All individuals with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, regardless of field of study, are eligible to apply for admission to the nationally-ranked Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.
Admission to the Lindner College of Business online MBA program is selective and based on a combination of factors including academic and professional achievement, strong communication skills and a proven record of effective leadership. Applicants should have at least a B grade average (or equivalent) in undergraduate coursework, or otherwise give evidence of academic promise that is satisfactory to the admitting department.
Applications to the MBA online program are reviewed in a holistic manner that considers carefully all items of your application portfolio. Following review by the admissions committee, accepted applicants will receive notification if they have been fully or conditionally admitted to the program.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
NO GMAT REQUIRED
Two letters of recommendation. At least one should be a professional contact, and the other can be academic.
Please note that the name and email address of each recommender is required.
Statement of purpose essay explaining in less than 500 words how the Lindner MBA program will further your career goals.
Ensure your resume clearly lists the dates of any professional (ex: full-time role, internships, co-ops), volunteer, non-profit or any other leadership experiences. There is no formatting requirement, however, please review your resume for any grammar mistakes. It should be no longer than two pages. We recommend two years of work experience by the time you enter the MBA program. This may include co-op or internship experience.
The GMAT and GRE are not required for admission to the MBA program.
Applicants can submit scores to build a better picture for the admissions committee of their academic ability and aptitude.
All applications are considered holistically, with all aspects of the application carefully considered in the admissions process.
Unofficial school transcripts are required for the application, including University of Cincinnati transcripts.
* Once accepted, applicants will need to send official transcripts to [email protected] OR the following physical address:
Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627
Additional information is available at https://business.uc.edu/academics/admissions/mba.html or you can contact your Enrollment Services Advisor for additional guidance.
An official TOEFL/IELTS is required for all international applicants.
International applicants must also submit foreign transcripts for evaluation to an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES; www.naces.org).
The GMAT and GRE are optional for admission to the MBA.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
Yes, to walk across the stage for your graduation. (Just kidding, that is optional!)
The University of Cincinnati’s online programs are truly all online, requiring no on-campus visits. There are a few rare exceptions and those are noted on the program information pages.
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