Overview

Applicants
213
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.50
Years Work Experience
4.25
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
620 - 690
GPA
3.06 - 3.8

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
January 1

Regular Application Deadline
August 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 1

Round 1
January 1

Round 2
March 15

Round 3
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
105

96
Full-time
30
Female
14
Underrepresented Minorities
4
Part-time


Students Say

Part of the University of Cincinnati business behemoth, the Carl H. Lindner College of Business MBA Program is "equally flexible as it is respected," offering both a part-time (completed in as little as 18 months) and a full-time option (completed in as little as twelve months), with classes held at its Clifton Heights and Blue Ash campuses, as well as online. The "affordable" school will even waive foundational courses if a student has an undergraduate business degree. "I needed a program that could adapt to my unpredictable work schedule while still challenging me as well as being known beyond this region," says a student.

The program focuses "heavily on project-team based work and less on outdated traditional classroom instruction/testing." "[It] has challenged me to think out of the box and I have gained a great deal of respect for the school and its faculty in the past year," says a student. Professors are "loaded with experience" and a "passion to teach" and "can relate that knowledge in class." All classes are put online as podcasts, which "is great if you have to work late or are traveling," and the school also uses programs like Aplia and Connect to supplement lectures.

The school administration is "always looking to grow and adapt to the changing economy. They're focused on building for the future." "At the end of the day you can find good people who will help you get what you need," says one student. The school is "very accommodating" to working professionals' schedules, and "encourages students to be creative and find creative ways to challenge ourselves and change our communities." "As an MBA student at UC, I feel like I am an important part of the program. My ideas are heard; I am connected with my fellow students and faculty," says a student. "I was very skeptical at first but now I've realized what a brilliant business school it really is, and how relevant the courses are," says another.


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Real Estate
RN/MBA - Dual Degree
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Economics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Taxation

Certificate Programs

Business Foundations
Corporate Finance
Corporate Taxation
Data Analytics
Data Science
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Policy & Regulation
Human Resources
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Operations
Real Estate
Taxation

Center for Research

Economics
Entrepeneurship
Marketing
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$72,856
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
83%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
46%
Graduate Facilitated
36%
Unknown
18%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

21%
Marketing
21%
Finance/Accounting
21%
Other
10%
Operations/Logistics
8%
Consulting
8%
General Management
8%
Human Resources
5%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

85%
Midwest
5%
West
2%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
Northeast
2%
South
2%
Southwest

Students Say

Students do wish that the UC name were a little further out there, in terms of getting recruiters to come to campus. "UC's business college sometimes seems to be like a well- kept secret," says one. Recent strides have been made in bringing top tier companies to campus. The university does a decent job of accessing "a great network of companies to interact with students and provide career opportunities." The school is fortunate to be located in a city with several Fortune 500-headquartered companies, so "the learning and employment opportunities are great."

Top employers hiring graduates are Proctor & Gamble, Google, IBM, Kroger, and KPMG.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 21% $55,000 $63,286 $48,500 $90,000
Marketing / Sales 21% $57,500 $56,500 $46,000 $65,000
Other 21% $75,000 $125,853 $70,000 $283,410
Operations / Logistics 10% $60,000 $57,833 $51,000 $62,500
Consulting 8% $65,000 $65,167 $55,500 $75,000
Human Resources 8%
General Management 8%
Information Technology 5%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 21% $51,000 $55,300 $48,500 $75,000
Consulting 15% $62,500 $60,917 $55,000 $65,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 15% $85,000 $123,353 $40,000 $283,410
Technology 15% $70,000 $66,667 $55,000 $75,000
Manufacturing 13% $61,250 $62,750 $46,000 $82,500
Other 10%
Consumer Products 3%
Real Estate 3%

Prominent Alumni

Paul Polman
CEO, Unilever

John F. Barrett
President & CEO, Western & Southern Financial Group

Myron E. Ullman, III
CEO, JCPenney

Oscar Robertson
Hall of Famer, Voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History

Carl Lindner III
CEO, American Financial Group

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$12,326

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$6,941

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
63%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
58%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
87%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
80%

New Students Receiving Loans
20%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$28,920
Tuition (Out-State)
$40,677
Fees (In-State)
$2,517
Fees (Out-State)
$2,517

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$806
Tuition (Out-State)
$806
Fees (In-State)
$84
Fees (Out-State)
$84

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$19,000
Academic Expenses
$4,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
218
Part Time
63%

In State
90.0%
Out of State
10.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

13.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
35.00%
International

34% female
66% male

Campus Life

Students Say

"Parking is easy" and the "beautiful" campus is small enough that you "don't ever feel rushed." The MBA students are "instantly put into groups that we meet with outside of class, led by a faculty member," so all students are connected to one another, and "are willing to give you a hand if you have questions or help work together through a particular topic."

Students in the evening classes "have a little more age and more experience in the field." There are many clubs to help students relieve stress and have fun on and off campus, regardless of age, and everyone "is always doing something" whether it's "going to the school's sports games, hanging out in the courtyard, [or] just having fun." A great deal of UC students are commuters, and quite a few also attended the university for undergrad.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jason Dickman
Director, Admissions

Address
Carl H. Lindner Hall, Suite 606
P.O. Box 210020
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0020
United States

Phone
513-556-7024

Fax
513-558-7006

Email
graduate@uc.edu


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