The Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy is located on the lush, 135-acre Mills College campus in the foothills of Oakland, California. Our MBA students are part of a diverse, welcoming 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, which 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.
The most ethnically diverse city in the United States, Oakland's dynamic communities make it a stimulating environment for professional development and extracurricular fun. Major media outlets such as the New York Times, Forbes, Movoto, and Thrillist have ranked Oakland among the best cities in US, and Popular Mechanics calls Oakland one of the 14 Best Startup Cities in America.
In addition to exploring nearby communities, our proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley enables MBA students to tap into the local music and performing arts scenes or enjoy 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 Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy 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 2015 Incoming Class
Average age: 30
Full-time students: 79%
Average years of work experience: 7.5
Undergraduate degrees in a non-business field: 58%
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.263
Female/male ratio: 17:2 or 89.47% female/10.53% male
Students of color: 58%
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