The primary purpose of the Master of Accounting program is to prepare its students for lifelong learning and rewarding careers. The MAcc program’s learning philosophy emphasizes fundamental accounting concepts, theories, and skills, which students can apply to a wide variety of problem situations throughout their careers.
The Fisher MAcc curriculum provides you substantial flexibility in individualized course work - 78% of your degree consists of electives. Our program includes a core of accounting courses with emphasis in one or more areas of business, combined with a strong focus in technical, decision making, critical thinking, analytical and communication skills. You will acquire a command of business and accounting concepts to prepare you for a fulfilling long-term career in accounting.
Coupled with an undergraduate accounting degree or an appropriate number of accounting credits, Fisher College of Business MAcc degree may provide you with sufficient business and accounting credits to sit for the CPA exam in those states that have enacted the "150 hour rule."
If you plan to take the exam in Ohio, please refer to the Accountancy Board of Ohio for specific rules. Graduates of the Fisher MAcc program are eligible to sit for the exam in the state of Ohio. If you wish to sit for the CPA exam in another state, check with that state board's of accountancy for the exam regulations.
Please note any external CPA review course is not mandatory for MAcc students; therefore, all costs associated with an external CPA review program are incurred by the student as an expense separate from the MAcc tuition and fees. Many employers of MAcc students, especially those in public accounting, will help subsidize the cost of a CPA review course.
Meet the Program Director
Professor Tzachi Zach is an Associate Professor and the Faculty Director for the Master of Accounting Program. His research interests include financial reporting and its relation to capital markets, earnings management, managerial incentives and empirical accrual models. Professor Tzachi’s research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and numerous others.