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.
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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