Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Since 1906, we have placed students at the forefront of business by harnessing the power of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio and its community.

As part of a thriving top-25 research university in a city with eight Fortune 500 companies, the Lindner College of Business delivers academic excellence with an emphasis on experiential learning in a multi-disciplinary environment, adding real-world value to students and the communities they serve.

The college enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and 700 graduate students and provides them with unique opportunities to build professional experience, cultural competency and leadership skills through co-operative education, internships, field-study research and cross-disciplinary studios.

In living and breathing this promise everyday, we provide an education students can’t get anywhere else.

Our Mission

To build and nurture learning partnerships that foster sustainable enterprises and careers. Collaborations with alumni, business, educational and community partners, and across disciplines, are central to our efforts. This partnership focus helps ensure that our interwoven teaching, research and service efforts add value and fuel ongoing innovation.

Teaching: Deliver academic programs that develop professionals capable of applying timely knowledge from business functions, of collaborating effectively across functions, disciplines and cultures, and of fostering organizational and personal growth.

Research: Conduct and communicate scholarly research to our academic fields, students and partners that expands global business knowledge and supports organizational growth. Further, we are committed to training other to conduct research that expands existing bodies of knowledge.

Service: Undertake outreach, support and development activities that enhance and extend our partnerships. Given our urban setting, we place particular emphasis on fueling economic development of Greater Cincinnati.

Our Vision

We will be a leading business college, a highly valued partner for business expertise and a catalyst for growth and development.

Core values provide a compass to guide us to the future. Our core values are:

Collaboration — We value shared decision-making, teamwork and partnerships.

Respect — We value the contributions of each individual and our relationship with others.

Inquiry — We value intellectual curiosity, creativity and rigor that enable life-long learning.

Knowledge Creation — We value research and its translation for students, business and scholarly communities.

History of the College

The College of Business dates back to 1906, when the Cincinnati College of Finance, Commerce and Accounts was established. In 1912, the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees took over the college and established the College of Commerce as an integral part of the university. In 1919, the College of Commerce was merged with the College of Engineering to form the College of Engineering Commerce. In 1946, the college resumed operation as a separate entity, the College of Business, and offered its own baccalaureate. Twelve years later, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program was started, in 1966 the PhD program was added, and in 1978, a Master of Science (MS) program began.

1906

  • College of Finance, Commerce & Accounts established
  • Inaugural Business Co-op student

1912

  • College of Commerce establish
  • Frederick Hicks is appointed Dean

1919

Accreditation is awarded by AACSB

1946

  • College of Business Administration established
  • Francis H. Bird appointed Dean

1958

  • Inaugural MBA class
  • Kenneth Wilson appointed Dean

1966

Inaugural PhD class

1972

  • Albert J. Simone is appointed Dean
  • Management Development Program (Executive Education) established
  • Charter member of Small Business Institute Program

1976

Inaugural MS class

1979

Inaugural UC Executive Program (UCEP) class

1981

  • Real Estate Center established
  • Inaugural Joint MBA (JD/MBA) offered

1983

  • E. Leonard Arnoff is appointed Dean
  • Inaugural Faculty Service Award – Harold J. Grilliot Faculty Award

1986

Carl H. Lindner Hall is built

1988

Jerome E. Schnee is appointed Dean

1989

Goering Center for Family and Private Business established

1991

Inaugural Faculty Teaching Award – Michael L. Dean EXCEL Award

1993

  • Center for Productivity Improvement established
  • CoB welcomed inaugural international class from Nantes, France

1994

Frederick A. Russ appointed Dean

1995

Michael J. Magazine named first Ohio Eminent Scholar in Business

1997

  • Inaugural Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS class
  • Inaugural undergraduate CoB study-abroad class – Nantes, France
  • UC Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research established

1998

  • Inaugural off-campus MBA class – Blue Ash
  • Inaugural master's CoB study-abroad class – Toulouse, France

1999

  • Economics Center for Education and Research joined CoB
  • Inaugural Staff Service Award – Phyllis Trosper Service Excellence Award

2000

CoB Faculty research ranked Top 40 – Academy of Management Journal

2001

Cleveland Foundation grant awarded for first distance-learning

2002

First video conference-enabled MBA Program first offered – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

2003

  • Inaugural Project Fast Track – freshman experiential learning model
  • CoB ranked Top-Tier Entrepreneurial College – Entrepreneur Magazine

2004

Inaugural Business Scholars class

2005

  • Inaugural BBA EXTEND class
  • Will McIntosh appointed Dean

2007

  • Marianne Lewis named Director of the Kolodzik Business Scholars program
  • 10th Anniversary Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program
  • 10th Anniversary of the Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research
  • 30th Anniversary of the Economics Center for Education & Research

2008

  • Named Top 25 undergraduate Entrepreneurship program by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine
  • Master's students took home the top prize in the ACG Cincinnati Cup case competition

