U.S. News and World Report surveyed 437 business school graduate programs for their graduates' average starting salary and student debt accumulated in the country and UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business ranked 10th in lowest debt post graduation.
Dona Clary, director of graduate programs, said a lower tuition for Lindner College of Business graduate students compared to other universities coupled with a lower cost of living in Cincinnati helps facilitate a higher return on investment.
Bill Keating, BBA '76, MBA'76, JD '79, believes that taking classes at night helped prepare him for the workforce because he was learning with business professionals.
"We would be working on a case study in class, and students who worked for Procter & Gamble or the big banks would give their real-life experiences to the situation," Keating said. "Your peers can be as important to your education as your professors."