1 Carl H. Lindner College of Business Bulletin
3 Carl H. Lindner College of Business business.uc.edu Dear Students, Welcome to the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. Carl H. Lindner was the quintessential entrepreneur. He was resourceful and never-ending in his quest for greatness, and he had the amazing ability to see opportunities in the marketplace not evident to others. Here at the Lindner College of Business we continue to celebrate Mr. Lindner s spirit of entrepreneurship by continually creating new and collaborative academic programs. In addition to our world-class experiential learning opportunities (coops, internships, and international programs), we ve recently restructured our entire curriculum to focus on those qualities most needed to truly thrive in the business world: Professionalism, Academics, Character, and Engagement (PACE). The PACE program now serves as the foundation for all of our students educational experiences. From the first moment they step through our doors, freshmen are immediately exposed to the PACE curriculum via our unique Lindner Fast Track program. During the first semester of the Lindner Fast Track, freshmen teams are charged with attacking real-world business problems from world-leading organizations ranging from Procter & Gamble to Delta Air Lines to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During the spring semester, the focus of the Fast Track program shifts to the refinement of students business acumen while exploring the non-profit sector via our strong relationship with the United Way and its partner organizations. Students quickly gain hands-on knowledge of the effect they can have in their own community by applying their business skills to the challenges routinely faced by charitable organizations. Upon completing the freshman curriculum, students are able to fully personalize their academic plans by mixing and matching from our large variety of majors and minors to create a custom degree that will best match their individual needs and desires. Moreover, their personal learning plan can be further customized via co-operative educational programs, study abroad sessions, and field study projects. The unique combination of classroom and experiential learning offered by the Lindner College of Business provides our students with both the theoretical knowledge and real-world know how. It s one of many reasons why our students are sought by global business leaders both near (P&G, Kroger, GE Aviation, etc.) and far (Google, PricewatersCoopers, Wal-mart, etc.). The Lindner College of Business continually strives for excellence and integrity in everything that we do. That includes our choices of projects, faculty, and especially, our students. For that reason and many more, I d like to officially welcome you to our college and our community. Sincerely, David M. Szymanski, PhD Dean Administrative Offices David M. Szymanski, PhD, Dean, 102 Lindner Hall Vivek Choudhury, PhD, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, 102 Lindner Hall Marianne Lewis, PhD, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, 102 Lindner Hall B. J. Zirger, PhD, Associate Dean of On-Line Education, 102 Lindner Hall Stephen Rosfeld, Director, Development Office, 102 Lindner Hall Dona Clary, Director, Graduate Programs, 606 Lindner Hall Jenn Wiswell, Executive Director, Undergraduate Programs, 105 Lindner Hall Shannon Funk, Director, Information Technology, 207 Lindner Hall Gerald Von Deylen, Director, Business Affairs, 618 Lindner Hall Trent Hershenson, Director, College Relations, 205 Lindner Hall Kevin Hardy, Director, Career Services, 605 A Lindner Hall Department Heads Ralph Katerberg, PhD, Head, Management Department, 517 Lindner Hall Jeffery D. Camm, PhD, Head, Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems Department, 533 Lindner Hall Karen A. Machleit, PhD, Head, Marketing Department, 434 Lindner Hall Brian C. Hatch, PhD, Head, Finance Department, 419 Lindner Hall Robert K. Larson, PhD, Interim Head, Accounting Department, 303 Lindner Hall Nicolas Williams III, PhD, Interim Head, Economics Department, 333 Lindner Hall Program Directors F. Robert Dwyer, PhD, Academic Director, MBA Programs, 430 Lindner Hall Lawrence M. Gales, PhD, Academic Director, International Programs, 508 Lindner Hall Michael Neugent, MBA, Academic Director, MS Finance, 402 Lindner Hall Marianne Lewis, PhD, Academic Director, Kolodzik Business Scholars Program, 102 Lindner Hall Suzanne Masterson, PhD, Academic Director, Doctoral Programs, 517 Lindner Hall Robert S. Rokey, MBA, Academic Director, MS Information Systems, 330 Lindner Hall W. David Kelton, PhD, Academic Director, MS Business Analytics, 525 Lindner Hall Jeri B. Ricketts, PhD, Academic Director, Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program, 103 Lindner Hall
4 2 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Constance M. Cooper, PhD, Academic Director, The Business Fellows, 329 Lindner Hall Margaret P. Reed, PhD, CPA, Academic Director of Professional Accounting Programs, 319 Lindner Hall Drew Boyd, MBA, Academic Director, MS Marketing, 420 Lindner Hall Maureen J. Bruns, CPA, MBA, Academic Director, MS Tax, 306 Lindner Hall Debashas Pal, PhD, Academic Director, MA Applied Economics, 326 Lindner Hall Ruth Seiple, Academic Director, BS Industrial Management, 520 Lindner Hall Prof. Ginger Clark, Undergraduate Program Director, Accounting, 311 Lindner Hall Dr. David M. Brasington, Undergraduate Program Director, Economics, 328 Lindner Hall Dr. William M. Whitaker, Undergraduate Program Director. Finance, 409 Lindner Hall Prof. Ric Sweeney, Undergraduate Program Director, Marketing, 421 Lindner Hall Dr. Jane Sojka, Undergraduate Program Director, Sales, 410 Lindner Hall Dr. Tom Dalziel, Undergraduate Program Director, Entrepreneurship, 504 Lindner Hall Dr. Lawrence M. Gales, Undergraduate Program Director, International Business, 508 Lindner Hall Dr. Ed Winkofsky, Undergraduate Program Director, Business Analytics, 524 Lindner Hall Dr. Roger Chiang, Undergraduate Program Director, Information Systems, 514 Lindner Hall Centers Lawrence Grypp, President, Goering Center for Family and Private Businesses, 225 Calhoun Jeffery D. Camm, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Business Analytics, 225 Calhoun Thomas Dalziel, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, 225 Calhoun Shaun Bond, PhD, Director, Real Estate Center, 225 Calhoun Julia Heath, PhD, Director, Economics Center, 225 Calhoun F. Robert Dwyer, PhD, Director, Direct Marketing Policy Center, 225 Calhoun Jane Z. Sojka, PhD, Director, Center for Professional Selling, 225 Calhoun Steve Slezak, Director, Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance & Risk Management, 225 Calhoun The Lindner Way The Carl H. Lindner College of Business is Uniquely Cincinnati. We leverage the distinctive resources of the business community; the knowledge and passion of our alumni and students; the professional expertise of our college faculty and staff; and the wide diversity and acclaimed leadership of our university partners to: Deliver academic programs that develop professionals capable of applying timely knowledge from business functions; of collaborating effectively across functions, disciplines and cultures; and of fostering organizational and personal growth; Conduct and communicate leading research to our academic disciplines, students, and corporate partners that expand global business knowledge and support organizational growth; and Undertake business outreach, support, and development activities that position the college as the epicenter for thought leadership and professional development through the creation, exchange, and dissemination of business knowledge. Our Vision Our goal is to be the premier academic institution for education, talent, and business knowledge. The Lindner College of Business focuses on providing experiential and collaborative education that develops highly capable and valued professionals of high moral character while fostering cutting-edge faculty research that shapes industry practice and forges community and business partnerships. Our vision is to make the Lindner College of Business the institution of first choice among prospective students, faculty, and business. Our Values We value the contributions of each individual and our interactions with others, building relationships based on respect, integrity, and professionalism. We value international, experiential, and collaborative learning. We value excellence in teaching, research, and business partnerships. We value intellectual curiosity and innovation that create groundbreaking knowledge, promote life-long learning, contribute to society in meaningful ways, and elevate the profile of the college and the university. Opportunities Our strategic partnership with Cincinnati s business community enables students to complete real-world projects with companies such as Procter & Gamble, General Motors and Delta. Our students are also sharing their skills globally with international programs in numerous locations including China, France, Chile and Thailand. Results Our graduates are working for some of the world s largest and most successful companies, including: Accenture Cintas Corporation Deloitte & Touche Ernst & Young Fifth Third Bank Johnson & Johnson Procter & Gamble SAP America
