Lawrence  Tomassini

Lawrence Tomassini


Accounting & Management Information Systems


Professor Tomassini previously served as Department Chair for Accounting & MIS (1993-2000) and Academic Director of the Master of Accounting Program (2000-2002).

Before coming to Ohio State, he was Head of the Department of Accountancy and the Ernst & Young Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois and the Peat Marwick Mitchell Centennial Professor in Accounting at the University of Texas.

Areas of Expertise


  • Financial Reporting


  • PhD,¬†University of California, Los Angeles
  • MS, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BSC, Santa Clara University


  • ACCTMIS 3200 - Financial Accounting I

    Theory and application of accounting techniques to record and report financial information; asset and liability valuation; income measurement; first of two-course sequence. Prereq: 2300 (212), BusMgt 2320 (330), 2321 (331), BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01), and Jr standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3200.02 or 521.

  • ACCTMIS 3200H - Financial Accounting I

    Economic role of financial reporting in markets and how it is influenced by the regulatory environment. Prereq: Honors standing, and a grade of B or above in 2300H. Not open to students with credit for 519H.