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


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?

Scholarships are available for qualifying applicants. For more information, connect with an enrollment advisor by emailing or calling 317-324-3825.


Online MBA Student

Alex T., a Strategic Workflow Consultant at Roche and first-year Online MBA student, wanted to become a better people leader. Though still an early career professional, he saw pursuing an advanced business degree as the most straightforward pathway to professional growth. Butler University’s Online MBA program offered Turner the opportunity to achieve his goals while continuing to advance his career. 

Read Alex’s Story
Alex Turner Butler University Online MBA student


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.

Candidates should submit the following documents with their Butler Application:

  • Personal Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities where candidates:
    • Earned a degree
    • Earned more than 15 credits (undergraduate and graduate)
    • Completed any program prerequisite (regardless of number of credit hours)
    • Completed courses for which candidates are applying for transfer credit
  • Current Résumé
  • Applicants must submit a $35 application fee. Early decision applicants are eligible to waive their application fee.

International applicants must additionally submit the following:

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

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

Beginning in Spring 2024, the GMAT/GRE exams are no longer required for admission to the Lacy School of Business Graduate Programs. If you have taken the GMAT/GRE and would like to submit your scores for admission consideration, please contact for additional information.

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


Early Application Deadline
Priority Application Deadline
Final Application Deadline
First Day of Classes
Spring 2024
October 9, 2023
November 6, 2023
December 4, 2023
January 16, 2024

Deadline scholarships available to eligible students. Scholarships will be distributed for fall and spring semesters over the course of your enrollment.



Bachelor’s degree required.

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