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Posted 8.22.07

The Weatherhead School is pleased to introduce the full-time two-year MBA entering class. The class consists of 80 full-time MBA students, comprised of 69 traditional two-year MBA, seven JD/MBA and four MBA/MD candidates. Enrollment is up by 48 percent compared to this time last year. In addition, 18 Master of Science in Management (MSM) students will join the MBA students for the core course experience.

Our students continue to be globally diverse. As of August 23, the entering class has an average of 3.8 years of work experience and an average undergraduate GPA of 3.2. The average full-time two-year MBA program GMAT is up two points from last year, at 615. While finance continues to be the most desired concentration of the entering class at 31 percent, a significant number of students have enrolled with an interest in health care. This is attributable to medical students wishing to add business to their tool kit, as well as our partnerships with BioEnterprise and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation through which we offer unique action learning, internship and scholarship opportunities.

This past recruiting season was supported by the entire Weatherhead School community. Through collaboration with our alumni, faculty, current students and the marketing and career development center departments, we developed and implemented attractive scholarship offerings, revamped on-campus visit days to offer an enhanced experience, hosted a three-day Dean's Weekend and collaborated with local area Chambers of Commerce to promote the Weatherhead School and its programs.

In the next issue of Weatherheadlines, we will profile our part-time MBA and specialty programs, including the MSM-Supply Chain and Operations Resarch, MSM-Finance (new) and Master of Accountancy students, as well as our Alumni Scholar, Dean's Fellows and Impact Scholars. These are some of the best and brightest students in the world who have chosen to attend Case Western Reserve University because of its unique opportunities, the reputation of its faculty and its sincere interest in their success.

On behalf of the Program Management Office, we wish to thank all of the alumni, faculty and student body for their support.

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