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

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems

The Lindner College of Business offers high quality, nationally recognized educational  programs in operations, business analytics and information systems (OBAIS) that few other public or private colleges can match.


Operations is about designing efficient and productive processes. Good operations management is at the core of any sustainable, thriving business - and can be the difference between losing market share and distinct competitive advantage.

In addition to our BBA Operations Management program, we also offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management (BSIM), one of very few programs of its type in the country.  The department also offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Business, Concentration in Operations, Business Analytics and/or Information Systems.

Business Analytics

There's a reason our Masters of Science in Business Analytics degree is ranked among the "Big Data Analytics Master's Degrees: 20 Top Programs" (InformationWeek) and is included as one of  “23 Great Schools with Master’s Programs in Data Science”. Students acquire the  analytics, data management, and business skills that are in high demand with employers.

Our graduates are highly recruited and  have taken positions at, eBay, PayPal, dunnhumbyUSA, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Morgan Stanley,  Procter & Gamble, Yahoo!, Walt Disney and many more.

An undergraduate minor in Business Analytics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business, Concentration in Operations, Business Analytics and/or Information Systems are also offered.

Lindner is also home to the UC Center for Business Analytics, an academic/corporate partnership, that connects students with member companies to provide experiential data analytics learning through class projects,  internships, and events.  There are currently 20 corporate partners of the Center.

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Information Systems

Students can earn Information Systems degrees at the undergraduate (BSIS), master's (MSIS), or Doctor of Philosophy in Business, Concentration in Operations, Business Analytics and/or Information Systems levels. Along with our core business curriculum that focus on business and information technology skills, students get hands-on experience with products from SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and Bluespring. Graduate students complete a six month paid internship before graduation.

Graduates of the program work at leading companies such as SAP, Citi, GE, Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, Convergys, HSBC and itelligence. Domestic graduate students in the IS program have a 100% job placement record.

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Graduate Certificate Programs

The Department offers various certificates that are either complementary to a MBA or MS degree or can be stand alone options to gain specialized knowledge of a business function in order to further a career and enhance a resume.  These include


Dr. Jim Albert, Professor of Statistics, Bowling Green State University will give two presentations on Friday November 18. 2016—in Lindner Hall and Swift Hall. All are welcome to attend both. Light refreshments will be served at the 3:30 talk.  Link to Abstracts

  • "Detecting Streakiness Using a Bayes Factor" 12:30-1:30 pm, Lindner Hall 608
  • "A Multilevel Bayesian Approach for Modeling the Time-to-Serve in Professional Tennis"   3:30-4:30 pm, Swift Hall 800


Yan Yu

Yan Yu's, Ph.D, Joseph S. Stern Professor of Business Analytics,  recent paper “Time-Varying Beta and the Value Premium: A Single-Index Varying-Coefficient Model Approach” co-authored with Hui Guo and CJ Wu, was accepted by the prestigiuos Journal of Financial Quantitative Analysis for publication.

Jaime Windeler Information systems

Jaime Windeler, Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the OBAIS Department, has several recent papers that have been selected for publication.

  • Windeler, J., Maruping, L., and Venkatesh, V. “Systems Development Risk Factors: The Role of Empowering Leadership in Lowering Developers’ Stress.” Information Systems Research. Forthcoming 2017. (5-year impact factor: 4.28*; AIS Basket Journal)
  • Venkatesh, V., Windeler, J., Bartol, K.M., and Williamson, I.O. “Person-organization and Person-job Fit Perceptions of New IT Employees: Work Outcomes and Gender Differences.” MIS Quarterly. Forthcoming 2017. (5-year impact factor: 8.16*; AIS Basket Journal)
  • Windeler, J., and Riemenschneider, C. (2016). “The Influence of Ethnicity on Organizational Commitment and Merit Pay of IT Workers: The Role of Leader Support.” Information Systems Journal. 26, 157-190. doi: 10.1111/isj.12058. (5-year impact factor: 2.79*; AIS Basket Journal)


Roger Chiang

Roger Chiang's,  Professor in the OBAIS Department, paper in MIS Quaterly  BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYTICS: FROM BIG DATA TO BIG IMPACT was recently ranked in the top 6 of most cited articles by Google Scholar and LinkedIn.

Teradata University Network 2016 Analytics Challenge: MSIS and MSBANA students selected as Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Finalist: Detecting Fraud Emails Using Text Analytics Techniques
Members: Chaithanya Samudrala (MSIS), Pratap Krishnan (MSBANA)
Advisors: Jay Shan, Andrew Harrison

Honorable Mention: A Novel Approach for Using Data Mining to Support a Strategic Benchmarking Study
Members: John Ernst (MSIS), Ian Johnson (MSIS), Aaron Lawson (MSIS), Xu Zhang (MSIS)
Advisor: Jay Shan


Congratulations to Team DataCats, composed of undergraduate students Adam Reichert, Brady Ramsaur, Ben Nolan, Cassandra Gleason and Yianni Kanellopoulos, who were awarded one of three top prizes at DataFest 2016 held at Miami University.

Textbooks authored by UC faculty
in the OBAIS Department 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.