New Majors in Accounting, Finance, and Marketing Available

Menlo students entering in Fall 2009 had three new majors available to them: accounting, finance, and marketing. Created by the faculty to strengthen and expand the College's programs in the core areas of business, the majors are built upon extensive curriculum research, competitive analysis, and employment hiring trends. Simultaneously, the management core curriculum has been expanded in the areas of business ethics and organizational behavior to insure that Menlo graduates are well grounded in these “softer” skills of management.

“Our new majors reflect the needs of Silicon Valley's business community, and we look forward to providing our students with state-of-the-art skills aimed at helping them stand out in the marketplace,” said President Timothy Haight.

The new programs incorporate the latest innovations in teaching, practice, and research. In setting the course requirements for the new majors, the faculty paid special attention to the curriculum guidelines put forth by AACSB International, the foremost accrediting agency in business and accounting.

A key innovative element of the new majors is the inclusion of management information systems courses tailored to the specific needs of professionals in each area. Rather than taking a general MIS course, students will gain hands-on experiences with the technologies and information systems of greatest value to accountants, finance professionals, and marketing managers. The new majors require 24 credit hours, slightly more than the current concentrations, to insure adequate depth in each field. Further, all the new majors include the option of focused internships in the respective areas, allowing students to merge practical experience with classroom learning.

Five new full-time faculty in accounting, finance, and management information systems joined Menlo College and are working with current faculty to develop a full range of course and internship options that meet the needs of our matriculated and future students.

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