About Butler

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 application

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 Graduate Admission: 

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 to:  

Office of Graduate Admission
Butler University
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 institution. 

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 the GMAT. 


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 admission.                                                                                     

Financial Aid

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 $730/credit hour plus the cost of books.  There are no additional fees, other than a parking permit.  

Parking Permit

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 940-9243.