Graduate a Step Ahead
In the Lacy School of Business, we believe that academic rigor is most effective when paired with lessons from the real world. You’ll be immersed in actual business settings from your first days on campus. You won’t just be prepared for success. By the time you graduate, you’ll have already achieved it.
The First-Year Business Experience
In this class, you’ll explore the dimensions that make you an individual, and discover more about yourself. You are introduced to business concepts and see those concepts in action with real companies. At the end of the semester, you’ll join a team and participate in the Top Dawg Business Plan Competition, where you’ll be tasked with developing a business idea, writing a business plan, and then presenting your work.
The Real Business Experience
In just one semester, you’ll form teams, create a business idea, and start and run your real business. The class is facilitated by faculty and professional mentors who have impressive professional experience. Each team is assigned a mentor to help guide the business to new levels. At the end of the semester, you’ll gain valuable experience with unique credentials like Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and more.
Career Development Program
Throughout your time at Butler, you are guided through a structured, four-year career development program where you’ll receive support from a personal career mentor and the Butler alumni network. Your personal career mentor assists you in locating required internships, which often result in full-time employment upon graduation. You’ll follow the Butler Blueprint as you progress through the career development program, which includes a variety of activities and requirements such as job fairs, mock interviews, resume writing, workshops, and more.
If you are still deciding which major to choose, you can always start with the Exploratory Business program as you explore the business disciplines to find the best fit for your values, interests, personality, gifts, and goals.
What can I do with a Business degree? The opportunities you have as a graduate with a business degree are endless. Some examples in 2023 are:
- Information security analyst
- Financial manager
- Human resources specialist
- Project manager
Undergraduate students in the Lacy School of Business receive a rich, well-rounded academic experience grounded in the liberal arts and includes a rigorous curriculum in the business disciplines. Students have access to top internship opportunities, immersive study-abroad experiences at our partner schools around the globe, and the opportunity to participate in research with faculty through the honors program. As a graduate, countless in-demand jobs are looking for individuals with business degrees.