Master of Accounting
Program Structure

Complete your graduate degree in just nine months. After completing the four core courses, you can arrange your electives over two semesters to fulfill the required 31 credit hours. The program is offered fully in-person and on-campus. A dedicated advisor helps you reach your goals.

9-month MAcc program structure (31 credit hours):

Activity Details
PRE-MACC SEMINAR* Students who do not meet the prerequisite courses can enroll in Fisher’s Pre-MAcc Seminar, an intensive, two-week program prior to the start of the autumn semester that prepares those students who lack a degree or experience in accounting.
ORIENTATION A multi-day orientation designed to introduce you to Ohio State, the MAcc program, and your fellow classmates.
FALL SEMESTER A focus on three of the four program core courses, including Corporate Financial Reporting, Management & Control, and Fundamentals of Accounting Data & Analytics. You'll also have some elective course options. Accounting Policy and Research.
SPRING SEMESTER Take your fourth required core course, Accounting Policy and Research, and combine it with elective course options. The elective flexibility allows students to personalize their degree and develop unique skills & interests. Focus on Auditing, Taxation, Financial Reporting, Decision Making, Finance, Operations, Logistics, or a pathway you decide.


The mandatory multi-day orientation kicks off the MAcc program and prepares you for your time at Ohio State. You will connect with classmates and hear from a wide range of individuals and departments across Fisher. These include your advisor, academic director, career management, consultation services, grad student organizations, alumni, and various other groups to help you utilize resources at Ohio State and answer questions. We set you on a path to success.


MAcc students typically take 15 - 16 credit hours per semester. Courses are offered in two formats: 14-week semester courses (typically 3 credit hours per class) or 7-week session courses (typically 1.5 - 2.5 credit hours per class). There are two 7-week sessions in each 14-week semester. MAcc students may take a maximum of 18 total credit hours per semester. With only 10 of 31 credit hours being required core courses, the MAcc curriculum is highly personalized to your career goals. 

View the MAcc info sheet to learn more


Students with majors in fields other than accounting are encouraged to apply for admission to the MAcc program. The MAcc program welcomes all undergraduate majors and doesn't require work experience. To assist such students in efficiently completing the accounting prerequisites for the MAcc program, the accounting faculty offers a Pre-MAcc Seminar through Fisher Executive Education.

MAcc applicants whose baccalaureate business degrees do not include sufficient accounting can also strengthen or extend their accounting knowledge through the Pre-MAcc program. The program enhances students’ proficiency in intermediate accounting, cost/managerial accounting, and auditing.

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.

Additional information about the Pre-MAcc Seminar is available through the Executive Education Pre-MAcc website or by calling (614) 247-2556. You can also learn more about the MAcc prerequisites here.