- Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Management with a major in Business Management, Finance, Marketing, or an individualized Dean’s Approved Major
- Business Management (for non-Weatherhead majors only)
It depends on which two majors you would like to pursue. Some majors can easily be double majors. Others would require you to be a dual-degree student, which means you would need to earn an additional 30 credits above the single degree. To learn more, contact an advisor.
I know, in general, I want to study something related to business or economics, but I am not sure which major I will want to study. What should I do?
To make sure you are on the right track, or to talk specifically about our programs, please contact an advisor.
- Students interested in Accounting: Tiffany Welch (firstname.lastname@example.org or PBL 472)
- Students interested in Economics, Banking, or Marketing: Jim Hurley (email@example.com or PBL 237) or Megan Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org or PBL 239)
- Students who have questions about multiple programs can contact any of the above.
Our calendar is updated on a regular basis here.
You can also follow us on Twitter (@WeatherheadUG). (If you are a student, we will respect your privacy and not follow you back unless you ask.) We can also be found on Facebook as Weatherhead Undergraduate Programs.
Students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, or a Dean’s Approved area of study may not use P/NP for any Weatherhead School of Management course. (Exception: Economics courses taken as electives.)
You can declare any time after November of your first year.
Pick up a Major or Minor declaration form from Weatherhead Undergraduate Programs or Case Undergraduate Studies. Fill it out and then bring it to Tiffany Welch, Jim Hurley or Megan Miller in Undergraduate Programs in suite 250. They will sign your form and assign you an advisor. You then must bring the form to Undergraduate Studies.
This first section contains information applicable to both domestic and international students.
Additional information specific to international applicants is available in a separate section below.
The Weatherhead School of Management uses a paperless online application system where you will apply and upload the required unofficial documents. Please review the Required Application Materials for your program of interest. Detailed application instructions for each program are available on the program pages. When you are ready, use Hobson’s ApplyYourself to create an application.
PLEASE NOTE: You can complete your application in stages. Save your work as you go, and if you are not ready to submit or complete it now, log back in later with your user ID and password. As long as your application is completed by one of the application round deadlines, you will be considered for admission in that round.
Application round deadlines are available on your program’s admission pages or on the summary of required application materials page. We do not extend deadlines. If you miss one of the deadlines because you are missing a required document (test score, transcript, recommendation letter), your application will be moved to the next round for consideration.
With the exception of the EMBA and MPOD programs, all programs require a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university earned by the time of enrollment.
The Master of Accountancy, MSM-Business Analytics and MSM-OR/SCM programs each have prerequisite course requirements. These programs’ specific prerequisite information is included on their admission information pages.
We only offer conditional admission if it is possible to fulfill a prerequisite requirement.
The part-time MBA, executive MBA, Cleveland Clinic-Weatherhead executive MBA, MSM-Healthcare, and Master of Positive Organizational Development (MPOD) programs require previous work experience. Work experience is preferred for the full-time MBA program. While work experience is not required for our other programs, it is always helpful.
You only need to upload unofficial documents and test scores during the application process. Do not mail any official documents; this will only delay the review process. If you are admitted, we will request your official documents once you have decided to enroll.
Hobson’s ApplyYourself, the application platform we use to manage your application, has a recommendation system that will request letters of recommendation by email on your behalf. All you need to do is provide the contact information for your recommenders.
If recommenders prefer to mail us letters of recommendation, these should be sent to:
No transfers, waivers or substitutions are accepted for full-time MBA, EMBA, MPOD or MAcc.
For the MSM-Finance and MSM-OR/SCM:
Upon approval of the faculty program director, MSM-Finance and MSM-OR/SCM students may substitute up to 9 credit hours of coursework if comparable CWRU courses have been completed.
For the MSM-Healthcare:
Students may transfer up to 6 credit hours of prior course work from an AACSB-accredited university to replace elective classes only with approval from the faculty director and the Weatherhead registrar. No course in which the student received a grade lower than a “B” will be accepted. Graduate courses counted toward another degree are not eligible for transfer credit. Courses completed more than 5 years prior to the start of the MSM-Healthcare program are not eligible for transfer credit. If a transfer credit request is approved, upon completion of the course, it is the student’s responsibility to provide the Weatherhead Registrar’s Office with an official transfer transcript. Courses cannot be transferred without an official transfer transcript. Quarter hours convert to semester hours with a conversion of 0.67 semester hours for every 1.0 quarter hours.
For the part-time MBA:
Students who entered the program in fall 2011 and after may transfer up to 6 credit hours of prior course work from an AACSB-accredited university to replace elective classes only with approval from the faculty director and the Weatherhead registrar. No course in which the student received a grade lower than a “B” will be accepted. Graduate courses counted toward another degree are not eligible for transfer credit. Courses completed more than 5 years prior to the start of the MBA program are not eligible for transfer credit. If a transfer credit request is approved, upon completion of the course, it is the student’s responsibility to provide the Weatherhead Registrar’s Office with an official transfer transcript. Courses cannot be transferred without an official transfer transcript. Quarter hours convert to semester hours with a conversion of 0.67 semester hours for every 1.0 quarter hours.
