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Ohio Wesleyan, Case Western Reserve Expand Early Admission Pathway into CWRU Master’s Programs

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) and Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) are expanding their early admission pathway to add two new options for OWU students seeking to earn master’s degrees at CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management.

Through the expanded agreement, Ohio Wesleyan students accepted into any of three Weatherhead School master’s degree programs will receive scholarships valued at least $10,000, with the potential to receive additional merit aid. Graduates of all three programs currently experience 100% job placement.

The three Weatherhead School STEM degree programs included in Ohio Wesleyan’s early admission pathway are:

  • Master of Business Analytics & Intelligence: This new addition is a three-semester program that includes an internship. Students study cutting-edge analytics using real-world data from CWRU industry partners to develop skills extracting insights from analytics for business problem-solving.
  • Master of Supply Chain Management: This new addition can be completed in two or three semesters, depending on whether students pursue add-on certificates in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Business Analytics. Graduates make an impact in national and international operations and supply chain management in areas including manufacturing and service industries.
  • Master of Finance: This existing pathway can be completed in two semesters and includes three specialized, STEM-eligible tracks: Financial Big Data Analytics, Corporate Financial Analytics, and Risk Management Analytics. Internships are also available.

Applications for all three master’s degree programs are being accepted now, with application fees waived for OWU students.

To be eligible for early decision acceptance into these Weatherhead School programs, Ohio Wesleyan students must have completed all of their OWU coursework with a final grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have completed all specifically required prerequisite economics, business, accounting, and/or mathematics classes with at least a B in each course.

For fall 2022, the Weatherhead School is test-optional, with applicants able to waive the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test if they choose to do so.

“Ohio Wesleyan is pleased to offer an expanded pathway for OWU students to pursue master’s degrees with early admission and scholarship opportunities at Case Western Reserve University’s acclaimed Weatherhead School of Management,” Provost Karlyn Crowley said. “The three Weatherhead STEM-eligible graduate degrees will help OWU students achieve their career goals and make important contributions in national and international business.”

“The Weatherhead School of Management is excited to collaborate with Ohio Wesleyan to make our STEM-eligible graduate degrees more accessible,” said Gregory A. Jonas, senior associate dean of academics and graduate programs at Weatherhead School of Management. “We believe this collaboration will help students better attain their career aspirations.”

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Economics and Business at Learn more about Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management at

About Ohio Wesleyan University

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature program, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included on the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “Best Colleges” lists. Connect with OWU expert interview sources at or learn more at 

About Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is one of the country’s leading private research institutions. Located in Cleveland, we offer a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. Our leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Our nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing, and social work. About 5,800 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students comprise our student body. Visit to see how Case Western Reserve thinks beyond the possible.

About Weatherhead School of Management

The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University is committed to the development of transformational ideas and outstanding leaders for the advancement of business and society. Through an innovative curriculum, Weatherhead continues to lead market trends and position graduates for high-demand jobs that bridge analytics, technology, and business. As educators within the management school of a top research university, Weatherhead faculty are committed to expanding knowledge and contributing to global scholarship through their research. Our 20,000+ alumni use their globally ranked management education to advance business practices in organizations around the world.