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Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University

Design. Make the future of business yours.

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cultivate creativity

Practice the principles of design to advance innovation in business. A manager who is also a designer expands the realm of possibility in organizations, adding value beyond point-and-click management.

build knowledge

Become a thought leader in your field. Take the information you acquire in your program and immediately employ it through immersion in internships, group projects, consultation, research, and presentations… opportunities that will set you apart from the competition.

drive flourishing

Discover the power of sustainability, appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence, social entrepreneurship, intentional change, digital innovation, and more to change the world by changing who you are and how you do business in the world.

degrees to affect diverse industries

Weatherhead School of Management offers degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level to change management, transform leaders, and create a better world through business.

It's not all about the Benjamins… but Weatherhead prepares you to handle the dollars. Become the number crunching, lean operating, budget balancing, money managing wizard of accounting, business analytics, economics or finance.

Lead confidently, creatively, and purposefully by learning the fundamentals of management and honing your skills in collaborative, hands-on partnerships with alumni and businesses.

Join the leaders in management to transform every corner of the healthcare industry, from the waiting room to the emergency room and everywhere in between.

Change management begins with the self. Develop transformational leadership to transform yourself, your organization, and your world.

our community

When you join the Weatherhead School of Management, you join a diverse community of experts and learners from industries and backgrounds all around the world, a playground of learning that reflects the real world of business.

87%

faculty members with PhDs

46%

female students

41%

international students

Innovate. Change where you are, now.

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Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University is the home of faculty whose groundbreaking business concepts are taught and practiced around the world.

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a revolutionary approach to strategic change and sustainable growth for organizations. Developed by Weatherhead faculty members David Cooperrider, PhD and Ronald Fry, PhD, AI is practiced around the world to transform organizations, expand leadership vision, set strategy, and enhance the power of teams.

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Digital innovation is an effort to re-imagine familiar products and services using unique capabilities of digital technology. It focuses on creating radically different user experiences and new business models that were not previously possible. Unlike previous IT innovations that aimed at improving the performance of organizations in existing forms, digital innovation often aims at designing new forms that previously did not exist.

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Exceptional leaders, executives, and managers rely on their emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, motivate, and develop yourself and others. Researched and developed by Richard Boyatzis, PhD, emotional intelligence competencies are incorporated throughout the programs at Weatherhead.

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Flourishing Enterprise casts the vision that the primary aim of business should be to create well-being, happiness and wholeness. This concept reaches beyond sustainable value to the idea that businesses can be agents of world benefit. Flourishing enterprise argues that companies that do good in the world also do better financially, and that one does not have to sacrifice mission for profit, and vice versa.

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Weatherhead’s faculty members are at the forefront of innovation and leadership in healthcare management. With a network of some of the best hospitals and healthcare organizations in the nation steps away from our front door, you will build the relationships and expertise necessary to lead the way to positive change within the evolving world of healthcare.

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Intentional Change Theory, developed by Richard Boyatzis, PhD, outlines five common-sense steps that need to be followed if an individual wants to make a lasting change within one’s self. These five steps are:

  1. Discover your ideal self
  2. Discover your real self
  3. Create your learning agenda
  4. Experiment with and practice new habits
  5. Get support

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Great managers are also designers—of processes, projects, strategies and systems. Using principles of managing by design, managers are equipped with the latest concepts and tools for flexible, innovating thinking. Manage by Designing was pioneered by Fred Collopy, PhD, and Richard Boland, PhD, to use principles of design in business management.

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Weatherhead’s faculty members are at the forefront of innovation and leadership in healthcare management. With a network of some of the best hospitals and healthcare organizations in the nation steps away from our front door, you will build the relationships and expertise necessary to lead the way to positive change within the evolving world of healthcare.

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Sustainable Value is defined by Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Chris Laszlo, PhD, as a dynamic state that occurs when a company creates ongoing value for its shareholders and stakeholders. By ‘doing good’ for society and the environment, the company does even better for its customers and shareholders than it otherwise would.

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Under the direction of Diana Bilimoria, PhD, Weatherhead provides exceptional support for cultivating personal strengths, building networks, and overcoming barriers. Leaders and women aspiring to leadership positions will discover here the understanding, advice, and development opportunity they need to achieve their career potential, make significant contributions to their organizations, and maximize work-life balance.

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Enter top-tier organizations upon graduation…
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Executive Education

What you learn in a single day can change everything.

Executive Education programs dive deep into complex business theories in brief periods of time to yield immediate and substantial professional development results.

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Explore Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Thrive. You can do good and do well.

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Imagine a world in which people experience wellbeing, companies prosper and nature thrives.

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit exists to advance the scholarship and practice of flourishing enterprise. Connect with the Fowler Center through one of these four impactful initiatives:

AIM2Flourish celebrates and catalyzes radical innovation as part of a global learning challenge. We're inspiring the current and next generation of business leaders to build a better world.

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2017 Global Forum: Celebrating Flourishing Enterprise
June 14-16, 2017
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio and Via Worldwide Simulcasts

Discovering Flourishing Enterprise: The Fourth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit invites executives, entrepreneurs and change agents to discover, design, and strategize toward creating flourishing enterprises.

Join the conversation that is changing the way we do business all around the world.

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The purpose of the Strategic Innovation Lab is to catalyze and support the transition to a new U.S. grand strategy for the 21st Century and prepare a new generation of strategic leaders.

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It is only through a change in consciousness that businesses can develop profit strategies aimed at healthy environments and increasing wellbeing. Without it, businesses are condemned to continue today’s profit strategies that, at best, reduce social harm or their ecological footprint and, at worst, contribute to growing social crises and environmental disaster.

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reach Beyond

Our magazine, beyond, launched in 2016. Beyond publishes stories of businesses and business leaders that exemplify the use of design for innovative approaches to management as well as exemplars of business as an agent of world benefit.

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Join us. We’re not your typical business school.

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