Westcliff University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is tailored specifically for working adults. You can choose between our 100% online program with weekly virtual classes or our hybrid program which combines weekly online and on-campus classes. Each course is 8-weeks long, which provides you the opportunity to focus on one class at a time while maintaining a full-time enrollment status.
Imagine Where an MBA Degree Can Take You
Possible career opportunities include:
- Operations Management
- Senior Account Executive
- Director of Marketing
- Director of Sales
- Director of Operations
- Associate Professor
- Curriculum Developer
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 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.
MBA Program Objectives
Westcliff University’s Masters 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 M.B.A. 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 objectives for the Master of Business Administration: Develop mastery of functional components of business – economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, organizational behavior, and leadership.
- Assess effectively, both orally and in writing, information and ideas pertinent to business decision marketing.
- Appraise current information technology effectively to support business decision making.
- Value and integrate diversity and a global perspective in business decisions.
- Compile independent, critical thinking, and reasoning skills to critique problems and develop problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
- Integrate ethical issues in a business context and formulate alternatives that demonstrate ethical values.
Master of Business Administration Program
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 is expected throughout the MBA program. ** The Applied Methods course BUS 557 is a comprehensive project that integrates prior course materials. Therefore, students should schedule BUS 557 as the last course in the program, after completing their area of Concentration.
The student must complete thirty-six (36) prescribed credit hours with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. Students must apply for graduation and meet all academic and financial requirements.
MBA Areas of Concentration
In addition to the core requirements, students may choose a concentration within the MBA program. In order to graduate with a concentration, students must complete all courses specified in the desired area in addition to all of the MBA core course requirements. If a student elects to not do a concentration he or she will need to choose three (3) courses (A total of nine (9) credit hours) from the concentration electives below in order to meet the MBA Program graduation requirements.
Students must take three (3) courses, totaling 9 credit hours in the area of their concentration while in residence at Westcliff University.