Butler MBA FAQs
What is the cost of a Butler MBA?
The foundation and graduate-level courses are currently offered
at $700/credit hour. When comparing the costs between
different universities, be sure to consider the total cost
(multiply the total number of credit hours required by the cost per
credit hour). Some MBA programs in the area have a lower per
credit hour price but a higher total program cost.
Is Butler's MBA program accredited?
The Butler College of Business is accredited by AACSB
International, which is the gold standard for business school
accreditation. Only 5 percent of business schools
internationally receive this level of accreditation. Butler
shares this accreditation with other universities such as IU,
Purdue, Notre Dame, the Wharton School at the University of
Pennsylvania and the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
For more information about the benefits of AACSB
accreditation, visit www.bestbizschools.com.
How long will it take?
The program is flexible and students complete the program at
their own pace. For the average student who is working
full-time, the program will take approximately 2 to 2
1/2 years to complete.
Do I qualify to have prerequisites waived?
Prerequisites (foundation courses) may be waived for recently
completed course work at the discretion of the MBA academic
committee. It is also possible to test out of certain courses.
There is no fee for waived courses, or for testing. The current
schedule allows for all prerequisites to be completed in one
semester if a student chooses to do so.
I travel occasionally for my job. I'm juggling family
and work. Can I still take classes?
It is understood that travel and other obligations can conflict
with class schedules from time to time. Faculty members are
sensitive to this and make every effort to accommodate students.
Some classes are easier to accommodate than others, which makes the
flexibility of the program so beneficial. Your advisor will work
with you to create a schedule that will best suit your current work
and family situation.
How many nights a week will I have class?
Most classes meet one night per week during the regular
semester, from 6-8:40 p.m. Part-time students will commonly take
one or two classes a semester. Summer sessions are accelerated and
usually meet twice per week. Part-time students usually take one
summer course at a time. Some Saturday sessions are available as
The 400-level foundation courses are structured slightly
differently to allow for quicker progress. These courses are
offered in an accelerated format, making it possible to complete
all 10 credit hours in just one semester (on a part-time