Overview

Applicants
442
Acceptance Rate
43%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.14
Years Work Experience
4.16
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
570 - 700
GPA
2.84 - 3.48

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
August 1

Round 1
November 16

Round 2
January 19

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 17

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Non-Academic

Interviews

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
121

59
Full-time
41
Part-time
31
Female
3
Minority


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."



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:
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 intimate, 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. Another initiative of the Fowler Center is Quantum Leadership, which complements the financial case for sustainability by emphasizing the emotional and relational basis of leadership. By changing our consciousness in business at the leadership level, all areas of business can then develop profit strategies aimed at healthy environments and increased wellbeing. In June 2017, the Fowler Center hosted the Fourth Global Forum: Celebrating Flourishing Enterprise, structured like an Appreciative Inquiry summit to advance business to higher levels of flourishing and sustainability. Each of the Fowler Center’s initiatives guided the conversation around how to achieve systemic change for a better world Faculty affiliated with the Fowler Center include David Cooperrider, PhD, Fairmount Santrol – 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); and Chris Laszlo, PhD, originator of the concept of embedded sustainability and flourishing enterprise.

School's environmental commitment 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 courses 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.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Funded by the generous support of the Fowler Family Foundation, Weatherhead awards up to three Fowler Center Fellowships per year to full-time MBA students with a passion for sustainability. This tremendous honor reflects the recipient’s academic achievement and dedication to the principles of Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB). Fowler Fellows not only receive a full tuition scholarship, but also enjoy the opportunity of working with the executive team of the Fowler Center and participating in special projects that advance the mission of BAWB, as well as coauthoring and publishing teaching cases centered on the topics of sustainable value and flourishing.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$82,290
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
82%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
73%
School Facilitiated
16%
Graduate Facilitated
11%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

24%
Marketing
19%
Consulting
19%
Finance/Accounting
14%
General Management
14%
Other
11%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

70%
Midwest
11%
West
8%
Southwest
3%
International
3%
Mid-Atlantic
3%
South
270%
Possessions and Territories

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
Marketing / Sales 24% $81,000 $76,900 $60,000 $95,000
Consulting 19% $90,000 $98,667 $65,000 $145,000
Finance / Accounting 19% $66,000 $79,167 $65,000 $125,000
Other 14% $80,000 $97,667 $68,000 $145,000
General Management 14% $50,750 $55,875 $37,000 $85,000
Operations / Logistics 11% $75,000 $90,000 $75,000 $120,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 24% $67,500 $66,833 $37,000 $95,000
Manufacturing 19% $77,500 $76,533 $65,000 $88,000
Financial Services 16% $85,000 $84,000 $60,000 $125,000
Consulting 11% $101,000 $103,000 $65,000 $145,000
Technology 8% $85,000 $82,333 $67,000 $95,000
Petroleum / Energy 5%
Other 5%
Government 3%

Prominent Alumni

Mark Weinberger
Global Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young

Donald Washkewicz
Retired Chairman, Parker Hannifin Corporation

Chuck Fowler
Director & Chairman of the Executive Committee, Fairmount Santrol

Arthur Anton
President & CEO, Swagelok Company

David Lingafelter
President, Moen Corporation

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$26,709

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$16,068

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
93%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
93%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
98%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
97%

New Students Receiving Loans
38%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$39,390
Tuition (Out-State)
$39,390
Fees (In-State)
$200
Fees (Out-State)
$200

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,964
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,964
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$20,322
Academic Expenses
$2,040

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
339
Part Time
39%

In State
69.0%
Out of State
31.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
80

Demographics

12.00%
Minorities
30.00%
International

39% female
61% male

Campus Life

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

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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