Obtain your BA/BS degree and Master of Finance degree in as little as four years in the integrated study program at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.
This program is strongly recommended for BA/BS students (CWRU undergraduates only) who are looking to leverage the quantitative and analytical skills they developed during their undergraduate studies with specialized skills obtained from a Master of Finance.
Our program will prepare you to make immediate contributions in careers such as:
- Corporate finance
- Investment banking
- Equity research
- Investment management
- Risk management
- Corporate consulting
Application Process Overview
Ready to apply? Take these steps:
- Create an application, or log in using your username and password to continue your application.
- Upload the required unofficial documents. If you are admitted and you matriculate, we will require your official documents then. Further instructions will be sent by email.
- When your application is finished, click “submit” to pay your non-refundable application fee.
- After clicking “submit,” you will not be able to make any changes to your application form, resume or essays, but you will be able to log back in later to upload transcripts and test scores. All required documents must be submitted in order to be considered.
- Once your application is complete, you may receive an invitation to interview. Interviews are by invitation only.
- Any application that remains incomplete at the end of the admissions period will be withdrawn.
The integrated version of the Master of Finance program is only available to current Case Western Reserve University undergraduates. Students from other universities must apply to the Master of Finance program and finish their undergraduate degree before beginning the program. When reviewing your profile for admission consideration, Weatherhead School’s graduate admissions team requires the following:
- Online application form
- Essays (One Required, One Optional)
- Current resume
- Unofficial transcripts, GPA, grading scale
- Proof of English Language Proficiency (for applicants whose native language is not English)
- Two recommendations
- The application fee is automatically waived for current CWRU students
Each supporting document must be uploaded to your online application for admission consideration. The GMAT/GRE Standardized test and English language test are not a requirement for admission to this integrated program. Please note: An offer for admission cannot be extended with an incomplete application package. Weatherhead School does not offer conditional admission under any circumstances. We reserve the right to deny admission if an application remains incomplete by the final deadline.
Integrated Admissions is ongoing throughout the school year, beginning in the fall, continuing throughout the spring semester and into the early summer months for the August start of the program. After the application is submitted and the personal admissions interview is completed, candidates can expect a decision in about 2-3 weeks if not sooner.
Generally, students should apply for the program in the semester or year before they plan to begin taking graduate courses. This typically means that you should apply during your sophomore year (fall or spring semester) for admission to the program if you plan to begin your integrated courses in the fall of your junior year or apply during your junior year (fall or spring semester) if you plan to begin your integrated courses in the fall of your senior year.
Our students have earned internships in a variety of organizations, including:
- Cleveland Clinic
- Farmers Insurance
- National Development Council
- Pantera Technology
- PNC Financial Services
- Rockwell Automation
- University Hospitals
Outside of the Classroom
Weatherhead Finance Fellowship
A corporate project experience in the curriculum may be available for top Master of Finance students. Through Weatherhead Finance Fellowship, students can complete a corporate assignment facilitated by industry expert(s) in the finance field, designed to address real issues in your area of specialization: corporate finance, corporate financial analytics, risk management analytics or financial big data analytics.
The fellowship may come with a tuition scholarship award and will add relevant industry experience to your resume. Forty percent of Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Cleveland, so the projects will be representative of a variety of industries including financial services. Since Cleveland is near other big-city financial centers, projects may be in those cities as well.
The Master of Finance program organizes city treks across the U.S. to meet with potential employers. City treks include Chicago, New York and Cleveland. Participating companies have included Bloomberg, Samsung Asset Management, PwC, Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, New York Stock exchange, KeyBank, PNC, Trading Technologies, Morningstar and more. These treks will provide you with the opportunity to visit and learn about various firms, and to meet and form relationships with leaders in the field.
The Master of Finance program hosts several seminars a year led by industry experts. These seminars will introduce you to a variety of sectors of finance and will give you the opportunity to network with top finance professionals. The program has welcomed distinguished executives from: JPMorgan Chase, Huntington Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Federal Reserve Bank, KeyBank, PNC, Likefolio, Hilltop Securities, Chakravorti Advisors, The Riverside Company and many more. These seminars provide a great opportunity for you to learn about what is needed to succeed in finance jobs.
Master of Finance students are also invited to regular academic seminars the Department of Banking and Finance hosts. These seminars are held regularly, and given by top academic researchers in finance. These seminars provide students information about what is currently happening at the cutting edge of financial research that may have many applications in practice.
Career Management Resources
You’re encouraged to connect with the Career Management Office early on in your academic program to gain the most from resources and services such as career assessments, career fairs, job listings, events with employers and alumni, resume reviews, coaching and much more.
The Weatherhead School of Management Graduate Admissions Office is here to help you through every step of the application process. If you have any questions after perusing the program pages or application instructions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the appropriate admissions contact below: