Your ambitions, personalized
At the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business, our passion is helping students like you find your passion. That’s why UC focuses on creating personalized education plans for each student. Designing your own curriculum is the first step toward turning your goals into realities. You can customize your UC experience with project-based courses, student abroad endeavors, case competitions, internships, and more.
Rankings to rave about
As part of a thriving top 25 research university in a city with nine Fortune 500 companies, UC’s Lindner College delivers academic excellence with an emphasis on experiential learning in a multidisciplinary environment, adding real-world value to students and the communities they serve.
The College’s full- and part-time MBA programs earned the highest three-year rankings jump of any program in the nation in U.S. News & World Report, with CEO magazine ranking the College’s online MBA program one of the Top 15 in North America.
Several of Lindner’s undergraduate programs are also nationally ranked, including our Marketing program, which Bloomberg Businessweek recently ranked #5 in the nation among public universities.
Top talent, top teachers
A key reason why so many of our programs are so highly ranked is our internationally renowned faculty, comprising both leading-edge thinkers from the business world and award-winning researchers.
Our professors don’t just teach from the textbooks—they write the textbooks. Perhaps that’s why terms they coin are added to Webster’s Dictionary, why their expertise is cited by national media outlets ranging from The New York Times and the Washington Post to ABC News and CBS Sports, and most importantly of all, why they routinely win both local and national teaching awards.
They’re not just programs, they’re opportunities
During your time at UC, you’ll have the opportunity to work full time through our internship and co-op programs. These opportunities are the perfect time to “test” out your major and discover what type of work you enjoy the most. Lindner students work locally, nationally, and even internationally with organizations like Under Armour, Goldman Sachs, Hershey, Tesla, Disney, and The Brandery.
Because many of our internship and co-op partners pay you real dollars—Lindner students who intern or co-op earn an average of $9,728 per semester—they will rightfully assign you real work (not just “busy work”). That real-world work experience will provide you with a huge competitive edge when you enter the job market. In fact, 83% of Lindner students obtain a full-time job within three months of graduation.
International business knowledge is more important today than ever before, and that’s why we offer our students the opportunity to travel to six different continents (sorry, we’re still working on Antarctica) to immerse themselves in local cultures and business communities.
Learn entrepreneurship in Dubai, operations in China, supply chain in Chile, and project management in the Czech Republic—Lindner’s dedicated international studies office makes it as easy as possible for you to venture across the globe. Today’s workplaces are tapestries woven together from varying genders, ethnicities, and cultures. That’s one reason why Lindner welcomes and promotes diversity in all its forms. Students from 40 different countries currently attend Lindner, and The Princeton Review ranked UC among the nation’s top 20 schools for diversity of student population.
At UC’s Lindner College of Business, it’s not just a degree—it’s your degree.
Hit the ground running
Design your major
Business Pathways is a freshman course that introduces you to every major offered within Lindner. Each week a guest speaker will share his or her real-world experiences with you. Those stories and question-and-answer sessions will really help you narrow down the list of business tracks that you do (and don’t) want to explore further.
With 12 majors and 15 minors to choose from, there are more than 150 degree combinations available, so there’s sure to be one that’s right for you.
As a Lindner student, you will have access to a wide array of career services, including:
• Career assessments
• Résumé critiques
• Career fairs
• Networking events
• Employer information sessions
• Online networking portal
• Job search strategies
• Professional workshops and events
• Weekly job announcements
• On-campus interviews
• Mock interviews
• Industry-specific panels
• Virtual interview system
Coaching and advising
Every student will be assigned a personal academic advisor and career coach to help you navigate your academic and professional experiences.
Your first-year family
On day one at Lindner, all freshmen are grouped into “learning communities” of approximately 25 students. Your learning community will soon become your “second family” because you will take the majority of your first-year classes together and throughout your freshman year.
Lindner welcomes more than 400 executives to campus each year for guest lectures and events. Every student can take advantage of these opportunities to meet business leaders and build your personal network.
TYPE OF SCHOOL: Urban public research campus world renowned for architectural diversity and beauty; ranked 35th among public universities by the National Science Foundation
STUDENTS: 44,000+ total students from 50 states and more than 110 countries
• Overall percentage of minority students: 21%
• Percentage of students of color in first-year baccalaureate class: 17%
• Percentage of first-generation students in first-year baccalaureate class: 21%
• Percentage of Pell-eligible students among first-year degree-seeking undergrads: 28%
STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO: 17:1
PROGRAMS: 350+ degree offerings
REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE & EARNINGS (Cooperative Education): Last year students earned a collective $65 million by alternating semesters spent in school with paid, professional work experiences related directly to their majors.
FINANCIAL AID: Multiple scholarships and other forms of support; the University provides close to $50 million annually to undergraduates in merit-, talent-, and need-based aid and scholarships. All told, the University administers close to $500 million in aid to all students in the form of federal, state, institutional, and private support.
COSTS Per academic year:
• Tuition, Ohio resident, undergrad: $11,000
• Tuition, out of state, undergrad: $26,334
• Tuition, Ohio resident, graduate: $14,468
• Tuition, out of state, graduate: $26,210
• Room and board: $10,964–$13,311 (depending on room type and occupancy)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Vary by program
UNDERGRADUATE PROFILE: Incoming first-year students on Uptown Campus boast, on average, an ACT score of 25.7, SAT score of 1163, and high school GPA of 3.58.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: Enrollment of international students is up 63% since 2009, due to focus on service, support, and retention. Retention of first-year, full-time international baccalaureate students is 93.5%. Independent International Student Barometer survey of students at 172 universities ranks UC in the top five “most welcoming” in the US.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1 is the Early Action deadline for admission to selective programs the subsequent fall. All applications received before the Early Action deadline are guaranteed to be reviewed. After December 1, programs with space continue to review applications on a rolling basis through March 1.