At the Weatherhead School of Management, all part-time MBA students are empowered to take advantage of the same resources available to students enrolled full-time. Weatherhead’s Career Management Office, Leadership Speaker Series and Student Clubs along with many other world-class programs and seminars held on the CWRU campus are all available to you and help vitalize your part-time MBA experience.
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Part-time MBA students can access Weatherhead’s Career Management Office, participate in on-campus career fairs, attend employer information sessions on and off campus, and engage with professional associations throughout the city of Cleveland. Read more about career management services available at Weatherhead.
Leadership Speaker Series
The Leadership Speaker Series brings dynamic members of the Cleveland business community to campus several times each semester. The topics discussed generally connect with student coursework and have included such areas as statistics, accounting, and organizational behavior. Many of the speakers have a relationship with Weatherhead or Case Western Reserve University, such as employees of Fifth Third Bank, Cleveland Clinic, and more.
GBSA and Student Clubs
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 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
- QGrad LGBTQA+ Graduate and Professional Student Association
- Sports Management Club
- Tie Youth (Immigrant Entrepreneur’s Club)
- Weatherhead Consulting Club
- Weatherhead Wine Society
- Weatherhead Women in Business
Class Profile and Diversity
The diversity of Weatherhead’s student body will provide you with different perspectives and enrich your part-time MBA experience. In addition to Dynamic Weatherhead Women in Business and the Multicultural Business Student Association, student groups that support diversity include local chapters of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).
Around the Neighborhood
If you are looking for something to do or somewhere to go with colleagues or classmates during your program, the area around Case Western Reserve—University Circle—is one of the most concentrated areas of healthcare, education, and arts and culture in the world. University Circle boasts 15 museums and cultural institutions, four medical centers, 10 religious organizations, more than 30 restaurants, and eight education centers.
Weatherhead is 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 Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and casual to fine dining restaurant options.