Why Mills

The Student Experience
A stimulating environment,
both in and out of the classroom.

The Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business is located on the lush, 135-acre Mills College campus in the foothills of Oakland, California. MBA students are part of a diverse, yet intimate community of approximately 950 undergraduate women and 600 graduate women and men who value academic rigor and social responsibility.

The Mills campus offers a variety of cocurricular opportunities including MBA student clubs and events offered by our Center for Socially Responsible Business. In addition, Mills is situated in the city of Oakland—one of the most diverse and dynamic metropolitan areas in the country. Oakland boasts the corporate headquarters of major companies—including Ask.com, Blue Bottle Coffee, Cost Plus World Market, Kaiser Permanente, and Pandora—as well as some of the most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises that are reshaping our society.

Oakland’s remarkable racial and ethnic diversity and easy access to San Francisco and Silicon Valley make it a stimulating environment for professional development as well as extracurricular fun. The New York Times ranks Oakland #5 on its list of "The 45 Places to Go in 2012," citing the city’s top-notch restaurants and music venues, and compiled suggestions for exciting activities you can do in just 36 hours in Oakland. Opportunities range from tapping into the local music and performing arts scenes or enjoying global cuisine and outdoor recreation ranging from kayaking on beautiful Lake Merritt to hiking through the East Bay hills.

Resources for Mills MBA Students

The Lokey Graduate School of Business offers a variety of resources to support you as you pursue your MBA. Explore
A Student’s Guide to Mills College and the links to the right for more information about services available to Mills MBA students.

Mills MBA Student Profile

Fall 2013 Incoming Class
Average age: 29
Full-time students: 83%
Average years of work experience: 5.6
Percentage with undergraduate degrees in a non-business field: 55%
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.3
Female/male ratio: 9:1
Students of color: 70%

Learn More About the Student Experience

Student Clubs
Speakers and Guest Lecturers
Partner Organizations


AC Transit EasyPass Program

Athletics & Recreation


Campus Shuttle

Career Services

Center for Socially Responsible Business

Computer Discounts for Students


Disability Services

Health & Counseling

International Students

Mail & Copy Center

Mills College Art Museum

On-Campus Housing

Safety & Transportation

Student Publications


Writing Center

Contact Information
P: 510.430.3173
F: 510.430.3361
E: mba@mills.edu

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Last Updated: 5/7/14