Weatherhead School of Management

Peter B. Lewis Building
Phone 216-368-2030
N. Mohan Reddy, Dean and Albert J. Weatherhead, III Professor of Management


Since awarding the region’s first business degree in 1930, the Weatherhead School of Management’s spirit of innovation has been the driving force that has elevated the university’s management programs to national prominence. The Weatherhead School had the first PhD programs in Organizational Behavior and in Operations Research, was the first to create Appreciative Inquiry and use it as a strength-based approach to organizational development, social entrepreneurship and regional economic development, and was the first to spearhead the Manage by Designing movement, which fully incorporates design thinking, design skills, and design experiences into its MBA curriculum.

The School of Management at Case Western Reserve University was created in 1967 through the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology. In 1980, in recognition of the support and achievements of Cleveland’s entrepreneurial Weatherhead family, the school was named the Weatherhead School of Management.

Today, the Weatherhead School offers academic programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certificate and executive education programs. Our students are an outstanding and diverse group, selected for their superb academic records, work experience and intellectual and personal attributes. This combination of excellence and diversity assures that the Weatherhead School will produce effective leaders for the regional, national and international business communities.

The programs of the Weatherhead School of Management have been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1958.

Mission Statement

Developing transformational ideas and outstanding leaders for the advancement of business and society.

Our Values


The Weatherhead School is respected, locally and globally for research of enduring consequence. We are recognized for attracting and educating managers to design novel solutions to the most complex issues facing business and society. Our learning environment is a hub of creative thinking, innovative teaching, and trans-disciplinary research, filled with excitement and a strong sense of community.

Distinguishing Focus

It matters to us that our education and research efforts help people improve organizations and society. To that end, we educate and develop managers of private and public, corporate and non-profit institutions, to combine rigorous analytic skills, design competence and a bias for execution.

Two themes distinguish Weatherhead programs—Manage by Designing and Sustainability and World Betterment.

Specifically, our students and our work are known for:

Effective execution requires leadership. Our learning environments are also known for:


N. Mohan Reddy
Dean and Albert J. Weatherhead, III Professor of Management

Michael Devlin
Associate Dean of Executive Education

Robin Dubin
Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs

Laura Gordos
Director of Finance and Administration

Julia Grant
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Administration

Sonia Winner
Associate Dean for External Relations