The MAcc program allows you maximum flexibility in meeting its program requirements. We strongly encourage our students to think broadly about accounting, including its role in organizations, markets and society. You will be able to design your degrees so you develop your individual interests, skills, and potential for achieving your career goals.

We believe that flexibility in program design is consistent with developing individual capacity for both lifelong learning and rewarding careers.

The core curriculum consists of just four courses, which provide a foundation for your MAcc degree.

Your Curriculum

These courses lay a theoretical groundwork designed to support a wide range of elective work – as well as provide you with the skills needed to fulfill CPA exam requirements. They also place an emphasis on developing your technical, critical thinking, and communication skills.

The core curriculum consists of four courses (10 semester credit hours):

  • AMIS 6000: Management and Control (2.5 credits)
  • AMIS 6201 Professional Research in Accounting (2.5 credits)
  • AMIS 6202 Accounting Policy and Research (2.5 credits)
  • AMIS 6200 Financial Reporting (2.5 credits)

These courses allow you to explore a vast array of interests while broadening your understanding of the role accounting plays in organizations and the marketplace. You can choose from accounting-based electives as well as dozens of other robust options offered throughout The Ohio State University. The following course lists illustrate the wide range of focuses that are offered within the available electives.

As a Fisher MAcc student, you are not required to have a specific declared "area." The information below simply provides you with an idea of the electives available to you, categorized by interest area.

Careers and Program Planning

One of the great advantages of studying accounting is the diversity of career paths available. Because of the variety of accounting career paths, we provide you with a wide range of choices within the elective course structure. We encourage a portfolio approach to planning your master's program.

You should think about how you want your career to unfold—and how your career growth will be supported by the courses you choose.


  • AMIS 7220 Financial Statement Analysis (1.5)
  • AMIS 7510 Assurance Services and Information Quality (1.5)
  • AMIS 7520 Fraud Examination: Misappropriation of Assets (1.5)
  • AMIS 7530 Fraud Examination: Fraudulent Financial Reporting (1.5)


  • AMIS 7400 Tax Planning for Managerial Decision Making (1.5)
  • AMIS 7410 Tax Accounting II (1.5)
  • AMIS 7420 Tax Accounting III (1.5)
  • AMIS 7784 Tax Research (1.5)

Financial Reporting

  • AMIS 7220 Financial Statement Analysis (1.5)
  • AMIS 7230 Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions (1.5)
  • AMIS 7240 IFRS: International Financial Reporting Standards (1.5)
  • AMIS 7250 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (1.5)

Managerial Decision Making

  • AMIS 7310 Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (1.5)
  • AMIS 7640 Data Mining for Business Intelligence
  • BUSML 7380 Strategic Logistics Management (1.5)
  • BUSMGT 7232 Analytics: Matching Supply with Demand (1.5)


  • FIN 6211 Corporate Finance I (1.5)
  • FIN 6212 Corporate Finance II (1.5)
  • FIN 7221 Financial Modeling (1.5)
  • FIN 7240 Real Estate I (1.5)
  • FIN 7241 Real Estate II (1.5)
  • FIN 7270 History of Financial Thought (1.5)
  • FIN 7280 Legal Business Issues (1.5)

Operations Management

  • MGT 7231 Supply Chain Analytics: Matching Supply with Demand (1.5)
  • MGT 7233 Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management (1.5)


  • BUSML 7380 Strategic Logistics Management (1.5)
  • BUSML 7382 Logistics Analytics (1.5)
  • BUSML 7383 Supply Chain Management (1.5)

In Their Words

  • Bobby Murphy

    "I really love the flexibility of the Macc program.

    You not only have the chance to  take a wide array of accounting classes, but you can also take some finance courses to get a really a good mix ."

    Bobby Murphy
    Class of 2010
    Financial Leadership
    Rotational Program
    Nationwide Insurance
    Columbus, Ohio