Lacy School of Business

Where the experience isn’t extra—it’s everything.

US News badge for business programsThink of all the things you love about business: Every day is different. You get to solve problems and build creative solutions. And you get to do it side-by-side with other talented, driven people.

We’ve taken all those things and built them into the Lacy experience. From your first days here, you won’t just talk about business, but you’ll do it—in classes, internships, and other immersive experiences.

Butler Old National Bank Center for Business ExcellenceThe Andre B. Lacy School of Business has benefitted from Old National Bank’s financial commitment and its Old National Bank Center for Business Excellence, supporting small businesses throughout Central Indiana with training, education, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help them succeed. The Center brings together Lacy School faculty, students and the Central Indiana | Indiana Small Business Development Center ( to help businesses and students. Lacy School’s Minority Owned Business Initiative (MOBI) is directly supported by Old National Bank. The Center advances Lacy School of Business’s commitment to experiential education by serving as a conduit between small businesses, faculty, and students. It facilitates activities such as student internships, faculty externships, live “feature companies” events, and guest lecturers for classes and clubs/organizations.

A building that means business

The 110,000-square-foot Dugan Hall is more than just another pretty building. We designed every part of Dugan, opened in 2019, to enable more effective learning. Collaborative breakout spaces, a trading room where you’ll manage real money, and classrooms loaded with real-world tech meaning where you learn influences how you learn.

Career Development

In support of your success

At Lacy, we provide a 360° career readiness program built entirely around you and your professional aspirations. Support comes from all directions—your academic advisor, your personal career mentor, even your alumni network of 50,000+ Bulldogs.

Employers that offer internships to Lacy students.
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Advanced degrees that deliver

Earn your MBA, or advanced degrees in accounting, management, and risk and insurance, in programs that respond to the needs of the market—and busy professionals like you.


Craig Caldwell Named Dean of Lacy School of Business

Craig Caldwell has been named Dean of Butler University’s Lacy School of Business. He has served in that role on an interim basis since July 1, 2021. In this role, Caldwell will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer for the Lacy School. His primary areas of focus will include growth and program development, external relationships and partnerships, strengthening diversity and inclusion, and much more.

Dean Craig Caldwell

Current Student

“One of the highlights of the Lacy School of Business is the Real Business Experience course. It taught me so much about entrepreneurship and what it takes to be a leader.”

-Francesca Hartlage, Marketing major from Floyds Knobs, Indiana

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Lacy’s legacy

Small-and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the American economy. It’s a lesson Andre Lacy knew well, and it’s also a lesson he knew Butler holds dear. The transformational $25 million gift he and his wife, Julia, gave us ensures we’ll continue to teach students how to build businesses he’d be proud of.