MiM Overview

Maximize Your Skills

You’ve gained a strong foundation through your liberal arts, science, or another non-business undergraduate degree. Now is the time to build upon those skills with the Butler Master’s in Management (MiM) degree. Through our online, 33-credit hour program, you’ll learn about all functional areas of business, expand your career opportunities, and establish yourself as a valued hire to a wide variety of business, non-profit, and governmental organizations. In addition to a robust set of foundational business courses, the Butler MiM offers several distinct features to enhance your professional opportunities.

Internship/Capstone Experience

The Butler MiM program includes a 260-hour professional internship for full-time students, giving them the opportunity to better understand an organization and its industry, while providing a chance to apply the skills you’ve learned in the program. Students also participate in a Capstone Experience where they are paired with an organization to solve a “real-world problem” using their newly learned skills and refined decision-making processes. The Capstone culminates in a final product that adds value to both your learning experience and the partnering organization.

Career Preparation

Students of the Butler MiM will benefit from the Lacy School’s robust career development program which includes a career mentor for every student. In addition to getting your own mentor to assist you in establishing your career goals, you’ll learn effective job search skills from how to create a standout resume, successful interview techniques, how to evaluate job offers, and more.

AACSB Accredited

The Butler MiM is accredited by AACSB, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than five percent of business schools have earned this prestigious accreditation. To earn AACSB accreditation, schools go through a rigorous internal assessment and peer review process by a team of education experts.

A Master’s in Management enables students to pursue nearly any career in management by offering students a solid foundation in business fundamentals. This includes management jobs in accounting, marketing, and finance.

Examples of Master’s in Management jobs include but are not limited to: Operations Manager, Director of Public Relations, Business Analyst, Strategic Advisor, and Marketing Director.

  • Demonstrate an ability to build, sustain, and expand a network of people via teambuilding, leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills. 
  • Integrate the critical thinking skills of a liberal arts background with a mastery of business fundamentals to make effective and ethical decisions. 
  • Apply managerial capabilities by demonstrating project management, budget management, and information management skills.

The Master’s in Management program will challenge you while setting you up for success in management. Whether you’re a recent college graduate or going back to school, you can get a Master’s in Management on your timeline either as a full-time or part-time student.

The major difference between a Master’s in Management (MiM) and an MBA has to do with their target audiences. MBA programs cater to professionals with an existing business background, whereas MiM programs are open to individuals seeking a business-oriented career, regardless of their prior experience. While both programs emphasize business management, they adopt distinct approaches tailored to the diverse levels of experience among their students. Read more about the differences in our MiM vs MBA guide.

Program Costs

The following tuition and fee charges are in effect for the 2022–2023 academic year and are subject to change for future years.

Tuition is $850 per credit hour. Students are also responsible for a $1,400 one-time program fee—$900 in the spring and $500 in the fall. A $500 enrollment deposit (to be applied toward your first semester tuition) is due within seven days of accepting the offer of admission.