UC Berkeley BCPA Student MBA Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Students in the Berkeley Charter of Professional Accountancy (BCPA) program at UC Berkeley and alumni of this program can earn an MBA from the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College by taking 10 courses (30 credits), which can be completed in as little as two semesters. The Mills MBA requires 17 courses (51 credits) and seven BCPA courses (21 credits) can be counted toward the degree program. For a BCPA or a UC Berkeley course to count toward the MBA, the final grade must have been a B or better.

Students can complete the Mills MBA in two semesters by taking five courses (15 credits) per semester. The program is flexible however, giving students the ability to take some courses in the summer or January terms, or to spread course work over more than two semesters.

Required Courses

Mills MBA Required Courses Take at BCPA Take at Mills
MGMT 209 Economics for Managers X
MGMT 216 Corporate Finance X
MGMT 226 Management Information Systems X
MGMT 230 Marketing Management X
MGMT 232 Operations Management X
MGMT 234 Management and Organizational Development X
MGMT 244 Leadership and Ethics X
MGMT 263 Quantitative Methods X
MGMT 279 Applied Economic Analysis X
MGMT 280 Strategic Management X
MGMT 214 Financial Accounting X
MGMT 215 Managerial Accounting X
Elective: Advanced Accounting X
Elective: Advanced Accounting X
Elective: Advanced Accounting X
Elective: Advanced Accounting X
Elective: Advanced Accounting X

UC Berkeley Course Equivalencies

BCPA students/alumni who have completed other qualifying courses at UC Berkeley that are equivalent to required MBA courses can transfer in those credits and choose to substitute electives. All students must complete at least 10 courses (30 credits) at Mills to earn a Mills MBA.

Some course equivalencies include:

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
ECON 136, UGBA 103 MGMT 216 Corporate Finance
STAT 20; STAT 21; STAT 131A; STAT 134; STAT C8 + STAT 88 MGMT 263 Quantitative Methods