5 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business 3 Centers for Excellence The Lindner College of Business has several well-known research centers, including: The Real Estate Center, ranked 5th most influential real estate program in the nation by Real Estate Economics. The Economics Center, recognized as the #1 center of its kind in the nation by the National Council on Economic Education. The UC Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research, ranked 21st by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, in September, 2008, in their sixth annual ranking of the top graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation. The Goering Center for Family & Private Business, one of only a handful of centers in the nation fostering family business growth and development. History of the College The Lindner College of Business dates back to 1906, when the Cincinnati College of Finance, Commerce and Accounts was established. In 1912, the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees voted to assimilate the college and established the College of Commerce as an integral part of the University. Since 1919, the Lindner College of Business has been fully accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting group for business colleges. The college moved to its current location in Lindner Hall, a $10 million facility, in To meet the special needs and circumstances of a growing number of graduate students, the college offers the MBA and a variety of MA and MS programs. Students can pursue the MBA either full-time during the day or part-time in the evening in Clifton, or at a location in the northern suburb of Blue Ash. The MBA may be completed in combination with an MA or MS program. The college offers master s degrees in the following areas: MS-Accounting, MS-Business Analytics, MA-Economics, MS-Finance, MS-Information Systems, MS-Marketing and MS-Taxation. The Taxation program is distance learning only. The college has instituted graduate certificate programs for students who wish to increase their business acumen without committing to a full degree. These include: business foundations, corporate finance, corporate taxation, data analysis, entrepreneurship, finance, individual taxation, innovation, international business, investment management, marketing, market research, operations excellence, real estate and sales management. Business foundations, corporate taxation, and individual taxation are distance learning only. In June, 2011, the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees voted to name the university s business college the Carl H. Lindner College of Business in honor of Mr. Lindner s extraordinary support of the university and his legacy of entrepreneurship and excellence in business. The PhD program has been offered since Programs of the College Traditional Programs PACE: An Innovative Approach To Business Education The Lindner College of Business provides a world-class education aimed at developing students capabilities across multiple, interwoven dimensions Professionalism, Academics, Character, Engagement (PACE). Professionalism Acquire and refine the soft-skills necessary to effectively lead and perform in business and social situations. These soft-skills include the ability to: exhibit a professional appearance, accurately convey ideas in written and verbal communication, to work productively in teams, and execute compelling presentations. Academics Gain a breadth and depth of knowledge of business functions and general education, developing and applying strong analytical and problem-solving skills. We empower students to personalize their academic plan, integrating coursework (majors, minors, electives) and experiences to help achieve their personal goals. Character Build a solid base of the moral and cultural competencies necessary to contribute to their organizations, professions and the global community. This foundation is based on skills and knowledge that emphasize leadership, managing diversity and ethics/social responsibility. Engagement Understand the importance of commitment to and active participation in experiences both relevant to your professional field(s) of study and essential for personal growth and development, as demonstrated through service, citizenship, and organizational involvement. The Lindner College of Business offers a bachelor of arts in economics, a bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree and a bachelor of science in industrial management (BSIM) degree. All three degrees offer students a broad liberal arts experience, exposure to global business issues, and the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training through our nationally known cooperative education program. All of these degrees are available during the day on the Uptown Campus. The BBA majors in accounting, business administration and marketing are available in the evening on the Uptown Campus. Bachelor of arts degree students pursue a liberal arts degree in economics primarily during the day.
6 4 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business BBA day students may pursue majors in any of the following areas: accounting, business administration, business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, international business, marketing, operations management or real estate. Students in the BSIM program earn a degree in industrial management. The BSIM degree combines courses in science (physics, chemistry), mathematics (calculus, statistics) and engineering (mechanics) with a standard business curriculum. The Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholars Program The Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholars (KBS) is an energized, highly motivated community of students fueled by peer, advising and career support. In keeping with the Lindner College of Business where students customize their college experience, KBS stresses flexibility and specialization. The KBS scholarship program develops valued professionals with depth in their desired business specialization. To enable highly effective specialists, the program emphasizes innovation, collaboration and globalization. Under the framework of these themes, KBS students have the flexibility to tailor coursework and experiential options to achieve their personal goals. Core values passion, empowerment and community drive the KBS program. Students are enabled to find their passion by exploring business areas and social issues, building skills and experiences. As their passion develops, so can their specialization. By linking an interest to a major, minor, study abroad, internship and student organizations, students build distinction and competitive advantage. Students are empowered to make their opportunities. KBS has requirements, but students choose how to fulfill them. Professional experience is required, but students may choose to fulfill that requirement through co-op, internship, full- or parttime work, depending upon which path is right for them. The program also requires international experience, and KBS students may select the study abroad option that fits their goals. Community is developed with the KBS peers, the KBS Support Team, alumni and KBS corporate partners, allowing KBS students to build their network. A KBSA student organization helps run KBS, leading social, branding and service efforts, while the KBS Support Team provides advising and career services dedicated to helping students reach their goals. Additional support is provided by International Programs and Career Services. KBS offers additional experiences, including leadership and professional development seminars and global field projects. Students should submit the standard UC application for KBS consideration by December 1st of an applicant s senior year of high school. The Carl H. Lindner Honors-Plus Program The Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program was among the first American business honors programs created fifteen years ago. It is a unique and challenging non-traditional, structured honors program integrated within the Lindner College of Business for incoming freshmen. The program incorporates a demanding business honors curriculum, real work experiences through cooperative education, an immersive study abroad program, and extensive leadership training and development. Lindner Honors-PLUS scholars live together in honors housing during the freshman year and take classes together throughout their college careers. This helps students form friendships and create a close-knit community. All these components, along with an active partnership with the Cincinnati business community, provide an unparalleled undergraduate business experience, which prepares students for long-term success in their careers and their lives outside of work. The educational experience of the Lindner Honors-PLUS Program is designed for highly motivated individuals with superior academic ability and demonstrated leadership skills, who are committed to a career in business. Selection decisions for this highly competitive program are based on both Honors criteria (e.g. test scores, grade point average, and class ranking) and PLUS criteria, such as: Promise as a business professional, Leadership in school and community activities, Understanding of the global marketplace and diverse cultures, and Success through talent, commitment, dedication, and effort. All Lindner Honors-PLUS scholars are awarded scholarships equivalent to the value of in-state tuition and fees through the Honors-PLUS and Cincinnatus programs collectively. All Lindner Honors-PLUS Scholars must successfully participate in the Cincinnatus Scholarship competition. Students should submit the standard UC application for Lindner Honors Plus consideration by December 1st of an applicant s senior year of high school. The Business Fellows Program The Business Fellows is a vibrant college community for students of color that provides academic, social and professional support. This includes access to mentors, advising, career planning guidance and peer support. Community support begins in the freshman year with the Business Buddy experience. Serving to connect freshmen with continuing students, the Buddy experience helps first year Business Fellows transition into campus and college life in an honest and encouraging environment.
