Weatherhead #1 for Finance, Says Businessweek Survey of Undergraduate Programs
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May 19, 2010
Accounting, Economics, Quantitative Methods, and Sustainability also rank highly
CLEVELAND—The Finance program at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management claimed the top spot in BusinessWeek’s rankings of “Best Undergraduate Business Programs by Specialty” for 2010. Along with the #1 rank for Finance, Weatherhead earned high marks in Accounting (#15), Economics (#6 for Microeconomics, #10 for Macroeconomics), Quantitative Methods (#22), and Sustainability (#17).
BusinessWeek compiles its annual rankings by surveying senior business students from 139 schools, asking them to gauge their school’s undergraduate offerings and to assign letter grades A through F to their business program in twelve specialty disciplines. The magazine then calculates scores based upon these grades, meaning that the rankings are wholly determined by levels of student satisfaction.
Often hailed for its superior graduate programs, Weatherhead is also known for abundant experiential learning opportunities and small undergraduate class sizes, along with the one-on-one instructor contact this affords. Weatherhead undergraduates also cite the opportunity to enroll in elective graduate courses, enabling them to develop additional technical expertise in business disciplines, as a special advantage.
Weatherhead offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and the Bachelor of Science in Management, a well-regarded undergraduate business degree that may be enhanced with two concentration options: Finance or Marketing. The school also hosts Case Western Reserve’s Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a degree awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences but based at Weatherhead. Minors in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship are also available.
About Case Western Reserve University and the Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University, one of the nation’s leading research universities, traces its origins to the founding of Western Reserve College in 1826 and the Case Institute of Technology in 1880, culminating in the merger of both the undergraduate and graduate schools in 1967. Approximately 10,000 students are enrolled, from more than 100 nations. Two-thirds of the student population attend Case Western Reserve University’s graduate and professional schools.
The Weatherhead School of Management is different from other business schools. We are bold in our ideas, creative in our approach, and adaptive in our interactions within a changing business environment. We’ve enhanced traditional management education by integrating the fundamentals of business with ideas and practices that change individuals, organizations, and societies. Our graduates are ready to add immediate value to their organizations, their communities, and the world.