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The Finance program provides highly motivated students with the practical foundation, real-world experience, and connections to graduate confidently into the financial workplace. Our customizable program allows students to tailor studies to individual interests, while student-managed investment funds, required internships, and participation in national competitions instill confidence and deliver substantial hands-on experience to undergraduates.

What We Offer

  • The Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) gives undergraduate students the opportunity to manage millions of dollars of the University endowment
  • Customizable program with a focus on either corporate finance, investments, or a combination of both
  • Opportunities to participate in industry competitions including the CFA® Research Challenge, where Butler students have advanced to the Americas finals in New York City and Seattle
  • Involvement in a $2 million private equity fund, as well as an annual trip to investment banks in New York City
  • Two required internships leading to exceptional placement rates in both investment and corporate finance areas
  • Course content mapped to the Chartered Financial Analyst® Candidate Body of Knowledge

Finance Curriculum


Finance students work in sector-based teams, making buy/sell decisions on a weekly basis. As a whole, student groups have consistently beaten their S&P benchmark. The class started with $1 million and were so successful that the University provided them with another million to manage. Based on successful investments, students currently manage over $3 million in actual endowment funds.