Ohio 5 Business Collaborative

Oberlin College

Position Yourself for Success in Finance


Are you considering a career in finance after earning your bachelor's degree? Case Western Reserve University and Oberlin College are pleased to provide high-achieving Oberlin juniors like you with clear pathways to pursue Master of Finance degrees through CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management. With our early admission option, this collaborative program is designed to help you become a leader in the finance industry. This degree path is offered with support from the Five Colleges of Ohio, known as the “Ohio 5.”

Need scholarship support?

We guarantee a base merit scholarship of $10,000 for qualified Oberlin students, with the potential to receive an additional merit-based scholarship award.

COVID-19 Admissions Update

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand the constraints you may face in satisfying certain admission requirements. Please request information using the form above and a member of our admissions staff will contact you to discuss how you can still get started toward your goals.

Program Benefits:

  • Gain early admission in your junior or senior year.
  • Earn at least $10,000 in scholarship support—guaranteed for qualified Oberlin students.
  • Make one or two approved course substitutions from your undergraduate courses to reduce redundancy in your studies.
  • Secure internships and jobs through our career services teams. In fact, our domestic students have 100% placement rates.
  • Start your path to living and working after graduation in Cleveland, ranked No. 5 on Glassdoor’s “25 Best Cities for Jobs” in 2020.

Get a Head Start Toward Your Future 

Take advantage of summer courses at Case Western Reserve University. These intensive courses give you the chance to leverage your business focus at Oberlin College with a 10-week, finance-based coursework experience that counts toward completion of your degree. 

How to Apply

To be eligible for the program, you must:

Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher

The deadline to apply to the Ohio 5 Business Collaborative is May 15. However, priority consideration for both admission and scholarships is given to candidates who apply by Feb. 1. Admission decisions will be provided within 30 days of application submission.

To apply, complete Weatherhead’s standard application process in the second half of your junior year. 

Earn a B or higher in three specified undergraduate, finance-related courses jointly identified by Oberlin and Weatherhead School of Management

Complete the GMAT or GRE exam, scoring at least in the 75th percentile

For more information, contact:

Brock Schroeder

Director of Admissions, Senior Recruiter 



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