7 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business 5 The support continues through graduation with dedicated advising and monthly programming to discuss relevant issues for rising business professionals. Sessions are presented on financial responsibility, etiquette and professionalism. Communitybuilding events are also planned. Business Fellows helps underrepresented students thrive not only at the university, but in their chosen careers and futures as well. Admission to the College Application for Admision The Lindner College of Business is a selective admissions college, in that typically, more students apply than can be accommodated in the program. General information and admission requirements for all undergraduate divisions of the university are published in the University of Cincinnati viewbook. All students seeking admission for purposes of earning an undergraduate degree should complete an application online at admissions.uc.edu. Since admission requirements are subject to change, prospective students should contact the University Office of Admissions for application information and admission counseling. On-campus conferences usually are not required, but often prove helpful to the prospective student. Prospective freshmen and off-campus transfer students may write or telephone: Scott B. Gregory, MBA, Director, Undergraduate Enrollment TBD, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Enrollment, Room 203, Lindner Hall, Office of Admissions University Pavilion University of Cincinnati PO Box Cincinnati, Ohio admissions.uc.edu The Lindner College of Business admits freshman applicants to begin in the fall and spring semesters. Applicants for the fall semester freshman class are urged to submit their applications before December 1 of the prior year. First-year students are those who have not enrolled for college or university courses (other than Post Secondary Educational Options Programs) since graduating from high school. These applicants must provide an official transcript of their high school record and scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT) program. The Lindner College of Business admits transfer students to begin in each academic term. Prospective transfers are urged to file their applications no later than two months prior to the beginning of the term in which they hope to enter the college. Transfer students must provide an official transcript from each college or university attended, including work from other divisions of the University of Cincinnati, as well as their high school transcript. Transfer applicants with fewer than 60 semester hours must provide scores on the SAT or ACT. Admission of First-Year Students First-year students are those who have not enrolled in college or university courses (other than the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program) since graduating from high school. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics, and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Traditional Studies Freshman applicants to the BA and BBA programs, please visit the Admission Requirements (admissions.uc.edu/highschool/ requirements.html) page for further information. Applicants are advised that LCB requires four units* of college preparatory mathematics for admission to all bachelor degree programs. * Four units of college preparatory mathematics, to include at least algebra I and II, and two additional units such as calculus, pre-calculus, statistics, functions or finite mathematics. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management (BSIM) Freshman applicants to the BSIM program, please visit the Admission Requirements page (admissions.uc.edu/highschool/ requirements.html) for further information. Applicants are advised that LCB requires four units* of college preparatory mathematics for admission to all bachelor degree programs. For the BSIM, a Physics laboratory science is required and a Chemistry laboratory science is recommended. * Four units of college preparatory mathematics, to include at least algebra I and II, and two additional units such as calculus, pre-calculus, statistics, functions or finite mathematics. Bachelor of Business Administration Program (Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholars) The Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholars Program (KBS) is designed for highly motivated students with superior academic ability. KBS admits incoming freshmen, transfer, transition and current LCB students. For all groups, the program seeks high achieving students who will make the most of their UC opportunities, such as professionalism, leadership and study abroad experiences. Freshman applicants for the KBS Program must meet the UC Lindner College of Business general admission criteria and be eligible for the Cincinnatus Scholarship (financialaid.uc.edu/ cincinnatus.html). To be considered for the Cincinnatus Scholarship, applicants must have a completed admission application (including high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores) on file with the UC Office of Admissions no later than December 1st of the applicant s high school senior year. Transfer, transition and current LCB students are considered for admission through the beginning of their junior years. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 to be considered for admission. Interested students who meet the
8 6 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business required grade point average should contact the Director of Enrollment Services, in the Undergraduate Enrollment Office, Suite 203, Lindner Hall, prior to March 1st. Bachelor of Business Administration Program (Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program) The Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program is designed for highly motivated students with superior academic ability and demonstrated leadership skills who are committed to a career in business. Admission to Lindner Honors-PLUS is highly competitive. The program accepts just 25 first-year students each year. Applicants are screened on academics and selected based on leadership potential including character, extra-curricular activities, work ethic and communication skills. Applicants for the Carl H. Lindner Honors-Plus Program must meet the UC Lindner College of Business general admission criteria and be eligible for the Cincinnatus Scholarship (financialaid.uc.edu/cincinnatus.html). To be considered for the Cincinnatus Scholarship, applicants must have a completed admission application (including high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores) on file with the UC Office of Admissions no later than December 1st of the applicant s high school senior year. On occasion, transfer, transition and current LCB students may be admitted as rising sophomores. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 to be considered for admission at this level, and high school credentials are used in combination with freshman year accomplishments. Interested students who meet the required grade point average should contact the Director of Enrollment Services, in the Undergraduate Enrollment Office, Suite 203, Lindner Hall, prior to March 1st. Scholarships College funds are available on a competitive basis to incoming and current students enrolled in the Marvin P. Kolodzik Business (KBS) Scholars, and the college offers designated scholarships for Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Scholars. Students who begin in KBS as freshmen can receive up to $12,000 in scholarships, covering $1,500 per semester renewable for eight semesters. To remain in the program, students must maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA and complete an annual review. All Lindner Honors Plus students receive scholarships that cover full in-state tuition. Information can be found at business.uc.edu/future-students/ undergraduate/business-honors.html. Scholarships are available from many sources outside the college, including the University of Cincinnati, high schools, places of worship, civic groups, and parents employers. Students should contact the awarding organization directly for an application and information. Students are encouraged to contact hometown organizations, high school teachers or counselors for referrals. In addition, the reference section of libraries, as well as the Internet (using key words such as scholarship or financial aid ) may provide useful information. Loans The Lindner College of Business has loan funds available to students who are enrolled in the college and in good academic standing. Students in need of loan support may contact the Undergraduate Enrollment Office, Room 203, Lindner Hall. Loan availabilities are limited by fund amounts and applicant s need. Loans must be repaid to the University Financial Aid Office at a minimal interest rate set by the university beginning six months after a recipient s departure from the university. Admission of Transfer Students Candidates for admission from other accredited colleges and universities must be in good standing in the college from which they are transferring (i.e., they cannot be on probation, suspension, or dismissal) and must meet the admission requirements as set by the Lindner College of Business. Students who plan to attend a two-year college prior to their transfer to the Lindner College of Business to pursue a bachelor of business administration degree program should complete an associate of arts degree with a major in pre-business studies rather than a technical terminal program. The Lindner College of Business has a number of transfer articulation agreements with two year colleges. Students planning to transfer from these colleges should maintain regular contact with the pre-business advisor on their campus to make certain they are taking the appropriate classes to transfer to the UC Lindner College of Business. Students who plan to pursue a bachelor of arts in economics should complete an associate of arts degree in liberal arts. Students interested in transferring into the bachelor of science in industrial management degree program should contact the Lindner College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office for advising. Students who have earned fewer than 30 semester hours of college-level course work will be considered for admission as transfer students based on the relevant first-year admission criteria and the applicable transfer admission requirements. Students Changing Colleges within UC Applicants to the Lindner College of Business must meet or exceed each of the following admission requirements. Please note that the collegiate grade point average for students transitioning from other UC colleges is calculated using all course work attempted at all colleges and universities attended.
