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.

Leading co-op business school

Since University of Cincinnati educator Herman Schneider's invention of co-op 1906, UC has grown to be the No. 1 for co-op among public universitiesstanding at No. 4 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 rankings, continuing its historical placement of Top 5 co-op programs in the country.

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Co-op empowers students to explore career options, while building their professional skills, resumes and networks through multiple paid, professional work experiences related to the student’s area of study. Lindner is proud to further this powerful tradition, with more than 8,000 co-ops completed since 2017.

2022-23 by the numbers:

  • 653 co-ops completed
  • $7.4 million in student earnings
  • 605 co-op employers
  • 183 students retained at same company for future co-op
In 10 weeks, I was able to gain an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing paid media realm through strategic analyses and interactions with industry-leading brands such as TikTok, Snapchat and Twitter. This experience has set the bar as I move forward in my personal and professional journey.

Joshua Moore, BBA ’23 (above), on his co-op experience as a digital marketing analyst at Red Ventures

Your next new hire

Flexibility underlies Lindner’s innovative approach to co-op, balancing the needs of the modern business student with real employer needs. Full-time, part-time, any-time, remote or hybrid, we match the needs of top employers with the skills and interests of top talent.

Businesses of all sizes across all industries expand their workforce at different rates. If you're not looking to hire, consider connecting with one of Lindner's 10 centers and institutes to solve a business problem through a capstone class or project-based learning activity, providing meaningful professional development for your current employees, or exploring other events and programs.

Problem Solve with Us

Tap into UC’s talent pipeline or discover ways you can partner with Lindner to grow your business.

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UC grad harnesses education to support women entrepreneurs

July 17, 2023

Most small business owners struggle to navigate the long and winding road to success, especially entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities. Yet, while an increasing number of banks and nonprofits are creating small business assistance programs, they need help identifying the professionals who could use their support.

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