UC Berkeley BASE Student MBA Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

UC Berkeley students/alumni can earn an MBA from the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College by taking as few as 10 courses (30 credits), which can be completed in as little as two semesters. The Mills MBA requires 17 courses (51 credits). Those who have completed qualifying courses at UC Berkeley may be able to apply up to seven courses (21 credits) toward the MBA. For a UC Berkeley course to count toward the MBA, the final grade must have been a B or better.

Students transferring in seven courses (21 credits) can complete the MBA in two semesters by taking five courses (15 credits) per semester. Students who transfer in fewer than seven courses (21 credits) can complete the MBA between one calendar year and two academic years (four semesters), depending on the number of courses transferred in, course load by semester, and courses taken during summer and January sessions.

Required Courses

Mills MBA Required Courses Take at BASE Take at UC Berkeley or Mills Take at Mills
MGMT 214 Financial Accounting X
MGMT 215 Managerial Accounting X
MGMT 234 Management and Organizational Development X
MGMT 209 Economics for Managers X
MGMT 216 Corporate Finance X
MGMT 230 Marketing Management X
MGMT 263 Quantitative Methods X
MGMT 226 Management Information Systems X
MGMT 232 Operations Management X
MGMT 244 Leadership and Ethics X
MGMT 279 Applied Economic Analysis X
MGMT 290 Strategic Management X
Five Elective Courses X

UC Berkeley Course Equivalencies

UC Berkeley Course Fulfills this Mills MBA Required Course
ECON 100A + 100B; ECON 101A + 101B; IAS 106 + 107; UGBA 101A + 101B MGMT 209 Economics for Managers
UGBA 102B MGMT 215 Managerial Accounting
ECON 136, UGBA 103 MGMT 216 Corporate Finance
STAT 20; STAT 21; STAT 131A; STAT 134; STAT C8 + STAT 88 MGMT 263 Quantitative Methods

Elective Curriculum

Minimum of 15 semester course credits

Students are free to choose any combination of electives that earn at least 15 semester course credits. The electives provide an opportunity for students to strengthen their general business knowledge or focus on a particular area by completing a concentration in:

See the complete list of elective courses.

Some courses outside of MGMT can also be taken as electives toward the MM and MBA. Students interested in this option should seek prior approval from the Dean's office before enrolling in these courses.