Legacy part-time students who entered the part-time MBA program prior to the 2011 fall semester must complete the Petition for Transfer Credit Form and submit the required accompanying documents (a current course description and the course syllabus). Core courses are not eligible for transfer credit. Transfer approval in this case is required from the Weatherhead registrar, the faculty program director, the department chair and the Dean’s Office. Legacy part-time students should contact the Weatherhead Registrar’s Office for the Petition for Transfer Credit Form.
We must receive transcript(s) for all coursework used to confer the degree required for enrollment. Please check application requirements for your specific program. Only unofficial transcripts are required during the admissions process.
Yes. You must upload your unofficial transcripts during the admissions review process, even if you have not yet graduated. If you are admitted into a program, you will be required to provide a final, official transcript as soon as it is available and before beginning classes at Weatherhead.
Is the GMAT or GRE required? Is one preferred over the other? Do you have a minimum test score requirement?
The GMAT/GRE requirements vary by program; review the application requirements for your specific program. Only unofficial score reports are required during the admission review process.
We do not have minimum test score requirements. To see how you compare to the current class, you can visit the class profile page for your program of interest to see their average scores. We do a holistic review of each application including your resume, essays, transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation, so a low score in one area can be offset by excellence in another.
If you plan to retake the GMAT or GRE, please wait to upload your score report until you receive your new one. You may not change the score you enter once you submit your application.
If you miss a deadline because you are waiting to retake the exam, it’s okay. We will simply move your application to the next round for consideration.
PLEASE NOTE: Offers of admission are not binding until your official test scores have been verified.
Our ETS score reporting codes for all programs at Weatherhead School of Management are as follows:
TOEFL and GRE: 1105 and Department Code 02
GMAT codes are by program, as follows:
- Full-Time MBA: WTJ-F1-10
- Part-Time MBA: WTJ-F1-58
- EMBA: WTJ-F1-47
- MSM-Finance: WTJ-F1-17
- MSM-Operations Research and Supply Chain Management: WTJ-F1-57
- MAcc: WTJ-F1-90
- MPOD: WTJ-F1-28
Each essay can be up to 500 words maximum. It is okay if it is less than 500 words; we are more interested in your story than its length.
Financial aid is available through Case Western Reserve University’s Office of Financial Aid. This is a separate procedure from the admissions application process and is administered solely by the Office of Financial Aid.
Merit-based scholarships are available to both domestic and international applicants for most programs. Visit your specific program admission pages for details. All scholarships are based on merit, not need.
There is no separate application process to be considered for merit-based scholarships. You will be asked on the application form if you are interested in being considered. If you are granted a scholarship, it will be indicated in the admission offer letter.
We offer tuition match for those applicants who attend the executive MBA program who work for participating organizations.
If you have been in the military, you may be eligible for our Yellow Ribbon program. This is offered across all of our master’s level and Doctor in Management programs. We offer two to five spaces annually, depending on the program.
Class profiles are provided on each of the program pages. Please visit our degrees page to select your program of interest and then visit the corresponding class profile.
Current graduate students post regularly about what it’s like to be a student at Weatherhead on the Life at Weatherhead blog. You can also get a feel for what it’s like to be a student in your program by visiting your program’s student experience page.
If you’d like to talk to a student directly, your program’s admissions manager can put you in touch with current students. You can also follow the Weatherhead community on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Interviews are by invitation only from the Admission Review Committee. If you are not local and unable to travel, or you are an international student, you will be invited to register for a Skype interview.
There are a limited number of graduate and research assistantships available to both domestic and international students who are enrolled in a program. You can apply for these positions when they are posted, typically in the fall semester.
These positions are competitive and there is an interview process. They are part-time (10-20 hours per week). Wages earned are not applied to tuition and fees.
Visit the Student Employment page or contact departments directly to learn about opportunities. We also encourage you to let your professors know you are interested as soon as classes begin so they can keep you in mind if something opens up.
Tuition costs vary from program to program. Consult your individual program of interest’s tuition and fees pages for specific rates for your program.
We offer an MSM-Healthcare program part time and a part-time MBA program, as well as several residency-based programs (EMBA, Cleveland Clinic-Weatherhead EMBA, MPOD, and DM), all of which allow students to work toward degree completion while maintaining their current work obligations. We do not currently offer any courses online.
Our program start dates vary by program. In general, our programs begin:
Spring and fall: Master of Accountancy Summer: Part-time MBA (June), MSM-Business Analytics (July) Fall: Full-time MBA, MSM-Finance, MSM-OR/SCM, MSM-Healthcare (August)
Executive MBA, Cleveland Clinic-Weatherhead EMBA, DM (September)
International Graduate Applicants
Yes. International applicants will be considered for merit based awards if they are enrolling in one of our full-time offerings. We do not offer need based awards.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid. However, if you have a U.S. co-signor, you may be eligible for financial aid.
