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Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University is a place where innovation, entrepreneurship and critical thinking come together to inspire big ideas and take careers to the next level. More than 1,400 students study in 17 graduate and seven undergraduate programs. Weatherhead is home to business concepts taught and practiced around the world. Groundbreaking principles were developed here by our faculty that shape the way people around the world lead and manage their companies including Appreciative Inquiry, Emotional Intelligence, Flourishing Enterprise, Intentional Change Theory and Manage by Designing.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
162
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.20
Years Work Experience
5.1
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
580 - 640
GPA
3.0 - 3.5

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Round 1
November 6

Round 2
January 8

Round 3
February 26

Round 4
April 29

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
112

63
Full-time
37
Part-time
25
Female
3
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland offers both Part-Time and Full-Time MBA programs with a focus on design and sustainability, putting it “at the leading edge of a shift in business thinking.” In the first year, the LEAD curriculum helps students to realize their management strengths and weaknesses through experiential learning, case studies, and self-assessments; the integrative core curriculum teaches the basics of business principles; and the school’s design and sustainability focus come into play through two required first-year courses. The first year is spent entirely with one’s cohort, “allowing for interaction and a friendly atmosphere,” and the coursework offered is “innovative and taught by the best professors in the field.” The second year is dedicated to electives and the project-based, hands-on learning of Business Models I and II. One of the main appeals of the program is the access to thought leaders in “design, positive organization development, and sustainable business advantage,” as well as “exceptional teachers of more traditional business disciplines” who collectively help students “see how they can use traditional business skills to develop profitable for organizations that serves a deeper purpose in enhancing the lives of individuals.”

Weatherhead professors are very helpful and dedicate time to students outside class “for discussions, extracurricular projects and coursework-related doubts,” and as the professors are often the authors of the textbooks being used, students “learn more than what is taught through the books.” Students also cite the campus’ “amazing infrastructure” as a key to their studies, which includes “study rooms, lounges, gym, pool, athlete center, libraries, medical center, IT support and a bar.” Students have the “ease of access to all departments under Case Western” and are free to use all the university’s libraries and facilities as well as licensed software resources, and there are ample places around campus to unwind for the day “which makes it a good blend for academic, professional and social life.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Healthcare Administration
Finance
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance
Healthcare Administration
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management

Certificate Programs

Corporate Finance
Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Leadership/Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
https://weatherhead.case.edu/centers/fowler/research/courses-and-programs

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://weatherhead.case.edu/faculty/research/by-topic

School's environmental commitment 1:
1) The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit is an academic center that bridges the gap between theory and practice for both management practitioners and scholars. Through meaningful collaborations with individuals from a diverse range of organizations, the Fowler Center guides managers to embed sustainability in the core of their business, creating value for society and the environment in ways that create even more value for their customers and shareholders. Using the Appreciative Inquiry method developed by David Cooperrider at Weatherhead, the Fowler Center?s aim is to advance the cause of business from just doing good to doing better: to view business as an agent of world benefit and to move from sustainability to flourishing enterprise, a concept that sees business as an essential player in the effort toward world betterment. The Fowler Center is home to AIM2Flourish, a global initiative to recognize businesses that serve as agents of world benefit in alignment with the UN?s Global Goals for Sustainable Development. In coordination with the AIM2Flourish initiative, the Fowler Center awards 17 Flourish Prizes annually, one for each of the 17 UN Global Goals, to businesses discovered by students completing the AIM2Flourish program; and celebrates the businesses, professors and students involved in the discovery. The Fowler Center hosts a Global Forum, structured like an Appreciative Inquiry summit to advance business to higher levels of flourishing and sustainability. Each of the Fowler Center?s initiatives guide conversations around how to achieve systemic change for a better world. The Fowler Center is led by David Cooperrider, PhD, The Covia | David L. Cooperrider Professor in Appreciative Inquiry and one of the inventors of Appreciative Inquiry (along with Ronald Fry, PhD, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Weatherhead). Faculty includes Chris Laszlo, PhD, originator of the concept of embedded sustainability and flourishing enterprise.

