Weatherheadlines - February 2010 | Weatherhead

Weatherheadlines - February 2010

Posted 2.1.2010

Weatherhead MBA Improves in Financial Times 2010 Rankings

The Financial Times released its 2010 Top 100 Global MBA Program rankings, and the Weatherhead School of Management is proud to announce its placement of 80th on this prestigious list. This year's ranking represents a fifteen place jump from 2009. On the national level, Weatherhead placed 48th overall, an increase of five spots from 2009.

Executive MBA Program Focuses on Leadership Component

For close to half a century, Weatherhead has been characterized by a series of bold ideas that set it apart from any other business school. So, when BusinessWeek published its 2009 list of the top Executive MBA programs, we had to ask ourselves what we should do now that the Weatherhead EMBA ranked 16th in the country and 21st in the world, with the highest possible marks in two of the three categories. The answer was simple: Raise the bar.

The Weatherhead EMBA develops leaders who possess the skills and insights that organizations need to prosper.  Visit us online to learn more about our program, or attend our upcoming Open House on February 10 from 6-8 p.m.

Weatherhead Team Places First at Deal Maker Awards

The Cleveland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) held a day-long merger advisory competition in which they invited teams of graduate students from five schools--Baldwin Wallace, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State, Kent State, and Ohio State--to participate in a week-long analysis of a real-world merger case developed by Houlihan Lokey, a boutique investment banking firm based in Chicago and Los Angeles. Weatherhead students took top honors in the competition and received recognition at an event with many prominant business leaders. 

Don't Miss Casino Night

Sponsored by the Student Services Office and the Graduate Business Student Association,  Weatherhead's 10th Annual Casino Night will take place on February 27, 2010 at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field. 

This gala, themed 'A Night of Diamonds,' is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with faculty and fellow alumni while meeting some of the very best management students in the area. The night promises entertainment, gaming, dancing, and raffle drawings.

Festivities begin at 8:00 p.m. and run until 11:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the following rates:

$30 for individuals
$50 per couple

Admission includes hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and drink tickets. Black-tie optional. Proceeds benefit the Moving Forward Fund in support of graduate student scholarships.

Weatherhead would like to send a special thank you to this year's alumni Co-Chairs: Sarah Abbott, MBA '09, Lynnette Jackson, MBA '07, Andrew Male, MBA '07, and Tejas Maniar, MBA '09.

Faculty in the Field

Over the past quarter, Weatherhead faculty have appeared in the media, won various academic awards, and had their works published.  These recent accolades include Dr. Fred Collopy's BusinessWeek blog, Dr. Scott Shane's book referenced by Author Malcolm Gladwell, and Dr. J.B. Silvers' appearance on Marketplace. We've featured these individuals and all of our faculty accomplishments in one place.

Cleveland Foodbank Donation

Congratulations to Case Western Reserve students from Weatherhead and the Schools of Law, Medicine, and Nursing, who together raised a grand total of $3,727 at the 2009 Weatherheadless Ball.  The proceeds were donated to the Cleveland Foodbank.


Enhance Your Networking Skills

Networking Naturally, run by Carol Ross and Associates, helps business professionals maximize networking results in a more efficient manner. In conjunction with several top business schools, Weatherhead is offering this innovative program to alumni for a $75 registration fee.  The program includes three 75 minute webinars, a participant-only social networking site, and after-program support materials.

Network with alumni from the following schools including:

Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
University of California-Berkeley, Haas School of Business
University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of Texas, McCombs School of Business

Registration closes February 21!

Upcoming Alumni Events

Casino Night
Saturday, February 27, 2010, 8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
@ The Terrace Club at Progressive Field

Chicago Alumni Event 

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
@ the Union League Club of Chicago

Join Event Co-Chairs Jim Treleaven, Ph.D., '90 and Eric Keene, MBA '94, and fellow Weatherhead alumni in Chicago for a spectacular event featuring a presentation by Peter Ritchken, PhD, the Kenneth Walter Haber Professor of Finance. Dr. Ritchken has written many books on derivatives, is on the editorial board of a several prestigious journals, and has published extensively in the derivatives area. A cocktail reception will follow.

New York City Alumni Reception
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
@ NBC Studios in Rockefeller Plaza

Tour '30 Rock' with Event Chair Judith Dutch, MBA '94, and fellow Weatherhead alumni at the New York City Alumni Reception. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided in addition to the scheduled studio tour. All attendees will receive a 25% discount on items from NBC's retail store.

Alumni Notes

Find out what former classmates, friends, and colleagues are up to in our Alumni Notes, or submit your own news for the next edition of Weatherheadlines.  Be sure to keep us in the loop so that you can stay informed about Weatherhead news, events, and school-wide initiatives.

Connect with Weatherhead Via Social Media

Are you a member of the Weatherhead School of Management group on LinkedIn?  Start a discussion, post a job opening, or simply expand your contact list. Thus far, more than 2,700 Weatherhead students, alumni, faculty, and staff from around the world have become part of this growing network.  We also encourage you to connect with our LinkedIn sub-groups in Chicago, New York, Japan, and several other cities.

If Twitter is your preferred portal, follow the latest Weatherhead news @caseweatherhead


Media Relations: Image, Positioning and Crisis Control with Nancy M. Valent

Whether or not you directly interact with the media, this program will provide essential communications tools for handling tough situations with effectiveness.  Join us on February 25 and learn how to advance your presentation skills, respond to Q&A, and present a strong and positive image in stressful or challenging situations.  Volunteers in the Media Relations program will be coached and videotaped.

Additional Programming

From Managing to Coaching: Intentional Conversations for Effective Outcomes with Meg Seelbach and Ellen Van Oosten
February 16, 2010 
Use coaching techniques to bring out the best in others

Foundations and Frontiers in Appreciative Inquiry with Ronald Fry, PhD 
February 22-25, 2010 (3.5-day program)
Immerse yourself in the thinking and tools of AI to develop your capability as a leader for positive change in any setting

What You Learn in a Single Day Can Change Everything 

Make a smart investment in continuous learning.  Weatherhead offers more than 70 programs and certificates throughout the year to increase management and leadership effectiveness. Seats fill quickly, so register now and discover how what you learn in a single day really can change everything.

CWRU alumni save 30 percent on all Executive Education programs!


Annual Fund Update

Because of gifts from our valued alumni and friends, more than $750,000 has been raised to support Weatherhead's Annual Fund!  We are at 75% of our $1 million goal. Thank you to our generous donors for making our students, faculty, and programs a philanthropic priority!

Annual Fund gifts provide the School with much-needed unrestricted support to meet our most important needs: scholarships for our outstanding students, curricular updates to stay on the cutting edge of management education, research dollars for our esteemed faculty, and much more.

If you have not already done so, please join the 783 donors who have already supported the Weatherhead Annual Fund by giving today!


Interested in learning more about Weatherhead programs? Request more information or apply now, or register for one of over 70 open enrollment courses through Executive Education.

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