MSM-Finance alum Yixing Zhou discusses what she enjoyed most about being a student at Weatherhead.
With its innovative program design, world-class faculty, and unique curriculum, the Weatherhead MSM-Finance program is an academically rich experience. Supplement that with living in one of the most concentrated areas of arts and culture in the world, and you get the makings of one of the most fulfilling and exciting seasons of your life.
Why Cleveland to Study Finance?
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
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 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
- 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
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).