2009

  • Ranked by BusinessWeek among the top 100 in undergraduate business programs
  • Ranked by BusinessWeek in the top 10 for our undergraduate accounting program
  • Noted by The Princeton Review as one of the best 301 business schools in the 2010 edition
  • Master's students took home the top prize in the ACG Cincinnati Cup case competition for the second year in a row

2010

  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top 100 MBA for both the full- (71st) and part-time (83rd) programs
  • Noted by The Princeton Review as one of the best 300 business schools in the 2011 edition

2011

  • Named the Carl H. Lindner College of Business in honor of Carl H. Lindner, Jr. for his extraordinary support of the university and his legacy of entrepreneurship and excellence in business
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 MBA programs for financial value upon graduation (ROI) out of 437 business schools across the nation
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top 100 MBA for both the full- (75th) and part-time (93rd) programs
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report at 115th among the 386 recognized undergraduate business programs
  • Ranked by BusinessWeek among the top 100 in undergraduate business programs
  • Noted by The Princeton Review as one of the best 294 business schools in the 2012 edition
  • Master's students took home the top prize in this M&A case competition for the third time in the cup's four-year history

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MSc

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months August 2017 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Business Analytics program provides our students with expertise in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. [+]

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Business Analytics program provides our students with expertise in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. That’s one of the many reasons why the University of Cincinnati MS in Business Analytics has been ranked among the Top 10 business analytics programs in the United States and why many of our graduates are working as business analysts and data scientists at world-leading companies such as Google, Disney, Procter & Gamble and Facebook. Our data analytics students work on real-world projects as they learn the skills necessary to succeed in data visualization, statistical modeling, data mining, optimization, and simulation in order to proficiently analyze large datasets and generate actionable insights. As part of our continual focus on the real-world application of classroom learnings, corporate partners visit the University of Cincinnati campus each week to present seminars to, recruit and/or interview our Master of Science in Business Analytics students. The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Business Analytics program may be completed as either a full-time student or as a part-time student and can be completed in as few as nine months. This program is STEM designated. Program Highlights The MS Business Analytics program begins in late August and full-time students can complete the program in as little as nine months (two semesters), though 12 months is more common. Part-time students are welcome and accommodated by late-afternoon, evening, and Saturday class times. On Campus Employer Seminars and Recruiting: Almost every week, throughout the school year, major employers seeking analytics and technical talent, will present a seminar, recruit, or interview MS Business Analytics students. A few of the presenting companies include Tata Consultancy Services, Great American Insurance, GE Digital, Teradata, PWC, DMI, 84.51, and Fifth Third Bank. The program features an outstanding nationally ranked and world class faculty who conduct advanced analytics research. Textbooks authored by UC business analytics faculty are used at more than 400 different institutions including U of Arizona, NC State, Johns Hopkins, Purdue U, Indiana U, New York University, Ohio State, U of Michigan, Notre Dame, U of Texas, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, UCLA, USC, and Wash U in St Louis. Students benefit from the corporate/academic partnership with The Center for Business Analytics which provides real world data analytics experience and career opportunities for students, and promotes industry leadership and research to advance the field of business analytics. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships and assistantships, and is awarded on a competitive basis. The MS - Business Analytics program is recognized as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. STEM Education Coalition Photo credit: Ofer Wolberger/BRANSCH INC. [-]

Master of Science in Finance

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 semesters September 2016 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Finance program was recently ranked the No. 7 best, most affordable program in the United States. [+]

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Finance program was recently ranked the No. 7 best, most affordable program in the United States. Our MS Finance program provides students with comprehensive training in both the theory and application of financial concepts so they can build their core competencies, hone the relevant skills necessary to succeed in the workforce and prepare for professional certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM). Recent University of Cincinnati MS Finance graduates have been hired by many of the world’s most respected companies, including Alibaba, Citibank, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson and KPMG and work in a variety of fields ranging from investment banking and risk management to corporate finance and wealth management to portfolio management and real estate development. The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Finance program may be completed as either a full-time student or as a part-time student and can be completed in as few as nine months. All students are considered for merit-based scholarships and have the opportunity to participate in paid internships and study abroad programs. This program is STEM designated and international students qualify for the STEM OPT extension. Program Highlights Program can be completed in as few as two semesters of full-time study or five (5) semesters as a part-time student Specialize your degree in four focus areas: Corporate Finance, Investments, Risk Management and Real Estate Lindner Master of Science in Finance ranked No. 7 in the nation (No. 4 among public institutions) among the best, most affordable programs in the nation by Master of Finance Degrees Merit-based scholarships are available Study abroad opportunity Opportunities for paid internships Curriculum helps prepare students for the Level 1 CFA exam Photo credit: Ofer Wolberger/BRANSCH INC. [-]

