Lorry I. Lokey School of Business & Public Policy

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Join a Community Committed to Change.

The Lokey School of Business and Public Policy is one of the few interdisciplinary schools of its kind in the nation. Inspired by our location in Oakland, California, in the heart of the progressive San Francisco Bay Area, we offer business and public policy degrees to help you advance your career and society. Integrating our values of inclusion, collaborative leadership, and social responsibility into one impactful school, we welcome you to become part of the next generation of independent thinkers and change makers.

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Master of Business Administration

Grow as an ethical and socially responsible business leader in a collaborative, diverse community. Explore our flexible options for earning an MBA.

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Master of Public Policy

Gain the tools you need to lead change with a master's degree in public policy. Part-time and accelerated degrees are available.

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Master of Management

Learn management skills through a one-year degree that will enhance your career potential in any field or support your entrepreneurial interests.

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Joint MPP/MBA

Acquire cross-sector competencies that are critical to businesses, social enterprises, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations through this innovative joint degree.

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Experiential Learning

Participate in off-campus learning opportunities that connect you with the community and translate theory into practice.

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Career Services

Formulate your game plan for professional success, and make connections through personalized career services for Lokey School students.


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Mills students create impact by participating in the Net Impact Chapter at the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy. In addition to producing an annual conference in partnership with our Center for Socially Responsible Business, our students take action throughout the year with activities and events that help promote social and environmental change.

Ayela Mujeeb, MPP/MBA '12
Ayela Mujeeb, MPP/MBA '12
Program Manager (Urban Planning) Native American Health Center

“My knowledge of business and policy has given me a rare perspective on the breadth of applicable solutions in both private and public sector decision making.”

Hernando Buitrago, MBA '15
Hernando Buitrago, MBA '15
Marketing Manager Realm Inc.

“At Mills I found a community that believes in creating shared value for business and society.”

Mailee Wang, MPP ’09
Mailee Wang, MPP ’09
Program Planner City of Oakland Human Services Department

“I came to Mills for the rigorous program, the small class size, and the supportive and accessible professors and colleagues.”

Wes McGaughey, MPP/MBA '16
Wes McGaughey, MPP/MBA '16
Analytics, Research, Decision Sciences

“I chose Mills because I wanted an institution that offered academic excellence in addition to embodying my personal values of social responsibility, integrity, and pluralism.”

Esther Lucero, MPP '10
Esther Lucero, MPP '10
Chief Executive Officer Seattle Indian Health Board

“My degree, skills, and Mills experience are the foundation for my daily work. The continued support I receive from Mills inspires me to do more.”

Nina Robinson, MBA '11
Nina Robinson, MBA '11
Senior Portfolio Manager ICA Fund Good Jobs

“I chose Mills because it builds fearless and compassionate leaders with the necessary skills to thrive in business.”

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