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The Butler MBA Program

MBA New Student Checklist

Congratulations on your admission to Butler University! Use this information as your guide to understanding the important next steps you should take as an admitted Butler MBA student. If you have any questions, contact the MBA program at

reply to our offer of admission

Please accept your offer of admission on your student status page. Once you accept our offer of admission, you will be able to submit your enrollment deposit.

  1. Log on to your student status page and navigate to Status Update. Select View Update.  
  2. Select Reply to Offer of Admission under the Forms section. Complete and submit the form.

submit your enrollment deposit

To officially reserve your place in the MBA program, submit your $500 enrollment deposit on your student status page. This deposit is non-refundable.

  1. From your status page, select Submit Payment for $500. Complete and submit the form.
  2. Confirm your information, mailing address, and program of study on the main status page. If anything is listed incorrectly, please contact us.

register for mba orientation

After officially accepting the offer of admission and paying the $500 enrollment deposit, students will gain access to self-register for MBA Orientation.

On-campus MBA students can view upcoming Orientation dates and register here.

Online MBA (OMBA) students can view upcoming Orientation dates and register here.

Orientation is required for all new on-campus MBA students, and will cover topics including: 

  • MBA policies and standards
  • Path to Graduation
  • Registering for classes
  • Working with your leadership coach
  • Team building 

(online students only) take the module 0 course

Beginning with the spring 2022 term, incoming MBA students will be offered a free online course called "Module 0" prior to beginning MBA classes. This new course is designed to help prepare you to succeed in your graduate core coursework. More information about this course will be available in the coming months and communicated to you directly. 

(on-campus students only) complete mba pre-requisite coursework

Incoming MBA students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business are strongly encouraged to complete our Business Foundations Courses prior to starting the 500-level MBA coursework. These Business Foundation Courses will provide students with a non-business background the baseline knowledge to be successful in the Butler MBA program. Although these courses are not mandatory, you are unlikely to be successful in the program without this knowledge. MBA faculty expect incoming students to possess the baseline knowledge outlined in the courses and will not review this information in their classes.

Additional information will be sent to students via email after being admitted with instructions on how to access and complete this coursework. 

set up your butler network account

You’ll use your Butler network account throughout your time as a student. More immediately, this account will grant you access to your online bill status and class registration. Butler network login information and instructions are sent via email on a rolling basis within ten business days after you're admitted. 

Once you've set up your account, you'll be able to access your official Butler email and calendar at Don’t want to check multiple accounts? You can forward your Butler email to your primary email account by clicking on "Forwarding Options" in the bottom right-hand corner of the login page. Be sure to check the box for "Deliver to both BUmail and Forwarding Address".

For more information about these steps, preparing your technology, smartphone email set-up instructions, and more, check out Information Technology's website

If you have trouble accessing the My.Butler system, please contact the IT Help Desk at 317-940-HELP (4357) or email

begin using your butler email address

As a new member of the Butler community, it's very important that you are regularly checking your Butler email address. We suggest forwarding your Butler emails to your personal email address. Butler faculty, staff, and other students will only use your Butler email address to communicate important information and provide updates related to the Butler community and the MBA program. Students are expected to maintain their Butler email account, and are responsible for being responsive. Tips and more information are available here.

review technology requirements

For information about preparing your technology, phone email set-up instructions, and more, visit the Butler Information Technology website.

If you have additional questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 317-940-HELP (4357) or email

review financial aid options

Graduate students must be degree-seeking and enrolled at least part-time (3.0 credit hours) in order to be eligible for the Federal Aid Program. For more information regarding Financial Aid, visit the website. Financial Aid is located in the lower level of Robertson Hall. 

get your textbooks

Textbook lists for each course are available in the Bookstore and online at The Butler Bookstore is located in Atherton Union, 704 W. Hampton Drive. 


We’re a social University, and now that you’re part of the Bulldog community we encourage you to connect with us!

Butler University Twitter

Lacy School of Business Twitter

Butler University Instagram

pay the bill

The Office of Student Accounts publishes billing statements in an electronic only format. An E-Bill is published the second Wednesday of every month and payment is due in full by the due date on the bill. Students receive email notifications when their E-bill is available for viewing.

Questions about your bill can be sent to

(on-campus students only) select a parking pass option

Every Butler student, staff and faculty member must register their vehicle through parking services located on the first floor of the parking garage. There are two parking pass options for MBA students:

  • “C” Commuter Pass ($135): A “C” permit allows students to park in the parking garage for free using their Butler ID. During special events such as basketball games the “C” permit only allows students to get in free who are attending a class at that time. You will need to identify yourself to the event parking attendants. The “C” permit also allows students to park in certain “A” Permit areas AFTER 5pm Monday-Friday or anytime on Saturday/Sunday. These areas have signs that read “A permit parking 7AM to 5PM Monday thru Friday / any valid Butler permit all other times”. Parking areas with signs that read “A permit parking only / Parking Regulations Enforced 24/7” are not available to students.
  • “PG” Garage Pass ($5 initial cost & hourly garage rates): A “PG” permit allows students to park in the parking garage and pay the hourly rate. The purpose of a “PG” permit is to register your vehicle with parking services, which is required of every student. You may only park in the parking garage with this permit.

Parking on campus without a valid parking permit will result in a ticket. Tickets can range from $25-$75 each and multiple tickets can be issued for one infraction. If you receive a parking ticket on campus, the MBA Program staff cannot assist with getting the ticket waived; you must contact parking services and resolve the ticket. The website to appeal is printed on the back side of the ticket.

For more information visit Parking Services

prepare for the gateway experience

On-Campus MBA students
The MBA505 Gateway Experience course is designed to be the first 500-level class MBA students take, as it provides an introductory experience to "kick off" the graduate core. This 1 credit hour course introduces experiential learning, integrates business concepts and tools, and sets expectations for the graduate program. The Gateway Experience has proven to be a hands-on, fun, bonding experience for new students. 

This one-time experience takes place over a three-day period and includes a Thursday evening welcome dinner, an all-day Friday research session, and an evening or Saturday library session. Attendance at all three days is mandatory. Learn more.


Online MBA students
The Gateway Experience (OMBA505) is a week-long experiential course that begins January 8 and ends January 16, 2022. The Gateway Experience is a real company project where you will work in teams to utilize the Butler Library resources and apply the design thinking process to offer recommendations to the company.

The synchronous class sessions will be Friday, January 14, Saturday, January 15, and Sunday, January 16. Exact times are TBD. Attendance at all synchronous classes is mandatory.