Details for Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business

Participant Status


Type of Organization


Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate

Institution is part of

Mills College


Oakland, California, United States


Sign Up Date to PRME

06 Sep 2013

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

31 Aug 2016

Sharing Information on Progress (2016)

Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy PRME SIP Report August 2016 - View Report

Period Covered: Aug 2013 to Aug 2016

PRME SIP Report for the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College in Oakland CA, August 2016.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy's core mission is to educate ethical and socially responsible organizational leaders who have the strategic perspective, business knowledge, and management skills to deliver strong financial performance while making a positive impact on society and the environment.

Recognizing that diversity in leadership drives innovation and performance, our school was founded with the commitment to advance women in business. Today, we select students—men and women—who bring a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experience that enrich our program. We have a very diverse student population in terms of identity, cultural background, and professional experience. Women comprise about 85% of our student body.

Recent achievements:
* In 2015, the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business joined with the Mills College Public Policy Program to become the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy.
* The Lokey Net Impact Chapter has earned Gold Status for the last several years with 56% of all students engaged as members of the Chapter.
* The School was ranked in the Top 25 in both social impact and environmental sustainability in Net Impact's 2014 Business as Unusual Guide to MBA programs.
* We offer multiple degree program options in addition to the MBA, including a Joint MBA/Masters in Public Policy, and our brand new Master of Management program, which accepted its first class in Fall 2016.
* Our MBA includes concentrations in Socially Responsible Business and Non-Profit Management.
* In 2016 we added two new concentrations in Social Impact & Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship.
* We developed and launched a new Business, Policy, and Society course in Spring 2016 as a required course for the Joint MPP/MBA program that was launched in Fall 2013.
* Our Orientation for new students has incorporated a socially responsible business exercise for the past 3 years.
* Our co-curricular activities reinforce the concepts of responsible management and ethics, through, for example, career panels on careers in social responsibility, and student groups that focus their activities on issues around social impact and inclusion.
* Our Center for Socially Responsible Business organizes an annual conference on cutting-edge issues in social enterprise and social impact with over 200 students, faculty members and professionals in attendance.
* There is strong and ongoing commitment to integration of attention to social and environmental impact throughout the curriculum. A recent survey of faculty indicated that 90% of the required courses addressed these issues to some extent and 40% of the core courses address these issues to a moderate or significant extent.
* The Lokey School of Business and Public Policy has strong partnerships with organizations focused on economic development and job creation in Oakland and the larger Bay Area in California.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Our Center for Socially Responsible Business brings thought and practice leaders together annually for a Conference focused on leading-edge issues in social enterprise and creating shared economic and social value. In 2016, we convened speakers from a wide range of companies and organizations and more than 200 participants to engage with the topic "Building Vibrant Communities: Prosperity, Community Capital, and Social Justice." In 2015, the Conference focused on "Multi-Sector Partnerships​:​ Catalyzing Social Value."

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