Mission & Vision

Our Mission

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

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 Cincinnati setting.

Leveraging the power of academic and inclusive excellence, we enable transformation that is:

  • 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. 


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 & opens opportunities, and should be accessible.

Our Vision

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