9 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business 7 1. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale over all work attempted. 2. Must demonstrate appropriate progress toward completion of the required mathematics courses. All Lindner College of Business students enrolled in the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of business administration programs must complete Math 1044 (Applied Calc I) and Math 1045 (Applied Calc II) (a 6 hour math sequence) or its equivalent. Students enrolled in the bachelor of science in industrial management must complete Math 1061 (Calculus I) and Math 1062 (Calculus II) (an 8 hour math sequence) or the equivalent from another institution. 3. Must have at least a 2.0 University of Cincinnati GPA, in addition to a 2.5 overall GPA. Conditional offers of admission will be made using transcripts with courses in progress. A final transcript is required before the student is allowed to enroll. Applications for Change in College and Program may be obtained online at uc.edu/content/dam/uc/registrar/docs/ Change_in_College_App.pdf, or in Suite 105 Lindner Hall. Applications are due by the date printed on the application. All applications for the Lindner College of Business must be submitted to Suite 105 Lindner Hall. Transfers from Other Colleges and Universities Students wishing to transfer to the Lindner College of Business from colleges and universities other than the University of Cincinnati must meet or exceed each of the requirements stated below. Please note that the collegiate grade point average for transfers from other colleges and universities is calculated utilizing all course work attempted at all colleges and universities attended. 1. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale over all work attempted. 2. Must demonstrate appropriate progress toward completion of the required mathematics courses. All Lindner College of Business students enrolled in the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of business administration programs must complete Math 1044 (Applied Calc I) and Math 1045 (Applied Calc II) (a 6 hour math sequence) or its equivalent. Students enrolled in the bachelor of science in industrial management must complete Math 1061 (Calculus I) and Math 1062 (Calculus II) (an 8 hour math sequence) or the equivalent from another institution. 3. Must be in good standing in current college or university. Conditional offers of admission will be made using transcripts with courses in progress. A final transcript is required before the student is allowed to enroll. Applications are available on-line at admissions.uc.edu. Admission of International Students The Lindner College of Business welcomes international applicants seeking a challenging academic environment. The UC Office of Admissions will send an international application packet upon request. Students whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL or the IELTS examination. Please reference the Office of Admissions Web site for the Lindner College of Business minimum standards, at admissions. uc.edu. International applicants at the first-year level must have a strong mathematics background and be prepared to begin the college s applied calculus sequence. International applicants who are transferring to the UC Lindner College of Business must demonstrate appropriate progress toward completion of the required mathematics courses. All Lindner College of Business students enrolled in the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of business administration programs must complete Math 1044 (Applied Calc I) and Math 1045 (Applied Calc II) (a 6 hour math sequence) or its equivalent. Students enrolled in the bachelor of science in industrial management must complete Math 1061 (Calculus I) and Math 1062 (Calculus II) (an 8 hour math sequence) or the equivalent from another institution. The University of Cincinnati requires that all transcripts be official copies with an official translation attached. The Lindner College of Business requires all students who have earned credit at foreign universities to have the documents evaluated by a credit evaluation service prior to registering for classes at the university. Such an evaluation may be obtained from: World Education Services 568 Broadway, Suite 301 PO Box 745 Old Chelsea Station New York, NY USA Web: wes.org or AACRAO International at: Web: AACRAO.org/credential Other such agencies may be located via the internet. A student will not be invited to attend the Lindner College of Business orientation program, at which registration for classes occurs, until a copy of the evaluation prepared by WES or a similar organization is received by the college. Although we do not require international applicants to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT), it is highly recommended. International transfer students may apply for any academic term. Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions for further information regarding admissions procedures and deadlines for the Lindner College of Business.
10 8 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Readmission Any Lindner College of Business student on suspension from the college must apply for readmission. Any Lindner College of Business student who has not been enrolled for the previous term must apply for readmission. The Application for Readmission must be filed through the UC Office of Admissions. Students who have been enrolled in colleges or universities other than the University of Cincinnati since their last Lindner College of Business enrollment must apply through the Office of Admissions. Students who have not been enrolled in colleges or universities other than the University of Cincinati since their last Lindner College of Business enrollment should file an Application for Readmission, available online at uc.edu/registrar/forms, or in the Lindner College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office, Suite 105 Lindner Hall. Transfer of Credit (Advanced Standing) The University of Cincinnati Credit Assessment Center works with colleges to determine the transferability of courses completed outside of the University of Cincinnati. The Lindner College of Business retains the right to decide which of the transferred courses may apply toward the BA, BBA and BSIM degree programs. Transfer credit for upper-division business courses will typically be applied only for courses earned at colleges accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International). Acceptance of transfer credits toward the total required for graduation will include a determination of their equivalency to course work in the business degree programs. Some courses may not be equated with required courses having similar titles. Frequently, the total number of hours applied to the degree will be limited by the number of elective hours available in the degree programs and by the residency requirements of the college. The application of transfer credit may vary with a transfer student s choice of degree or major and may be altered should a student change degrees or majors within the college. Registration of Non-matriculated Students Courses in the Lindner College of Business are governed by a restrictive registration policy. Students who are NOT enrolled in four-year programs of the University of Cincinnati who desire to enroll in lower core courses in the Lindner College of Business must obtain the written permission of the Undergraduate Programs Office of the college. All other undergraduate courses are available only to Lindner College of Business students fully admitted to a degree granting program, students admitted to business minors, and students matriculated in specific baccalaureate degree programs requiring Lindner College of Business courses. The college reserves the right to withdraw unauthorized registrants. Academic Support Services Undergraduate Programs Office Staff Marianne Lewis, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Room 102 Lindner Jennifer L. Wiswell, BA, Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs Shari Coffey, MA, Director of Academic Advising Kim McGinnis, MA, Associate Director for Student Engagement, Business Fellows, Diversity, First Year Experience, Study Abroad Pierre James, MEd, Assistant Director, Academic, and Senior Academic Advisor Michael Rowland, BBA, Assistant Director, Academic, and Senior Academic Advisor Jennifer Rybski, MEd, Assistant Director, Academic and Senior Academic Advisor Kathryn R. Startsman, MEd, Assistant Director, Academic, and Senior Academic Advisor Alison Wright, Assistant Director, Academic and Senior Academic Advisor Mary Bruner, Secretary Orientation Orientation sessions for first-year students and transfer/transition students entering the Lindner College of Business are held in advance of each term. All students enrolling in the college for the first time are required to attend orientation to familiarize themselves with the policies, rules and regulations of the college and to receive assistance with the registration process. Entering freshmen are required to take placement tests in English and mathematics. Transfer students will be notified of required placement tests by the Lindner College of Business. Academic Advising 1. The Lindner College of Business provides academic advising services through the Undergraduate Programs Office. Current students are encouraged to seek advice concerning college rules and procedures, course and major selection, and academic problems; however, students should be aware that they are held individually responsible for their academic progress and completion of degree requirements. 2. Prospective students from other UC colleges may receive advising for LCB academic programs, applicability of credits and admission criteria by attending one of the weekly prospective student information sessions. Students may register to attend by contacting the Undergraduate Programs Office, Suite 105 Lindner Hall, The pursuit of an undergraduate degree in the Lindner College of Business is a series of steps or levels of study. To receive assistance regarding curriculum progress, students should schedule annual academic advising appointments. During these meetings, an advisor will evaluate the student s current academic standing and progress toward a degree, discuss academic options for future progress and ensure that all curriculum requirements are met before moving the student on to the next level of study.
11 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business 9 4. Students experiencing academic difficulty are required to meet with an advisor each term. 5. Students nearing completion of their degree requirements must meet with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office to contract for graduation and file a formal application for degree online at Students are urged to meet with an academic advisor at least two terms in advance of graduation, to certify that all degree requirements will be met. College deadlines for contracting with an advisor are distributed each term to student UC accounts. If students have not contracted for graduation with an advisor, they will not be permitted to apply for degree online. If a student fails to complete these two steps, the university will not be responsible for the student s graduation. Academic Records The college maintains individual student files in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Web-based degree audits are considered advising tools and should not be considered as official university documents. Students having questions about the placement of courses on degree audits should meet with an academic advisor. Students are responsible for keeping a current set of academic records, registering for the proper courses, meeting prerequisites, repeating courses failed, and obtaining written approval for substitute courses. Other Academic Information Students are encouraged to regularly check the Lindner College of Business Web site and other online venues for updated information pertaining to rules and procedures of the college and university. This includes being familiar with important deadlines relative to registration and other features that affect progress toward degree. The Undergraduate Programs Office sends to all LCB students periodic messages of important deadlines and important notifications. Announcements are also posted on Black Board in the LCB Undergraduate Community. While the university and the college attempt to keep all Web-based information up-to-date, the best way to determine individual requirements is to meet with an academic advisor. Inquiries about on-campus admission, academic programs and advising Prospective students from other UC colleges may receive advising for LCB academic programs, applicability of credits and admission criteria by attending one of the weekly prospective student information sessions. Students may register to attend by contacting the Undergraduate Programs Office, Suite 105 Lindner Hall, Student Employment Policy Students often elect to pursue part-time employment while enrolled in the Lindner College of Business. Students who work while taking classes may have difficulty scheduling those classes, finding time for homework and for test preparation, and scheduling team meetings for class projects. In addition, students who work while taking classes often do not have time to participate in the student activities and organizations which constitute a valuable part of the on-campus learning experience. Students who must work while attending college should consider these trade-offs. Full-time Lindner College of Business students are strongly advised not to work more than 20 hours per week. Students working more than 20 hours per week should reduce their course load proportionately. In no case will work activities be a valid excuse for not completing homework assignments, for not attending class, for not taking a scheduled exam, or for otherwise not meeting the levels of academic performance required by individual business classes or required by college rules. Computer Facilities The Lindner College of Business Information Technology (LCB IT) department provides full service, enterprise level support for students, faculty and staff at the Lindner College of Business. Because technology is an integral part of almost every endeavor within LCB, the Information Technology department has focused its goals and reputation upon providing fast and efficient support services, a safe and secure technology infrastructure and a personalized experience tailored to the unique needs of each user. LCB students, faculty and staff members who are in need of IT support may contact the LCB Service Desk, in room 211A of Lindner Hall. The LCB IT department offers a variety of academic software for its students, faculty, and staff. The department hosts and manages license servers from a variety of software vendors to ensure each student has access to the resources they need. The team provides documentation, tutorials and personal assistance that walk consumers through various software installation processes, remote access to Microsoft Remote Desktop Services servers, and personal assistance with all software related questions. The Lindner College of Business offers enrolled students with private computer labs that cater to every academic program offered. The labs are furnished with fast and efficient workstations customized with business oriented software that students will need throughout their tenure at the college.
