See what students say:


Boasting a “broad program to introduce students to all business specialties,” Butler ’s focus on “applying real world experiences to the classroom” provides an MBA experience that makes it “very popular” for residents of the region. Flexibility is key here. As one student notes, “If you want a concentration that is not offered, professors will work with you to tailor your education needs/wishes.” Concentrations are offered in finance, international business, leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation, and marketing, though students must also take a core curriculum. This is launched by the Gateway Experience, a full day foray into the operations of a local business followed by student analysis. That sort of experience is typical of what students at Butler will enjoy; “executive mentors (are) provided,” and professors “have been around the block a time or two,” ensuring that this program “attracts a diversely experienced student body.”

If flexibility is a hallmark of Butler ’s education, so is balance. Expect a “good balance of difficult and moderately easy classes.” As one student noted, in some classes, “I didn’t need to open the book but in some courses I read every page of the book.” A helpful, “responsive” administration is a frequent target for praise among students. Administrators here “don’t ignore you and always try to be helpful,” ensuring they “work with students on every aspect. A large school wouldn’t do that, but Butler does.” This school’s leadership “is very willing to make integrating the learning experience with busy careers and family lives” a priority, and it shows in the number of students who juggle active careers and busy class schedules. “They work with students to make sure they are successful while considering students’ personal lives.”

“Real life business application in the classroom is integral to learning at Butler,” an approach led by “both adjunct and tenured professors who offer a balance of real world work experience as well as strong academic thought.” Some students, whose comments largely focused on fill-in teachers, note that there are “one or two bad apples,” but overall educators here “will really push you to learn stuff practical to the modern business world.”

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Marietta Stalcup
Director of Graduate Programs

College of Business
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3485
United States

(317) 940 9462




Applicants: 49
Acceptance Rate: 69%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.34
Years Work Experience: 6.5
Average Age: 29



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