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Interior of the Business Building, home of the Lacy School of Business
Andre B. Lacy School of Business


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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.

Finance Curriculum

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 program is a University Affiliation Program approved by CFA Institute





Chartered Financial Analyst and CFA are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.


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.


Butler Finance graduates have found careers in fields such as account representative, financial planner, investment banking analyst, data analyst, valuation specialist, and portfolio analyst. They have been hired by JP Morgan, Fifth Third Bank, Merrill Lynch, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, and more.