12 10 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Laptop Requirement All Lindner College of Business undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students are required to have a laptop computer that can connect to the Internet using a high-speed connection. Transfer students and international students are subject to this requirement as well. The goal of this requirement is to enable students and study groups to have the ability to work from anyplace at anytime with dedicated access to specialized software and tools. Professors and students will have the ability to integrate real world simulations or live input in the classroom, providing for a more interactive learning experience. For further details regarding the Laptop requirement, go to business.uc.edu/technology/ computing-requirements.html. Student Affairs Student Activities and Organizations Students in the Lindner College of Business have the opportunity to participate in a variety of professional and social organizations. Professional organizations focusing on specific business disciplines include the Finance Club; American Marketing Assocation; the International Business Club; the American Production and Inventory Control Society; BANG (Bearcat Advertising and Networking Group); NABA (National Association of Black Accountants); and Alpha Rho Epsilon, a real estate fraternity. The Association of Black Business Students and Advance are concerned with the needs of African-American students in the college. Students may also choose to participate in the LCB Ambassadors. Social organizations in the college are also concerned with professional involvement. Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma Pi and Pi Sigma Epsilon are the business fraternities. Honor societies generally base admission on scholastic achievement; criteria differ among societies. Beta Gamma Sigma, the college-wide honor society, is open to top juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the college. Beta Alpha Psi recognizes scholastic excellence in accounting. The Lindner College of Business Student Action Team represents the concerns of business students to the college administration and provides business-focused programming. The team annually plans Lindner College of Business Week. First Year Experience (FYE) The Lindner Fast Track, an immersive Freshman Experience, allows students to begin taking business courses on their first day of freshman year. On Welcome Day, freshmen are grouped into Learning Communities (LC) of approximately 20 students. Students take many of their first-year courses with their LC team, making it easy to build friendships and get to know their professors. Each student LC acts as a team throughout the Lindner Fast Track and works together on Project Strategy, Project Innovation and Project Impact. Through Project Strategy, students perform a strategic analysis of a real-world company. Teams meet with executives from the organization, research and brainstorm and ultimately present their recommendations to the company. Project Innovation encourages students to develop creative, entrepreneurial and innovative skills by dreaming up a new product or service that targets fellow college students. Students then build a complete business plan for their idea. In Project Impact, students use their business acumen to help one of 20-plus different United Way of Greater Cincinnati partner organizations reach their goals. Project Impact partners range from The Girl Scouts to the FreeStore Foodbank to the Northern Kentucky Education Council. Study Abroad Programs Today, virtually all business is international. Developing international business skills and knowledge are essential to a successful career in nearly every field in the global business environment. Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to develop a portfolio of experiences, an understanding of cultural competence, as well as leadership and cross-cultural team skills that can be applied to their future careers. The Lindner College of Business (LCB) has created numerous partnerships with institutions in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia to provide a wide range of study abroad opportunities. Students receive instruction (in English) from professors at partner schools, thus gaining a valuable, local perspective on how to conduct business. Participation in LCB programs is open to students in all majors; they receive credit toward their degree while obtaining real-world experience in their majors and minors. Programs range from one week to a full semester and begin as early as the end of the freshman year. Short-course programs (one to six weeks) take place in France, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, and China. Each program includes classes taught by local experts, company visits and cultural activities. In the Guatemala service learning program, students develop team-building skills and cultural awareness by engaging in service projects for local communities. Students can participate in semester abroad opportunities with partner schools in Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ireland and Spain. (Programs do not require knowledge of a foreign language, but students have opportunities to learn a language.) Students are not limited to LCB programs, but have the option to participate in exchanges throughout the world offered by the University of Cincinnati, its partner institutions and affiliated organizations. For those who wish to work abroad, international co-op is available. Participants must be in the UC co-op program and must be ready to accept the challenges not only of working abroad for six months but also of developing proficien-
13 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business 11 cy in a foreign language. No matter which program students select abroad, they learn foreign business and cultural practices, and the impact of internationalization on trade and economic issues through immersion in another culture. The Professional Practice Program (Co-op) The Professional Practice Program offers the student an opportunity for selected practical experience intermingled with a gradually expanding academic background. This unique college program was originated at the University of Cincinnati in 1906 by the late Dean Herman Schneider. The Professional Practice Program consists of alternating school and work terms. The year-round schedule permits students in their respective degree programs to have three to five terms of meaningful professionally-related experience before graduation. Professional Practice assignments assist each student in learning to work with others as a team. Individual growth during practice experience is enhanced by the realization that, in addition to demonstrating theoretical knowledge, the student is learning to become an integral part of the working community. Thus, during the college years, students obtain first-hand knowledge of professional practices, expectations, and opportunities. Participation in the program enables students to make intelligent choices about their careers while increasing their appeal to potential employers. The university makes no guarantee as to practice assignments or earnings, but does make every effort to place students in a job which will benefit them educationally and professionally. Students entering the program are assigned to a Professional Practice advisor familiar with their major area of study. This faculty advisor meets with the student in a series of individual conferences designed to identify appropriate professional practice assignments. Employers evaluate each student through regular performance reports. These evaluations are used as a basis for coordinating work experience and advising the students in their professional development. Registration for work sections and payment of the applicable fee confirm continuing student status for those on practice assignments. An Achievement Certificate for Excellence of Performance on Professional Practice Assignments is awarded to those students who satisfactorily complete all their professional practice terms. A Certificate of Performance on Professional Practice Assignments is awarded to those students who complete, in a satisfactory manner, all remaining practice terms at the time of their entrance into the program, but less than the maximum number. Professional Practice Faculty Kettil Cedercreutz, Associate Provost and Director of Professional Practice Cheryl L. Cates, Associate Director of Professional Practice Ann E. Keeling, Professor of Professional Practice Darnice Langford, Associate Professor of Professional Practice Stacey Hummeldorf, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Willie Clark, Manager, Academic Internship Zach Osborne, Manager, Academic Internship Annie Straka, Manager, Academic Internship Requirements for Admission to the Professional Practice Program Before applying for admission to the Professional Practice Program, a student must be in good academic standing (minimum university cumulative grade point average of 2.5), have accumulated a minimum of 45 credit hours toward the degree program, and have received at least one official grade report from the Lindner College of Business. To qualify, a student should also be free from any restrictions that prevent assignment to either Section I or Section II (see the following chart) or placement in any geographic location. Carl H. Lindner College of Business (LCB) Co-op is a full-time, year-round commitment. LCB students will follow a two section alternating semester schedule as seen below. Students are typically recruited during the semester prior to the work semester. Year 1 Fall Spring Summer Section 1 school school school Section 2 school school Year 2 Fall Spring Summer Section 1 co-op school co-op Section 2 school co-op school Year 3 Fall Spring Summer Section 1 school co-op school Section 2 co-op school co-op Year 4 Fall Spring Summer Section 1 co-op school co-op Section 2 school co-op school Year 5 Fall Spring Section 1 school Section 2 co-op school
