Choosing Your Major
A Menlo education prepares you for life.

Choosing the best major will put you on the right path to success at Menlo and in your career.

Choosing a specific major is a big decision, and let’s face it, you might be worried about making the right choice. Let us help. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

How to Choose

Take your time.

You don’t have to know your major on day one of college. If you do, fine, but if you change your mind, that’s fine, too. You have a year and a half or so to explore.

“By their junior or senior year, our students develop a passion for what they want to study.” — Mark Hager,  Associate Professor of Psychology

Think about who you are.

Pay attention to yourself as you go about your daily life – in classes, extracurricular activities and among friends. Are you a problem solver? A list maker? Do you like planning events? Writing? Knowing what to do and doing it? Figuring out what to do as you go along? What challenges you? What motivates you?

Talk and listen…

Our Fields of Study

At Menlo, we focus on business education with a strong liberal arts base. Every undergraduate student of our top ranked business school completes a strong, liberal-arts based general education curriculum, an appropriate core curriculum covering the basics of their discipline and advanced courses comprising their major area of specialization. We offer the following majors:


Track and analyze the financial performance of organizations, and provide managers with crucial information for decision making. Visit Accounting.


Hewlett-Packard, Google, Yahoo, Intel and eBay all got their start in Silicon Valley. Learn how to transform your ideas into successful start-ups. Visit Entrepreneurship.


Prepare for career opportunities in venture capital, corporate finance, banking, consulting or the financial markets. Visit Finance.

Human Resources Management

HR managers are responsible for the hiring, training and compensation of an organization’s employees. Visit Human Resources Management.

Individually Designed Major

A combination of classes just for you. Contact Academic Affairs for more information about individually designed majors.

International Management

Study globalization and the rise of the market economy, two of the radical shifts in the world today. Visit International Management.


Every business needs management. Visit Management.

Management Information Systems

The pace of technology innovation leaves most organizations wondering how to use systems effectively. That’s where MIS comes in. Visit Management Information Systems.


Marketers help an organization focus on the “4 Ps” – Product, Price, Place and Promotion. Visit Marketing.

Marketing Communications

A combination of management, marketing and communications courses prepares students to be account executives, advertising managers, financial marketers or media planners. Visit Marketing Communications.


The study of the human soul, mind and behavior is applicable both in business and in human services. Visit Psychology.

Real Estate

Focus on land development, commercial brokerage, mortgage lending, property management and more. Visit Real Estate.

Sports Management

Prepare for internal positions in sports organizations, public marketing, radio and TV and events management. Visit Sports Management.


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