Ohio 5 | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Ohio 5 Business Collaborative

Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University is partnering with Ohio Wesleyan University, Oberlin College and The College of Wooster to admit high-achieving undergraduate juniors to the following Weatherhead School graduate degree programs: Master of Finance, Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence, Master of Supply Chain Management, and Master of Accountancy.

We guarantee a base merit scholarship of $10,000 for all qualified students. You may also receive an additional merit-based scholarship award.

Scholarship Support

As a student in one of the Weatherhead School's master's programs offered through the Ohio 5 program, you'll receive the following benefits in addition to scholarship support:

  • Your $100 application fee will be waived.
  • You'll gain early admission to graduate school in your junior or senior year of your undergraduate studies.
  • You'll be able to make one or two approved course substitutions from your undergraduate courses to reduce redundancy in your studies.
  • You'll have the chance to secure internships and jobs through Weatherhead's career services teams. (In fact, our domestic students have 100% placement rates.)
  • You can start your path to living and working after graduation in Cleveland, ranked No. 5 on Glassdoor's "25 Best Cities for Jobs" in 2020.

How to Apply

To be eligible for the degree paths through the Ohio 5 program, you must:

  • Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher by the end of the equivalent of your junior year (with 75% of credits toward bachelor degree earned)
  • Complete mandatory Case Western Reserve University-equivalent undergraduate courses
  • Earn a 'B' or higher in mandatory undergraduate courses

Submitting GMAT or GRE exam scores is required, but a waiver is possible under certain conditions.

When applying to the Ohio 5 program at Case Western Reserve, there are a number of mandatory courses you must have completed at your college. Find your program-specific course requirements in the drop-down menu below.

Oberlin College

  • ECON 099: Principles of Accounting
  • STAT 113: Introduction to Statistics
  • ECON 206: Principles of Finance

Ohio Wesleyan University

  • ECON 251: Research Methods in Economics
  • FIN 280: Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 361: Financial Management

The College of Wooster

  • BUEC 25000: Corporate Finance
  • DATA 10200: Introduction to Statistics or ECON 110: Quantitative Methods
  • BUEC 11900: Financial Accounting

Other Master of Finance program features:
Our 30-credit hour program can be completed in two or three semesters. The three-semester option runs in fall and spring of the first year and fall of the second year. Students generally use the summer of the first year to complete internships.

If you took FIN 462: Advanced Corporate Finance or FIN 465: Modern Portfolio Development at Ohio Wesleyan University and received an A grade, you can petition Case Western Reserve upon your enrollment to have these courses evaluated to be substituted with course replacement. This will avoid redundancy and allow you to take more advanced coursework in finance.

Oberlin College

  • MATH 133 or MATH 131: Calculus I
  • MATH 134 or MATH 312: Calculus II
  • MATH 232: Linear Algebra

Ohio Wesleyan University

  • MATH 110: Calculus I
  • MATH 111: Calculus II
  • MATH 270: Linear Algebra

The College of Wooster

  • MATH 11000: Applied Differential Calculus
  • MATH 21100: Linear Algebra

Other Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence program features:
Our 36-credit hour program can be completed in three semesters: fall and spring of the first year and fall of the second year. Students generally use the summer of the first year to complete internships.

If you have already taken equivalent courses from Ohio Wesleyan University, you may be able to substitute a required course (with replacement) in Case Western Reserve's Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence program. For example, if you earned a grade of at least B+ in both ACCT 217: "Principles of Financial Accounting" and FIN 361: "Financial Management," you may petition out of MBAI 410: Accounting and Financial Management. This will avoid redundancy and can allow you to take a more advanced course in analytics or related areas of study.

Oberlin College

  • MATH 133 or MATH 131: Calculus I
  • MATH 134 or MATH 312: Calculus II
  • MATH 232: Linear Algebra

Ohio Wesleyan University

  • MATH 110: Calculus I
  • MATH 111: Calculus II
  • MATH 270: Linear Algebra (recommended, not required)

The College of Wooster

  • MATH 11000: Applied Differential Calculus
  • MATH 21100: Linear Algebra

Other Master of Supply Chain Management program features:
Our basic 30-credit hour program can be completed in two or three semesters. The three-semester option runs in fall and spring of the first year and fall of the second year. Students generally use the summer of the first year to complete internships.

If you have already taken an equivalent course from Ohio Wesleyan University, you can substitute a required course (with replacement) in Case Western Reserve's Master of Supply Chain Management program. This will avoid redundancy and can allow you to take a more advanced elective course.

This applies for the candidates from the College of Wooster only : We DO NOT require applicants to complete any prerequisite courses for MAcc admission. All majors are welcome to apply for the MAcc program. However, some prerequisite courses may be required to complete during the MAcc program. A detailed list and explanation will be provided at the MAcc program orientation.

  • It is not required that you have completed all the prerequisite courses before beginning the MAcc program, but it is recommended that you have completed financial accounting and managerial accounting (Principles I and II) before beginning the program.
  • Prerequisite courses may be taken at any accredited four-year educational institution, although department approval should be obtained in advance.
  • A grade of 'C' or better must be earned in all prerequisite coursework.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Principles I (Financial Accounting)
  • Principles II (Managerial Accounting)
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting I
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting II
  • Auditing
  • U.S. Taxation
  • U.S. Business Law

The deadline to apply to the Ohio 5 Business Collaborative is May 15. However, priority consideration for both admission and scholarships is given to candidates who apply by Feb. 1. Admission decisions will be provided within 30 days of application submission.

To apply, complete Weatherhead's standard application process in the second half of your junior year.

For more information on this partnership, contact Brock Schroeder, senior director of recruitment at Weatherhead School of Management.

Thank you for your interest in the Weatherhead School of Management. Please complete the form below to request and receive information about the Ohio 5 Business Collaborative.

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