14 12 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Students in the Professional Practice Program are required to continue the alternation of academic terms with professional practice terms until graduation. Students transferring into the program must complete all of their remaining terms on an alternating basis and must be available for a minimum of three professional practice semesters before graduation. Students will not be accepted into the Professional Practice Program if they can not complete a minimum of three semesters. All students desiring to participate in the Professional Practice Program must complete the course, Introduction to Co-op for Business (PD1001), by enrolling in the specific class as designated on their degree schedule, as a prerequisite to their involvement in the program. Transfer students who have not previously completed Introduction to Co-op for Business (PD1001) must enroll in this course in the earliest possible school term when it is offered. The Academic Internship For those students who find that co-op is not an option, the Division of Professional Practice has developed the Academic Internship Program. Academic internships provide students with arrangements between themselves and employers, allowing students to work for a defined period of time while they are in school. Students complete internships to enhance their skill sets and add valuable professional experiences to resumes, making themselves more marketable after graduation. The Exploring Academic Internships course prepares students to engage in the internship experience. International Business Co-op The International Business Co-op Program, administered through the Division of Professional Practice at the University of Cincinnati, provides exciting opportunities for UC business students to learn a second language and gain international work experience. The University of Cincinnati is one of the few universities in the United States to offer such a program. To qualify, students must be enrolled in the UC Co-op Program and must have a 3.0 GPA. They receive intensive language instruction in German, Japanese or Spanish prior to their overseas assignment. Students who work abroad with the International Co-op Program develop language proficiency, problem solving skills, and cultural competence while exploring a new environment. Inquiries about the Professional Practice Program For further information concerning the Professional Practice Program, contact: Professional Practice Program Steger Student Life Center (7th level) University of Cincinnati PO Box Cincinnati, OH uc.edu/propractice Degree Requirements The degree of bachelor of arts, bachelor of business administration or bachelor of science in industrial management is granted to those students who complete satisfactorily the required course work for the specified degree. To qualify for a degree, a student must meet the following additional requirements: 1. The student must achieve a cumulative grade point averages of 2.0 or better. 2. The student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in all courses required for each major beyond the college s core requirements. 3. The student must have satisfactorily completed specifically required courses and must have earned at least the minimum number of degree applicable credit hours. 4. Courses must be taken in residence at the college immediately preceding graduation for a period of 30 credit hours. 5. A student must complete 50% of the required business credit hours for the degree in the UC Lindner College of Business. 6. Students nearing completion of their degree requirements must meet with an advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office to contract for graduation and file a formal application for degree online at uc.edu/commencement. Students are urged to meet with an academic advisor one semester in advance of graduation, to certify that all degree requirements will be met. College deadlines for contracting with an advisor are distributed each term to student UC accounts. If students have not contracted for graduation with an advisor, they will not be permitted to apply for degree online. If a student fails to complete these two steps, the university will not be responsible for the student s graduation. 7. Professional Practice Program students must have a satisfactory work record and must complete all scheduled work sections. Baccalaureate Curricula Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA) Economics is the scientific study of how society manages its scarce resources. Economics majors at the UC Carl H. Lindner College of Business (LCB) develop strong research and analytical skills while exploring issues such as the production of goods and services and the distribution of income among people. Economics involves both the investigation of theories to explain economic systems and the application of these theories to areas such as finance and banking, labor relations, poverty reduction, taxation and investment.
15 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business 13 The bachelor of arts in economics degree is designed to blend specialized economics and broad liberal arts courses to build a strong foundation for students future careers. Graduates benefit from a wide array of opportunities including graduate education and career options as professional economists in business or government, financial advisors or business managers. BA Economics Curriculum General Requirements English Composition (ENGL1001) 3 Intermediate Composition (ENGL2089) 3 Applied Calculus I (MATH1044) 3 Applied Calculus II (MATH1045) 3 Foreign Language/Study Abroad Humanities or Fine Arts (HU or FA) 6 Historical Perspectives (HP) 6 Natural Sciences (NS) 6 Contemporary (Choose two different categories from DC, SE, and TI) 6 Free Electives Major Requirements Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON1001) 3 Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON1002) 3 Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON2020) 3 Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON2030) 3 Business Analytics I (BANA2081) 3 Business Analytics II (BANA2082) 3 Introduction to Econometrics (ECON4010) 3 Economics Major Electives 12 Economics Capstone 3 BA economics students must complete a minimum of 120 degree applicable credit hours. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management (BSIM) The bachelor of science in industrial management degree (BSIM) is designed for students with strong technical and quantitative abilities who desire management careers in manufacturing and processing industries as well as in service-sector firms. It is an engineering-based program. Majors may begin as freshmen in the Lindner College of Business or transfer into the program from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Industrial management students learn to oversee the planning, scheduling and coordination of workflow and processing activities to efficiently deliver quality products and services. Industrial management professionals support other managers in finance and marketing functions to make the overall organization operate effectively. Graduates find positions such as production managers, manufacturing engineers, industrial marketing representatives or purchasing managers. The BSIM program enjoys an outstanding reputation, and recruiters throughout the Midwest compete for its quality graduates. Positions offered recently to graduating students have included production manager, numerical control programmer, manufacturing engineer, and industrial marketing representatives. Co-oping is strongly encouraged to provide students with valuable experience that can be related to classroom material and to enhance attractiveness to prospective employers upon graduation. BSIM Curriculum First Year Business Coursework Business Pathways I (BA1041) 1 Business Pathways II (BA1042) 1 Essentials of Business I (MGMT1051) 2 Essentials of Business II (MGMT1052) 1 Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON1001) 3 Introduction to Co-op for Business (PD1001) 1 First Year Non-Business Coursework English Composition (ENGL1001) 3 Business Communication (COMM2081) 3 Calculus I (MATH1061) 4 Calculus II (MATH1062) 4 General Chemistry I (CHEM1040) 4 Engineering Foundations (ENED1020) 2 Lower Core Coursework Financial Accounting (ACCT2081) 3 Managerial Accounting (ACCT2082) 3 Legal Environment (BLAW2080) 3 Digital Technology for Business (IS2080C) 3 Introduction to Marketing (MKTG2080) 3 Prob and Stats I (STAT2037) 3 Prob and Stats II (STAT3038) 3 Intermediate Composition (ENGL2089) 3 Engineering Models I (ENED1090) 2 Engineering Models II (ENED1091) 2 College Physics I (PHYS2001) 4 (CHEM1041) or (PHYS2002) 4 Upper Core Coursework Business Professionalism (BA3080) 3 Business Finance (FIN3080C) 3 Global Environment of Business (INTB3080) 3 Management (MGMT3080) 3 Operations Management (OM3080) 3 (MATH2063, 2073, or 2076) 3-4 Capstone Business Strategy (BA5080) 3 IM Major Requirements IM Electives 15 Operations Strategy (OM5085) 3 (BANA6021 or 6035) 4
16 14 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Free Electives Free Electives BSIM students must complete a minimum of 121 degree applicable credit hours. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Business administration students are prepared for the changing and competitive global business environment through a foundation in liberal arts and core business skills, with a specialization in a selected business discipline. They gain real-world experience and leadership skills through co-op, internships and on-campus student organizations. With majors available in many core business disciplines, graduates find positions that span diverse business fields. BBA students may pursue a major in any of the following disciplines: accounting, business administration, business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, international business, marketing, operations management and real estate. BBA Curriculum First Year Business Coursework Business Pathways I (BA1041) 1 Business Pathways II (BA1042) 1 Essentials of Business I (MGMT1051) 2 Essentials of Business II (MGMT1052) 1 Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON1001) 3 Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON1002) 3 Introduction to Co-op for Business (PD1001) 1 First Year Non-Business Coursework English Composition (ENGL1001) 3 Business Communication (COMM2081) 3 Applied Calculus I (MATH1044) 3 Applied Calculus II (MATH1045) 3 Lower Core Coursework Financial Accounting (ACCT2081) 3 Managerial Accounting (ACCT2082) 3 Legal Environment (BLAW2080) 3 Digital Technology for Business (IS2080C) 3 Introduction to Marketing (MKTG2080) 3 Business Analytics I (BANA2081) 3 Business Analytics II (BANA2082) 3 Intermediate Composition (ENGL2089) 3 Upper Core Coursework Business Professionalism (BA3080) 3 Business Finance (FIN3080C) 3 Global Environment of Business (INTB3080) 3 Management (MGMT3080) 3 Operations Management (OM3080) 3 Capstone Business Strategy (BA5080) 3 Major Requirements Varies by Major Free Electives Varies by Major General Requirements *Foreign Language/Study Abroad 5-6 Natural Sciences 6 General Education FA/HU/HP/SS 6 BBA students must complete a minimum of 120 degree applicable credit hours. *FOREIGN LANGUAGE/STUDY ABROAD In an effort to internationalize the college experience and to encourage understanding and appreciation for different cultures and beliefs, BBA students are required to complete hours in foreign language or study abroad. A student may fulfill this requirement in any of the following ways: a. 6 semester credit hours in a single foreign language (2 three credit hour courses) b. 5 semester credit hours in a foreign language (1 five credit hour course) plus an additional hour of free elective c. 6 hours of approved study abroad Majors Accounting Major (24 credit hours) Accounting students study quantitative information about finances, maintain financial records and prepare reports for investors and managers to help them make business decisions. The accounting program prepares students for careers in public and corporate accounting as internal auditors, tax consultants, financial executives and managerial accountants. Accounting majors who plan to pursue a career in public accounting in Ohio (and most other states) must have 150 semester credit hours in order to sit for the CPA exam. The additional hours above the BBA minimum may be in any subject at the undergraduate or graduate level, but a Master of Science in Accounting is highly recommended. ACCT6098 Professional Ethics meets the ethics requirement for the CPA exam in Ohio, but the requirement may also be met through ethics components in other Accounting courses. Documentation of ethics coverage may be required by the Ohio State Board of Public Accountancy if the student opts not to take ACCT6098. The cooperative education program is recommended to all accounting majors. The Masters of Accountancy program internship is waived for BBA accounting majors who complete a cooperative education (one and a half-year) certificate.
