The Astronomy and Astrophysics major combines traditional coursework with hands-on experience in a curriculum that emphasizes practical application and academic excellence. Students have access to world-class research facilities and equipment, including remote access to telescopes around the world, access to the fully automated 1-meter telescope at the Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium, and use of our on-campus supercomputer, Big Dawg. Many students present their research at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society. With paid departmental research opportunities and a high placement rate to research positions and internships, Butler’s Astronomy and Astrophysics major helps students take their knowledge out of the classroom and into the world—and beyond.
The Davey Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) curriculum is designed to help students confidently manage the upsides and downsides of risk. Our faculty embrace a holistic view of the insurance industry and rely on strategic partnerships with professional societies and associations to provide students with opportunities for conference and event attendance, scholarships, and internships. Hands-on experience through two required internships and operating the nation’s first student-run captive insurance company will give you the real-world experiences you need to enter a growing industry. An RMI degree provides the perfect opportunity for enterprising graduates to carve their path to success in a field eager for new talent.
Marketing students will be exposed not only to marketing, but all aspects of business—making our program a truly transformative educational experience. You will learn the latest trends in marketing, including digital marketing, international marketing, and marketing analytics. And the hands-on experience you’ll gain via two internships and coursework set our marketing students up for success. In fact, many firms hire more than one Butler Marketing major at time, and come back year-after-year seeking more Butler talent.
At its core, our Management Information Systems program is about helping people work smarter through technology. You will study the interaction of technology with people and business processes. Through hands-on experience both in the classroom and in real-world settings, you will gain an understanding of how businesses use technology to solve problems and create new business opportunities, as well as how to anticipate and utilize future technology.
Butler’s International Business program will expose you to all aspects of global business environments and help hone your understanding of diverse cultures. You will learn to communicate effectively and sensitively on behalf of others, identify trends in global business, and adapt business strategies to global changes. International Business students are prepared for a variety of careers in an increasingly international business environment.
Finance students customize their studies to individual interests and gain the real-world experience needed to graduate confidently into the financial workplace. You can focus on either corporate finance, investments, or a combination of both. The Student Managed Investment Fund gives you the opportunity to manage millions of dollars of the University endowment, and there are plenty of opportunities to participate in industry competitions including the CFA Research Challenge. In addition, two required internships lead to exceptional placement rates in both investment and corporate finance areas.
You can funnel your passions into action through Butler’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation program. Real business start-up experiences, internships, and mentorships will guide you to craft something unique, make waves, and give you the skills you need to stand apart from competition. After graduation, you will be able to apply your innovative mindset to real-world situations putting you in the best position to take calculated risks.
Through practical, hands-on experience, the Accounting program will prepare you for a successful career in corporate or public accounting. It also provides the foundation to thrive in any business environment. All students will complete at least two internships with leading accounting firms and corporations, developing significant work experience and professional connections long before graduation. You can also choose from flexible 4-or-5-year programs that qualify students to sit for the CPA Exam, and have the opportunity to earn both an Accounting undergraduate degree along with a Master’s in Public Accounting degree in four or five years.
Combining coursework in business, journalism, communication, and non-profit management with training in Butler’s prestigious Department of Dance, students studying Dance Arts Administration will receive conservatory-level instruction from a faculty of highly respected artists and teachers. In addition to top-notch dance training, you will also complete at least one internship, preparing you for a career in performance or leadership in the arts.
Whether it’s through marketing, programming, ticket sales, or fundraising, arts administrators provide the crucial infrastructure necessary to bring the arts to the public. One of the oldest and most comprehensive undergraduate programs in the nation, Butler’s Arts Administration program combines in-depth study of a chosen art form along with classes in business, non-profit management, and communication to prepare graduates for the many varied opportunities in a career advocating for the arts. You can choose from concentrations in Art + Design, Art History, General, Music, or Theatre. You will also complete at least one required internship in addition to volunteer experience in the arts world.