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Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

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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