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2010VERIFIED STUDENT
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Why do you pick this school?

Level

1

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

So far, I have had an excellet academic experience at Case Western. There is a fairly rigorous first year core that covers every major area of business. The professors are excellent and hold students to high academic and integrity standards. The quality of classes varied a bit, but overall I was challenged in each course. Every course used case studies and current events to helps us draw theoretical learning to practical application. Additionally, grading was fairly straightforward and fair. If students want research opportunities, they can get it, however it is not an integrated part of the curriculum. There is a study abroad program that many students will be taking advantage of. Additionally, Case has a strong partnership with Thunderbird, and several students are taking advantage of that as well. Overall, class sizes are larger the first year, but much smaller and more focused in the second year.

Quality of Life

Cost of living in Cleveland is relatively low. The campus has plenty of housing nearby. There is a free gym and access to a computer lab with printing (black and white and color). Graduate students typically are not on a meal plan, but there are many restaurants near campus. Safety can be a concern at times, but typically I feel very safe on campus. I have plenty of social interactions, but we coujld potentially have more fun and networking if we didn't have quite so much school work.

Admissions

The application requires basic information, 2-3 recommendations, GMAT scores, and several essays. It is all done online, and it is an easy to understand process. Once the initial screening is complete, students are invited for an interview. Scholarship opportunities are given based on qualifications as demonstrated by the application.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Quality of classes and faculty,class sizes and peer competition,working in teams,case studies,class notes,high workload

Admissions

Essays,GMAT score,extra curricular activities,work experience,quality of work experience,scholarship and financial aid and work recommendations from managers.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Classes are good: Everyone in the first year takes the same ones because it is an integrated curriculum. The practical study class, Dialogues has a lot of potential and needs work. The theoretical aspects are well explained. There are several opportunities for study abroad and dual degrees. Academic advising in generally easy to get and professors are accessible. Class sixes are great and you really get to know each other because it is a small school. You have to actively seek out research opportunities but they are available and professors are very receptive. Several notable faculty teach mainly 2nd year classes. Grade inflation is not very rampant and most are genuinely given fairly.

The faculty and administration have worked very collaboratively to create the new integrated curriculum and have actively solicited feedback from students. They are very open to constructive criticism and genuinely want to improve the program to meet student needs: I have never seen anything like it.

Quality of Life

Bschool facilities are great. cost of living is reasonable compares to other Bschool areas. The area has problems with crime but is the cultural hotspot for Cleveland. Most Students live off campus in great neighborhoods. Safety is generally not a problem as long as you are smart.

Admissions

CWRU had some of the more unique application questions and they provided you with options. They also invite students to submit additional info for the decision making process so, for some that might be a portfolio or a recording of their music. CWRU allows out of the box applicants.

overall, the applications process follows a traditional format and phone interviews. Dean's Weekend is a great time to see the culture and meet other recruits. Scholarships are widely available and the school seems to highly value past work experience. Current students were very available for me to ask questions of.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

small class size; mixture of theories; hands-on learning; unique elective offerings

Admissions

I was already a first year law student; I applied for the joint degree program. I had to submit several essays, a detailed application form, two interviews and my GMAT scores

Level

Other

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

The process included a lengthy application with three essays. GMAT is required for admission. Admissions conducts interviews with all candidates before they are admitted into the program. There are a wide range of scholarship opportunities.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Close distance from faculty. Diversified students.

Quality of Life

Very reasonable cost of living even in US. I had no inconvenience in Campus. However, because crime rate is relatively high and I was most careful about crimes. Actually, I didn't suffer any crime at all.

Admissions

Because English is my second language, I had very hard time to make score of Toefl and GMAT. Essays and interview were normal. However, I appreciate their quick decision.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

financial professors are pretty knowledgeable and very nice to students but marketing is trash

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

First year is locksetp, the second year are open electives. Class size in year one is approximately 45 students in each section.

Study abroad programs are available for both semester exchange and brief one or two week immersion studies.

Quality of Life

Reasonable cost of living, great access to computing and printing facilities, many local community events.

Admissions

GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA and major, and series of application essays. Most students received financial assistance.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Classes are small (around 35 students) and discussion oriented. There is a lot of group work and student interaction. Students are always willing to help other students. Many of the students are leaders and are actively involved in activities at the business school. Faculty are very accessible. Only downsides to the academic experience- too many international students with not enough proficiency in English and some of the core classes are too basic for full time MBAs who already have an undergraduate business degree. Program for full time students is so structured and regimented that full time students don't test out of classes typically.

Quality of Life

Campus is very well kept. Business school is on the new side, has unique archetecture and plenty of space to study. It is situated in University Circle which has so much culture such as the art museum, the botanical gardens, Severence Hall and more. This adds to the vibrancy of student life. Even though the campus is urban, I always feel safe and the campus is clean. Case also has a unique program with the Cleveland Institute of Art where a MBA student and a design student pair up in a competition to create a business plan around the design student's design idea.

Admissions

The applicatio requires three essays, two recommendations, a GMAT score and an interview. Pretty standard process, nothing unique. The main positives with their application process is the ease of use with the online system- everything was paperless even the recommendations. And Case is great about giving scholarships out to most students that meet requirements.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

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