Part-Time MBA Admission Information | Weatherhead

Part-Time MBA Admission Information

Weatherhead’s Part-Time MBA Philosophy of Recruitment

The Weatherhead School of Management MBA admissions team is committed to recruiting students with diverse perspectives and a range of educational, professional and life experiences. These experiences, along with demonstrated student excellence, enrich the dialogue and teamwork in the classroom. We look for part-time MBA applicants who are committed to advancing their careers while continuing to strengthen the community and businesses in the Greater Cleveland area.

Part-Time MBA Application Process Overview

  • Create an application, or log in using your username and password to continue your application.
  • Upload the required unofficial documents. If you are admitted and you matriculate, we will require your official documents then. Further instructions will be sent by email.
  • When your application is finished, click “submit” to pay your non-refundable application fee
  • After clicking “submit,” you will not be able to make any changes to your application form, resume or essays, but you will be able to log back in later to upload transcripts and test scores. All required documents must be submitted in order to be considered.
  • Once your application is complete, you may receive an invitation to interview. Interviews are by invitation only.
  • Any application that remains incomplete at the end of the admissions period will be denied.

Part-Time MBA Application Requirements

When reviewing your profile for admission consideration, the Weatherhead School of Management admissions team requires the following (click each category for full details about the admission requirements):

The online application captures general information including: personal information, contact information, demographic information, education, and employment history. Applicants also submit their application fee as part of the online admissions process. Additionally, applicants must upload a current resume, two essays, and the contact information for letters of recommendation (see instructions below under “Letters of Recommendation”). The online application can be completed in one sitting and additional supporting documents can be uploaded after clicking “Submit.” Please note: Information entered into the online form cannot be changed once the application has been submitted, but transcripts and test score reports may be added at a later date.

Two essays are required. Each essay must be double-spaced and a maximum of 500 words in length.

Essay #1: Describe your motivation for pursuing a master’s degree.

  • What have you done in your academic/professional/personal life that has prepared you for this degree?
    • If your undergraduate major is different from the graduate degree you are seeking, please explain how you became interested in this field and why you would like to pursue it now in your educational career.
  • How does this master’s degree fit in with your short and long term career goals?
  • In what way will you contribute to the fabric of the Weatherhead culture?
  • Feel free to share anything else that we should know about you or any concerns you might have about your application that might not otherwise have been addressed.

Essay #2: Choose one question from the following four options; please indicate which topic you are addressing in your response.

  1. Case students are leaders and work together towards success. Tell us about a time when you helped someone else become a better leader.
  2. Challenges are often faced every day. Though the end result is important, usually it is the journey that teaches us the most. Describe a situation where your academic or professional ethics were challenged. How did you deal with the situation? What did you learn from the experience?
  3. Criticism can be difficult, but is a necessary part of growth. What was the most difficult feedback you have received, and how did you address it?
  4. At Weatherhead, we seek students with strong values. What values are most important to you? How do your values match the values of Weatherhead?

A current resume is required. The resume should include all work experience, including part-time employment,* internships,* and co-op employment.*

* For early-career applicants.

All applicants are required to submit unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary education for the application and review process. Please include your school’s grading scale. Separate transcripts are also required if you received any transfer credit from another university. You may upload these to the “Transcripts” section of the online application.

Weatherhead reserves the right to request further documentation for missing cumulative GPAs or those not on a 4.0 scale

Only unofficial transcripts are required to complete an application. Please do not send us your official transcripts yet.

If you are admitted and you decide to enroll, we will require your official transcripts then. Please note: they must state the degree earned and the date the degree is conferred. If not, you must also provide an official degree certificate from your school stating the above information.


If you have or will have earned a three-year bachelor’s degree, you may need a transcript evaluation prepared by World Education Services (WES) or Education Credential Evaluators (ECE). Weatherhead School of Management recognizes a three-year bachelor’s degree as long as the WES or ECE (contact details below) indicates that the degree is equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree in the United States.

