Weatherhead School of Management

All undergraduates at Case Western Reserve must complete the SAGES Program and the Physical Education requirement, in addition to school-specific general education requirements based on the school of his or her major.

Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, proficiency examinations, and transfer credit may be used to satisfy Weatherhead School of Management general education requirements.

General Education Requirements

(minimum of seven three- or four-credit-hour courses, totaling at least 22 credit-hours)

NOTE: Two courses used to fulfill requirements for the major also may be used to fulfill the breadth requirements.

Arts and Humanities (six to eight credit-hours)

Two three- or four-credit-hour courses selected from:

  • Akkadian (AKKD)
  • Ancient Near East and Egyptian Studies (ANEE)
  • Arabic (ARAB)
  • Art History (ARTH)
  • Art Studio (ARTS)
  • Chinese (CHIN)
  • Classics (CLSC)
  • Dance (DANC)
  • English (ENGL)
  • French (FRCH)
  • German (GRMN)
  • Greek (GREK)
  • Hebrew (HBRW)
  • History (HSTY)
  • Italian (ITAL)
  • Japanese (JAPN)
  • Latin (LATN)
  • Linguistics (LING)
  • Music – General (MUGN)
  • Music – History (MUHI)
  • Music – Theory (MUTH)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Portuguese (PORT)
  • Religious Studies (RLGN)
  • Russian (RUSN)
  • Spanish (SPAN)
  • Theater (THTR)
  • World Literature (WLIT)

Natural and Mathematical Sciences (10-12 credit-hours)

  1. MATH 125
  2. DESN 210, ENGR 131, EECS 132 or MATH 126
  3. Any two three- or four-credit-hour Natural Science courses selected from:
  • Astronomy (ASTR)
  • Biochemistry (BIOC)
  • Biology (BIOL)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (EEPS)
  • Nutrition (NTRN)
  • Physics (PHYS)

Social Sciences (six credit-hours)

Any two three-credit-hour social sciences courses except ECON 102 or ECON 1031 selected from:

  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • Cognitive Science (COGS)
  • Communication Sciences (COSI)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Political Science (POSC)
  • Psychology (PSCL)
  • Sociology (SOCI)

1ECON 102 and 103 are included in accounting, business management, finance, and marking major requirements, as well as the requirements for a WSOM dean’s approved major.

The Weatherhead School of Management offers degrees in both accounting and management. (See the College of Arts and Sciences for the economics major.) Students who pursue a degree in management will choose a major in finance, marketing, or business management. The sample schedules listed below demonstrate, that while there are key courses that should be included in the first year, students interested in these majors also have a great deal of flexibility in building their first and second semester schedules. Students considering these majors should, at a minimum, enroll in an appropriate MATH course and ACCT 101. For more information about undergraduate programs in the Weatherhead School of Management, visit bulletin.case.edu/weatherheadschoolofmanagement/undergradpgrams.

Schedule development instructions:

  1. Students placed into MATH 120 will include that course the first semester and MATH 125 in the second semester.
  2. Students with AP, IB or college credit for Calculus I may register for OPRE 207 (space permitting) in the fall semester, or a general education/elective course.
  3. Business majors typically satisfy Weatherhead's one-semester Calculus requirement via Math 125 (or AP/IB credit for Math 121). Additionally, business majors must complete either a computer programming course (DESN 210 – Intro to Programming for Business Applications [Python] is recommended, sophomore or junior year) or Calculus II.
  4. Students with especially strong interests in math should consider completing Calculus II (Math 122 or 126). The Math 121-122 sequence provides maximum opportunities to take additional math courses that may be required or useful for further studies in heavily quantitative areas of business (e.g, data analytics).
  5. Students with credit for both ECON 102 and ECON 103 should take a general education course or open elective in place of these courses.
  6. Students interested in pursuing enhanced courses in math and/or physics should review the course descriptions and registration information in this guide. Please note that enrollment in enhanced math and physics courses is limited and by invitation only.
  7. Students should try to include a University Seminar in their second semester. However, students may defer their two University Seminars until the second year.
  8. Students should plan to enroll in courses totaling 14-17 credit-hours in the first semester. This will ordinarily mean three or four academic, credit-bearing courses, in addition to First Seminar.
Fall Semester Credit Hours Spring Semester Credit Hours
SAGES First Seminar 4 SAGES University Seminar 3

Choose one:

  • MATH course in the 120/125 sequence based on math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit
  • OPRE 207 – Statistics for Business and Management Science I (for those who have credit for MATH 121)
3-4 OPRE 207 – Statistics for Business and Management Science I 3
ACCT 101 – Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 102 – Management Accounting 3

Choose one:

  • ECON 102 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Arts & Humanities, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, or Social Science course
  • open elective
3-4 ACCT 207 – Excel Applications and Modeling

Choose one (optional):

  • MGMT 201 – Contemporary Business and Communication
  • Arts & Humanities, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, or Social Science course
  • open elective
3-4

Choose one:

  • MGMT 201 – Contemporary Business and Communication
  • ECON 102 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Arts & Humanities, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, or Social Science course
  • open elective
3-4
PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0 PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport
Total Hours 16-19  Total Hours  15-16 

*Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

Fall Semester Credit Hours Spring Semester Credit Hours
SAGES First Seminar 4 SAGES University Seminar 3

Choose one:

  • MATH course in the 120/125 sequence based on math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit
  • OPRE 207 – Statistics for Business and Management Science I (for those who have credit for MATH 121)
3-4 OPRE 207 – Statistics for Business and Management Science I 3
ACCT 101 – Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 102 – Management Accounting 3

Choose one:

  • ECON 102 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Arts & Humanities, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, or Social Sciences course
  • open elective
3-4

Choose one:

  • ECON 102 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Arts & Humanities, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, or Social Sciences course
  • open elective
3-4

Choose one (optional):

  • MGMT 201 – Contemporary Business and Communication
  • Arts & Humanities, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, or Social Sciences course
  • open elective
3-4

Choose one:

  • MGMT 201 – Contemporary Business and Communication
  • Arts & Humanities, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, or Social Sciences course
  • open elective
3-4
PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0 PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
Total Hours 16-20 Total Hours 15-17

*Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.