefer a student body made up of students from primarily one or two schools? Or would you prefer to go to a program that has students from dozens of different undergraduate programs?
  • Does the career management office have a dedicated full time officer ready to assist you in your career development plan? At minimum, is the career management office housed in the college of business?
  • What is the program’s “culture?” Collaborative? Inviting? Or something else? What type of culture do YOU prefer?
  • Do you want a programs focus to be on simply preparing you for the CPA exam? Or something broader with longer lasting impact on you personally and professionally?
  • Is the college of business accredited for both business and accounting? (AACSB is considered to be the “gold standard” with respect to business education worldwide. It accredits business and accounting programs separately.)

If you’re interested in learning more about the Fisher MAcc program, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Fisher College of Business
2108 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
+1-614-292-8511


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.


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.