Why Cincinnati?


Cincinnati is a hub of innovation that attracts top business talent from all over the world. The Carl H. Lindner College of Business not only understands the way business moves, but we shape its direction through educating future business problem solvers. Our nationally ranked academic programs, world-class faculty and career advisors will help you turn this global business community into your personal network and a launch pad for all of your ambitions.

A Fortune 500 city

Cincinnati is a thriving commercial center that lives and breathes business. The city is home to the headquarters of seven Fortune 500 companies, with more Fortune 500 companies per capita than New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Boston. For four successive years, Cincinnati has been ranked as the top city for recent college graduates.

In addition to established organizations like Procter & Gamble, The Kroger Company and Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati is also the home of one of America's most vibrant start-up ecosystems, with nearly $100 million invested in venture capital alone.

Big city opportunities, small town atmosphere

As a center of commerce for a region of over two million people, Cincinnati delivers a big-city atmosphere mixed with welcoming, small-town amenities. Our ample entertainment and recreational options have us slotted as one of America’s “most fun” cities.

Cincinnati is also a friendly and inclusive city, with the Human Rights Campaign giving us a perfect rating on its Municipal Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusiveness scorecard. We also rank among the nation's best cities for raising a family.

The University

Home to nearly 48,000 students, the University of Cincinnati is a thriving, top-35 research institution that delivers academic excellence with an emphasis on experiential learning and real-world value. Our campus combines traditional and modern architecture, a vibrant and healthy social culture, cutting-edge facilities, and prolific green space, all in an vibrant urban setting just minutes from downtown.

As one of the most ambitious construction projects ever undertaken by the university, the Carl H. Lindner College of Business opened the doors to its state-of-the-art, 225,000-square-foot facility in fall 2019, firmly positioning Lindner among the nation's best business schools.