Quick Stats

  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $33,490
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    881
  • University Selectivity
    66%
  • University Yield
    17%
  • Average Salary
    $45,800
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1937
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, 46208,
Website
405x225

College of Business

The Butler College of Business prepares students for real life, real business. Undergraduates write a business plan as freshmen, start a business as sophomores, complete two internships for credit, and work with a career mentor. MBA students begin with a one-day immersion experience, work on live cases, and have executive coaching. The Master of Professional Accounting offers tax and financial reporting tracks. Executive Education offers coaching and consulting services, and custom and consortia programs for businesses. The Butler Business Consulting Group, an in-house consulting firm, serves Indiana companies.

What Current Students Say See All 5 Comments >

The business program truly pushes students to excel and develop skills needed upon graduation. Making it a requirement to have two internships completed upon graduation makes our program very unique. This is truly the difference between one business program to the next. While many other programs may have one required internship, I believe requiring the second internship has made all the difference.

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About Butler University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
66% Butler University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. Secondary school record
  3. SAT/ACT scores
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 0
  • Min. ACT 0
  • Min. GPA 0.00
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 0
  • Min. ACT 0
  • Min. GPA 0.00
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
9400% 9,400
66% 66
17% 17
66% School Selectivity
17% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT with writing
  • or SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

ACT (and/or SAT) writing score; resume/extracurricular activities; writing sample/essay; TOEFL recommended for international students

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
2047% 2,047
65% 65
16% 16
65% Program Selectivity
16% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Other
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.0
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 90
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Same as for general university freshman admission

Careers

Financial Services 18%
Top Industry
  • Other 15%
  • Manufacturing 5%
  • Consulting 4%
PWC 9
Top Employer
  • Celadon 3
  • Johnson & Johnson 3
  • Angie's List 3
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
73% 73
59% 59.252482758620694
73% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
18% 18
17% 16.796475409836066
18% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
6% 6
9% 9.484761904761905
6% Accept Offers
86% Graduates seeking full-time employment
14% Graduates not seeking employment
94% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
5% 5
$55,200.00
49K 63K
Finance/Accounting
41% 41
$48,860.00
35K 70K
General Management
1% 1
Data not provided
Human Resources
2% 2
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
6% 6
$39,000.00
30K 52K
Marketing/Sales
39% 39
$41,600.00
25K 70K
Operations/Production
1% 1
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
5% 5
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
16% 16
$50,530.00
48K 63K
Consumer Products/Retail
13% 13
$45,625.00
40K 55K
Consulting
4% 4
$43,333.00
32K 63K
Financial Services
18% 18
$46,000.00
30K 70K
Government/Education
0% 0
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
10% 10
$52,560.00
35K 70K
Manufacturing
5% 5
$47,000.00
40K 54K
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
Data not provided
Non-Profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
1% 1
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
5% 5
Data not provided
Technology/Science
7% 7
Data not provided
Transportation
4% 4
$39,250.00
35K 52K
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
15% 15
$33,500.00
26K 50K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. South
3% 3
$48,333.00
45K 55K
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
89% 89
$45,230.00
25K 70K
U.S. West
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Johnson & Johnson 28
  • Butler Business Consulting Group 24
  • PwC 8
  • Merrill Lynch 6
  • Roche Diagnostics 5
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 14
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 84
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 388
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 3,657
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Resources dedicated to career development include 4 full time professional staff and 14 part time exec career mentors who spend 8-10 hours/week mentoring students. Each incoming freshman is assigned a mentor who coaches the student through the four-year passport program which requires attendance at workshops on resume development, interviewing, networking, and other skills plus employer events. Three dedicated FTEs assist students in securing two required for-credit internships which often lead to job offers..

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$46,608
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $33,490
  • Fees $878
  • Expenses $12,240
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$46,608
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $33,490
  • Fees $878
  • Expenses $12,240
89% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 2% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 44%
  • Merit 56%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www,butler.edu/financial-aid
Scholarships
$10,099,411
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$11,258,535
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
32% 29
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
43% 25
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
11% Less than 20 Students 1% More than 50 Students
88% 21 to 50 students
25 Average number of students in non-business required electives
55 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Energy, Economics, & Global Politics
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Insurance Company Operations
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2006
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Accounting
  • BS/Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • BS/Finance
  • BS/International Business
  • BS/Management Information Systems
  • BS/Marketing
  • BS/Risk Management & Insurance
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
62% 62
52% 52
Prominent Faculty
  • Peter Grossman

    Economics

  • Steve Dolvin

    Finance

  • Stephanie Fernhaber

    Entrepreneurship

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Two required internships for credit (300 hours each). A full-time staff assists with career development & placement. We have relationships with over 2000 partner companies. International and non-profit opportunities are also available. This is part of a four-year, structured career development program that includes professional career mentors.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    We have direct exchange relationships with business schools in France, Wales, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and China. Students can also participate in over 110 university study abroad programs in over 40 countries. Some business courses include a study trip component. Leadership London is a 3-week intensive leadership course that uses the cultural and historical sites of London as a backdrop to studying leadership. Some students combine a study abroad experience with an internship.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    All business students participate in service; some courses require such service. The Volunteer Center has staff representatives that match students with community service opportunities. Some students participate in Alternative Spring Break in which they travel and work on a dedicated service project over spring break.

Students

35% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 45% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
29 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
83% 83
Not Reported
4% 4
African American
4% 4
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
2%
87%
4%
2%
3%
2%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
98% 98
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
1% 1
Dual Citizenship
1% 1
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
91% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
66% 66
70% 70

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 6,100
Alumni Donations
$579 Average Gift $50,000 Largest Gift

Craig Fenneman, Partner, Fenneman & Brown

Most Prominent Alumni
  • T. Scott Law

    President/CEO, Zotec Partners

  • Carl Allegretti

    Chairman/CEO, Deloitte & Touche

  • Sean McGould

    President/CEO, Lighthouse Partners