MBA Full-Time

Why Get a Lindner MBA?

Transformation. That’s a big word. It would be nearly impossible to achieve this level of individual impact if we were a large school filled with large classes. But we’re not. We purposely limit our full-time MBA class size so we can give you and each of our students the personalized attention that everyone deserves.

  • You’ll be an integral part of an intimate classroom experience, interacting with world-renowned faculty that truly know your name. 
  • You’ll be able to customize your Lindner MBA experience, specializing in one of 20 different functional or cross-disciplinary areas ranging from Data Analytics to Entrepreneurship to Health Care Administration.
  • You’ll partner with your personal career coach — starting before you even arrive on campus -- to create and execute a plan based on your career goals and, designed to transition you from where you are today to where you want to be one year from now. 
  • You’ll engage with the Cincinnati business community, working to find solutions to real-world problems for some of the world’s leading companies. It won’t take you long to realize the many benefits of a strong MBA program that’s located three miles from the global headquarters of Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Macy’s and in a city that is home to more Fortune 500 companies per capita than New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Boston.

Intimate, Real-World, Customized Learning

At Lindner, each student receives the personalized support and guidance that a transformative MBA experience demands. This way, our world-renowned faculty will not only get to know you, but also become your mentors, advisors and advocates.  Just as importantly, your classmates will quickly evolve from your peers to your friends, and from your friends to your life-long supporters.
Our program is built around small group, team-based learning so you’ll be spending a lot of your days and nights with your fellow classmates. As a Lindner full-time MBA, you’ll spend an entire semester working with your teammates on a real-world capstone project for clients such as Fortune 500 leaders Kroger and Kellogg’s or emerging businesses Rhinegeist Brewery and Assurex Health. No matter who your client is, the experience you gain will prepare you to exceed your employer’s expectations in the interview room, on the job and beyond.

Finally, we know that everyone has a unique past and a distinct future, which is why you’re able to augment your MBA with a specialization in one of more than 20 unique areas. These specializations range from functional or industry focuses such as Marketing, Health Care Administration or Investment Management to cross-disciplinary areas such as Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship or International Business.

Program Duration

You can complete the full-time MBA in as little as 12 months with our accelerated program, or in as little as 16 months if you add an internship.


The UC MBA full-time curriculum consists of 36-48 semester hours. The complete curriculum can be reviewed here.

Top 35

Ranked one of the top 35 full-time public MBA programs in the country by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Top 10

Top 10 public MBA program rating by the nation's top recruiters in Bloomberg Businessweek.