Westcliff University was established to provide quality education for students wishing to enter the fast-growing fields of Business and Education. Westcliff University, which received its initial approval with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in 1993, offers various programs in the College of Business and the College of Education. Westcliff University’s curriculum consists of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in business and education as well as other certificate programs. While some schools only teach theoretical concepts, Westcliff University prepares students for the practical and theoretical elements required in the job market today. Westcliff University offers full-time working students a chance to enroll in innovative online and hybrid distance education courses that are convenient and affordable. Westcliff University emphasizes the importance of preparing students personally, academically, and professionally. To ensure its programs are innovative, up-to-date, and of high quality, the university has a Program Advisory Council that includes key leaders from companies including Google, Yahoo, and Toyota, as well as local businesses and organizations. Global Perspective The academic programs in the College of Business and College of Education truly have a global focus. Students taking both the online and hybrid courses originate from such countries as China, Germany, India, Nigeria, Peru, Thailand, and Vietnam. Additionally online and hybrid course students born in the US come from diverse ethnic backgrounds, ensuring that a variety of perspectives make both classroom and online discussions informative and dynamic. Teachings in almost every course at Westcliff University emphasize the global nature of the subject matter: whether it is teaching English as a Second Language in the US, in Argentina, or elsewhere; or, learning about managing an overseas department of a business or acquiring goods and services internationally.