Back to Business

Back to Business is an inexpensive and cost-deferred learning opportunity for business professionals who have been disadvantaged by the recent economic slump.

With courses delivered in a flexible and focused format, the program offers recently-displaced middle-level managers the opportunity to update their knowledge and skills.

Our instructors have a track record of excellence in the classroom and in developing state-of-the-art knowledge in their respective fields.

All instructors provide this service pro bono as community service.

Expand your professional credentials with Back to Business, and reenter the business world with renewed confidence.

This program is funded by grants from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business and the UC Alumni Association, as well as an anonymous gift from a generous corporate partner.


Admission for the Back to Business program is open to any industry professional with at least five years of experience and an undergraduate degree, regardless of field of study. Due to limited class size, admission to the program is selective and based on factors including communication skills and work experience. UC alumni will be given preference in the selection process. A complete application is required of all applicants. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to ensure consideration.

If accepted, registration in the program requires a $500 deposit. The deposit will be fully refunded upon successful completion of the program.

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Headshot of Amitabh Raturi, PhD

Amitabh Raturi, PhD

Professor, Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems

530 Carl H. Lindner Hall