Butler University’s Andre B. Lacy School of Business is named in recognition of a donor of $25 million to Butler University. Andre Lacy was chairman of the board of Lacy Diversified Industries and served as a senior advisor at the school. Lacy and his wife chose to make this large donation to the school because they liked the experience-based learning what students receive and that the focus of the school is on family-owned, small businesses. The School of Business has seen enormous growth in the past few years with enrollment and academic quality. To keep up with the school’s growth, they needed a new building. In the fall of 2019, within the busy city of Indianapolis, Indiana, a new 110,000-square foot business building opened. This new building houses food service, a rooftop deck, collaborative classrooms and workspaces, and a trading room.
The undergraduate program offered through the Lacy School of Business immerses you in the real business world from day one. They offer majors in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Risk Management and Insurance, and an Exploratory Program. The graduate programs available include Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science in Risk and Insurance, and Master of Arts in Management. Two internships are required for business school students at Butler University. The school has over 2,000 employers that they partner with to provide internships, and these internships often turn into jobs after graduation. Bloomberg BusinessWeek has named Lacy School of Business number one in the country for internships.
Many student organizations are available on campus to provide students interactions and relationship building with peers and mentors. Some of them include Accounting Club, Butler Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club, and many more. If on-campus living is something you are interested in, Butler offers many options. There are three residence halls, including Irvington House, which is the new state-of-the-art freshman residence hall, and two apartment-like buildings on campus for students. The Health and Recreation Complex is nearby, as well as the library and snacking options. Nearly all freshman, and most sophomores and juniors, live on campus at Butler.
The Master of Science in Risk Management and Insurance program at the Lacy School of Business is offered completely online with a two-year, cohort-based program. The program provides “specialized courses about property and casualty, employee benefits, and the operation of a captive insurance entity, paired with foundational business courses typically offered in an MBA program.” There are also many certificate options that are self-paced to meet the needs of students’ busy lives. Certificates offered include Foundations in Business Certificate, Design Thinking Certificate, Cyber Risk Management Certificate, and Enterprise Risk Management Certificates.