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The Butler MBA Program

Admission

Butler MBA Admission

Admission Requirements

All applicants to the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent prior to enrollment at the graduate level.

To apply, candidates should submit the following:

  • Butler Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Current Résumé
  • GMAT/GRE Scores (detailed information below)

Submit all supplementary application materials directly to:

Office of Graduate Admission
Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Alternatively, application materials may be emailed to gradadmission@butler.edu.

Important Dates

The Butler MBA accepts students for the fall and spring semesters.

August 1: Application for admission opens for following year's spring, fall semesters

December 1: Application deadline for spring semester start

January: Spring semester starts

July 15: Application deadline for fall semester start

August: Fall semester starts

GMAT/GRE Scores

While we look at all submission components of an application, an acceptable GMAT or GRE score needs to be met for admission into the program:

  • The average GMAT score for students currently in the program is approximately 590.
  • We will accept GRE scores that have been converted to a predicted GMAT score using the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools found on the GRE website. The GRE conversion must be on the 130–170 GRE  Score Scale. A minimum Predicated GMAT Total Score of 500 of higher is required.
  • We accept GRE and GMAT scores that have been taken within the past 5 years.

International students from non-English speaking countries must meet the minimum scores listed below:
TOEFL = 213 (computer-based), 79 (internet-based), 550 (paper-based)
IELTS = 6.0
MELAB = 80

GMAT/GRE Waiver Request Requirements

GMAT/GRE waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed. Applicants that wish to apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver must meet the below requirements for the highest conferred degree they have obtained. Applicants can request the waiver by completing the GMAT/GRE Waiver Request Form.

Candidates with a conferred terminal degree (PhD, JD, MD, PharmD, etc.) are not required to take the GMAT, but must still complete the GMAT/GRE Waiver Request form

All other applicants can submit a GMAT/GRE waiver. To be eligible for a waiver consideration, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Seven or more years of professional experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Grade of "B-" or better in undergraduate or graduate level quantitative courses, which may include economics, accounting, finance, calculus, statistics and/or physics

Meeting one or more of these criteria allows applicants to request a waiver, but does not guarantee the waiver will be granted.

Waiver decisions will be communicated to the applicant within 10–14 business days via email.

Tuition

The total cost of a Butler MBA is approximately $35,000 including tuition, books, and fees.

Butler makes payment plans and loan options available to its graduate students. Visit the Financial Aid website for more information. For information about a monthly payment plan you can also contact the Office of Student Accounts.