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Graduate Programs in the College of Business

A personalized program can make all the difference in your success as an MBA student. A key benefit of Butler's MBA is flexibility. Classes are held in the evenings and some are offered on Saturdays.

The program is set up in a way that allows you to proceed at the pace that's best for you. Prerequisites have been condensed and can now be completed in as little as one semester. And unlike many other programs, you can choose when during the program to take particular courses, allowing maximum discretion in balancing work, life and graduate school. Your MBA program can be completed in as little as two years, depending on the pace you choose.

Butler MBA

  • Incorporates relevant, real business experiences, people and projects
  • Connects theory with business practice
  • Is delivered by full-time faculty who are engaged with the business community; some courses are co-taught by an executive and a professor
  • Combines traditional evening classes with accelerated and weekend sessions
  • Offers concentrations in Finance, International Business, Leadership and Marketing
  • Is accredited by AACSB International

For more information about the MBA program—or to schedule a campus or classroom visit—please email or call 317-940-9842, toll-free 800-368-6852, ext. 9842. Application requirements can be found here.

The Butler MBA is accredited by AACSB International, which is the gold standard for business school education. It is the highest level of business school accreditation and less than 5% of institutions worldwide have earned this distinguishing hallmark of excellence in education.

MPAcc Curriculum

Two Degree Tracks

There are two degree tracks: the accelerated four-year/dual-degree option and the traditional, fifth-year degree option.

The accelerated, four-year/dual degree program allows students to obtain both an undergraduate accounting degree and a Master of Professional Accounting degree in four years, while also qualifying to sit for the CPA exam at the end of the senior year. During the first three years of coursework, students will take full undergraduate academic loads in each fall, spring and summer semesters, including two internships. The fourth year of coursework consists of MPAcc classes in which students can specialize in either financial reporting or tax.

This option is available for new incoming students, freshmen or sophomores. Juniors and seniors should continue on their current course path and apply for admission to the fifth-year program during their senior year.

The traditional, fifth-year option adds one year to the curriculum for Butler accounting majors, resulting in the Master of Professional Accounting degree. Non-Butler accounting graduates can complete the program in 1 to 1.5 years. The MPAcc offers late afternoon and evening classes and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

The program involves a 30-hour curriculum that includes 17 hours of core classes plus a 9-hour concentration in financial reporting or taxation plus 4 hours of electives. These electives may include the Becker CPA Review Course or an optional international study trip. Non-Butler accounting graduates may need to complete up to 5 prerequisite courses.

For more information about the MPAcc program—or to schedule a campus or classroom visit—please email or call 317-940-9842, toll-free 800-368-6852, ext. 9842. Application requirements can be found here.