College of San Mateo is proud to announce a new partnership with Menlo College in the form of a 2+2 transfer pathway agreement for CSM business students. Students are now guaranteed admittance to Menlo College upon completing an AS-T/AS Degree in Business Administration, Business Analytics, or International Business. Additionally, the transfer admittance is accompanied by a guaranteed transfer scholarship of $15,000 per academic year and a 50% reduced tuition during the summer terms. This financial support incentive is exclusive to CSM graduates.
“The partnership with Menlo College was developed over a mutual interest to build a partnership between a public community college and a local private college,” shares Francisco Gamez, CSM’s Dean of Business and Technology, who championed this new partnership. He adds, “Menlo College is a highly rated AACSB accredited business school that aligns nicely with our academic business and accounting programs and areas of expansion, such as our new associate degree in business analytics. We also wanted to provide CSM’s students with a local private college option within the SMCCCD service region.”
With this new agreement, CSM business graduates must complete their associate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0. They will then work with a Menlo College academic advisor to ensure they can complete their bachelor’s degree at Menlo College within two years.
“Menlo College and College of San Mateo are thrilled for the students and their families who will benefit from this program,” said President Steven Weiner of Menlo College and President Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza of College of San Mateo in a joint statement. “Many CSM graduates have already successfully transferred to, and graduated from, Menlo College and gone on to see career success in Silicon Valley and beyond. It is time to solidify a seamless transition between our two institutions so that even more students can follow this proven path to success.”
Moncerrat Barriga is one such student. She graduated from CSM with an AS-T Degree in Business Administration and is now in her last semester at Menlo College. When asked about the newly formalized partnership between the two colleges, she shares, “Beginning my college journey at CSM and transferring to Menlo to earn my bachelor’s has worked out so well for me. Thanks to the strong academics and their commitment to my success, I have earned a spot as an incoming audit staff member with Ernst & Young, beginning this summer. I am excited that more students will now have a guarantee that they can follow this path to success!”
CSM and Menlo College look forward to many more success stories like that of Moncerrat Barriga with the launch of this exciting new partnership between the two institutions.
About Menlo College
Menlo College was established in 1927. It is a small, private, non-profit, four-year, accredited, residential college located in Atherton, California. Menlo College’s location in Silicon Valley, one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative geographical areas, has enabled the college to create a valuable market niche for its students locally — as well as globally. Menlo College cultivates in its students the skills, integrity, and passion to make meaningful contributions in an innovation economy.