About the Host Universities and Northeast Ohio | Weatherhead
  • Kent State University College of Business Administration

    Kent State University's College of Business Administration is among the fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. The College is ranked among the top business schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Undergraduate Business Programs rankings. The College is committed to sustainability as an advanced Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory and offers 60 courses which integrate sustainable development topics. In addition, more than 36 percent of faculty research over the past five years has been related to the sustainable development goals. The College offers 10 undergraduate majors, 14 minors and a sales certificate. In addition, the College delivers the MBA full-time, online and in an executive format. The College also offers specialized master’s degrees in accounting, economics and business analytics and a comprehensive Ph.D. program.


  • Kent State University

    Kent State University is one of 76 public higher-research universities, as categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is ranked in the first-tier list of Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Regional Academic Center, and academic sites in major world cities such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio's leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. The student body comprises more than 38,000 students, including more than 1,700 international students from 100 countries, and the worldwide alumni family exceeds 245,000. The addition of new learning environments from the sciences to the arts and the development of exciting new academic programs such as aerospace engineering, geographic information science and business analytics characterize Kent State's focus on transformational educational experiences.
    For more information about Kent State, visit www.kent.edu.


  • Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

    The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit exists to create a world where business can prosper, human beings can flourish and nature can thrive. Housed in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, the Fowler Center advances Business as an Agent of World Benefit through research, teaching and applied service. Its primary focus is on for-profit organizations that use their core activities to create value for society and the environment in ways that create even more value for their customers and shareholders; and its primary vehicle for effecting change is Positive Organizational Science and Appreciative Inquiry. The main initiatives of the Fowler Center are AIM2Flourish and the Global Forum Series for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. Through AIM2Flourish, students around the world use Appreciative Inquiry to showcase breakthrough innovations that honor and scale for-profit businesses contributing to the 17 UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The Global Forum Series convenes businesses and thought leaders from around the world every three years to contribute to a tipping point in Business as an Agent of World Benefit.


  • Weatherhead School of Management

    Founded in 1952, the Weatherhead School of Management's mission is to develop "transformational ideas and outstanding leaders for the advancement of business and society." Our school's thematic strengths in Appreciative Inquiry, Design Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management and Sustainability, combined with functional strengths in Analytics, Finance, Marketing and Operations and Supply Chain Management develops well-rounded graduates with the business skills and mental models to be globally responsible leaders. In academic year 2017-18 the Weatherhead School of Management consists of 74 continuing faculty organized in six academic departments. Weatherhead's degree-granting programs include undergraduate, MBA, specialty master's programs, doctoral and joint offerings and the school has a total enrollment of over 1500 students. The School has a long and deep reputation for innovations in both subject matter and pedagogy, including the creation of the first PhD program in Organizational Behavior and the first Operations Research program in the world as well as the first Department of Design and Innovation in a management school.


  • Case Western Reserve University

    Case Western Reserve University is an independent research university located in Cleveland's University Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. CWRU holds membership in the Association of American Universities, and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and by several nationally recognized professional accrediting associations.

    The university was established in 1826 and is comprised of eight schools and colleges: Case School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Law, School of Medicine, and Weatherhead School of Management. With more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate/professional students, the university community represents 81 countries. CWRU has an alumni population of over 110,000.

    CWRU's main campus is a pastiche architecture styles from the historic Flora Stone Mather quadrangle to the very modern and Peter B. Lewis Building which houses the Weatherhead School of Management. Its campus is adjacent to the historic Wade Park district and University Circle, The university campus is also home to Severance hall which houses the Cleveland Orchestra.


  • The City of Cleveland

    Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is a mid-sized city founded in 1796. Home to the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, the city is known for its thriving health care and biotechnology industries, lively arts and cultural scene, low cost of living, four-seasons climate, and wealth of natural resources.

    Nicknamed "The Forest City," Cleveland boasts a beautiful metroparks system with over 21,000 acres of reservations circling the city referred to unofficially as the 'Emerald Necklace.' Downtown provides an exciting nightlife. The Cleveland Public Library and the Public Auditorium are built around a large open mall, providing a wonderful example of the neoclassical architecture and design philosophy favored during the City Beautiful Movement. The city is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    University Circle, where Case Western Reserve University is located, offers a wide selection of dining, shopping, and museum experiences including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.


  • Explore more about Cleveland

    The Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, founded by Mayor Frank G. Jackson and launched in 2009, is the plan to transform Cleveland into a "Green City on a Blue Lake" by 2019. Weatherhead professors David Cooperrider, PhD, and Ron Fry, PhD and the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit were invited by Mayor Jackson in 2008 to help co-design and lead the 10-year initiative, using Appreciative Inquiry to create change.
    https://www.sustainablecleveland.org/

    For those looking to explore the outdoors we encourage you to visit one of the beautiful reservations that make up our Metroparks system.
    https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks

    The world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra performs at Severance Hall, one of America's most beautiful concert halls, in University Circle.
    https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/plan-your-visit/severance-hall/

    The Museum of Contemporary Art is walking distance from CWRU!
    https://www.mocacleveland.org/

    Visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden to see the exquisite Maid of Kent rose bloom on the arches. The Mary Ann Sears Swetland rose garden is lavish with early summer blooms.
    http://www.cbgarden.org/

    Enjoy exquisite and authentic italian dining in the cozy comfort of Cleveland's Little Italy.
    http://clevelandlittleitaly.com/

    Learn about what Cleveland has to offer from hotels & world class restaurants to events & attractions.
    https://www.thisiscleveland.com/

    The Greater Cleveland Partnership is one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the country.
    https://www.gcpartnership.com/