Weatherhead School of Management

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Weatherhead School of Management
Weatherhead School logo
Type Private business school
Dean Robert E. Widing II
Location Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Affiliations Case Western Reserve University
Website weatherhead.case.edu

The Weatherhead School of Management is a private business school of Case Western Reserve University located in Cleveland, Ohio. Weatherhead offers programs concentrated in organizational behavior, nonprofit business, information systems, entrepreneurship, and executive education. The school is named for benefactor and Weatherchem owner Albert J.Weatherhead III, and its principal facility is the Peter B. Lewis Building.

History[edit]

In 1952, Western Reserve University established the School of Business by combining the Cleveland College Division of Business Administration and the Graduate School Division of Business Administration, and from its founding until 1988, the activities of the School of Business were divided among a number of buildings both in downtown Cleveland and in University Circle. In 1967, the merger of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University created Case Western Reserve University, and the Western Reserve University School of Business absorbed Case’s Division of Organizational Sciences to become the School of Management in 1970. In 1976, the school launched its first full-time MBA. In 1980, the School of Management was renamed in honor of Albert J. Weatherhead, III, a Cleveland businessman and industrialist, following his $3 million gift to the school. In 1988, space on the Case Quad within what is now known as Nord Hall, then Enterprise Hall, was specially converted to house the growing Business Management program. This was made possible by funding from five leading Cleveland companies: Ohio Mattress, Nesco, Premier Industries, Parker Hannifin, and Keithley Industries.

Campus[edit]

A view of the roof of the Peter B. Lewis Building

The Peter B. Lewis Building is the principal facility for Weatherhead. It is named after the Cleveland philanthropist who donated $36.9 million towards its construction. Designed by Frank Gehry, the building has an area of approximately 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) and stands at five stories tall.[1] The buildings decentralized design was chosen so that, “Faculty offices, classrooms and meeting areas are distributed on every floor to encourage informal interaction and complement the Weatherhead School’s learner-centered curricula.”

Academic programs[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

Weatherhead offers traditional four-year programs in the following areas:

  • BS in Accounting
  • BS in Management (with majors in either Finance or Marketing)
  • BA in Economics

For students pursuing the BS in accounting, integrated study options enable attainment of a Master's of Accountancy degree in five years or less, satisfying the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA examination in most states.[2] All students in the undergraduate program are able to pursue minors in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, leadership, or marketing. Students pursuing a degree in engineering can partake in a specialized sequence offered by Weatherhead. Engineering students can pursue a minor in economics or management, and sequences in economics and management/entrepreneurship.

MBA[edit]

Business School Ranking
U.S. undergraduate business
Bloomberg Businessweek[3] 36
U.S. News & World Report[4] 37
U.S. MBA
Bloomberg Businessweek[5] 51
Forbes[6] 49
U.S. News & World Report[7] 52
Worldwide MBA
CNN Expansion[8] 55
Financial Times[9] 94
  • Full-time/Traditional: A traditional 2-year program with a variety of electives and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Full-time/Accelerated: An 11-month program for undergraduate business majors.
  • Part-time/Saturday: A 21-month program that combines face-to-face learning with technology-mediated classrooms.
  • Part-time/Evening: Designed to meet the time constraints of employed students.

The Leadership Assessment and Development (LEAD) course, is billed as one of the foundations of the Weatherhead MBA.[citation needed] This class encourages students to take an active role in developing the shape and direction of their MBA. Students are asked to analyze their career goals and lay out a strategy to accomplish their professional and personal objectives. Action Learning takes place in the second year of the full-time program. Classmates form consulting teams to assist major corporations in solving a timely management problem.

In late 2008, Weatherhead consolidated many of its programs under two separate but interdisciplinary core initiatives.

Weatherhead’s joint degree programs offer a complementary education strategy to enable connections between the MBA program and a specific industry career concentration. Programs available include:

  • MBA/JD (Juris Doctorate)
  • MBA/MAcc (Master in Accounting)
  • MBA/MD (Medical Doctorate)
  • MBA/MIM (Master in International Management)
  • MBA/MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)
  • MBA/MPH (Master of Public Health)
  • MBA/MSM - Operations Research
  • MBA/MSM - Supply Chain Management

MS Programs[edit]

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)[edit]

The MAcc program at Weatherhead is designed for individuals who seek to obtain an advanced degree which builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired in an undergraduate degree in accountancy.

The Weatherhead MAcc Program features a 36-credit hour curriculum. The MAcc program may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis, beginning in any semester. Enrollment in the summer (June) or fall (August) is recommended by Weatherhead in order to facilitate appropriate sequencing of courses.[10] The degree requirements of the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Program at the Weatherhead School of Management satisfy the educational qualifications for an individual to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Ohio. The MAcc also provides the opportunity to be admitted into a joint MAcc/MBA program. Generally, the joint degree can be completed in two additional semesters, reducing the completion time of the added degree by about two semesters. Weatherhead recommends that a student complete the first semester of the MAcc before applying to the joint degree program.

