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Posted 11.17.16

Bloomberg Businessweek yesterday released its 2016 ranking of the best U.S. business schools, based on data compiled from more than 1,000 recruiters, 15,000 alumni, and 9,000 recent graduates. Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University is ranked 74th.
 
Weatherhead ranked 58th in the alumni survey, 59th in salary, and 65th in job placement. After not being eligible for ranking in 2015, Weatherhead increased its 2014 rank of 84th by ten points.
 
"While we are pleased to see the increase in our Businessweek ranking as well as the spike in both alumni survey rank and salary rates, we also have much work to do," said Robert Widing, dean, Albert J. Weatherhead, III Professor of Management, and professor of design and innovation. "We are working hard to continue to drive the school forward."
 
The full-time MBA program has seen changes to its curriculum in the past year, including shifts in the core.
 
"We believe design and sustainability are so critical to the health and future of business that we've made both their own required courses in the first year of the MBA program," said Dean Widing. These two principles - design in management and viewing business as an agent of world benefit - serve as anchors in what makes Weatherhead's educational experience unique.
 
The program also introduced two second-year courses, AMES Business Models I and II, dedicated to developing three distinct business models - one for a startup, one for a new product line in an established small- or medium-sized company, and one for a new business opportunity within a large company. Students work in teams with business leaders from around the world to develop actionable plans, building hands-on experience they can take directly into the workplace, regardless of the direction their career goals lead them.
 
"Weatherhead prepares leaders for the board room, the manufacturing floor, the lab, the makerspace, the bank, and beyond," Dean Widing said. "We want to equip our students with the leadership skills, ingenuity and forward thinking that will make a difference in the world whether students are looking to join an established company or launch a startup."
 
Learn more about the full-time MBA program at Weatherhead and about Create Change, Weatherhead's alternative MBA application process that allows students to demonstrate how they are different and what difference they can make in the world using business.
 
 
Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio cultivates creativity, innovation, and purpose-driven leadership to design a better world. 

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Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University cultivates creativity, innovation, and purpose-driven leadership to design a better world.

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