MBA Admissions & Financial Aid
Students may begin their MBA studies during the fall, spring or
summer semesters. Butler takes a holistic approach when
considering applications and we look at every applicant as an
individual. We consider your undergraduate record, GMAT score, work
experience and letters of recommendation. Our average student
has 7 years of work experience and a competitive GPA and GMAT
score. Complete an online
We expect students to come to us with work experience, as our
learning philosophy involves the discussion and analysis of how
theories and principles are applied in real business
situations. We welcome students from a wide variety of
professional and non-profit backgrounds, including doctors,
lawyers, engineers, educators and more.
The MBA Admission Committee takes a holistic view when
considering an applicant for admission into the program - all
pieces of the application are important. To apply for
degree-seeking status submit the following to the Office of
1) Degree-seeking application (no fee if online
application is submitted)
2) GMAT scores
3) Two letters of recommendation
4) Official transcripts
5) Current resume
Submit all supplementary application materials directly
Office of Graduate Admission
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46208
March 15 for summer semester
July 1 for fall semester
November 15 for spring semester
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for
admission into the Butler MBA.
Butler takes a holistic approach when looking at applicants. We
consider your undergraduate record, GMAT score, work experience and
letters of recommendation. However, we do require applicants
to achieve an acceptable GMAT score to be admitted to the
program. The required score fluctuates as the GMAT exam
changes, but the current average GMAT score for students in the
program is over 600.
Please note that you may be eligible to waive the GMAT if you
already have a graduate degree from an accredited
For complete information about the GMAT, visit www.mba.com. For additional
information and assistance, visit The GMAT Club (www.gmatclub.com), which is a
community of aspiring MBA students who help each other prepare for
International students from non-English speaking countries must
score at least 213 (computer based), 79 (Internet-based) or 550
(paper based) on the TOEFL to be considered for
Payment plans and loan options are available for graduate
students at Butler. Visit the Financial Aid website at www.butler.edu/financial-aid for more
information. The Office of Student Accounts can also assist you
with a monthly payment plan.
Tuition is currently $700/credit hour plus the cost of
books. There are no additional fees, other than a parking
Visit the MPAcc
website for more information.
Any registered student, faculty member, staff member or member
of an affiliated group with office space on campus, parking a
motorized vehicle on campus or authorized city street, must
register their vehicle with the
University Police. To register your vehicle, please come in
person to BUPD during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30
am to 4:30 pm. BUPD is located at 525 W. Hampton Drive on the
corner of Sunset and Hampton Drive. Questions? Contact Theresa Hilliard or call
You're about to make a significant investment in your
future. Make sure it's the right fit, no matter which program
you choose. Take the time to visit a class in session at
every university you are considering. It's the best way to
see what the program is really like and make an informed
decision. To sit in on a Butler MBA class, call us at
317.940.9842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, we offer several MBA Information Sessions
throughout the year for prospective students. These sessions
present an overview of the MBA program, including the curriculum
and admissions process.
MD + MBA
Because we expect students to have a certain level of business
experience, the Butler MBA has become attractive to people in
established professional fields such as doctors and lawyers.
The delivery of health care has changed significantly in the
past twenty years. Costs have increased while reimbursements
have decreased, requiring better management. Business
knowledge is now required in order to deliver quality patient
care. All of the areas required for my MBA, including
accounting and operations management, are important in running a
practice and a small business. This will only become more
critical as health care is reformed.
Anne C. Clark, M.D.
Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Managing Partner
Butler MBA 2005
At the end of the day, your ability to perform and use what
you have learned will be what gets you ahead. When someone
has a Butler MBA, it shows they value hard work, self-improvement,
and life- long learning.
Corporate Partnership Manager, The Children's Museum of
Butler's experience-focused program allows me to bring
real-life experiences back to my business and also share my
personal experiences with others.
Co-Owner, R.J. Financial Solutions,
With each class in the Butler University MBA program, I
gained new perspectives and skills that had a direct impact on my
work as a banker with a large company. The experiential
learning, faculty lectures, and individual and class projects
provided me with knowledge that I immediately applied. The program
prepared me to consider a wide range of opportunities at my company
and within the community.
LaTonya S. Keaton, Butler MBA 2009