Butler University’s MBA program is one of 295 programs featured in the 2014 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best Business Schools” guidebook. This is the ninth year the program has been included in this book.
This annual guide of top graduate business programs is based on data provided by the school and surveys from 20,300 business school students from the best AACSB-accredited MBA programs in the world.
When asked about the Butler MBA, students stressed the program’s experiential and hands-on curriculum. Many courses are taught by professors in conjunction with business leaders, and the case studies and problems students work on in class are often real-world business issues.
“A helpful, ‘responsive’ administration is a frequent target for praise among students,” the book said. “Administrators here ‘don’t ignore you and always try to be helpful,’ ensuring they work with students on every aspect. A large school wouldn’t do that, but Butler does.’”
The description of Butler continues: “This school’s leadership ‘is very willing to make integrating the learning experience with busy careers and family lives’ a priority, and it shows in the number of students who juggle active careers and busy class schedules. ‘They work with students to make sure they are successful while considering students’ personal lives.’
“’Real life business application in the classroom is integral to learning at Butler,’ an approach led by ‘both adjunct and tenured professors who offer a balance of real world work experience as well as strong academic thought.’”
Chuck Williams, dean of the College of Business, said the national recognition can be credited to the way in which the courses are taught.
“MBA students work on live cases with local companies throughout the program,” he said. “They begin with the Gateway Experience, in which they have one day to provide a recommendation to a company struggling with a business problem. The MBA program ends with a semester-long consulting project that brings together the concepts the students have learned throughout the program.”
To learn more about Butler’s MBA program, click here. The MBA program will hold an information webinar from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 (login information will be sent upon registration) and an information session from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.