Frequently Asked Questions


What programs of study are offered within the Weatherhead School of Management?
  • Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Management with a major in Marketing, Finance, or an individualized Dean’s Approved Major
What minors are offered within the Weatherhead School of Management?
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Business Management (for non-Weatherhead majors only)
What are the differences between the two majors within the B.S. Management degree?

Major in Finance

Builds upon strong, foundational business core and prepares graduates for careers in banking, financial management, consulting, and other fields. Provides advanced skills and knowledge for financial analysis and decision making, including:

  • Understanding of global financial markets and valuation
  • Theory and practice of financial modeling
  • Advanced quantitative skills and application of financial analytics

Major in Marketing

Builds upon strong, foundational business core and prepares graduates for careers in market research, brand management, business development, consulting, and other fields. Coursework is organized around the themes of Analytics, Customer Relationships, and Interactive Marketing. Students gain advanced Marketing skills and knowledge, including:

  • Data collection and quantitative analysis with SPSS and Excel
  • Selling and sales force management
  • Consumer behavior, customer-firm relationships and brand management
  • Digital marketing and e-commerce
Can I double major?

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 ( or PBL 472)
  • Students interested in Economics, Banking, or Marketing: Jim Hurley ( or PBL 237) or Ashley Clifford Johnson ( or PBL 239)
  • Students who have questions about multiple programs can contact any of the above.
Where can I get more information about events and happenings in Weatherhead?

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.

Can I take any Weatherhead courses as Pass/No Pass?
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.)
When can I declare a major?
You can declare any time after November of your first year.
How do I declare a major or minor?
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 Ashley Johnson 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.



Is the GMAT or GRE required?
The GMAT is a requirement for all programs with the exception of the EMBA and MPOD programs. You may submit the GRE instead of the GMAT however, the GMAT is preferred. If you are applying for the EMBA and MPOD program you are not required to submit GMAT or GRE unless are requested to do so by the admissions committee to further evaluate your candidacy.
Am I required to take the TOEFL exam?
Applicants are required to take the TOEFL exam (or you may also substitute the IELTS or PTE exam), if your language of instruction for your undergraduate program was not in English. If you have worked in the United States for the last five years and your role required that you speak and write English, you may be considered for a waiver. In this case, we suggest that you write and let us know the circumstances. The admissions director for your intended program will review to determine your eligibility for a waiver.
Can I start spring term?
With the exception of the Master of Accountancy program, all other programs start during the fall term. All programs begin in August. Our Executive MBA program begins in September and our Masters of Positive and Organizational Development begins in October.
Are scholarships available?
Merit based scholarship awards are available for most of our programs. In addition, we offer tuition match for those applicants attending our Executive MBA and Part-time MBA programs and who work for participating organizations. All scholarships are based on merit and not need. For those who are US citizens or have a US co-signor, you may be eligible for Financial Aid.
We are a military friendly school. If you have been in the military, you may be eligible for our Yellow Ribbon program. This is offered across all of each of our master level and the Doctorate in Management programs. We offer up to 2 – 5 spaces for each program.
Are international students eligible for scholarships?
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. However, if an applicant has a US-cosignor, he or she may be eligible for financial aid. If an applicant is enrolling in the Executive MBA, Part-time MBA, MPOD, or Doctoral programs, we recommend that you speak with the program director to learn if there are any additional opportunities for the academic year for which you are applying.
Is work experience required?
Depending on the program, work experience may be required or preferred. For those programs that prefer work experience, you will be evaluated on the quality of experience and future potential as a leader. In addition, these programs are interested in more than learning about your responsibilities but also outcomes. You will also be in a much better position to contribute during class room discussions as well as determine your need and level of professional development.
May I be accepted under conditional admission as long as I am enrolled in ELS?
We do not accept any applicant on conditional admission for any 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 all other application materials, we will move your application forward for an admission decision.


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