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Academics

College of Business

The Westcliff College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business Administration. The BBA, MBA and DBA degrees are meant for working professionals who want to further their careers in business, whether they are pursuing jobs in management, leadership, and consulting or wish to become business entrepreneurs themselves.

When you enroll in the College of Business, you can expect to refine your communication skills, particularly in making presentations and leading group discussions. While all classes include a lecture component, a high level of student participation and case study analyses are the hallmarks of our business programs.

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About

The cornerstone of a Westcliff University business degree is the development of analytical reasoning skills that are immediately applicable to the real world. Our students graduate with the ability to critically assess a company and its challenges, and to generate creative solutions that are grounded in business principles. Equally important, our business students increase their understanding of the global business community and become more attuned to market trends and thus entrepreneurial opportunities.

Mission Statement

Westcliff University’s College of Business mission is to deliver a high-quality business education that can improve the lives of students, personally and professionally. The College’s teaching philosophy is to vitalize business concepts by offering a curriculum in a pragmatic and relevant framework. Through the use of innovative teaching methods, students are enabled to enhance their business acumen in an ethical and socially responsible way.

Diana Siganoff, EdD

Associate Dean, College of Business

Message from the Associate Dean

Message from the Associate Dean

Welcome to Westcliff University and to the College of Business.  We are delighted that you are considering joining our family.  Whether you are an undergraduate taking your first tentative steps into higher education, a masters student looking to take your career to the next level or a doctoral student wanting to make changes in our world, you are about to make a decision to make a difference in your life and the lives of others.  

The College of Business prides itself in its dedication to your education and its commitment to your success.  We are here to guide you when you are unsure, motivate you when you struggle, hold you up when you are tired, and  support your dreams.  Your Program Chair, your Academic Advisor and I have an open door policy to listen to our students when they have questions and need a sounding board for their ideas,  In lectures that are synchronous online, on campus and hybrid, our faculty provide insights into their fields, sharing their real world experiences from companies large and small, be they business owners or leaders within their organizations.  They are all determined to light the fire of knowledge within our students that will fuel their passion to be the best that they can be.

Our Westcliff team is excited to meet you, work with you and one day see you cross the stage at your graduation. You can be sure that the loudest cheer will be from me.

I know that this is a big decision and we are thrilled that you are thinking of us as your partner on your educational journey.  So...my question to you is, are you ready?

Diana Siganoff, EdD,
Associate Dean, College of Business

Undergraduate Certificates

The Undergraduate Certificates in Business introduces students to the fundamental concepts of business, including: economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, management, organizational behavior, leadership, decision making, and business communication. The certificates emphasize practical business skills that can be put into use immediately in any business setting. Special emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills necessary to reason, make informed business decisions, and to inspire those in leadership positions in an organization to motivate, delegate, communicate and build the team for success.

Graduate Certificates

Westcliff University is pleased to offer Graduate Certificates in Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Executive Management and Business Administration. These certificates are designed to enhance your current skills and/or to provide opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge to become a well rounded business professional in a range of rewarding careers.