Master of Accounting

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Master of Accounting Faculty

The quality of any program rests on the quality of the faculty. Fisher’s world-class faculty share an extraordinary commitment to preparing the next generation of business leaders. They bring with them a wealth of expertise and form a cornerstone of our college, providing unique experiential learning opportunities and maintaining our top-notch reputation for thought-leadership and research. The experience and educational philosophies of our faculty members will contribute significantly to the texture of your Fisher experience, learning and growth. A partial list of faculty teaching in the program includes:

Tzachi Zach

MAcc Program Director;

Cynthia Turner

Asst. Dean and Chief Diversity Officer;
EY Faculty Fellow

Darren Roulstone

John W. Berry, Sr. Fund for Faculty Excellence Professor of Accounting

Matthew Hunter

Senior Lecturer

Brian Mittendorf

H.P. Wolfe Chair in Accounting

Laura Feustel

Senior Lecturer

Kurt Gee

Associate Professor

Patrick Kielty

Assistant Professor

Waleed Muhanna


David Trimm

Senior Lecturer

Marissa Nelson

Senior Lecturer

Carlos Corona

Associate Professor

Brian Izzo

Senior Lecturer




The primary purpose of the Master of Accounting program is to prepare its students for lifelong learning and rewarding careers. The STEM-designated MAcc program’s learning philosophy emphasizes fundamental accounting concepts, theories, data analytics, and skills, which students can apply to a wide variety of problem situations throughout their careers.

Data and Analytics in the MAcc program

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 an 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.

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CPA Examination

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 (See Ohio Administrative Code Rule 4701-3-03 (E)). If you wish to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam in a state other than Ohio, view Professional Licensure & Certification Disclosures for On-campus Programs.

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 ZachProfessor 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.

View Professor Tzachi Zach's profile page

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