Our School

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At Weatherhead School of Management, the academic experience we offer is as unique and innovative as our iconic building on Case Western Reserve University’s campus. Get to know more about the Weatherhead community.

Weatherhead Firsts

  • First graduate disciplines and PhDs in organizational behavior and operations research
  • First competency-based MBA program in U.S. for leadership and emotional intelligence
  • Nation's first doctoral program for practicing executives
  • First to explore design principles for management innovation
  • First business school to introduce leadership assessment in its MBA curriculum


  • Undergraduate degree programs: BS in Accounting, BS in Management with a business management, business information technology, finance or marketing major or a Dean's Approved Major, BA in Economics
  • MBA programs: MBA (full-time and part-time), Executive MBA (EMBA), Online MBA in Healthcare Management
  • Specialty master's programs: Master of Finance, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Healthcare Management, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Positive Organization Development & Change (MPOD), Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Doctoral programs: Doctor of Business Administration; PhD in Management with specializations in accountancy, Designing Sustainable Systems, or Design & Innovation; PhD in organizational behavior, and PhD in operations research
  • Joint offering: Master of Engineering and Management (offered with Case School of Engineering).


At Weatherhead School of Management, we're committed to providing a world-class education, no matter what degree you're pursuing. And thanks to the expertise of our faculty, the exceptional caliber of our students, the hands-on experiences we offer, and the connections you can make here, we are renowned for doing just that.

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  • Full-time faculty: 68 (75% tenured/tenure-track, 25% non-tenured); 87% PhD, 31% women, 31% international
  • Full-time staff: 94
  • Students (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral): 1,472 (41% international)
  • Alumni: 19,000+
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Student Experience

Your Case Western Reserve University experience begins the moment you enroll. From classes in the Peter B. Lewis Building to activities through student groups or events across campus, there's never a dull moment at the Weatherhead School. 

See What Life is Like as a CWRU Student


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1925 - Part-time MBA degree offered through Cleveland College

1939 - School of Business Administration established

1948 - Bachelor of Science in Management program at the Case Institute of Technology created

1953 - Cleveland College relocated to University Circle

  • Cleveland College School of Business officially recognized by Western Reserve University

1957 - First PhD in operations research in the world awarded by Case Institute of Technology

1959 - Case Institute of Technology’s Engineering Administration Department named Department of Management Science

1964 - First PhDs in Organizational Behavior in the world awarded by Case Institute of Technology

1967 - Federation of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University formed Case Western Reserve University

1968 - PhD in Organizational Behavior program launched

1970 - Department of Management created

1976 - Full-time MBA program established

1977- Master of Healthcare Management program started

1979 - Executive MBA program developed

1980 - School dedicated as the Weatherhead School of Management

  • Appreciative Inquiry developed by Weatherhead faculty members David Cooperrider and Ronald Fry

1981 - Master of Accountancy program started

1988 - Enterprise Hall, Weatherhead’s first facility, completed

1994 - George S. Dively Building, home of Weatherhead Executive Education, completed

1995 - Doctor of Management program (now Doctor of Business Administration)—the nation's first doctoral program for practicing executives—established

2002 - Peter B. Lewis Building completed

  • Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit and World Inquiry Bank created

2004 - Master of Positive Organization Development and Change program launched

2009 - Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit founded

  • Master of Finance program established

2011 - PhD in Management, Designing Sustainable Systems program started

  • Master of Supply Chain Management program launched

2013 - First Department of Design and Innovation established through a merger of the Marketing and Policy Studies Department and the Information Systems Department

2015 - MSM-Business Analytics program launched (now the Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence program)

  • Cleveland Clinic-Weatherhead Executive MBA program launched

2016 - Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence program started

2021 - Online MBA with a Healthcare Management Track program created