Master of Management & Engineering (MEM)[edit]

The MEM degree requires only one calendar year of additional study and may be entered following a student’s Junior or Senior year. The program prepares engineers to work in different business environments. This program evolved after years of research and interviews with over 110 professionals and twenty-eight corporations in the U.S.[citation needed]

The Weaterhead MEM Program is a 42 credit hour program that takes three semesters to complete. According to the school, Case Western Reserve University is the only university to offer a fully integrated academic program such as this.[11] Courses are taught by the Case School of Engineering and Weatherhead School of Management.

Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO)[edit]

The Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree consists of 60 credit hours of academic work taken over two years of full-time study, or approximately 48 months of part-time study. Part-time students may accelerate their progress depending upon the number of courses they take in any given semester. The MNO is based on a multidisciplinary curriculum consisting of four thematic areas: Nonprofit Purposes, Traditions, and Contexts; Analytic Thinking for Nonprofit Leaders; Generating and Managing Resources for Nonprofit Organizations; and Leading Nonprofit Organizations. Students take 33 hours of required courses, and 27 hours of elective courses.[12]

Master of Science in Finance[edit]

The Master of Science in Finance degree consists of a curriculum of 36 credit hours of work, including 12 credit hours each of foundation classes, core classes and electives. The program can be completed in 9 to 12 months, the program is designed to prepare students to take professional designation exams, such as the Chartered Financial Analysts, Certified Financial Planners, or the Financial Risk Management.[13]

The program can be completed in 15 months, and internship opportunities are available on a competitive basis.

Master of Science in Management[edit]

The Weatherhead MSM program is a two-semester degree program is designed specifically for recent bachelor of arts or bachelor of science graduates with no prior business coursework.[14] After completing the program in which the entry-level business and management skills are taught, students may return to Weatherhead to complete their MBA.

Master of Science in Management – Operations Research and Supply Chain (MSM-OR/SC)[edit]

The 39-credit-hour MSM-OR/SC is a three-semester, full-time program beginning in the Fall Semester of each year. The MSM-OR/SC degree is designed for individuals with quantitative training who seek to obtain a position in operations management or a management position in manufacturing, service, or consulting firms that are part of sophisticated national or global supply chains. The MSM-OR/SC curriculum provides students with the fundamentals of business as well as depth and focus in the principles and concepts of operations and supply chain management. The MSM-OR/SC degree attracts individuals with a quantitative undergraduate degree who have an interest in gaining expertise in the field of operations research or supply chain management.

MS in Positive Organizational Development and Change - MPOD[edit]

The Weatherhead MPOD degree is designed to enable professionals to "create a better world by developing human potential with strength-based methods of inquiry, design, and change management."[15] The MPOD is a 40-credit, 19-month program delivered in five, week-long residencies and one 10-day international study tour. The program's objectives are to build students' abilities in strategic-level change management and deepen their knowledge of leading-edge theory and practice in appreciative inquiry, strength-based human resource development, and positive organizational change research. The Master of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change (MPOD) is a relatively new program created and offered by the Department of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management.

PhD Programs[edit]

The Weatherhead School of Management offers PhD degrees in disciplines such as information systems and organizational behavior. In 2010, the Financial Times ranked the school's doctoral programs 13th in the world.[16]

Doctor of Management (DM) and PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems[edit]

The DM is a 54-credit-hour, three-year lock-step program and is based on the expectation that the practitioner-scholar will develop the ability to think critically about problems confronting an organization, a community, a nation, and the world. Through conceptually modeling these problems, assessing and modifying the assumptions underlying the models, testing assumptions empirically, and applying modes of thought drawn from many disciplines, students draw conclusions and propose solutions based on the results their models produce.

The PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems is a 72-credit-hour program focused on preparing interdisciplinary scholar-practitioners for academic careers. Students develop the ability to approach problems of practice from multiple disciplinary angles and to produce sound evidence and theoretical frames to address those problems.

PhD in Accountancy[edit]

The PhD in Accountancy program is structured and a student study plan is developed to support quality research and effective teaching based upon knowledge and skill levels appropriate to a student's goals. Doctoral students work with faculty whose research investigates matters of importance to academics, practitioners, and policy makers, in order to influence practice and standard setting in both the private and public sectors.

PhD in Marketing[edit]

The marketing faculty’s research is primarily around themes of value creation and customer relationship management that address managerially relevant problems in a socially networked service economy. Working closely with faculty, PhD students in marketing develop a plan of study that is tailored to their goals within a structured program. Students build skills for high quality, theory-driven scholarship including rigorous empirical work that influences academics, practitioners, and policy makers. The program emphasizes outcomes and expects doctoral students to develop research papers of publishable quality during each year of the program.

