West Center

Academic Programs

Cleveland State University is pleased to offer academic programming at West Center. As on Main Campus, West Center is fully committed to academic excellence and student success.


Diversity Management Specialization M.A.Image for our DMP program

The first and only program in the country combining cultural competence with leadership development.

This signature program exposes mid-career adults to the latest research and best practices through engaging instruction and insightful guidance, integrating cross cultural knowledge with focused leadership development. Graduates leave the program with the knowledge and abilities necessary to successfully impact a diverse and continuously changing work environment.

Exceptional leadership is not a haphazard process. Come learn with us and increase your leadership value.
Develop the following culturally intelligent leadership competencies:
  • Global cultural skills

  • Executive presence 

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Effective conflict management

  • Enhanced social awareness

  • Leadership versatility

  • Capacity to cope with ambiguity

Learn how to: 
  • Lead change successfuly 
  • Transform resistance into readiness
  • Use team conflict to create team advantage
  • Understand the influence of culture on team performance
  • Create work climates that increase engagement and improve productivity
  • Leverage diversity and inclusion to drive innovation
  • Engage in multi directional strategic management

For more information on this program, please call (216-687-2587) or email (diversityprogram@csuohio.edu).

Monte Ahuja College of Business

Cleveland State University's Off-Campus MBA program at West Center offers the same quality courses as the traditional MBA. The program cuuiculum emphasizes general management skills skills, and provides balanced coverage of the major business disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Finance, Marketing, Computer and Information Science, Management, Labor Relations and Operations & Supply Chain Management.


Program Structure

Participants progress as a cohort group to the completion of their degrees, giving students more opportunities to strengthen their professional network and to learn from the experiences and insights of other class members.

Each class moves through a prgram in a "lock step' sequence to allow students with a bachelor's degree to complete the degree in as little as 1 1/2 years.

The Monte Ahuja College of Business offers a world-class MBA degree. All of our programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the hallmark of quality in management education worldwide. For more information, click here.