Questions and Answers

How can I make an appointment with a PSP counselor to get more information?

Admissions 650.543.3757 or by email at jwoolever@menlo.edu

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How quickly can I complete my bachelor's degree?

The Professional Studies Program is truly accelerated. You may be able to complete your degree in 20-24 months. This will depend upon how many units you are able to transfer and your course load each term.

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When can I start the program?

You can start in January or May or September.

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How many weeks does it take to complete a course?

The accelerated course format is 8 weeks for 4 hours a night (6-10 pm).

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What degree options do I have?

You can earn a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management.You also have a choice of four concentrations: International Management, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing Management.

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What is the advantage of a small class size?

With an average class of less than 20, your voice, your concerns, and issues relevant to your work environment are heard and addressed.

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What is a cohort?

PSP students enter as a cohort or learning group. As a member of a cohort, you will take a majority of your degree courses together. A cohort promotes a sense of community and support among PSP students.

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I have units from a community college. How do I know what will transfer for credit?

All bachelor degree programs require prerequisite and general education courses. We have transfer agreements with most community colleges so that it is easy to find out what will transfer. Coursework outside the prerequisite and general education listing may be counted as elective units. Missing prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently with the core program at Menlo College or at local community colleges. Call us for a free evaluation. 650-543-3757

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I have units from a school in another country. How many are transferable?

You will need to have a professional evaluation of your units.

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I have units from a four-year institution. Will they transfer?

We can assess units earned from an accredited college or university if you bring in a copy of your transcripts or fax a copy to our office at 650-543-4003.

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How many units can I transfer from other schools?

You can transfer a maximum of 70 lower division and 24 upper division units. You should have close to 40 transferable units before applying.

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How do I apply to the program?

You can apply online or call us for a hard copy of the application at 650.543.3936. Additionally, you will need to submit a resume, brief personal statement and official transcripts from all prior colleges and universities attended. For assistance, contact jwoolever@menlo.edu.

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How can I afford my education?

The Professional Studies Program is affordable. There are several ways most students are able to fund their education. The government wants you to attend school and they make it easy to qualify and obtain loans. These loans have low interest rates, generous repayment terms, and are backed by the federal government. Financial Aid begins by completing a FAFSA online.

You may also have an employer that offers tuition reimbursement. Consult your Human Resources representative for further information.

We also have a modest scholarship program and resources to find other institutional scholarships.

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Would I have to go to school on a weekend?

No.

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Where can I find descriptions of the courses?

Descriptions of all courses in the Professional Studies Program are available here.

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Is there a pre-determined sequence of courses that I need to follow?

The PSP core of classes must be taken in sequence. Most of these classes are held on Tuesday evenings. Prerequisite and general education classes are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Your academic advisor will create a schedule plan for you when you begin the program.

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I'm not sure if I want a degree in business. How can a degree in business management help me?

Management theory is applicable to virtually all workplace settings. Working with people and groups is key in many positions. A management degree will give you the edge you need to be competitive. This level of education also provides an opportunity for personal growth and enhanced self-confidence.

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