Ohio 5 Business Collaborative

Accelerate Your Business Education


Are you considering a career in finance, supply chain management, or business analytics after earning your bachelor's degree? Case Western Reserve University is pleased to provide high-achieving students from Ohio Wesleyan University, Oberlin College, and The College of Wooster like you with clear pathways to pursue a Master of Finance, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Accountancy, or Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence degree from its Weatherhead School of Management.

These degree paths are offered with support from the Five Colleges of Ohio, known as the “Ohio 5,” with the goal of helping you launch a fulfilling career in your field of interest. Thanks to our early-admission model, you’ll be well on your way toward achieving your goals.

Need scholarship support?

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

Program Benefits:

As a student in one of the master’s programs offered through the Ohio 5 program, you'll receive the following benefits in addition to scholarship support:

  • Get your $100 application fee of $100 is waived.
  • Gain early admission in your junior or senior year.
  • 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.
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Weatherhead School of Management 

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We offer students a unique learning environment that is specifically constructed to inspire innovative ideas, incorporate design thinking and leverage the corporate riches of our strategic location. Learn breakthrough business concepts from the people who invented them and get  the foundation you need to think beyond the possible. That’s the Weatherhead Way.

Weatherhead School of Management is part of Case Western Reserve University, an independent research university located in Cleveland’s University Circle—a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious and social service institutions.  

How to Apply

To be eligible for the program, you must:

Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher by the end of the equivalent of your junior year (75% of credits toward bachelor's degree earned)

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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. 

Complete mandatory Case Western Reserve University-equivalent undergraduate courses

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Earn a B or higher in mandatory undergraduate courses

Note: Submitting GMAT or GRE exam scores is optional

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For more information, contact:

Brock Schroeder

Director of Admissions, Senior Recruiter 



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