At Weatherhead, small class sizes mean one-on-one interaction with academic pioneers and industry leaders. Our faculty excel in teaching as well as research, and students prize the opportunity to share their insights and excitement in the most up-to-date and creative areas of management studies. The diversity of our student body, too, enriches the graduate experience with points of view from countries and cultures around the world. Because students tend to learn from one another as much as from teachers, teamwork is a prominent feature of many classes; Weatherhead students form friendships within and outside of the classroom.
Why Cleveland to Study Management?
Weatherhead is nestled in the heart of Cleveland and its arts and cultural district—University Circle. 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, which includes a specialty market, a local ice cream shop, pubs, the campus bookstore, the city’s new Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and casual to fine dining restaurant options.
With so much going on in Cleveland and on campus, you’ll never lack for something to do. Take a moment to check out what draws our students to Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland, Ohio.
|2,250,871||Population of Greater Cleveland|
|21,000+||Acres for outdoor recreation in Cleveland Metroparks|
|312||Miles of Lake Erie's Ohio shoreline|
|117+||Cultural and arts organizations|
|16th||Most walkable of the fifty largest U.S. cities|
|10||Fortune 500 companies located in Northeast Ohio|
|7||Cleveland chefs and eateries featured on the Food Network|
|3rd||Fashion Week Cleveland is the biggest in the U.S. after New York and Los Angeles|
|2nd||Playhouse Square Center is the largest in the U.S. after New York's Lincoln Center|
|2||Annual film festivals in Cleveland|
Life at Weatherhead Blog
The Global MBA: Educational Expectations, and Cultural Misunderstandings Within; and Training to be Rockstars
Michael Tasse is a student in the Global MBA program at Weatherhead, a distinctive graduate program where participants travel and study throughout China, India and the United States in a full-immersion experience. “The Underground” – literally, a band that came and rocked XLRI campus earlier this semester. Somewhat of a metaphor for the rockstar training we receive at XLRI. Recently, the
Other Student Clubs
Case Western Reserve is home to a chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, a national honor organization for accounting, finance and information systems students and professionals. This is an organization that helps students socialize, meet local employers who are looking for accounting graduates to hire, learn the latest trends in the accounting profession and develop lifelong friendships with fellow students and faculty. The accountancy department works closely with student leaders of the chapter to honor outstanding students in accountancy as well as an alumnus of the year at an annual banquet each spring.
The Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) along with other 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:
- Adventure Club
- Design for America
- Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club)
- Finance and Investment Club
- Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
- Health System Management and Bioscience Club
- Leadership and Organizational Behavior Club
- Marketing and Strategy Club
- Multicultural Club
- Net Impact Club
- Operations Club
- Sports Management Club
- Tie Youth (Immigrant Entrepreneur's Club)
- Weatherhead Consulting Club
- Weatherhead Wine Society
- Weatherhead Women in Business
The diversity of our student body enriches the Weatherhead experience with different perspectives. In addition to Weatherhead Women in Business and the Multicultural Club, student groups that support diversity include local chapters of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).
Weatherhead’s Career Management Office offers career resources, career fairs, employer information sessions on and off campus and professional gatherings throughout the city of Cleveland. Read more about Career Management.