Overview

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

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
500 - 680
GPA
2.6 - 3.98

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
August 1

Round 1
August 1

Round 2
December 1

Round 3
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
25:1
Total Faculty
18

56
Full-time
44
Part-time
16.6
Female
6
Minority


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."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview


Students Say

For students in the Midwest in particular, Butler provides good inroads to a career. "Being in the program is helpful for networking with people in other companies (big and small) around Indianapolis," one student commented. When Forbes recently ranked the 200 largest metropolitan areas in the United States to determine which were the best places for business and careers, Indianapolis ranked in the top ten. That is a major help with job prospects. "There are thousands of top companies right in our backyard," a student noted. With opportunities to get hands-on experience with many of these com- panies and "guests that bring relevant speakers to class," Butler students enjoy good exposure to strong employers.

Butler 's MBA graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Eli Lilly and Company, Roche, M&I Bank, Regions Bank, Firestone, and the NCAA.


Prominent Alumni

Lynda Smirz
VP & Chief Med Officer, Acute Care Div, Universal Health Services

Hugh Lytle
President & CEO, Univita Health

Dennis Bassett
CEO, Indiana, Ohio & Kentucky region, JP Morgan Chase

Robert Postlethwait
Retired President, Ely Lilly & Co, Neuroscience Product Group

Jim Morris
President, Pacers Sports & Entertainment

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$13,644

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,890

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
0%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
0%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
0%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
0%

New Students Receiving Loans
0%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$760
Tuition (Out-State)
$760
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
155
Part Time
98%

In State
100.0%
Out of State
0.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics


25% female
75% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students who want to be surrounded by those with real life experience will find Butler to be a welcoming environment. Butler attendees are "generally about thirty years old and at the experienced or manager status in their careers," though they can "range from just out of undergrad to sixty years old." Working full-time while also attending classes is common. As one student noted, "Nearly all of my classmates had full time careers, so life at school was typically limited to class." Professions, ethnicities, and educational backgrounds vary, but a consistent trait is that students here are "committed, smart and friendly." Even though "most of the people have families and outside lives that are a priority when they aren't at work or in class," Butler students will still "get together for group projects, and occasionally socially." For those interested in connecting with their school in a way that extends beyond the classroom, "the MBA Association does a good job providing for opportunities to connect with peers, faculty, staff, business profession- als and alumni."

Though there can be a competitive streak among some on campus—hardly unusual for an MBA program— "fellow students are more supportive than competitive; people are down to earth and have a good sense of humor." The "personable and great classmates" students work alongside come from "very different backgrounds and experiences, yet everyone has an incredibly strong work ethic." Students, especially those in the night programs, may have much to deal with outside the classroom, but in the classroom "we enjoy working in groups together." Some graduates say they "have developed some great lifelong friendships."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Abby Thompson
Director of Marketing

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

Phone
317-940-9221

Fax
317-940-9455

Email
mba@butler.edu


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