Before you apply or begin an evaluation process, visit the World Education Services website and use their free “WES Degree Equivalency” tool to see if your degree granting institution is recognized as the equivalent of a four-year degree in the U.S. If your degree is not listed as such, you will need an evaluation from one of these agencies (no preference).

Your application will remain incomplete until the WES or ECE evaluation has been received. Offers of admission will not be binding until we have verified your degree.

Note: When ordering your transcript evaluation, you must request that a copy be sent electronically to the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University by selecting our school in their dropdown box. We will also accept unofficial or student copies of the WES or ECE that are uploaded to the application.

For more information, you may contact:

World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087 USA
Fax: 212.739.6100
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470 USA

The Weatherhead admissions team accepts either unofficial GMAT or unofficial GRE exam results. We do not have a minimum test score requirement.

An unofficial GMAT (preferred) or GRE (accepted) score report is required for the application and review process. Applicants can upload these to the “Test Documentation” section of the online application before or after submitting their application. Offers of admission cannot be extended for incomplete applications. Official score reports are only required if an offer of admission is extended and the applicant enrolls as a student.

GMAT code: WTJ-F1-58
GRE code: 1105

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit an English language exam. We accept either TOEFL or IELTS. Applicants can upload their scores to the "Test Documentation" section of the online application before or after submitting their application.

We do not have a minimum test score requirement. To see the average test scores for the current class in this program, visit the CLASS PROFILE link.

An applicant who possesses one of the following qualifications can obtain a waiver:

  1. Four years of undergraduate/graduate studies (combined) where English is the primary language of instruction. If your university is not located in an English speaking country, your transcripts must state that the language of instruction was in English.

    If it has been more than a year since you were in an English speaking program or work environment, the admissions team reserves the right to require proof of English language proficiency.

  2. Three years full-time work in a country where English is an official language.

If you qualify for a waiver of the English language exam, you must indicate this in the "Test Scores" section of the application. Waiver qualification will be verified.

TOEFL Code: 1105; Department Code: 02

As part of submitting your application, you will be required to enter the names, relationship and contact information of two recommenders.  You will find instructions in the application for how to enter the information and options for collecting the letters.

Applicants are prompted to pay a non-refundable $100 fee when they submit their application. Credit card payments are preferred, but checks are accepted. If an applicant chooses to mail a check, he or she must mail payment to the address below:

Case Western Reserve University
Weatherhead School of Management
Part-Time MBA Admissions
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235

Please note: Credit card payments are automatically added to an application. If an applicant chooses to pay by check, his or her application remains incomplete until the admissions office has received the check. Offers of admission cannot be extended for incomplete applications.

Each supporting document must be uploaded to your online application for admission consideration. Some applicants require time to take the GMAT or GRE. Considering this, our team may interview applicants who have not yet taken either test (or who plan to retake a test for a higher score) but whose undergraduate transcripts and work history demonstrate high performance. Please note: An offer for admission cannot be extended with an incomplete application package. Weatherhead does not offer conditional admission under any circumstances.

Part-Time MBA Application Deadlines

In order to receive a decision by one of the Notification Dates listed, you must submit and complete your application by one of the corresponding Application Deadlines. The Admissions Committee will not issue an offer of admission if an application package remains incomplete.

Round 1
Deadline: November 15, 2018
Notification Date: December 13, 2018
Round 2
Deadline: January 15, 2019
Notification Date: February 22, 2019
Round 3
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Notification Date: April 12, 2019
Round 4
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Notification Date: June 3, 2019
Applications for summer entry will be accepted until June 3 (program begins June 10).
Round 1
Deadline: June 12, 2019
Notification Date: June 24, 2019
Round 2
Deadline: July 10, 2019
Notification Date: July 22, 2019
For Fall entry (program begins August 26) applications will be accepted until August 19.

The application and the deadlines for FALL, SPRING and SUMMER 2020 will be ready on August 1st, 2019, so please check back!