Undergraduate Programs

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.

Business Clubs

The Lacy School offers a number of student organizations to give students a chance to share common interests, connect with classmates, and gain hands-on experience in your major or another area of interest to you.