If you are enrolling in the MPOD or doctoral programs, we recommend that you speak with the program director to learn if there are any scholarship opportunities for the academic year for which you are applying.
Our tuition rates are the same for domestic and international students regardless of the program to which you are applying.
If your native language is not English, you must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE. Test results are valid for two years from the date of the exam. We only need your unofficial score reports uploaded during the admission review process.
If you are not happy with your current score and you plan to retake the TOEFL or IELTS, do not upload your score report until you receive your new one. You will not be able to change it after you officially submit your application. If you miss a deadline because you are missing this document, we will simply move you to the next round for consideration.
WAIVERS are extended to non-native English speaking applicants who meet one of the following criteria (except MAcc and MPOD program, please read the program’s application requirements for specific waiver conditions):
- Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction. If English is not an official language in your country, the transcript must state that English was the primary language of instruction.
- Three years of full-time work experience in a country where English is an official language.
- MSM-Finance program only: If you are in a “two plus two” program where you complete the final two years of your degree at a university where English is the primary language of instruction.
PLEASE NOTE: Offers of admission are not binding until your official test scores have been verified.
We do not accept any applicant on conditional admission for this reason. As a result, we suggest that you enroll in the ELS in enough time to complete it and then sit for the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE exams. Once we receive the results of the exam and your other application materials, we will move your application forward for an admission decision.
For the MSM Finance program: If your university transcripts do not state either a cumulative GPA or total average score on any numeric scale, you must submit one of the following:
- A transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
- An official certificate from your university stating your cumulative GPA or total average score on any numeric scale (examples: 88/100, 3.5/4.0, 3.8/5). You must also submit your school’s grading scale
For all programs, we reserve the right to request additional information to further evaluate your candidacy.
Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation that states the equivalent of your degree and your grades in the United States and provides information to enable the interpretation of grades. The translations of your transcripts should be notarized. You can upload a copy of this as an unofficial document during the admissions review process. If you are admitted and decide to enroll, we will require the official translation document.
If you have earned a three-year bachelor’s degree, you may need to submit a credential evaluation stating that your degree is the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree in the United States.
Before you apply or begin an evaluation process, you can visit the World Education Services website and use their free tool titled “WES Degree Equivalency” to see if your degree granting institution is recognized as the equivalent of a four-year degree in the U.S. If your degree is not listed as such, you will need an evaluation. Offers of admission will not be binding until we have verified your degree.
In order to receive a student (F-1) visa, you must be admitted and enrolled on a full-time basis. After accepting an offer of admission, you must then show proof that you can afford all tuition and living expenses for one academic year to receive an I-20 or DS-2019 from our university for your VISA application. This may include bank statements, certificates of deposit or a sponsorship or agency letter. This Statement of Financial Responsibility (financial documentation) is only required once a student has been admitted to the program.
For privacy and security reasons, do not send or upload bank statements or other financial documentation during the admissions review process. If you are admitted, we will notify you then with instructions for how to submit this information.
Refer to the tuition and fees page for your program of interest to find the current cost-of-living estimate.
What kind of assistance do you provide to help international students find internships or jobs after graduation?
The Career Management Office and program support staff are tasked with supporting both domestic and international students as they pursue careers after graduation. Visit the Career Management Office pages to explore the opportunities available to international and domestic students, including career fairs, mock interviews, resume reviews, workshops, networking and career assessments.
It varies by program. Case Western Reserve University draws international students from 91 countries and is rich in culture and diversity. We pride ourselves on the diversity as it prepares students to live, work and lead in a global marketplace.
Internship opportunities are available to all students on a competitive basis. Students typically participate in the summer between the second and third semesters. You will be able to apply for an internship as they are posted.
Placement statistics for the full-time MBA program are available through our Career Management Office. Because the part-time MBA, MSM-Healthcare, MPOD, DM, and executive MBA programs are intended for working professionals, placement statistics are not available for these programs.
Placement statistics for the MSM-Finance, MSM-OR/SCM and MAcc programs are not currently available. However, our graduates are successful at finding work with a variety of companies regionally and nationally. Visit the Career Management section of your program’s web page to see the list of companies who have hired our students. You can also learn more about the extensive resources and assistance we provide through our Career Management Office (CMO).
In addition to the services of CMO, students in the MSM-Finance and MSM-OR/SCM programs have a dedicated staff person focused on sourcing internships and career opportunities for domestic and international students.
International students also find work in the United States after graduation but not at the same rate as domestic students. International students attending any American university will face the additional challenge of getting a work visa because our government limits the number issued each year. For those who plan to return to their home countries, the value of a master’s degree from a U.S. university can make it easier for international students to find work in their own countries after graduation.
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