Weatherhead School of Management is part of Case Western Reserve University, a research university located in Cleveland’s University Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious and social service institutions. When you come to Weatherhead, you join a world-class institution with world-class resources available to you as a student and beyond.
TEST THE LIMITS OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE
Case Western Reserve has a habit of breaking new ground. The University counts 16 Nobel laureates among its faculty and alumni. Our faculty, staff, students and alumni innovate, inspire, and test the limits of what’s possible. Our campus is equipped to make your vision reality.
LAUNCH YOUR INNOVATIONS
Incubate your idea…
The Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] is Case Western Reserve Universty’s center for innovation which provides a space for anyone—especially students, faculty, and alumni—to tinker and creatively invent. think[box]'s new space, a 7-story, 50,000 square foot facility, will make think[box] one of the largest university-based innovation centers in the world. Visit the Business and Finance resources on think[box]'s website to learn more about accelerators.
CWRU LaunchNet gives university students and alumni the skills, knowledge, and guidance to start new companies. With LaunchNet’s help, you can accelerate your start-up and secure funding to get the kick start your idea needs to be successful.
Protect your vision…
IP Venture Clinic at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law will partner with your start-up company as you develop your plan to commercialize your technology. Don’t get caught saying, “Hey, that was my idea!” Connect with the IP Venture Clinic.
Envision a better world…
The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit exists to advance the scholarship and practice of flourishing enterprise. Your work can mean more than a paycheck. Using appreciative inquiry to transform organizations, expand leadership vision, set strategy and enhance the power of teams, the Fowler Center will help you see how you, your organization, people groups, society, and the environment can flourish together.
Tell a better story…
AIM2Flourish is the Fowler Center’s initiative to share the stories of innovations that are addressing one or more of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Business schools, students, and faculty members all over the world conduct AI interviews with companies large and small to uncover ways business is being used for good in their cities and countries. AIM2Flourish will recognize the diversity of stories told at the next Global Forum in 2017. You can help tell these stories. You can be a part of creating a flourishing, sustainable planet.
Imagine a better future…
Change on the global level won’t happen unless America gets a new business plan. The Strategic Innovation Lab is working with Fortune 500 companies to develop, test and implement the strategic concepts that will power a new era of prosperity, security and sustainability for the U.S. and the world. Work with local, regional, and national business leaders and other experts to develop the new economics of sustainability and be part of the next greatest generation.
ENRICH YOUR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT
Read a good book…
…or over 1.7 million. The Kelvin Smith Library is one of the best collections in the country. Combining both traditional and electronic access, the library provided access to over 1.7 million volumes of books and nearly 2 million uses of electronic resources in the past year. This incredible collection is available to you as a student and as a graduate.
Stretch your legs…
…and build your endurance—a healthy body fuels the mind to function at its best. All Weatherhead students have access to any of the Case Western Reserve athletic facilities, including the Wyant Athletic and Wellness Center, Adelbert Gym, and Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center. Many classes on wellness, nutrition, mindfulness, fitness, meditation, and more are offered.
Feed your appetite…
Literally. After all of that world-changing, innovation-generating, future-shaping work you’re doing in class and on campus, visit the Tinkham Veale University Center, the newest addition to the campus of Case Western Reserve University. An 82,000-square-foot facility, "the Tink" houses six different dining options.
Connect to your community…
The Tink is also home to social clubs and student service centers that support all students at Case Western Reserve, including Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, Greek Life, The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, the LGBT Center, and Student Activities and Leadership. This is in addition to Weatherhead’s student clubs.
If you are an international student, our International Student Services office can help you find your way in your new hometown.
Escape to the Farm…
Case Western Reserve was gifted two estates, together comprising 400 idyllic acres of farm land in Hunting Valley, Ohio. Visit Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms to connect with nature. In addition to miles of paths through different ecosystems and art and horticultural classes the farm grows fresh produce for local institutions and is the site of ongoing ecological research.
BE AMONG THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST STUDENTS AND ALUMNI IN THE NATION
CWRU By the Numbers
- Endowment: more than $1.4 billion
- About 100 designated academic and research centers
- Receives nearly $400 million in external research awards each year
- Eight schools and colleges
- Offer close to 200 top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that range from arts, law and humanities to engineering and medicine
- 3,100+ faculty members
- 15 Nobel laureates (including the first American scientist to receive the prize) among our current and former faculty and alumni
- About 10,000 students—40 percent undergraduate—are enrolled at the university
- Students represent all 50 states and more than 90 countries
But our students are more than just numbers. Case Western Reserve students are the best and the brightest in the nation, featuring Fulbright, Goldwater and National Science Foundation scholars (to name a few) who seek challenges within and outside of the classroom.
There’s even more about Case Western Reserve than we are able to capture here. Explore more of our campus’s resources, from volunteer opportunities to discount programs, from athletics to transportation.
UNIVERSITY CIRCLE AND BEYOND
Outside our state-of-the-art classrooms, our unique urban campus bustles across 155 acres in University Circle, a vibrant cultural district just five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. If on-campus activities aren’t enough to keep you occupied, just step off-campus. You are surrounded by possibilities for all tastes and in all seasons. University Circle boasts 550 park-like acres nestled in a vibrant urban environment.
Catch a concert by the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall.
Browse one of the best and largest art museums in the country—for free!—at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Relieve the winter doldrums with a stroll through the vibrant greens of the Botanical Gardens.
Or discover a blast from the past in the Natural History Museum.
And more! All of this is within walking distance of campus, but if you are still aching for entertainment beyond our mile-wide community, you’ll have to hop over to our Cleveland page. There’s just too much to share to keep talking here.