Lacy School of Business

The mission of the Lacy School of Business is to prepare students for success in life and leadership in business through experiential learning guided by a research-oriented faculty with relevant business experience. While traditional undergraduate students are and will continue to be at the core of our mission, at the Lacy School of Business we also understand that the world-class business education we offer can benefit other kinds of students, too. That’s why we’ve broadened our definition of students to include those pursuing graduate degrees, certificates, executive education courses, and business consulting services.

As our undergraduate enrollment has grown 60 percent in the last five years, our offerings to learners of more diverse ages and career stages have also grown. Along with our Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting programs, we now also offer an online Master of Science in Risk and Insurance along with a number of non-credit-bearing online certificate programs. And, our Old National Bank Center for Business Excellence and Central Indiana Small Business Development Center all connect business owners and leaders with the market-centric resources and expertise they need to successfully grow and sustain their businesses.

The Lacy School of Business is a hub of activity where learning isn’t confined to a classroom. Our undergraduate students benefit from extensive hands-on experience encountering real-world business scenarios through internships, guest speakers, and unique learning opportunities like Bright Blue, a student-run marketing and communications agency. The synergy between our School and the business community means Butler students graduate with four years of experience. In order to continue building on these strengths, we need your help. Invest in our students and the future of the Lacy School of Business

Featured Lacy School of Business Challenges

MBA Scholarship Challenge
Support Butler MBA students by making a gift to the Weedon Scholarship Fund. The MBA Alumni Community Steering Committee is matching all gifts, up to $3,500, to the Weedon Fund for Day of Giving - doubling your impact! Make your gift today to help deserving MBA students receive the support they need to achieve their goals.

"The Weedon Scholarship was immensely helpful toward the completion of my MBA at Butler. I was faced with the prospect of putting my MBA plans on hold without some financial assistance. While working full-time and going to evening and weekend courses was challenging, the generosity of donors ensured that I could continue pursuing my MBA at Butler." - David Watkins, MBA

Participation Challenge
Some call it giving back, we call it the Butler Way. Thank you, Bulldogs! And a special thank you to Ken Massaroni '83 and Lori Ziemba '82, and Lynne Zydowsky '81for funding this challenge.
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Alumni Community Leaderboard
Check out which Alumni Communities are making the largest impact on Butler Day of Giving!
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Rank Answer Amount
1 Central Indiana Community $22,960.00
2 Chicago Community $17,453.01
3 MBA Community $4,425.00
4 Greater Detroit Community $2,550.00
5 Greater Boston Community $2,410.00
6 Bay Area Community $2,230.00
7 Black Alumni Association $2,100.00
8 LGBT Alumni Association $2,075.00
9 Greater New York Community $1,675.00
10 Washington, DC Community $1,600.00
11 Greater Evansville Community $1,520.00
12 Atlanta Community $1,100.01
13 St. Louis Community $1,000.00
14 Cincinnati Community $990.18
15 Young Alumni Board $830.10
16 Fort Wayne Community $410.00
17 Mile High Community $275.00
Lacy School of Business Scholarship Challenge
Rachel Rogers '17 and Infinity Giving Works for sponsoring this challenge.
$2,500 MATCHED
Show Your Pride College Scholarship Challenge
The first $30,000 in Day of Giving gifts made to the Annual Scholarship Fund of any of our six academic colleges will be doubled! Support student scholarships in the College of Communication, College of Education, Jordan College of the Arts, Lacy School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and/or the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and your gift will be matched!
$30,000 MATCHED
A Final Four Challenge
Let's finish strong over the last 4 hours of BU Day of Giving! Gifts made to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Your gift to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship could be the game-winner pushing us over the 1,500 gift goal unlocking an additional $50,000 in student scholarship support!
$10,000 MATCHED
Butler Fund for Student Scholarship Matching Challenge
Gifts made to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 on Day of Giving. Butler University has steadily grown our financial aid allocation to nearly $78 million per year, but we need your help to further expand the financial resources available to our students and their families. Your gift to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship will allow students to continue to experience the superior education that can only be offered at Butler University.
$25,000 MATCHED
MBA Scholarship Challenge
Thank you to the MBA Alumni Community Steering Committee for coming together and supporting Butler MBA students.
$3,500 MATCHED
Young Alumni Board Challenge
Young alumni rock! Thanks for your support!
100 / 100 Gifts
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