Executive education[edit]

The Weatherhead School has offered executive education for over 30 years.[17] The Weatherhead Executive Education program offers expertise in the areas of leadership development through emotional intelligence, organizational development through appreciate inquiry, health care management, entrepreneurship, innovation, women’s leadership and social impact management.

Executive Doctor of Management (EDM)[edit]

The Weatherhead Executive Doctor of Management (EDM) Program integrates concept and practice within the context of today's emerging and pressing global issues. The EDM is available to a small, select group of experienced executives who possess graduate degrees. The curriculum comprises 54 credit hours organized into interdependent areas of study.[18] EDM is an executive-type program with classes offered at one 4-day and five 2-day residencies each semester. The curriculum incorporates two types of courses: Integrative and Inquiry. The Integrative courses address substantive problems through reading relevant literature and course discussion. They seek to integrate ideas across the social sciences and to some degree the humanities to understand the focal problem or issue. The Inquiry courses are dedicated to helping students formulate the questions they want to examine in their individual research. These courses are designed to give students the methodological tools to conduct research in their areas of interest and provide faculty support in the design and execution of research projects.

Faculty at the Weatherhead school advise doctoral students in accounting, management, operations research, and organizational behavior. (Technically, degrees are conferred by the School of Graduate Studies at Case Western Reserve University.)

People[edit]

Faculty[edit]

Prominent faculty include David Cooperrider and David A. Kolb. Prominent faculty include Fred Collopy, Dick Boland and Richard Buchanan. Boland and Collopy are widely published leaders in the emerging 'design thinking' trend. In addition to numerous articles, Collopy and Boland authored the book "Managing as Designing" about the experience of working with Frank Gehry and how this experience helped shape the design thinking trend. With the help of Richard Buchanan, The Weatherehad School of Management's lead role in the trend was recognized by BusinessWeek in September, 2009 as one of the top 30 Design Thinking programs in the world.[19] Their 'Manage By Designing' initiative helped launch the Weatherhead Collection and the rest of the school's much-praised rebranding effort[20] that is notable for having pioneered the use of high-design aesthetics instead of the traditionally conservative approach historically taken by business schools.

Professor Richard E. Boyatzis is an internationally renowned expert on organizational behavior. He is widely known for his creation of the competency approach, for Competency and Emotional Intelligence. His landmark research paved the way for the use of behavioral competencies by employers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and several other countries.

Alumni[edit]

Edward C. Prescott, 2004 Nobel Laureate in Economics, received his MS in operations research in 1964.

Victor Ciorbea, former Prime Minister of Romania, specialized in management in 1992.

Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India, received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1989.

Milton A. Wolf, former U.S. ambassador to Austria, earned his Ph.D. in Economics in 1993.

Donald E. Washkewicz, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Parker Hannifin Corporation, received an MBA in 1979. He is one of 25 Highest Paid CEOs with MBAs (Businessweek 2010).

David Daberko, former National City Corp. Chairman and CEO, received an MBA in 1970.

Robert W. Gillespie, Jr., former Chairman & CEO of Key Corp, received an MBA in 1968.

Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman & CEO of EY(Ernst & Young), received an MBA/JD in 1987.

John C. Dannemiller, former Chairman, CEO & President of Applied Industrial Technologies, received an MBA in 1964.

William G. Bares, former Chairman of Lubrizol Corporation, received an MBA in 1969.

Michael McCaskey, Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Bears, holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior in 1971.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weatherhead School of Management :: Case Western Reserve University
  2. ^ Majors Overview : Weatherhead School of Management :: Case Western Reserve University
  3. ^ "Business School Rankings and Profiles: Undergraduate". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2012. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  4. ^ "Best Undergraduate Business Programs". U.S. News & World Report. 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  5. ^ "Business School Rankings and Profiles: MBA". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Business School Rankings and Profiles: MBA". Forbes. 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  7. ^ "Best Business Schools". U.S. News & World Report. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  8. ^ "Ranking:Los Mejores MBA en el mundo 2013". CNN Expansion. 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  9. ^ "Global MBA Rankings". Financial Times. 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  10. ^ Master of Accountancy : Weatherhead School of Management :: Case Western Reserve University
  11. ^ Masters of Engineering Management Degree
  12. ^ Mandel Center: Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) STRUCTURE
  13. ^ MS Finance : Weatherhead School of Management :: Case Western Reserve University
  14. ^ http://weatherhead.case.edu/msm/msm.cfm
  15. ^ Program Overview : Weatherhead School of Management :: Case Western Reserve University
  16. ^ FT Global MBA Rankings
  17. ^ Weatherhead School of Management :: Case Western Reserve University
  18. ^ PROGRAM CONTENT : Weatherhead School of Management :: Case Western Reserve University
  19. ^ BusinessWeek's Top 60 Design Thinking Schools in the World
  20. ^ Reddy for Action - Weatherhead Stays on Course

External links[edit]

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