Lorry I. Lokey School of Business & Public Policy

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Join a Community Committed to Change.

The Lorry I. 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, economics, and public policy graduate and undergraduate degrees to help you advance your career and improve your community. Integrating our values of inclusion, collaborative leadership, and social responsibility into one school, we welcome you to become part of the next generation of independent thinkers and change makers.

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

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Acquire advanced skills for analyzing complex economic data with our master of applied economics degree (MAE). You'll learn how to use data to make strategic decisions markets and policy so you can lead the data revolution.

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Public Policy

Gain the knowledge and professional skills to lead change in your community with a master of public policy (MPP) degree. Or pursue our joint MPP/MBA degree which prepares you to make an impact across business, government, and nonprofits.

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Our students create change on campus and in the world by participating in the Net Impact Chapter at the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy and the Mills Chapter of the International City/County Management Association. Both student chapters organize and participate in activities and events throughout the year that help promote social, environmental, and policy 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
Senior Manager, Demand Generation
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

Lead Data Analyst
Center for Elders' Independence

“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 Program 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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