Points of Pride

The Menlo Thing

Menlo College has a lot to be proud of; with a 93% employment success rate in our graduating class, an AACSB designation that puts us among the top 5% of business schools worldwide and recognition from several external ranking bodies, we are deeply appreciative to be honored with such esteem. Explore for yourself and discover the Menlo advantage.

Menlo College’s size, and its location in one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative geographical areas, is enabling the college to create a valuable market niche for itself locally — as well as globally. And, as Silicon Valley continues its historic role as a global pioneer in business and industry, Menlo College will develop graduates who are entrepreneurs, innovators, critical thinkers, strategic communicators and team players — men and women who can envision, flourish and lead in a constantly changing, global environment.


Mission Statement

Menlo College’s size, and its location in one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative geographical areas, is enabling the college to create a valuable market niche for itself locally — as well as globally. And, as Silicon Valley continues its historic role as a global pioneer in business and industry, Menlo College will develop graduates who are entrepreneurs, innovators, critical thinkers, strategic communicators and team players — men and women who can envision, flourish and lead in a constantly changing, global environment.

Understanding different ideas and individuals; treating all people with fairness and equity; developing the full potential in each person; supporting a range of teaching and learning styles; considering one’s responsibilities to others; protecting the local and global environment; continually improving the educational process — that’s the Menlo advantage.

Menlo College Mission Statement

Menlo College’s mission is to develop future leaders through a liberal arts-based, business education that integrates academic study and fieldwork in a Silicon Valley environment unmatched in its potential for innovation.

School of Business Vision and Mission Statements

Vision Statement

Menlo College’s School of Business aspires to achieve a reputation as one of the preeminent, small, private, business management programs in the United States.

Mission Statement

Menlo College’s School of Business mission is to provide quality business education programs that reflect the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of our Silicon Valley location. We will achieve our mission by:

  • Preparing our students for knowledge work in the global economy
  • Educating the next generation of business leaders to be ethically responsible
  • Bridging business theory and practice in our instruction and scholarship
  • Partnering with the business community to develop applied programs in business that include field experiences and internships
  • Encouraging faculty members to engage in scholarly activities that emphasize contributions to practice, along with work, to advance learning and pedagogical development and discipline-based scholarship

Business affects every part of your world no matter what your interests may be. Want to speak your mind, be recognized, go places and make a difference in society? You will be doing business.

Whether you want to invest, communicate, build, create, sell, travel or lead, a foundation in business will help to get you there.


Menlo Means Business

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Mr. Adelman, Executive Vice President of Television at Dick Clark Productions, Inc., discusses his career path and the wide range of skills he uses that contribute to his success.

Mr. Adelman has earned seven Emmy nominations, and is responsible for shows including the Golden Globe Awards, The American Music Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and So You Think You Can Dance.

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Business affects every part of your world no matter what your interests may be. Want to speak your mind, be recognized, go places and make a difference in society? You will be doing business.

Whether you want to invest, communicate, build, create, sell, travel or lead, a foundation in business will help to get you there.

Business is out of the box at Menlo College. Our new undergraduate curricula in accounting, finance and marketing are anything but ordinary. Because these majors are infused with the most current business practices in technology and communications, you will have the value-added tools you need to be a superior candidate for prospective employers or for starting your own enterprise.

We are a small undergraduate business school in the heart of Silicon Valley, a diverse technological think tank that offers strategic positioning. At Menlo, you will be individually mentored to make the most of your education.

We emphasize creativity in business; encourage your passions; develop your connections; and ignite your entrepreneurial spirit to carry you confidently into the future.

Menlo College means business at its best. Join the scores of outstanding professionals who attribute their success to Menlo’s guidance, and use your Menlo advantage to change the world.

We get it…As a small, private college offering the traditional residential experience, we get the big picture. We tie academic learning to real world experience through our internship program that includes a seminar to help you build your personal brand. We’re not the only ones that recognize that Menlo is a recipe for success.


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For the sixth straight year, Menlo College is one of the Best Colleges in the West according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 124 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the West" section of its website feature, "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”


 
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U.S. News & World Report has named Menlo College a "Best Regional College" in its 2015 edition of "America’s Best Colleges". Menlo ranked in the top tier of schools in the Regional Colleges (West) category. This is the fourth year consecutively that Menlo College has received this honor.


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Menlo College has earned AACSB accreditation (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a distinction earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools. Menlo College is proud to be among the elite schools across the globe that have earned this accolade.


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Menlo College has earned AACSB accreditation (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a distinction earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools. Menlo College is proud to be among the elite schools across the globe that have earned this accolade.

Menlo College chooses to go through rigorous accreditation processes to stay accountable, and to demonstrate on-ongoing commitment to providing high-quality education.


What does accreditation mean for me?

In short, it means that when you go to an accredited college, you can be assured that the education you are receiving meets academic standards that are considered vital for your success. It also means that the college has the people and financial resources necessary to provide you with the opportunity to obtain a high quality education.

What is WASC?

WASC stands for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities is the accrediting body for Menlo College and covers institutions in California, Hawaii, Guam and the Pacific Basin.

What is AACSB?

AACSB stands for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is not a replacement for WASC accreditation, but rather an additional, very rigorous assessment process specifically for colleges and universities with schools of business. Only 5% of institutions with schools of business have AACSB accreditation, so it is considered a high distinction.

What does Menlo College have to do to get WASC-accredited?

Menlo College goes through a multi-year, ongoing report and review process that requires an institution to study itself from many angles including:

  1. Student success
  2. Faculty makeup and performance
  3. Curriculum and program structure, relevance and effectiveness
  4. Financial stability
  5. Strategic planning
  6. Alignment of all components with the institutional mission

There are three major reports and review cycles for accreditation that are prepared and evaluated over approximately three years. They are the Institutional Self-Study, the Capacity and Preparatory Review and the Educational Effectiveness Review. The accreditation process includes multiple site visits by the accrediting team and progress reviews. When the college addresses all concerns of the accrediting team by meeting the accrediting standards, accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation is awarded.

What does Menlo College have to do to get AACSB-accredited?

Recognition by AACSB is the culmination of a multi-year, rigorous process of internal review and external evaluation.  All members of the college community (i.e., students, faculty and staff) contribute to the achievement of AACSB accreditation.  AACSB examines the extent to which students are matched to the expectations of degree programs — as well as prepared and supported to achieve those expectations.  Staff members have to facilitate and support learning, and provide essential services for students and faculty. Faculty resources have to develop and manage curricula and teach students, as well as produce intellectual contributions that advance the knowledge, practice and teaching of business and management. Accordingly, AACSB standards focus on the admission, support and progression of students, as well as on the deployment of sufficient faculty and professional staff to support mission achievement.

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