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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New at Westcliff

Fall 2014 Information Session on Saturday, 8/16/14 10AM-12PM

“Attend our Fall 2014 Information Session on Saturday, 8/16/14 10AM-12PM and hear from staff, faculty, and administration about the details of our …

Graduation Saturday, June 14, 2014

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Westcliff University will hold graduation at Anaheim Marriott. All current students, alumni, faculty, staff, family, …

Interested in learning more about college admissions? Prep by Prep has invited Director of Admissions, Justin Hernandez, MBA, to guest speak during College Info Night…

Interested in learning more about college admissions?  Prep by Prep Tutoring and Consulting has invited Director of Admissions, Justin R. …

“Find your Career Path”. Attend our upcoming workshop and information meeting on Saturday, May 3rd, at 10AM.

Attend our upcoming workshop and information meeting and hear from Faculty experienced in Human Resources and Career Development.  Workshop topics …

“Follow Your Dreams” by Dave Sperling (at the 2014 LA Regional CATESOL Conference)

“Follow your dreams” was the message from Dave Sperling (Daves ESL Cafe) at 2014 LA Regional CATESOL conference.  Dr. Ciancio …

Interested in Social Marketing? Hear From Our Panel of Experts.

Join us for an Online Webinar featuring an expert panel of Social Media Marketing Superstars this Thursday, March 6th, 2014 …

Dr. Julie Ciancio, Westcliff Associate Dean, Held a Valuable TESOL Workshop on Pronunciation (Watch It On Youtube!)

On Saturday, February 22nd, from 10AM-12PM students, alumni, and the community attended a Practical Pronunciation Activities workshop on campus and …

President McKinney and panel of experts discuss how state of Higher Ed. will impact future workforce

On January 14, 2014, the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce hosted a “State of Higher Education” panel discussion at the Cerritos …

Successful Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Accomplished

4 Mayors attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce to welcome us to the neighborhood …

Workshop in Creating a Successful Business Plan

Attend our Workshop in Creating a Successful Business Plan and Information Session on November 23, 2013 at 10:00am. Be sure …


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.