17 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business 15 Required Courses Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT3031) 3 Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT3032) 3 Introduction to Taxation (ACCT3072) 3 Cost Accounting (ACCT3073) 3 Accounting Information Systems (ACCT4074) 3 Auditing (ACCT4083) 3 Consolidated Financial Statements (ACCT6075) 3 Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations (ACCT6076) 3 Accounting Electives Fraud Examination (ACCT6021) 3 Professional Ethics (ACCT6098) 3 Business Administration Major (18 credit hours) The major in business administration is designed to allow students to create a program of interdisciplinary study appropriate to their academic interests and career goals from upper-division courses in the Lindner College of Business. The major will consist of six LCB courses (18 credit hours) at the 3000-level or above. Each course must be a required or a discipline specific elective course in one of the other majors in the college. The BBA in Business Administration is intended for non-traditionally aged students with experience in business who prefer a broad overview of business courses or a specialization in two or more areas rather than depth in a particular discipline. Students with a significant number of transfer business hours at the upper-division level may find that the business administration major offers a quicker path to the BBA degree. Students intending to declare the major in business administration must meet all of the requirements for admission to a major in the Lindner College of Business. In addition, students graduating with the major in business administration must satisfy all of the residency and graduation requirements of the college. Business Economics (18 credit hours) Business economics students gain a strong theoretical and practical foundation in economics and the core business functions. By applying what they have learned to real-world problems and theoretical concerns, business economics students gain a deep understanding of wide-ranging public affairs issues. Graduates may choose to further their studies in graduate school or enter positions in management, operations research, labor relations, sales, foreign service or banking finance. Required Courses Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON2020) 3 Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON2030) 3 Introduction to Econometrics (ECON4010) 3 Business Economics Elective 3 Business Economics Elective 3 Business Economics Elective 3 Business Economics Elective Options: Business Economics electives are chosen from 4000 level or higher Economics courses. Entrepreneurship Major (18 credit hours) Entrepreneurship students study the risk and responsibility of designing and implementing a business strategy. Students learn the details involved in ideation, conceptualization, formulation and launch of a new venture. Graduates typically work toward starting their own ventures or working for business and organizations that interact with small, entrepreneurial and family companies. The entrepreneurship major is structured to be an excellent double major with accounting, finance, marketing or information systems. Required Courses Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (BLAW4035) 3 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation (ENTR5070) 3 Capstone in Entrepreneurship (ENTR5098) 3 New Venture Finance (FIN4008) 3 Entrepreneurship elective 3 Entrepreneurship elective 3 Elective Options Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations (ACCT6076) 3 Introduction to Innovation (ENTR4001) 3 Management of Closely Held and Family Business (ENTR4010) 3 Financial Management in Privately Held Firms (ENTR4060) 3 Corporate Entrepreneurship (ENTR5001) 3 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (ENTR5093) 3 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship (ENTR5099) 3 Direct Marketing (MKTG4029) 3 Finance Major (21 credit hours) Finance is an analytical discipline focusing on critical decisions faced by individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Finance students integrate economic theory, accounting practice and quantitative analysis to make critical and analytical decisions for businesses and nonprofit organizations. With an understanding of financial theory and practice, graduates may pursue advanced study or enter positions in corporate finance, investment services or financial institutions and markets. Titles such as credit analyst, credit manager, treasury analyst, cash manager, capital budgeting analyst and internal auditor exist in the corporate finance area. Opportunities in the investments area are securities analyst, stock broker, securities trader, currency trader, investment banker and portfolio manager. Positions in the financial institutions and markets include credit analyst, loan officer, securities analyst, trust officer, branch manager, money desk manager, currency trader, corporate services representative, bank examiner, operations officer, cashier and internal auditor.
