Executive MBA

Weatherhead School of Management’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is grounded in the conviction that great leadership can be taught and learned. Our world-class, five-semester EMBA is meant for distinguished working professionals and is delivered by renowned faculty members who have pioneered principles of leadership. 

With only 16 total three-day visits to campus, the Weatherhead EMBA is designed to be manageable for busy executives, allowing students from around the world to participate in a one-of-a-kind leadership program. 

Ranked #11 by Fortune

In its first-ever Executive MBA program ranking by Fortune Education, Weatherhead was ranked 11th on Fortune’s “Best Executive MBA Programs” list for the 2022-23 academic year. 

Your EMBA, Your Way

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Market-driven Curriculum

Our courses are designed to approach critical disciplines such as strategy, finance, marketing and accounting through the lens of leadership. Together with the faculty, you’ll examine how the assets created in—and the products and services designed by—these fields enable leadership teams throughout an organization to function most effectively.

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Leading Faculty

Our model of classroom interaction allows faculty and students to share their knowledge and expertise. Projects assigned across courses and disciplines will enable you to apply what you have learned in their work environment to your scholastic undertakings.

The Weatherhead Way

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At Case Western Reserve, you’ll study at one of the nation’s leading research universities located in a city known for industry and healthcare innovation, where nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies are represented. You’ll learn breakthrough business concepts from the people who literally wrote the book on them.

Plus, you’ll:

  • Learn more than just the core skills of business management,
  • Discover yourself better as a person and as a leader, and
  • Build the skills you need to reach beyond problem solving to solution innovation.

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Four Elements of the Weatherhead EMBA 

Managers create the worlds in which we work and live. To best prepare executives for this task, the Weatherhead EMBA is organized around four elements:

  • The development of leadership skills at the levels of self, team, organization and society,
  • The sociopolitical structures in which leadership is most needed, including government, the world economy and the rapidly changing realm of technology,
  • The language of business, with a special focus on how it is spoken in the boardroom, and
  • The achievement of change in organizations by leading design-oriented teams.

These four elements create a leadership package that will prime you to assume a more responsible and influential position in an existing organization or to build a dynamic new organization. Together, these skills help leaders act with confidence and decisiveness in the face of uncertainty.

I knew that an EMBA from Case Western Reserve wasn’t only going to give me the skill set to control my destiny, but it would also open up more doors.

I immediately fell in love with Weatherhead. I just felt at home and welcomed, and I am indebted to the school. I really feel like it changed my life.

Frank Whitfield, Mayor, City of Elyria

Your Next Step Starts Now

Ready to enhance your career as an executive? Our program can help you get there.