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

Analytics Summit 2016
May 20, 2016

Sharonville Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH

This year the Summit will feature two recognized leaders in the field of analytics, Thornton May and Stuart Aiken, CEO 84.51.  In addition to the speakers there will be afternoon tracks focusing on retail analytics, healthcare analytics, supply chain analytics, and finance analytics.  Each track will have three presenters.


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.

>Ruth A. Seiple, MBA - George Barbour Award for Good Faculty-Student Relations

>Michael Magazine - Excellence in Service to Research Award

>Andrew Harrison - Michael L. Dean Excellence in Classroom Education & Learning Graduate Teaching Award

>Jamie Windeler - Harold J. Grilliot Award for Exemplary Service to Undergraduate Organizations

>Jeff Shaffer - Outstanding Adjunct Teaching in OBAIS Award

The Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems Department received a grant from P&G Funds Higher Education Grant Program to support a "Big Data Initiative" proposal.

Dungang Liu, Assistant Professor of Business Analytics, invited to present "Meta-Analysis of Drug Safety Studies" at the 3rd Annual Bayer Statistics Workshop.

Professor Yan Yu named "Stern Professor of Business Analytics"


Jeffrey Shaffer Data Visualization Instructor Tableau Zen Master

Jeffrey Shaffer Carl H. Lindner College of Business Adjunct Professor and Center for Business Analytics instructor nominated as a Tableau Zen Master.  Jeffrey teaches Data Visualization and Tableau classes. 

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.

Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems News

Top 20 Business Analytics Program
Bracketology at Lindner

*Ranking is based on undergraduate public institutions in the United States as ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, 2012.