Westcliff students in classroom

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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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.

Dr. William lightfoot, PHD

Dean, College of Business

Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Westcliff University College of Business!

At Westcliff University's College of Business, students engage in an innovative educational journey, blending studies in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and entrepreneurial thinking within a multicultural setting with peers from over 100 countries. Our programs, available in California, Florida, and online, cater to various ambitions, including scholar-athletes, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those seeking career transitions.

Our global approach benefits students worldwide, from Nepal to the UAE, offering a comprehensive American education. The curriculum emphasizes real-world applications, as seen in SMART capstone projects and initiatives like Tech Coast Angels elevator pitches and the Innovation Hub. Collaboration across colleges enriches the learning experience, supporting diverse clubs and activities.

This unique, quality-driven, and tech-forward education at Westcliff's College of Business is ideal for those seeking a diverse, innovative, and global business education.

Please feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions.

I look forward to meeting you in person.