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Westcliff MBA – Master of Business Administration

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The Westcliff MBA program prepares you for a career in management or entrepreneurship. At Westcliff University you will

  • Work in diverse teams, make presentations, and lead case study analyses
  • Build a foundation in management principles
  • Develop your ability to think critically and problem solve creatively
  • Take advantage of workshops and guest speaker presentations, offered throughout the year on both online and hybrid programs.
  • Network with students and faculty working in a wide range of industries
  • Equally important, you will learn from professors who are senior managers or business owners.
MBA Program Mission Statement

Westcliff University’s mission for the Master of Business Administration program is to offer a broad spectrum of core concepts in ancillary fields of business that prepare students to lead people and projects. In an innovative and creative environment, the program enables students to develop and implement business strategic initiatives in an ethical and professional manner.

MBA Program Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program prepares individuals for careers in management. More specifically, its aim is to provide an opportunity for men and women to develop knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and understanding that will constitute a foundation for growth into competent business management professionals, qualifying graduates to seek employment in major industries, including computer-related services, investment banking/securities and consulting in the areas of marketing, research, analysis, and/or finance.

The performance outcomes which are required for the completion of the program include: class participation, response to discussion questions, writing research papers, group assignments, case study analyses, quizzes, mid-term and final examinations (Comprehensive Learning Assessments).

MBA Program Learning Outcomes

Westcliff University’s Master of Business Administration program seeks to develop persons who can function successfully in upper middle management and top management positions. The emphasis is
on strategic management concepts and principles. The MBA program makes use of recent research findings, uses complex computer models, stresses the importance of human relations skills, and integrates strategic management processes through an objective worldview.

The following are the educational Program Learning Outcomes for the Master of Business Administration:

  1. Develop mastery of functional components of business—economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, organizational behavior, and leadership
  2. Demonstrate effective presentation of business analyses and recommendations through written forms of communication appropriate to the intended audience
  3. Demonstrate effective presentation of business analyses and recommendations through oral communication of conventions and forms appropriate to the intended audience
  4. Appraise current information technology effectively to support business decision making
  5. Value and integrate diversity and a global perspective in business decisions
  6. Compile independent, critical thinking, and reasoning skills to critique problems and develop problem solving and decision-making abilities
  7. Integrate ethical issues in a business context and formulate alternatives that demonstrate ethical values
  8. Facilitate the use of research and information from all mediums for the purpose of promoting critical thinking as it is applied to learning complex business concepts
  9. Evaluate, analyze, and communicate quantitative data to improve and sustain strategic business initiatives
MBA Program Graduation Requirements

Student must complete thirty-six (36) prescribed credit hours with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher, including 27 MBA Core Course Credits and 9 Concentration Credits. Students may complete all 36 credits at Westcliff University. Alternatively, students may apply to be granted course waivers for up to 6 credit hours of the required MBA Courses. Please refer to the Transfer Credit and Course Waiver Policies for more detailed information and requirements.

Students must apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.

MBA Program Gainful Employment Disclosure

Master of Business Administration Program

Core Course Requirements

Core Course Requirements (27 Credit hours)

BUS 500 Organizational Leadership – 3 credit hours
BUS 540 Organizational Behavior – 3 credit hours
BUS 510 Marketing Management – 3 credit hours
BUS 505 Managerial Economics – 3 credit hours
BUS 530 Managing Information Systems & Technology – 3 credit hours
BUS 535 Managerial Accounting – 3 credit hours
BUS 550 Financial Management – 3 credit hours
BUS 525 Strategic Management in a Globalized Economy – 3 credit hours
BUS 557 Applied Methods Capstone – 3 credit hours

* BUS 500 is a course that immerses students in Westcliff University’s learning culture and introduces the MBA curriculum. In the Organizational Leadership course, students develop conceptual frameworks that will enable them to organize and integrate their experiences into the management core courses, which will also forge essential learning partnerships with faculty and fellow students. Using case studies and other learning methodologies, faculty will provide a learning structure that allows for in-depth consideration of the key issues facing enterprise leaders. In this way, faculty demonstrates the standard for case discussion and analysis that i