18 16 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Required Courses Corporate Finance (FIN4001) 3 Investments (FIN4011) 3 Financial Modeling (FIN4041) 3 Finance Elective 3 Finance Elective 3 Finance Elective 3 Finance Elective 3 Finance Elective Options Advanced Corporate Finance (FIN4004) 3 Cases in Corporate Finance (FIN4005) 3 International Finance (FIN4007) 3 Portfolio Management (FIN4013) 3 Fixed Income (FIN4014) 3 Derivatives (FIN4021) 3 Markets and Trading (FIN4052) 3 Financial Markets and Institutions (FIN4053) 3 Real Estate Finance (RE3095) 3 Finance majors should not take (FIN4008) New Venture Finance, as this course will not apply to the Finance Major. Information Systems Major (19 credit hours) Computers and information systems are ubiquitous in today s business enterprise and are transforming the very way business is conducted in the world. Information systems students are trained to design and build the solutions that allow businesses to effectively leverage technology. Students gain a solid background in the analysis, design, development and deployment of computer-based systems. Graduates choose a career path that best fits their skills and preferences, ranging from highly technical, such as web developers and database managers, to primarily business-focused, such as project managers and process or systems analysts. The Professional Practice Program (cooperative education) is appropriate in this program and is highly recommended. Participation in the co-op program offers opportunities to learn current industry practices and connect them to the conceptual knowledge gained in the courses. Required Courses Web Development with.net (IS2090) 3 Process Modeling (IS3020) 3 Database Design (IS3030) 3 Data Base Tools (IS3031C) 1 IT Architecture and Networking (IS3040) 3 IS Project (IS5050) 3 IS Elective 3 Information Systems Elective Options Application Development with Java (IS4010) 3 Business Intelligence (IS4030) 3 Special Topics in Information Systems (IS5093) 3 Independent Study in Information Systems (IS5099) 3 Students who began taking IS major classes on quarters or in Fall Semester 2012 should consult with an advisor about completion of the IS major to ensure they complete the correct number of courses and that quarter courses are applied in the appropriate categories. International Business Major (18 credit hours) International business students enhance their core business knowledge by developing the foundation necessary to work in the global economy. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of global and regional economies, socio-political dynamics and the language and culture training needed to be competitive employees for companies with overseas assignments. International business is a gateway to many jobs in the global economy and is often paired with another business major or minor. This major, in combination with a finance major, leads to opportunities in international finance and banking. Combining the international business major with marketing, operations management or information systems can provide the experience necessary for careers in international business. Students have opportunities to study abroad to fulfill international business elective courses. Opportunities range from one-week, short course programs to semester abroad programs offered through partner universities. Required Courses International Marketing (MKTG4071) 3 Choose one: 3 International Finance (FIN4007) International Accounting and Financial MGMT (INTB5025) The Economy of Greater China (ECON3083) The Economies of East and Southeast Asia (ECON3084) International Economics (ECON4040) Choose one: 3 International Management (INTB4050) Managing Cultural Differences (INTB5030) International Business Elective 3 International Business Elective 3 International Business Elective 3 International Business Elective Options Global Legal Environment (BLAW4045) 3 Study Abroad European Union (INTB3098) 3 Study Abroad United Kingdom (INTB3099) 3 Study Abroad Linz, Austria (INTB ) 3 Study Abroad China (INTB5011) 3 Study Abroad Chile Doing Business in Chile (INTB5012) 3 Study Abroad Mexico (INTB5013) 3 Service Learning Central America (INTB5015) 3 Study Abroad Ireland (INTB5016) 3 Study Abroad France-Spain (INTB5018) 3 Virtual Teams (INTB5035) 3
19 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business 17 Special Topics in International Business (INTB5093) 3 Independent Study in International Business (INTB5099) 1-6 Supply Chain Management (OM4081) 3 Marketing (18 credit hours) Selling and advertising are viewed as the essence of marketing, but there is much more. Marketing students learn the skills required to help organizations identify and deliver products and services that satisfy customers. Through courses in consumer behavior, marketing research and branding, students master the fundamentals to support their desired career paths in sales, retail or brand management, advertising or public relations, product development or marketing research. Required Courses Marketing Research (MKTG3080) 3 Consumer Behavior (MKTG3085) 3 Marketing Elective 3 Marketing Elective 3 Marketing Elective 3 Marketing Elective 3 Marketing Electives: Marketing electives are chosen from 3000 level or higher Marketing courses. Operations Management Major (18 credit hours) Managing and directing operations of all forms is crucial in organizations. Operations management students study efficient design and productive processes by effectively allocating resources, controlling inventory, scheduling projects, ensuring quality and improving overall organizational efficiency. Operations management professionals typically employ computer-based tools such as spreadsheets, project management software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The operations management program provides a management career path in both manufacturing and service organizations such as airlines, hospitals, banks and consulting companies. Positions such as branch manager, production supervisor, plant manager, project director and strategic consultant are typical placement opportunities for operations management graduates. Required Courses Operations Management Elective 3 Operations Management Elective 3 Operations Management Elective 3 Operations Management Elective 3 Operations Management Elective 3 Operations Strategy (OM5085) 3 Operations Management Elective Options Quality Management (OM4075) 3 Operations Planning and Scheduling (OM4076) 3 Product Development and Project Management (OM4080) 3 Supply Chain Management (OM4081) 3 Procurement and Logistics (OM4082) 3 Service Sector Management (OM4088) 3 Forecasting and Risk Analysis (OM4090) 3 Special Topics in Operations Management (OM5093) 3 Independent Study in Operations Management (OM5099) 3 One of the following Business Analytics courses may be used as an Operations Management elective Data Mining and Analysis (BANA4080) 3 Spreadsheet Analysis (BANA4085) 3 Simulation Modeling (BANA6035) 3 One of the following International Business courses may be used as an Operations Management elective Study Abroad China (INTB5011) 3 Study Abroad Chile: Doing Business in Chile (INTB5012) 3 Study Abroad Mexico (INTB5013) 3 Study Abroad France-Spain (INTB5018) 3 Real Estate Major (18 credit hours) Real estate students study the development and acquisition of property, along with the fundamental business disciplines, such as accounting, finance, information systems, marketing and operations management. Students are exposed to other disciplines impacting the field of real estate, including construction, geography and planning. In addition to functional exposures to real estate, the program also emphasizes writing, negotiation, oral communication, analytical problem solving, and computer skills. Upon graduation, students find positions in brokerage and leasing, property management, urban planning and administration, corporate real estate management, land development and construction, real estate financing, appraisal, investment analysis and market research. Required Courses Real Estate Principles (RE3091) 3 Real Estate Finance (RE3095) 3 Legal Issues of Real Estate Investment (RE4097) 3 Real Estate Elective 3 Real Estate Elective 3 Real Estate Elective 3 Real Estate Electives Introduction to Econometrics (ECON4010) 3 Urban and Regional Economics (ECON4080) 3 Economic Development (ECON4082) 3 Advanced Corporate Finance (FIN4004) 3 Financial Markets and Institutions (FIN4053) 3 Property and Asset Management (RE6000) 3 Real Estate Analysis (RE6031) 3 Real Estate Development (RE6050) 3
20 18 university of cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Real Estate Valuation (RE6092) 3 Special Topics in Real Estate (RE6093) 3 Minors Discipline-specific minors are available to all UC students. Pursuing a UC business minor is an ideal way for students to add value to a degree program and develop personal distinction through adding further specialization. In addition to the specialty minors, the broad Business Administration Minor is designed to give the non-business UC student an opportunity to develop a strong business foundation that supports careers across varied professions and industries. Any Lindner College of Business students may add a disciplinespecific minor to their curriculum by filing the online application at the URL below. NOTE: The Business Administration Minor is designed for non-business students and is therefore not a discipline-specific option. Non-LCB students interested in the minor must meet the following requirements to apply and to earn the minor: Have 30 earned semester credit hours 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. Most business minors require a 3.0 University GPA for admission (Professional Sales and Family Business require a 2.5 GPA; Business Administration requires a 2.0 GPA). Students will be notified by of their acceptance into the program and the process for registration in the required LCB classes. Non-LCB students may apply to add the minor by filing the online Business Minor Application Form at the URL below. Accounting Minor Foundational Courses BBA and BSIM students will fulfill the foundational courses through the completion of their primary degrees. Financial Accounting (ACCT2081) 3 Managerial Accounting (ACCT2082) 3 Required Minor Courses LCB students may not double count these courses between majors and minors. Accounting Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT3031) 3 Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT3032) 3 Introduction to Taxation (ACCT3072) 3 Cost Accounting (ACCT3073) 3 Total 12 Business Administration Minor The broad Business Administration Minor is designed to give the non-business UC student an opportunity to develop a strong business foundation that supports careers across varied professions and industries. Pre-requisite courses for upper level minor requirements* Business Analytics I (BANA2081) 3 Business Analytics II (BANA2082) 3 *students may substitute an alternate statistics sequence Business Administration Financial Accounting (ACCT2081) 3 Managerial Accounting (ACCT2082) 3 Legal Environment of Business (BLAW2080) 3 Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON1001) 3 Digital Technologies for Business (IS2080C) 3 Introduction to Marketing (MKTG2080) 3 Business Finance (FIN3080C) 3 Operations Management (OM3080) 3 Total 24 Business Analytics Minor Foundational Courses BBA and BSIM students will fulfill the foundational courses through the completion of their primary degrees. BANA2081Business Analytics I 3 BANA2082Business Analytics II 3 Required Minor Courses LCB students may not double count these courses between majors and minors. Business Analytics Data Mining and Analysis (BANA4080) 3 Spreadsheet Analytics (BANA4085) 3 Business Analytics Electives Choose two from the following: (BANA4090, BANA6037, BANA6095, ECON4010, IS3030, IS3031C, FIN4041, MKTG3080) 6 Total 12 Economics Minor Foundational Courses BBA and BSIM students will fulfill the foundational courses through the completion of their primary degrees. Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON1001) 3 Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON1002) 3 Required Minor Courses LCB students may not double count these courses between majors and minors. Economics Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON2020) 3