Business Administration

What is Business Administration?

The business administration minor at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business presents an ideal option for students enrolled in non-business baccalaureate degree programs. This minor offers students with the opportunity to develop a strong business foundation that supports careers across varied professions and industries. Students studying in areas in the arts and sciences can develop professional distinction and enhance their resume with the business administration minor.

Individuals who are successful in business have the following attributes:

  • Quantitative proficiency
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Excellent oral, written and electronic communication capabilities
  • Leadership skills
  • Competence in decision-making
  • Capacity for teamwork

Career Possibilities

Students who are majoring in a non-business discipline can add value to their degree with a complementary business minor. Students with a major in the arts or sciences develop professional distinction and can enhance their resume with a general business minor. This credential helps students stand out in today's competitive job market.


UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Success in today’s business environment is primarily driven by who students are and how they act. Accordingly, Lindner offers an innovative approach to business education that we call PACE. The PACE framework allows students to create a customized roadmap for developing proficiency in Professionalism,  Academics, Character and Engagement to ensure they can successfully pursue the personal and professional goals they are passionate about.


  • Lindner’s real-world learning opportunities ensure that our students learn the professional communication skills they need to excel in today’s business environment.
  • Lindner’s Career Services team works with undergraduate students in developing resumes, learning interviewing techniques and obtaining the practical skills that fulfill the expectations of businesses.


  • Lindner students are distinct individuals with unique goals and interests, and that is why our curriculum ensures that students have a foundational understanding of the key business functions. The breadth of majors and minors allows students to add a second major or minor that will customize their education for added value. Students can augment in-class learning with co-operative education, internships and international study abroad experiences of their choosing.


  • Character means having the strength and conviction to both lead and work with teams made up of diverse social, cultural and economic viewpoints. Ethics seminars, global experiences and leadership opportunities prepare students to deal with philosophical questions that have become real-world dilemmas. Lindner business courses help students build these skills through hands-on, collaborative projects, often working with Cincinnati businesses.


  • Students’ lives and careers will be comprised of much more than just work. Community service, citizenship and organizational involvement are all key components of personal growth. In Lindner, students are encouraged to get involved in the things they care about via the 20-plus student organizations within the Lindner College of Business, the 300-plus organizations within the University of Cincinnati and ongoing partnerships with service organizations like the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

Admission Requirements

Current Lindner students may NOT add this minor to enhance their majors.

Non-Lindner students already pursuing a baccalaureate degree in any college at the University of Cincinnati can add the minor to their program as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • Have 30 earned semester credit hours
  • Have at least a 2.0 University GPA and be enrolled in a four-year degree granting program
  • Complete at least 50 percent of all minor coursework in the Lindner College of Business
  • Earn a 2.0 in minor courses to be certified with the minor.

To apply for the minor, non-Lindner students should visit the Lindner Programs Options site.

Students will be notified by email of their acceptance into the program and the process for registration in the Lindner classes required for the minor.

Graduation Requirements

Students who have been accepted to the minor will see the minor appear on their application for graduation. Students apply for graduation in the minor as they normally would for their bachelor’s degree.

Application Deadlines

Applications deadlines for the business minors follow the “application for change in college” dates.

Fall Semester – July 1                   

Spring Semester – November 1               

Summer Semester – March 1


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The UC Lindner College of Business has been accredited continuously since 1919 by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business colleges.

Quick Facts

Completion of Academic Minor Degree in Business Administration

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years


Uptown Campus West


Carl H. Lindner Hall, Suite 103
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0020
Phone: (513) 556-6392
Brian Fanelli