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Operations Research and Supply Chain Management Education at Weatherhead School of Management

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Established in 1967, Case Western Reserve University is one of the nation’s leading independent research universities, with programs that encompass the arts and sciences, engineering, the health sciences, law, management, and social work. About 10,000 students - 40 percent undergraduate - are enrolled at the university, representing all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Case Western Reserve students are the best and the brightest in the nation, featuring Fulbright, Goldwater and National Science Foundation scholars.

With an endowment of more than .4 billion, Case Western Reserve supports about 100 designated academic and research centers, and receives nearly 0 million in external research awards each year. The eight schools and college offer close to 200 top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that range from arts, law and humanities to engineering and medicine.

Since its inception, Weatherhead School of Management has received international acclaim for developing bold ideas that redefine management education. Weatherhead develops transformational ideas, experiences, and leaders for the positive advancement of business and society. It is the school’s approach that has earned the school a place in the top 10 percent of the world’s business schools for decades.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Management with Supply Chain Management Concentration: The Weatherhead undergraduate business management major grounds students in the functional areas of business for career preparation across a broad spectrum of industries. As a business management major, you will build upon this foundation by selecting an area of concentration. By pursing a Supply Chain Management concentration, you will select courses that will strengthen your understanding of global supply chain challenges and opportunities. The flexibility of this major allows students to pursue a second concentration or add additional courses to support their career interests.

Graduate Programs

  • MS in Management-Operations Research & Supply Chain Management (MSM-OR/SCM): Weatherhead’s 33-credit hour Master of Science in Management-Operations Research & Supply Chain Management (MSM-OR/SCM) is a full-time program beginning in the fall semester of each year. The program can be completed in as quickly as 9 months or students may stay on for up to two years total. The Master of Science in Management-Operations Research and Supply Chain Management (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.

Integrated Masters Program

  • BA/BS degree and MSM-Operations Research/Supply Chain Management Integrated Program: Obtain your BA/BS degree and an MSM-Operations Research/Supply Chain Management degree in just five years in this integrated study program. Adding the MSM-ORSC degree to your undergraduate program will empower you to make a substantial and measurable impact in national and global operations and supply chain management across a broad range of industries including manufacturing and service industries.


Case Western Reserve was originally founded in 1826, and the history is as long and storied as the name. What began as two separate institutions - Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve College - federated in 1967 to form Case Western Reserve University, which immediately became one of the country's leading research institutions. In its 2010 ratings, US News and World Report: America's Best Colleges ranked Case Western Reserve University number 41 among 262 national universities. Case Western Reserve University was also ranked number 35 on US News and World Report's Best Values charts.

  • Campus: Case Western Reserve University is located in University Circle Cleveland, a 550-acre concentration of more than 40 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions located at the eastern edge of the city.
  • Accreditation: Case Western Reserve University is accredited at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The business programs are accredited by AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Faculty & Alumni: Virtually all 2,600+ faculty members hold doctorate or appropriate terminal degrees. They are researchers, teachers and leaders in their fields. In fact, Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates (including the first American scientist to receive the prize) among the current and former faculty and alumni.
  • Career Placement: Graduates of ther MSM-OR/SC program are in great demand in the logistics, consulting, manufacturing, health care, banking, and insurance industries. Historically, students receive offers of employment shortly after (or even before) graduation. The following firms and organizations have invested in Weatherhead MSM-OR/SC graduates: Accenture, Alcoa, Booz Allen Hamilton, BP Amoco, Capital One, Deloitte & Touche, Federal Reserve Banks, FedEx, First National Bank, Flight Options, General Electric, McKinsey & Company, Penske Logistics and more..
  • Career Management: Weatherhead offers a number of resources and services, from coaching, resume reviewing, mock interviews, and dress-for-success workshops, to career fairs and networking opportunities. They will help you leverage your knowledge and skills and make the best connections for career success during and after your time at Weatherhead.
  • Research:Weatherhead is differentiated from other business schools by the quality of the faculty, their innovative teaching, the research they conduct, and the collaborative spirit with which they commit to advancing the core initiatives of the school. Through their efforts, Weatherhead faculty redefine management education and the practices that drive change in the management of organizations.
  • Professional Development: Last year, more than 2,000 people representing 400 organizations took advantage of ther portfolio of 70 unique programs for two reasons: growth and career development. Weatherhead professional development programs cover a range of topics designed to deepen your knowledge, build your skill set, and boost your performance.
  • Internship: An internship is a pre-professional work experience related to a student's major or career goals. The learning contract and support of the Career Center distinguishes an internship from other workplace experiences. An internship is a single-semester or finite time commitment that may be paid or unpaid and full-time or part-time. An ideal internship is one that reflects a partnership among the sponsoring organization, the student, and Case Western Reserve University. Students within all majors and colleges may participate in the Internship program. No credit or transcript notation is awarded for successful completion.
  • On-campus Interviews: As many as 300 employers visit campus each year to recruit Case Western Reserve University students. These employers are from large corporations, start-up companies, government agencies, and research laboratories. These employers come to interview students for internships and permanent positions upon graduation.
  • Career Fairs: The Career Center sponsors two general on-campus career fairs — one during the fall and the other during the spring semester. The events are open to current and former CWRU students. As a research institution, the university will host employers seeking to hire candidates at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 28, 2020