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

30 Aug 2018

Sharing Information on Progress (2018)

Mills College Lokey School PRME SIP Report - View Report

Period Covered: Sep 2016 to Aug 2018

The Mills College Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy continues its long-standing commitment to principles of ethical leadership and social accountability. This commitment is evident in our academic programs, co-curricular activities, partnerships, and research.

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:
* 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.
* The Lokey Net Impact Chapter has earned Gold Status for the last several years with more than half of all students engaged as members of the Chapter.
* We offer multiple degree program options in addition to the MBA, including a Joint MBA/Masters in Public Policy, a joint MBA/MA in Educational Leadership, and a one-year Master of Management program.
* Our MBA includes concentrations in Socially Responsible Business and Non-Profit Management, Social Impact & Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship.
* Our Orientation for new students incorporates activities that highlight social impact and inclusion.
* 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 newly relaunched Center for Transformative Action 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.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Our annual Conference brings together more than 200 thought leaders to focus on leading-edge issues in social enterprise and creating shared economic and social value. Recent conference themes have included "Building Vibrant Cities through Community Capital" (2016), "Confronting the Equity Gap: What's Working and What's Next?" (2017), and "Investing in Community Power: Elevating the Collaborative Bay Area Economy" (2018).

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