The Pre-MAcc Seminar will focus on technical accounting knowledge. The knowledge and training that students gain in this non-credit seminar will enhance their ability to perform successfully in the required and elective courses for the Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.

In addition, the Pre-MAcc Seminar will accelerate preparation for the CPA examination. Key U.S. financial accounting concepts that are relevant to the coursework in the MAcc degree and the CPA examination will be covered. 

Program Information

Who Should Attend:

Students who need accelerated coaching in intermediate financial accounting beyond their pre-professional degree. International students who need additional knowledge about U.S. business and accounting practices. (Enrollment in the Fisher PreMAcc program is limited to students who have applied and been admitted to the Fisher MAcc program.)

Dates and Topics:

2016 Dates: Tentatively, late July through Mid-August

Statement of Cash Flows, Revenue Recognition, Receivables, Plant Assets/Depreciation/Intangibles, Investments & Bonds, Bonds Payable/Notes Payable/Operating Leases/Capital Leases, Stockholders' Equity, EPS & Deferred Taxes, Pensions, Comprehensive Statement of Cash Flows
(No Sunday inclusion)
Class runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


Fisher College of Business, Gerlach Hall




Introductory Financial Accounting


Marc Smith
Stephanie Lewis



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Program Participants Will Learn

  • Satisfy intermediate-level financial accounting prerequisite for MAcc degree program
  • Save time and money: The seminar can save as much as two terms of coursework for business graduates with majors in fields other than accounting
  • Have an easier transition into graduate courses in accounting and business
  • Receive early guidance for those planning to take the CPA examination in the US
  • Network with faculty and other MAcc students
  • Earn a certificate for completion of the seminar


Abbey Keyse
Program Coordinator
Phone: 614.292.1029
Fax: 614.292.6644

Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144



  • The Fisher MAcc Program was recently ranked 12th best in the nation (and 9th among public universities) by Public Accounting Report in 2015.