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 program is fully accredited and provides professional education by very highly qualified faculty members. In an increasingly competitive business environment, the MAcc program provides students with an important foundation for long-term success and sets graduates apart from their colleagues.
Undergraduate accounting students at Case Western Reserve are strongly advised to enter and complete the MAcc program in their fifth year. University policies permit such students an opportunity to complete their master's degree in 30 credit hours, rather than 36, if course selection is properly planned. Also, certain highly qualified students in accounting may be eligible to accelerate their completion of the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting and the MAcc through an Integrated Study program. This program allows such students to enroll as both an undergraduate and a graduate student during the senior year. Because of the necessity for proper planning of course work and programs, undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to begin planning early and apply for the MAcc in the junior year.
Most candidates for the MAcc program have an academic background in accountancy, but this is not required for admission. If not completed during a candidate's undergraduate coursework, an admitted student must complete specific accounting and general business coursework before or during the MAcc program.
Because the program builds upon skills and knowledge developed in an undergraduate accountancy program, all admitted candidates must complete certain prerequisite courses in accounting and business before or during the MAcc program. Prerequisites include:
The 36-credit-hour MAcc program offers the flexibility of beginning in the Fall or Spring Semester. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have satisfied all educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Ohio.
These courses build a foundation for the program.
|ACCT 405||Advanced Federal Taxes||3|
|ACCT 406||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACCT 431||Tax Practice: Analysis, Planning and Communications||3|
|ACCT 444||Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice||3|
|ACCT 520||Advanced Accounting Theory||3|
|ACCT 540||Contemporary Accountancy Policy||3|
Students must complete a concentration in either Financial Reporting and Attestation Services or U.S. Taxation by completing six credit hours in the selected area.
|ACCT 414||Corporate Reporting and Analysis||3|
|ACCT 418||Fraud, Governance and Reporting||3|
|ACCT 437||Principles of Personal Financial Planning and Taxation||3|
|ACCT 480||International Tax||3|
In consultation with the graduate program advisor, MAcc students select four electives (12 credit hours) in areas that complement a professional accountancy career. As an option to fulfill a portion of the supporting elective courses, students are encouraged to consider completing a second accounting concentration. Supporting elective courses must be selected from graduate management courses other than MBA core courses and prerequisite-level courses.
Total: 36 credit hours
For more information about the MAcc, contact Tiffany Welch, Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Administration, at 216.368.2058.
The Master of Science in Management-Finance (MSM-Finance) degree is an intensive program designed to equip students to meet the needs of financial-sector companies in today's intense and competitive business climate. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to pursue a number of exciting career opportunities in the fields of investment banking, private equity, corporate finance, risk management, commercial banking, investment management, corporate development, and financial advising.
Weatherhead’s distinctive program prepares students to make immediate and skilled contributions to corporate finance, financial modeling, valuation, derivatives, risk management, and financial econometrics. Candidates learn from and work directly with A-list faculty whose hands-on involvement with students is a point of pride at Weatherhead; meanwhile, Weatherhead's Cleveland location is home to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and to a number of corporate headquarters. The program can be completed in 15 months, and internship opportunities are available on a competitive basis.
Upon completion of the MSM-Finance program, students will:
The 39-credit-hour MSM-Finance program is a three-semester, full-time curriculum beginning in the Fall Semester.
The curriculum is comprised of the following four components:
The Finance Core provides students with advanced tools and techniques to serve as a strong foundation for a career in finance.
|MSFI 403||Corporate Finance||3|
|MSFI 404||Financial Modeling||3|
|MSFI 421||Fundamental Analysis of Companies and Industries||3|
|MSFI 429||Investment Management||3|
|MSFI 430||Derivatives and Risk Management||3|
|MSFI 434||Financial Econometrics||3|
|MSFI 435||Empirical Finance||3|
|MSFI 436A||Individual, Team and Career Development||1.5|
|MSFI 436B||Individual, Team and Career Development||1.5|
In the Specialty Core, students have the opportunity to choose courses to build expertise in a particular area of interest. Students choose three of the following four courses:
|MSFI 428||Financial Strategy and Value Creation||3|
|MSFI 431||Fixed Income Markets and Their Derivatives||3|
|MSFI 432||Corporate Risk Management||3|
|MSFI 440||Advanced Corporate Finance||3|
Total: 9 credit hours
Students can choose one of the following courses to fulfill the elective requirement of their curriculum plan, or they make take any other elective with permission from the program's faculty director.
