Online MBA Admission

Learn More about Application Requirements and Important Dates for Our Online Program.

Admission Overview

At Butler University, we believe that student-centered education grounded in experiential learning and innovative teaching methods can cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. From business to communications to data analytics, our graduate programs integrate transformative and holistic academic studies with real-world, immersive experiences that prepare students to excel after graduation.

We foster a positive learning environment that helps students thrive within our connected community. Our students graduate with invaluable experience gained throughout their programs, ready to make an impact in their careers and lives. Are you ready to join our ambitious community of Bulldogs?

Program Admission Requirements

  • Program Prerequisite

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

  • International Applicant Requirements

    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

    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 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 or higher is required.
    • We accept GRE and GMAT scores that have been taken within the past 5 years.

  • Application Requirements

    Candidates should submit the following documents with their Butler Application:

    • Personal Statement
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcripts
    • Current Résumé
    • GMAT/GRE Scores

  • Supplementary Application Materials

    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

  • 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 at least two of the following criteria:

    • Conferred Bachelor's degree with a 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 10–15 business days via email. Applicants that do not meet at least two of the above criteria will be denied a GMAT waiver.

Important Dates

Early Decision DeadlineOctober 11, 2021
Priority DeadlineNovember 8, 2021
Final Submit DeadlineDecember 6, 2021
First Day of ClassesJanuary 10, 2022
Early Decision DeadlineJanuary 31, 2022
Priority DeadlineFebruary 28, 2022
Final Submit DeadlineMarch 28, 2022
First Day of ClassesMay 9, 2022
Early Decision DeadlineMay 30, 2022
Priority DeadlineJune 27, 2022
Final Submit DeadlineJuly 25, 2022
First Day of ClassesAugust 24, 2022