About the Lindner College of Business

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business empowers business problem solvers to tackle the world’s challenges.

Our Mission

We fuel professional growth through our distinctive combination of academic and hands-on experiences: our problem-solving mindset, cooperative education, flexible pathways, inclusive community and vibrant, urban setting.

Leveraging the power of academic and inclusive excellence, we enable transformation by being:

  • Student Focused: We fuel student success, developing problem-solving capabilities to enhance our world, energize professional careers and foster lifelong learning.
  • Thought Leader Driven: We nurture impactful thought leadership, creating knowledge that pushes academic fields forward, inspires learning and informs practice.
  • Partner Powered: We provide a vibrant hub for expertise, talent and learning, forging valued partnerships that ensure our alumni, employers, city and institution thrive. 

Our Beliefs

Academic and inclusive excellence enable transformation.

  • Business insights and capabilities can help address the world’s greatest challenges.
  • Impactful thought leaders create knowledge that inspires change.
  • Solving problems requires diverse views, critical thinking and collaboration.
  • Learning occurs through both deep cognitive processing and hands-on doing.
  • Education fuels growth and opens opportunities, and should be accessible.

Our Vision

As a leading co-op business school, Lindner is the go-to source for business problem solvers.

Hear from Dean Lewis

Lindner Dean Marianne Lewis, PhD, details Lindner's distinctive, business problem-solving attributes on an episode of Lindner's podcast, Bearcats Mean Business.

Cincinnati: Our Home


Cincinnati is home to five Fortune 500 companies and lays claim to one of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in the nation, with nearly $100 million invested in venture capital alone. With a regional population of more than 2 million, Cincinnati delivers a big-city atmosphere mixed with welcoming, small-town amenities. Cincinnati’s thriving scene of professional opportunities, artistic inspiration and social energy is what fuels us to go above and beyond.

The University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business has been proudly Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1919.

Lindner provides business expertise through degree programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. View our AACSB Accreditation certificate.

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The value of AACSB accreditation is paramount. As the largest and longest-standing accrediting body for business schools, AACSB ensures schools deliver a high-quality education to their students by requiring accredited colleges to adhere to the highest standards and provide a continuously relevant business education to students.

AACSB accreditation signals to top faculty, students and employers in the world that our curriculum and educational experience is among the best of the best. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and only 15% of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB accreditation.

This recognition speaks to the caliber of our faculty scholarship, our high-quality classroom experience and meaningful interactions between students and faculty.