Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan

Our Mission

To build and nurture learning partnerships that foster sustainable enterprises and careers. Collaborations with alumni, business, educational and community partners, and across disciplines, are central to our efforts. This partnership focus helps ensure that our interwoven teaching, research and service efforts add value and fuel ongoing innovation.

Teaching: Deliver academic programs that develop professionals capable of applying timely knowledge from business functions, of collaborating effectively across functions, disciplines and cultures, and of fostering organizational and personal growth.

Research: Conduct and communicate scholarly research to our academic fields, students and partners that expands global business knowledge and supports organizational growth. Further, we are committed to training other to conduct research that expands existing bodies of knowledge.

Service: Undertake outreach, support and development activities that enhance and extend our partnerships. Given our urban setting, we place particular emphasis on fueling economic development of Greater Cincinnati.

Our Vision

We will be a leading business college, a highly valued partner for business expertise and a catalyst for growth and development.

Core values provide a compass to guide us to the future. Our core values are:

Collaboration: We value shared decision-making, teamwork and partnerships.

Respect: We value the contributions of each individual and our relationship with others.

Inquiry: We value intellectual curiosity, creativity and rigor that enable life-long learning.

Knowledge Creation: We value research and its translation for students, business and scholarly communities.

Our Strategic Plan

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business strategic plan guides the college toward its vision to deliver a top-rated education to our students and value-added service to our business community.

All people benefit from the creation, understanding and dissemination of knowledge. That concept lies at the core of the university’s—and college’s—mission and vision. The mission is centered on people in a variety of manifestations. We are committed to:

Transforming lives through sedicated student support via customized academic and career services advising, and rich business community relations through strategically focused centers—in critical areas such as economic development, family business, entrepreneurship, real estate and sales—that fuel business growth.

Transforming education through experiential education that provides hands-on learning, particularly around such themes as leadership, innovation, and globalization. These experiences are integrated, flowing from a comprehensive first-year experience, through mid-collegiate professionalism to students’ capstone.

Transforming knowledge through leading-edge research within and across disciplines that stimulates innovation and compels action across industries and in local, regional and international business communities.