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The Butler MBA Program

MBA 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 (See new information below)

International applicants must additionally submit the following:

  • TOEFL scores or equivalent proof of English proficiency
  • A clear copy of your passport
  • Evidence of financial support

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

Please note that due to overwhelming interest in the fall 2020 program, we have limited spots available for spring 2021 and encourage applicants to submit their completed materials as soon as possible.

Important Dates

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

2020–2021 Academic Year

Application deadlines for the Butler MBA are the 1st of each month with admission decisions released by the 15th of each month. All materials must be received by the 3rd to be considered for that month's admission round. 

  • July 1, 2020: 2021 Applications Open
  • December 1, 2020: Final application deadline for Spring 2021 semester start
  • July 1, 2021: International applicant final application deadline for Fall 2021 semester start
  • August 1, 2021: Final application deadline for Fall 2021 semester start


As a part of the global effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), many GMAT and GRE testing centers are closed until further notice. We understand these closures limit your ability to take, or retake, the GMAT and GRE tests currently required for entry into Butler University’s Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program. As a result, we are currently not requiring students with a 3.0 GPA or higher to submit GRE or GMAT scores as part of their application for the spring 2021 entry term only.  

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 master's degree or 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
  • Five or more years of professional experience with increasing levels of responsibility (excluding internships)
  • Demonstration of quantitative and/or analytical expertise through performance in coursework, professional certifications (for example, but not limited to, CFA, CPA, Six Sigma Black Belt), or tangible job activities.

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


The total cost of a Butler MBA is approximately $39,000 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.