College of Business

Designed for adult students, the College of Business is focused on innovative learning through online and hybrid classes. Both the BBA and MBA degrees are meant for working professionals who want to further their careers in business. Business Faculty are highly experienced and provide real world knowledge. Students are prepared with theoretical and practical skills, as well as case study analyses.

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College of Education

Advance your career by joining Westcliff University’s MA TESOL or TESOL Certificate program under the College of Education. Be a part of someone else’s success story and learn how to teach ESL/EFL in the U.S. or abroad. With a flexible schedule, students have the option to take courses 100 % online or in a hybrid format. Students are supported by a friendly and diverse faculty and staff.

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News at Westcliff

TESOL event in Greece on February 9-10, 2017

The Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession to be held in Athens, Greece on February 9-10, 2017. The …

Annual Winter Convocation Ceremony December 10, 2016

The Convocation is our annual celebration to recognize everyone’s contributions to the university. Awards will be presented to students, faculty, …

Community Newsletter December 2016

Check here for more information Please Join Us for Series 2 of Career Day! First Student Association Meeting This Saturday!

Peer Mentorship Program

  Are you a new student who would like someone to give you useful tips on how to live in …

Workshop at the California TESOL conference in San Diego on November 18, 2016

Dr. Julie Ciancio, Dean of the College of Education; Jennifer Hirashiki, TESOL Program chair; and Dr. April Vuong, Director of International …

Community Newsletter November 2016

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Westcliff! – Click here to read more

Guest lecture on L2 teaching strategies for the hybrid TSL 527 Methods of Teaching ESL/EFL course at Westcliff University

On November 14th, 2016, Dr. Luke Plonsky, one of the co-authors of Second language acquisition: An introductory course, will be conducting …

Community Newsletter October 2016

Westcliff @ Work Career Day   – Click here to read more

Honorary Doctorate Graduation

On September 23, 2016, Westcliff University, in collaboration with the Glorious China Association, held an honorary DBA ceremony in Hong Kong. …

Spirit Day with Chick-fil-A

Westcliff University has joined forces with our local Chick-Fil-A to support the Children’s Hospital of Orange County! Join us September …

Community Newsletter September 2016

Join us for APA Formatting Help!  – Click here to read more

Community Newsletter August 2016

Taking Care of Business Academic Support – Click here to read more

Another University Achievement Milestone

Westcliff University is approved for Financial Aid (Title IV) Congratulations!!! Westcliff University has again reached another milestone in the growth …

International Day of Friendship Potluck on 7/30/2016

Westcliff Student Services is hosting a potluck to mark the United Nation’s International Day of Friendship. All students and faculty …

New Summer 2016 – Session 6 Beginning (July 2nd, 2016)

Best of luck to our students starting their Summer 2016 – Session 6 , July 2nd, 2016. Congratulations on moving one …

Attend the Angels Baseball Game with Westcliff staff, faculty, and students (6/24/16)

Westcliff students, faculty, and staff are attending the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Oakland Athletics baseball game June 24th …

A workshop at the annual TESOL international conference in Baltimore Maryland on April 8, 2016

Dr. Lynne Díaz-Rico and Dr. Julie Ciancio will present a workshop at the annual TESOL international conference in Baltimore Maryland on April …

Information Session on Saturday, 05/02/2015 10AM-12PM

“Attend our Information Session on Saturday, 05/02/2015 10AM-12PM and hear from staff, faculty, and administration about the details of our programs, schedules, and …

New Semester Beginning (Jan 19th, 2015)

Best of luck to our students starting their Spring semester this week. Congratulations on moving one step closer to your …

New Student Orientation (Jan 13th & 15th, 2015)

Welcome to all of our New Students! Join us at our New Student Orientation this Tuesday, January 13th, and Thursday, …


Why Westcliff University?

Westcliff University’s primary goal is to support the integration of classroom instruction into the real world of business and education.  Students at Westcliff University learn from Professors working in the field, providing a special opportunity to learn from enlightened and practical instructors.  You will learn in small groups among others who share similar educational and career goals, allowing for  a scholarly, yet, natural dialogue.  The education you receive at WU will contribute to all your future successes and endeavors. Learn More

Innovative Virtual Class Sessions


Westcliff University offers a convenient schedule of high tech classes that are taught both 100 % online and in a hybrid format. Participating in an online or hybrid class allows for the flexibility that some learners need due to other life demands.

Interactive Features– You will have interaction with your professor and with your classmates through the use of synchronous live chat lectures, real-time video, instant messaging, and other innovative tools.
Convenience and Flexibility– You will work independently to complete assignments while answering discussion questions and preparing written assignments with other online classmates and the professor.
E-Learning Portal– The majority of coursework is available online – any place, anytime.The technology of Westcliff University’s e-portal website will serve you as a tool to support your learning and the flexibility that you need.