Master of Science in Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2016 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The University of Cincinnati <strong>Master of Science in Information Systems</strong> program combines core business knowledge with Information Systems-focused technical courses and real-world experience. [+]

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Information Systems program combines core business knowledge with Information Systems-focused technical courses and real-world experience. Our MS in Information Systems program is renowned for its strengths in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence, Database Design and Modeling and Project Management. University of Cincinnati MS IS students benefit from our program’s ongoing partnerships with a myriad of leading companies. As part of our continual focus on the real-world application of classroom learnings, corporate partners visit the University of Cincinnati campus each week to present seminars to, recruit and/or interview our Information Systems students. As a result, in most years, 100% of our MS IS students are employed upon graduation with many of them working at the world’s most respected companies such as Google, Microsoft, Accenture, Yahoo!, and Procter & Gamble. The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Information Systems program may be completed as either a full-time student or as a part-time student. The full-time program can be completed in as few as 15 months and includes a required six month internship. This program is STEM designated. Program Highlights A flexible innovative curriculum accommodates students with diverse educational backgrounds and work experiences. The program is known for its strengths in the areas of ERP, Business Intelligence, Database Design and Modeling, and Project Management. The full-time academic program can be completed in two semesters with remaining courses completed during the six month paid internship (coop) period. Flexible class options accommodate working and part-time students. On Campus Employer Seminars and Recruiting: Almost every week, throughout the school year, major employers seeking analytics and technical talent, will present a seminar, recruit, or interview MS Information Systems students. The MS-IS faculty conducts leading edge research and have extensive experience in both industry and academia. The faculty leverage their expertise to offer practical, leading edge courses that are designed to put students two steps ahead of the competition Many MSIS students earn a Data Analytics Certificate or an ERP Graduate Certifcate. Students can also choose to pursue an MBA in addition to an MSIS degree. To ensure students have access to the latest technology and the best job opportunities, the program has close ties with the local business community and technology partnerships with major Information Systems vendors and solution-providers. Prerequisites and Courses Program Prerequisites: Any undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3 or higher. Program Core Courses: The MS Information Systems core curriculum focuses on business and information technology skills and includes courses in project management, ERP, systems analysis, business intelligence, database management, and web development. Internship: The MSIS program is a pioneer among graduate Information Systems programs and requires every full time student to do a minimum six month paid internship (depends on employer) before graduation Photo credit: Ofer Wolberger/BRANSCH INC. [-]

Master of Science in Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 9 months September 2016 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Marketing program provides our students with the skills, knowledge and behaviors needed to become world-class marketers. [+]

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Marketing program provides our students with the skills, knowledge and behaviors needed to become world-class marketers. As the city of Cincinnati is home to Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Macy’s and the birthplace of brand management, our MS Marketing program offers students the truly unique opportunity to learn from the world’s top marketers and to work on real-world projects for leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. The University of Cincinnati MS Marketing faculty are world-renown thinkers in the fields of consumer behavior and market insights and will challenge you to reach new levels of marketing expertise in areas ranging from quantitative and qualitative research to branding and advertising to marketing strategy and innovation. The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Marketing program may be completed as either a full-time student or as a part-time student. This program can be completed in as few as nine months. Gain a Competitive Advantage The MS-Marketing program has been developed to provide students with an innovative and specialized academic curriculum offering both breadth and depth of coverage in Marketing. Students will receive in-depth training and experience in all areas of Marketing, including: - Branding - Strategy - Market Research - Buyer Behavior - Product Management - International Issues Photo credit: Ofer Wolberger/BRANSCH INC. [-]

Master of Science in Taxation

Online Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The Master of Science in Taxation is designed for students pursuing a specialized degree in the area of taxation. [+]

The Master of Science in Taxation is designed for students pursuing a specialized degree in the area of taxation. The Master of Science in Taxation Accelerated option allows students to complete the same coursework in 12 months in order to become CPA-exam eligible. The programs consist of 16 semester hours of required tax courses that span topics related to corporate, individual and other entity structures. This foundation well prepares the student for general matters addressed by the tax professional. Students are required to complete 14 semester hours of electives for a total of 30 required semester hours to satisfy degree requirements. Electives include Partnership Taxation, Accounting Methods & Procedures and Estate & Gift Taxation, to name a few. Degree requirements also include a Research Capstone course that encompasses four one credit hour courses. The capstone course introduces the student to research and provides the student with the opportunity to develop research skills in a progressively more challenging series of courses encompassing all aspects learned during the course of the MS Tax/MS Tax Accelerated Programs. The Capstone Course is intended to showcase the students' mastery of tax research and technical knowledge learned throughout the program. Students will gain the skills and experience necessary to complete well written professional research papers on a variety of tax topics covered during the programs in a deadline oriented environment that will mimic the experience the student will encounter in a real-world tax research setting. All courses are available online, allowing students to complete the MS in Taxation/MS in Taxation Accelerated entirely off campus. There are no minimum campus visit requirements for these programs, so students can more easily manage work, life, academic and career obligations. Students with an undergraduate degree in a non-business related field also are required to complete Business Basic Knowledge (BBK's) courses. This series consists of a total of 8 semester hours and includes 5 semester hours of required Accounting, Finance and Business Analytics courses, as well as the choice of electives in Economics, Management/Marketing and a second course in Business Analytics. Photo credit: Ofer Wolberger/BRANSCH INC. [-]

