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Points of Pride

Menlo College has a lot to be proud of; with a 85% employment success rate in our graduating class, an AACSB designation that puts us among only 5% of business schools worldwide that are AACSB-accredited, 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.

mission statement

Menlo College is a small private undergraduate college that focuses on the practical arts of business in the entrepreneurial economy.

Vision Statement
Menlo College’s vision is to redefine undergraduate business education.

Mission Statement
Menlo College cultivates in its students the skills, integrity and passion to make meaningful contributions in an innovation economy.

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Core Values

The Mission Statement is based on the following core values:

  • 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

Click here to read the Menlo College Strategic Plan.

menlo business

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.

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Menlo Means Business

Insight – Barry Adelman

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.

menlo review

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 over ten years, Menlo College has ranked as one of the best colleges in the West, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. Menlo is one of the select schools that The Princeton Review recommends as "academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search."


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.


Out of 252 NAIA member institutions, Menlo College was honored once again this year with the Gold Star Champions of Character award, with a perfect 100-point score. Having earned a Champions of Character ranking for ten consecutive years, Menlo College has become one of the NAIA’s most esteemed institutions in developing athletes of character.


In their 2020 ranking of undergraduate business programs, Money Magazine ranked Menlo College #11 out of all colleges and universities in the U.S. The introduction to the article in Money read: “Business is the most popular major on campus today, but there’s wide variation in the payoff of the programs. These colleges beat the competition on education, quality, affordability, and the career payoff for undergraduate business majors.” Recognition worth celebrating.


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

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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 AACSB?

AACSB stands for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is not a replacement for WSCUC accreditation, but rather an additional, very rigorous assessment process specifically for colleges and universities with schools of business that includes an external review of a school’s ability to provide high quality education. The accreditation process includes a review of faculty qualifications, curricula, and more. AACSB accreditation conveys the message that Menlo College students receive a high quality education in their field of study. Internationally, only 5% of institutions with schools of business have AACSB accreditation – an honor with high distinction.

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 – 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, and assesses whether students are prepared and supported to achieve those expectations. Faculty 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.

AACSB – The Standard Bearer in Business Education Quality

Menlo College is proud to boast AACSB accreditation. It is well known throughout the business world that AACSB is one of the most rigorous accreditation bodies for business programs.   The AACSB has provided accreditation to business schools since 1919, and the founding members of the AACSB are some of the most respected universities around the world today.

What is WSCUC?

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

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

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

  1. Student success and outcomes
  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

The WSCUC accreditation process entails the preparation of periodic institutional self-study reports and site visits by accrediting teams.  View WSCUC documentation here.


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