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 Master of Business Administration (MBA) online program at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.
Admission to the Lindner College of Business 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.
GMAT/GRE score or an approved waiver. You may be eligible for an entrance exam waiver if you:
Unsure if you need to take the GMAT or GRE? Please give us a call at 833-556-7877, and we can help you.
Two letters of recommendation. Please note that the name, mailing address 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.
Please note that any submitted test scores will be considered regardless of waiver eligibility.
Applicants seeking a GMAT/GRE waiver should request consideration before submitting a test score.
Please note that applicants do not need to send official copies until accepted into the program. Unofficial school transcripts are required upon time of application, including University of Cincinnati transcripts. Additional information is available at
*Accepted applicants are required to send official transcripts to:
Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627
Note: University of Cincinnati transcripts (unofficial and official) will need to be submitted as part of the application process.
An official TOEFL/IELTS is also required for all international applicants.
The GMAT/GRE is required for the MBA program; however, waivers are available. Factors determining eligibility are listed below.
We highly recommend applying to your program of choice before taking the GMAT/GRE or sending us your scores.
You may be eligible for an entrance exam waiver if you:
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 online MBA is a true 100% online program with no travel requirement to graduate with your degree.
We do offer in-person experiences to our online MBA students to enhance your learning experience. These opportunities integrate with our on-campus MBA program and include global immersion experiences, on-campus programs and career fairs.
For more information on what in-person opportunities are available to you, please contact your advisor.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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