3 February 2023Analysis

Butler bolts up university rankings for its online courses

Butler University’s online business programs, including its Master of Science in Risk and Insurance (MSRI) course, have ranked number 33 nationally in rankings published by US News & World Report. It’s a big jump in the rankings, which last year put Butler at 95 out of 211 colleges and universities nationally offering online master’s degree programs in business, excluding MBAs.

The university’s Lacy School of Business offers two online master’s programs that were considered: Its MSRI and a Master of Arts in Management (MiM).

“In today’s world, universities have to be innovative in meeting the needs of all students, particularly adult learners who are often balancing continuing education with their busy work schedules and home life,” said Craig Caldwell, dean of the school.

“In a relatively short period of time, Butler has come a long way in launching several new online programs, ensuring that they meet Butler’s high academic standards. The online graduate programs in the Lacy School of Business, in particular, are student-centric and emphasize an experiential learning approach.”

In 2017, Butler University established the world’s first student-run captive insurance company.