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Where Community is Built and Leaders are Made

Prepare for real-world industry challenges in a highly experiential learning environment with an Online MBA from Butler University.

Learn More about Butler's Online MBA Program

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Program Overview

The Butler Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) merges theory and practice in a student-focused, and experiential learning environment. Our dynamic online program is taught by industry experts and guided by assigned certified leadership coaches who stay with you throughout your studies. Gain leadership skills and prepare to tackle real-world business complexities with agility and confidence.

Join our prestigious Lacy School of Business and build a breadth of networks among your peers, local business professionals, and the MBA Alumni Association. You’ll graduate with a global network of contacts, ready to emerge as a business leader. The Butler MBA is offered in both an on-campus and online format. Connect with an enrollment advisor to explore which format best aligns with your needs.

Hands-On Experience

Gain real-world knowledge and apply classroom concepts to real business situations.

Build Connections

Learn in a professionally collaborative and student-focused environment.

Leadership Development

Get personalized attention through a robust support system of coaches who guide you every step of the way.

Experiential Learning

We infuse experiential learning throughout the Online MBA curriculum and prepare students to apply classroom concepts to real-world situations.

  • In the Gateway Experience, teams of students compete to solve problems for local businesses.
  • The Business Practicum course allows students to engage in a two and a half day, industry-level business analysis challenge.
  • The Capstone lets students apply everything they learned to a real business situation.
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Connect with a dedicated enrollment advisor to learn more about:

  • Merit-based scholarships available
  • Military benefits, including Yellow Ribbon participation
  • The admission process—get a decision within two weeks
  • One-on-one admission counseling
  • $35 application fee

For financial aid information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 317-940-8200.


Exemption for candidates with one of the following:

  • Undergraduate cumulative college 3.0 GPA from an accredited university
  • Four years of professional work experience

All GMAT/GRE waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis, and an approved waiver request does not guarantee admission to the program. You are welcome to submit your scores for consideration if you meet the exemption requirements.

Quick Facts



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Start Date

August 24, 2022

Early Decision Deadline: May 30, 2022

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Leadership Coaching

Butler Online MBA students benefit from a one-of-a-kind robust support system of coaches who guide them every step of the way. Your personal certified leadership coach assigned to you at the beginning of your program will help hone your leadership skills, provide guidance, and serve as a sounding board as you work toward professional success. Butler’s strong network of support will empower your path to successful business leadership.

AACSB Accreditation

The Butler Online MBA is one of two programs in Indianapolis to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of business schools have earned this prestigious accreditation. To earn AACSB accreditation, schools go through a rigorous internal assessment and peer review process by a team of education experts. By choosing the Butler Online MBA, you can be confident that you’re choosing a program with the highest academic standards.

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