UC Berkeley BASE Student MM Degree Requirements

Master of Management (MM)

Students in the Business for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (BASE) Summer Program at UC Berkeley and alumni of this program can earn an MM degree from the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College by taking as few as five courses (15 credits), which can be completed in as little as one semester. The program is flexible, giving students the ability to take some courses in the summer or January terms, or to spread course work out over two semesters.   

The Mills MM requires a total of 10 courses (30 credits) and all three BASE courses (9 credits) can be applied toward the MM. In addition, those who have completed other qualifying courses at UC Berkeley may be able to apply up to two courses (6 credits) toward the MM, leaving only five courses (15 credits, to be taken at Mills) that are required for the degree. For a UC Berkeley course to count toward the MM, the final grade must have been a B or better.  

Students can apply up to two UC Berkeley courses (6 credits) from the list below toward the MM (in addition to the three BASE courses):


  • ECON 001, 100A, 100B, 101A, or 101B
  • UGBA 101A or 101B
  • IAS 106 or 107


  • STAT 20, 21, 131A, or 134
  • STAT C8 and STAT 88


  • UGBA 102B
  • UGBA 120–129


  • UGBA 103
  • ECON 136

Required Courses

Mills MM Required Courses Take at BASE Take at UC Berkeley or Mills Take at Mills
MGMT 214 Financial Accounting X
MGMT 230 Marketing Management X
MGMT 234 Management and Organizational Development1 X
MGMT 244 Leadership and Ethics X
MGMT 278 Social Impact Consulting2 X
Behavioral Track or Quantitative Track Course1 X
Quantitative Track Course1 or Elective X
Elective X
Elective X
Elective X

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 Program Director before enrolling in these courses.