Masters of Science in Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 9 months September 2016 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The University of Cincinnati <strong>Master of Science in Accounting</strong> is designed from the ground up to maximize the probability that our students pass their CPA exam on their first attempt. [+]

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting is designed from the ground up to maximize the probability that our students pass their CPA exam on their first attempt. Although only 30 accounting hours are required to take the CPA exam, the exam covers advanced content that is not taught in most undergraduate programs. The University of Cincinnati MS Accounting program is specifically designed to cover all of the material typically tested by the CPA exam. Graduates of the UC Lindner College of Business’ MS Accounting program are qualified to sit for not only the State of Ohio CPA exam, but also the CPA test proctored in most other states as well. While the University of Cincinnati MS Accounting program also provides our students with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the workplace once they have successfully passed the CPA exam. That’s one of the many reasons why the Public Accounting Report ranked the University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting the No. 8 program in the United States. The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Accounting program may be completed as either a full-time student or as a part-time student and can be completed in as few as nine months. Program Highlights Ranked No. 8 in the country among accounting programs with 15 or fewer full-time faculty by Public Accounting Report Students can complete the program in as little as nine months with full-time and part-time program options Students are hired by many of the world’s most respected companies such as Kroger, Fifth Third Bank, Caterpillar, EY and KPMG Satisfies the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam The nation’s top five accounting firms all have a significant Cincinnati presence Domestic graduates enjoy a 100% placement record Photo credit: Ofer Wolberger/BRANSCH INC. [-]

MA

Master of Arts in Human Resources

Campus Full time Part time 9 months September 2016 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The University of Cincinnati Master of Arts in Human Resources prepares students for leadership roles in managing people and building employee capabilities. [+]

The University of Cincinnati Master of Arts in Human Resources prepares students for leadership roles in managing people and building employee capabilities. As human capital is increasingly being recognized as a potential competitive advantage, leading firms are focusing more and more on talent acquisition and development, leadership training, and culture shaping. The University of Cincinnati MAHR program is taught by both full-time faculty and experienced industry professionals and includes both human resources and business administration courses in its curriculum as the HR professionals of tomorrow need to be able to effectively communicate with their colleagues in functional areas such as finance, marketing and accounting in order to best understand their human resource needs and translate them into action. The University of Cincinnati Master of Arts in Human Resources program may be completed as either a full-time student or as a part-time student and can be completed in as few as nine months. Photo credit: Ofer Wolberger/BRANSCH INC. [-]

Masters of Arts in Applied Economics

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2016 USA Cincinnati + 1 more

The University of Cincinnati Master of Arts in Applied Economics is ranked as one of the Top Ten Applied Economics programs in the United States. One of the key reasons why is the program’s history of stellar job placement. [+]

The University of Cincinnati Master of Arts in Applied Economics is ranked as one of the Top Ten Applied Economics programs in the United States. One of the key reasons why is the program’s history of stellar job placement. Over the past five years, more than half of our MA in Applied Economics students accepted a full-time position before graduation. Moreover, our graduates earn an average starting salary in excess of $65,000 and are hired by many of the country’s most respected companies, including J.P. Morgan, Nielsen and Procter & Gamble. During the University of Cincinnati Applied Economics program, our students master how to build models based on economic principles and how to best apply data analysis to estimate, test, interpret and explain these models. Our students are also provided with the opportunities to earn a SAS programmer certification and to engage in paid research or internships while in school. During the summer, Applied Economics students also have the opportunity to student abroad in Norway at no additional cost. The University of Cincinnati Master of Arts in Applied Economics program may be completed as either a full-time student or as a part-time student and can be completed in less than one year. Merit-based scholarships are available for qualified students. This program is STEM designated. Program Highlights Excellent job placement record with support from our Career Services team Merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 Complete the program in one year; evening courses available Hands on research experience in partnership with UC Economics Center Named one of the nation's Top 10 programs by Education Portal Augment your degree with an SAS certification Opportunity to study abroad at the Norwegian School of Economics STEM discipline recognition for International students Photo credit: Ofer Wolberger/BRANSCH INC. [-]

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Contact

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Address Campus Green Drive 2925
Cincinnati 45221, United States
Website http://business.uc.edu/
Phone +1 513-556-7002