Innovation Hub

Entrepreneurship Center

The infusion of entrepreneurship concepts and practices into the Westcliff student experience prepares graduates for visionary leadership and professional success.

SMART™ MBA Consulting

Westcliff University’s Strategic Management of Applied Research and Technology (SMART™) capstone program enables MBA students who are in their final semester to apply the latest graduate-level theories of business management to help local, national and global enterprises. The students provide recommendations for real-world challenges to overcome obstacles through an eight or sixteen-week professional consulting arrangement.

The MBA teams are hand-selected based on the project and matched with their work experience and curriculum in areas of strategy, marketing, finance, operations among others. Incorporating data-driven analysis and business insights, providing a fresh outside perspective to tackle business challenges.

The experience:

  • Work with a team of 5-6 MBA students
  • Dedicated project focus over an eight or sixteen-week timeframe
  • Faculty coaching and guided project management
  • Agreed upon project milestones keep projects on time and up to scope
  • Both oral and written deliverables at the end of the semester

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Westcliff IGNITE Incubator

IGNITE serves as a dynamic startup laboratory within the SMART Capstone Program, offering a nurturing environment for MBA and DBA students to develop revenue-generating ventures rooted in global social responsibility.

Distinguished Innovator Speaker Series

Promoting the top minds across a diverse array of business and technology fields to share the experiences and insights with the Westcliff community and the world.


One-on-one mentorship and coaching services to support the growth and development of student entrepreneurs at any stage of the start-up process.