|BAFI 420||Health Finance||3|
|BAFI 444||Entrepreneurial Finance||3|
|MSFI 450||Mergers and Acquisitions||3|
|BAFI 480||International Financial Management||3|
Total: 3 credit hours
Students will take one final course at the end of their program to build upon the knowledge of their previous coursework. Capstone experiences include a choice of one of the following:
|MSFI 490||Projects in Corporate Finance||3|
|MSFI 491||Projects in Risk Management||3|
Total: 3 credit hours
|Corporate Finance (MSFI 403)||3|
|Financial Modeling (MSFI 404)||3|
|Fundamental Analysis of Companies and Industries (MSFI 421)||3|
|Derivatives and Risk Management (MSFI 430)||3|
|Financial Econometrics (MSFI 434)||3|
|Individual, Team and Career Development (MSFI 436A)||1.5|
|Investment Management (MSFI 429)||3|
|Empirical Finance (MSFI 435)||3|
|Individual, Team and Career Development (MSFI 436B)||1.5|
|3 courses from the following:||9|
Financial Strategy and Value Creation (MSFI 428)Offered in both fall and spring semesters
Fixed Income Markets and Their Derivatives (MSFI 431)
Corporate Risk Management (MSFI 432)
Advanced Corporate Finance (MSFI 440)
|1 elective from a large class; examples include: BAFI 420, BAFI 444, MSFI 450, BAFI 480, etc.||3|
|Total Units in Sequence:||39|
Total for degree: 39 credit hours
For more information, contact CNV Krishnan, PhD, Deborah and David Daberko Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of Banking and Finance, and Faculty Director of the MSM-Finance program, at 216.368.2116.
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. This unique program produces highly knowledgeable professionals well prepared to make organizations more efficient and competitive.
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. Typical undergraduate majors include:
Students beginning this program must have a working knowledge of undergraduate calculus, including differentiation and integration, and one semester of undergraduate linear algebra. Work experience is beneficial but not required for admission; many students pursue the MSM-OR/SC immediately following the completion of their undergraduate degree.
Upon completion of the MSM-OR/SC program, students will:
The 39-credit-hour MSM-OR/SC is a three-semester, full-time program beginning in the Fall Semester of each year. The curriculum comprises the following three components:
The Business Core introduces students to business fundamentals and includes a professional development course, a unique feature of the Weatherhead MSM-OR/SC not found in most competitors' programs.
|MSOR 410||Financial Management for Supply Chain||3|
|MSOR 419||Market Space Management||3|
|MSOR 485A||Individual Development||1.5|
|MSOR 485B||Team Development||1.5|
The Operations Research Core provides the mathematical, statistical, and computational skills needed by analysts in research and development groups in manufacturing and service companies and consulting firms.
|OPRE 402||Stochastic Models with Applications||1.5|
|OPRE 411||Optimization Modeling||3|
|OPRE 432||Computer Simulation||3|
|OPRE 433||Probability, Statistics, and Forecasting||3|
|OPRE 435B||Integrated Problem Solving in OR and OM||1.5|
Supply chain courses build upon the business and quantitative foundation to provide advanced knowledge in operations and supply chain management.
|MSOR 406||Operations Management for MSM OR||3|
|OPMT 420||Six Sigma and Quality Management||3|
Students must choose four of the courses below, based on their availability, to fulfill elective requirements for the degree.
|OPMT 430||Sustainable Operations||3|
|OPMT 450||Project Management||3|
|OPMT 475||Supply Chain Logistics||3|
|OPMT 476||Strategic Sourcing||3|
|OPMT 477||Enterprise Resource Planning in the Supply Chain||3|
For more information, contact Kamlesh Mathur, PhD, Chair and Professor of Operations and Faculty Director of the MSM-OR/SC, at 216.368.3857.
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. It is specifically geared toward the needs of managers and change agents from a wide variety of organizations that face a torrent of continual change, increasing complexity, and growing interconnectedness in multi-cultural contexts, and must respond in ways that will yield economic value while being environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.
Toward these ends, the MPOD program emphasizes strength-based and positive approaches to managing change, designing sustainable institutions, formulating effective strategy, creating high engagement work cultures, leading through Emotional Intelligence, coaching for high performance, and deep personal and professional development. It will be of value to organizations with aspiring managers who wish to:
The MPOD program is grounded in the basic belief that a person can be a powerful instrument for change, and that personal and professional development go hand in hand. The learning experience will involve experiential opportunities for participants to become more self-aware, to practice and experiment with new skills, and to give and receive coaching that can be life-changing.
The MPOD program is conducted in five 7-day residencies and one 10-day international tour spread over 18 months. The modules are conveniently spaced 10-12 weeks apart—thereby making the program flexible enough to accommodate the busy schedules of leaders, managers, and staff professionals. This design will enable students to attend school without leaving their employment. The intervening periods (between program residencies) will involve project and group work, self-study, assignments, reading, and on-line guidance done in collaboration with the faculty at CWRU.
One of the uniquely rewarding aspects of the MPOD program is the 10-day international study tour. Students will travel as a cohort to Katholieke University in Leuven, Belgium, to learn with students from their Certificate of Continuing Education program in Consultancy in Groups and Organizations (CIGO), and to Ashridge University Business School, Berkhamsted, U.K., to study alongside peers in the Ashridge Masters in Organisation Consulting (AMOC) program.
For more information, please contact Patricia Petty, Program Manager of the MPOD, at 216.368.4642.
In industry, the work of engineering and business management cannot be done independently. That is why the Case School of Engineering and the Weatherhead School of Management have pooled resources via The Institute for Management and Engineering (TiME) to offer a fully integrated master's degree that can be completed in three semesters. Graduates of the MEM program possess skills critical to success in a leadership role, require less management training, and contribute effectively to engineering organizations within their first year on the job.
Additional information regarding the MEM program is available in the Case School of Engineering section of the Bulletin.