The Part-Time MBA Student Experience

Part-time MBA students experience the Weatherhead curriculum during evenings and weekend classes and are taught by some of the same faculty that teach our MBA programs. Our small class sizes mean one-on-one interaction with academic pioneers and industry leaders. Our faculty excel in teaching as well as research, and the opportunity to share their insights and excitement in the most up-to-date and creative areas of management studies is one that Weatherhead students prize. Read some of these experiences via Life at Weatherhead, a blog written by current students and alumni.

Career Resources

Part-time students also access Weatherhead’s Career Management Office resources, participate in on-campus career fairs, attend employer information sessions on and off-campus, and engage with professional associations throughout the city of Cleveland. Read more about Career Management.

An additional benefit to our part-time student experience is that student have access to dynamic members of the Cleveland business community through the Leadership Speaker Series, a program that brings local leaders to campus several times each semester. The topics discussed tie into coursework in a timely manner, and have included such areas of interest as statistics, accounting, and organizational behavior. Many of the speakers have ties to Weatherhead or to Case Western Reserve University, and they have included employees of Fifth Third Bank, Cleveland Clinic, and more, and even our own Fred Collopy, PhD, a professor of information systems and vice dean of Weatherhead.

GBSA and Student Clubs

The active Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) along with Student Clubs provide opportunities for professional development, local community service activities, engagement with employers and social gatherings such as cultural dinners, happy hours and wine tastings with sommeliers.

Incoming students can run for a GBSA leadership position or join, revive or start a new student club with the assistance of the Weatherhead Student Experience Office. Here's a list of the student clubs:

Class Profile and Diversity

The diversity of our student body enriches the Weatherhead experience with different perspectives. In addition to Dynamic Weatherhead Women in Business and the Multicultural Business Student Association, student groups that support diversity include local chapters of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).

Enrollment at a glance

Entering fall:
Total enrolled:
U.S. minority:
GMAT (average):
GPA (average):
Work experience (middle 80% range):
5.5 years

Top undergraduate majors

Entering fall:
Business (including economics and finance):
Engineering / mathematics / sciences:
Liberal arts / social sciences:

Around the Neighborhood

Weatherhead is nestled in the heart of Cleveland and its arts and cultural district — University Circle — students enjoy living, learning and playing in one of the most concentrated areas of health care, education, and arts and culture in the world. University Circle boasts 15 museums and cultural institutions like the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Museum of Art, four medical centers including the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, 10 religious organizations, more than 30 restaurants, and a total of eight education centers.

Weatherhead is also within walking distance of the city's "new downtown" called Uptown. Uptown includes emerging favorite spots such as a specialty market, a local ice cream shop, pubs, the campus bookstore, the city’s new Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and casual- to fine-dining restaurant options.

Access the following websites to learn more about Cleveland, check out this video to learn why Weatherhead students love Cleveland, and read Life at Weatherhead, a blog written by current students and alumni.