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The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 15
Application deadline (international students) April 15
Application fee $100

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 69.7% - High
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.97-3.87
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 37
Average GMAT score 633 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 550-730
Students with prior work experience 54
Average work experience (months) 45

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 78.4%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.36
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.93-3.72
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 40
Average GMAT score 574
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 484-660
Students with prior work experience 48
Average work experience (months) 76

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Candidates are assessed based on their passion for learning management including an appreciation of the potential of design and sustainable value thinking. Candidates are interviewed, and evaluated through essays, GMAT scores, recommendation letters, professional success, work experience, communication and critical thinking skills, and ability to provide value to the cohort and its members.
Executive program
Candidates are assessed based on their desire to become great leaders. Ten years of relevant work experience, with at least five years involving managerial responsibilities is expected. The applicants are also evaluated based on their potential for career advancement to the boardroom and ability to fully engage and provide value to their learning cohort and its members.
Part-time program
Candidates are assessed based on their passion for learning design in management and sustainable value. Candidates are interviewed, and evaluated by GMAT score, recommendation letters, professional success, work experience, communication and critical thinking skills. Applicants are also evaluated based on their ability to fully engage and provide value to the cohort and its members.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Deb Bibb
Full-time program phone (216) 368-2030
Full-time program E-mail bizadmission@case.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​weatherhead.​case.​edu/​ftmba
Executive program phone (216) 368-6411
Executive program E-mail bizadmission@case.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​weatherhead.​case.​edu/​emba
Part-time program phone (216) 368-2030
Part-time program E-mail bizadmission@case.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​weatherhead.​case.​edu/​ptmba
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(15) Departments/concentrations
accounting not-for-profit management
economics production/operations management
finance organizational behavior
general management supply chain management/logistics
health care administration quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
leadership technology
marketing other
management information systems
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand finance, general management, marketing, organizational behavior, other
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available engineering, healthcare (medicine), international studies, law, social work, MBA/Public Health; Accountancy; Nonprofit Org; MS Mgmt Finance; MS Mgmt OR & SC

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The first year curriculum emphasizes leadership and analytical skills. To encourage integrated approaches to real problems facing organizations, students have dialogues with top executives about current management issues. The second year includes studio-based courses in Sustainable Enterprise and how to Manage by Designing with an emphasis on the production of executable plans.

 

Executive program
Students attracted to the EMBA aspire to senior leadership roles within organizations. Our curriculum opens horizons fusing that aspiration with Weatherhead's expertise in turning good leaders into great ones. Students learn the art and skill of great leadership from self, to their team and organization, to society. Core business skills are taught with an eye towards the language of the boardroom.
Part-time program
This cohort-based program is designed to accommodate working professionals and strengthen personal and professional bonds created in the classroom. Students engage with Manage by Designing and Sustainable Enterprise, while meeting with executives to discuss the kinds of complex problems that face their companies.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#52 Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#37 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 51
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Acceptance rate 69.7% - High
Average starting salary and bonus $81,152 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 - High
Average GMAT score 633 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 62.5% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 87.5% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 143
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 332

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 143
Minority students 5.6%
International students 52.4%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 189
Minority students 12.2%
International students 6.3%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Rebecca Murphy
Financial aid phone (216) 368-0080

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $42,500 per year
Part-time: $1,800 per credit
Required fees $1,320 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $13,550
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $49,970

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 11
Teaching assistantships 0
Research assistantships 0
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Case Western Reserve University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 84
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 64
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 62.5% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 87.5% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 26
Low base salary $43,500
Average base salary $77,440
High base salary $130,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $43,500
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $78,505
High base salary: U.S citizen $130,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $45,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $74,067
High base salary: Foreign nationals $121,400

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 10
Low signing bonus $2,000
Average signing bonus $9,650
High signing bonus $35,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $10,438
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $35,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $3,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $6,500
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $10,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 3
Low other compensation $5,000
Average other compensation $7,600
High other compensation $9,800

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $5,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $7,600
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $9,800

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 2
Marketing/sales low salary $52,000
Marketing/sales average salary $63,500
Marketing/sales high salary $75,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 3
Operations/production low salary $53,000
Operations/production average salary $56,833
Operations/production high salary $62,500
Number reporting general management jobs 2
General management low salary $45,000
General management average salary $47,500
General management high salary $50,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 7
Finance/accounting low salary $55,000
Finance/accounting average salary $80,714
Finance/accounting high salary $95,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 10
Consulting low salary $43,500
Consulting average salary $87,850
Consulting high salary $130,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Human resources low salary $65,000
Human resources average salary $65,000
Human resources high salary $65,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 1
Other occupations low salary $90,000
Other occupations average salary $90,000
Other occupations high salary $90,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 5
Manufacturing low salary $45,000
Manufacturing average salary $62,600
Manufacturing high salary $85,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 1
Northeast low salary $80,000
Northeast average salary $80,000
Northeast high salary $80,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 2
Middle Atlantic low salary $52,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $62,500
Middle Atlantic high salary $73,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 1
South low salary $85,000
South average salary $85,000
South high salary $85,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 18
Midwest low salary $43,500
Midwest average salary $72,556
Midwest high salary $130,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 1
Southwest low salary $85,000
Southwest average salary $85,000
Southwest high salary $85,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 2
West low salary $93,600
West average salary $94,300
West high salary $95,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 1
International low salary $121,400
International average salary $121,400
International high salary $121,400
 


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