School's environmental commitment 2:
2) Other management schools promote a Green MBA, but at the home of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB), we integrate the Center?s philosophies and values into the curriculum of the Weatherhead MBA program. We believe that learning sustainable business practices is no longer optional for the future of businesses; it is imperative for the health of our world and the thriving of our world economies. That is why, at Weatherhead, we have incorporated both design and sustainability content into our core curriculum. With the skills of design thinking and the knowledge of sustainable practice, future leaders leave Weatherhead with the creativity, innovation and broader world awareness that prepares them to meet the global and environmental issues facing business in the 21st century.

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$81,881
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
74%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
69%
School Facilitiated
18%
Unknown
13%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

26%
Finance/Accounting
23%
Consulting
19%
Marketing
13%
General Management
13%
Other
3%
Operations/Logistics
3%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

71%
Midwest
13%
Mid-Atlantic
6%
West
3%
International
3%
Northeast
3%
Southwest

Students Say

Cleveland is the center of a growing regional economy with a lot of strong financial, healthcare and manufacturing institutions (as well as a relatively low cost of living), and Case Western “is surrounded by some of the nation’s top health care systems.” At the university itself, the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit “provides excellent opportunities to network with sustainability professionals and work with companies around the world.” The alumni network is “very strong,” and the atmosphere here is “far more collaborative than it is competitive.” The career office and program management office are “very supportive and offer decent resources,” and the school’s “career networking opportunities are well placed.” The school “has very good relationships with many local employers,” and companies that tend to recruit and/or hire Weatherhead MBAs include: Amazon, GE Lighting, MetroHealth System, Sherwin Williams, JPMorgan Chase, Century Federal Credit Union, Ernst and Young, Hyland Software, and University Hospitals.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 26% $85,000 $78,000 $60,000 $90,000
Consulting 23% $75,000 $78,806 $47,000 $109,800
Marketing / Sales 19% $95,000 $95,000 $70,000 $120,000
Other 13%
General Management 13% $75,000 $81,875 $63,500 $114,000
Information Technology 3%
Operations / Logistics 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 23% $90,000 $87,773 $55,000 $114,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 18% $85,000 $81,833 $63,500 $97,000
Financial Services 16% $88,000 $88,600 $60,000 $120,000
Manufacturing 16% $95,000 $93,000 $89,000 $95,000
Non-profit 13%
Media / Entertainment 10%
Technology 6%
Other 2%

Prominent Alumni

Edmund Sabanegh, MD
President - Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic

Eric Schnur
Chairman, President & CEO, The Lubrizol Corporation

David Lingafelter
President, Moen Incorporated

Arthur Anton
Chairman & CEO, Swagelok Company

David C. Brown
Chairman & CEO, Victory Capital Management

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
May 15

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$42,450
Tuition (Out-State)
$42,450
Fees (In-State)
$250
Fees (Out-State)
$250

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,415
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,415
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$19,734
Academic Expenses
$2,160

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
95
Part Time
39%

In State
67.0%
Out of State
33.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

22.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
37.00%
International

29% female
71% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

Weatherhead students have a “wide spectrum of capabilities and competences,” but almost all are “hard-working and expect good work,” not to mention “down to earth [and] friendly.” Case Western is “always hosting events for students and their families to get together,” and there are “plenty of clubs to get involved with the school and the local community.” Most students live one to two miles from campus and “take it upon themselves to organize events with each other”; however, “part-time students don’t have the same options” as full-time and tend to be a bit more removed from the fray. The student body mirrors the Cleveland location, which is “an area of well-cultured arts and thought leaders.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Deborah Bibb
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Address
Peter B. Lewis Building, Suite 150
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States

Phone
216-368-2030

Fax
216-368-5548

Email
wsomadmissions@case.edu


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