Case Western Reserve University is a world-premier private research institution, that has caught the eye of many top publications. According to Times Higher Education 2020 rankings, CWRU is ranked 52nd nationally and 119th in the world. Additionally, U.S. News and World Report recently recognized CWRU as the best Ohio university in 2018 and ranked the undergraduate business programs 31st in the nation. In 2019, they ranked the Part-time MBA 22nd, and the Full-Time MBA was among the top 75 nationally. Many of the other programs offered through the Weatherhead School of Management have received notable recognition. In 2018, the Executive MBA was ranked 21st nationally, and 31st globally by The Economist, and in 2019, Forbes listed the MBA 52nd among the U.S. Weatherhead has been prestigiously accredited by the AACSB since 1958 and made The Princeton Review’s 2019 list of Best Business Schools.
A diverse range of innovative undergraduate degrees are offered in Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, and Integrated Study. The Integrated Study programs allow students to earn a dual bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years. Options for this accelerated degree plan include master’s degrees in Finance, Accountancy, Business Analytics, Healthcare Management, and Operations Research/Supply Chain Management. The MBA is offered in a Full-Time, Part-Time, and Executive format, as well as the Cleveland Clinic EMBA for health care practitioners. Specialty master’s degrees are offered in Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare, Operations Research and Supply Chain Management, Positive Organization Development and Change, and Engineering and Management. Doctoral students can earn a Doctor of Management, or a Ph.D. in Accountancy, Design and Innovation, Designing Sustainable Systems, Organizational Behavior, and Operations Research.
The Weatherhead annual study body population is just under 1,500 students, and roughly 40% of the students are international. Students can expand upon their business interests through participation in the Consulting Club, Design Club, Finance Club, GARP, Graduate Business Student Association, Healthcare Club, Innovation/Design/Entrepreneurial Association, Marketing Club, Multicultural Club, Operations Club, and Women in Business.
Weatherhead strives to better the world through global sustainable projects. Students can contribute through the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. This center will kick off the inaugural Impact Investing Case Competition in 2020, where students will be required to value a B Corporation. Students who are passionate about positive and profitable businesses can conduct mini-case studies through the AIM2Flourish program, volunteer to review these studies, or attend the Global Forum, featuring workshops and speakers. Students can also work with youth organizations teaching job readiness skills through the Youth and Community Outreach Program. One-on-one coaching and the Weatherhead Coaching Certificate are offered through the Coaching Research Laboratory. XLab is a joint collaboration amongst students and Ohio businesses to promote the use of digital technology. Management students will work with Engineering students through the Proto Project to help businesses with digital innovation challenges. The Career Management Office provides coaching, resume reviewing, mock interviews, workshops, career fairs, and networking opportunities designed to bridge the gap from college to career.