W. Fielding Rubel School of Business


The mission of the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business is to provide student-centered, quality education in the Catholic liberal arts tradition at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Rubel School is enriched by the diverse intellectual perspectives inherent in the overall mission of Bellarmine University.

School Highlights

“Best 295 Business Schools” – The Princeton Review
Bellarmine offers our business students a unique educational experience: a broad-based liberal arts education supplemented by top-notch business preparation. This difference is viewed quite favorably by employers, who say they like our graduates because of their writing and critical thinking skills.

The School of Business also is noted for rapidly incorporating innovations and business trends into the curriculum. For example, many employers today are encouraging their workers to earn MBA degrees; therefore, Bellarmine has introduced several programs that take entering freshmen to their MBA degrees in just five (or five and a half) years.

Another important aspect to a business education at Bellarmine is the requirement of an internship and/or an international experience. This guarantees that you will gain practical experience while still a student, which makes you much more “marketable” upon your graduation.

The W. Fielding Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University is accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), which places it among the elite business schools in the nation. Not only is Bellarmine the first and only private university in Kentucky to achieve AACSB accreditation, but fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.


Startup Louisville Record Crowd

The School of Business hosted Startup Weekend Louisville, October 14-16, 2016. This year's Startup Weekend was the largest to date with over 80 participants and over 100 attending the final presentations. Read more.

Bellarmine in Wall Street Journal

Bellarmine University ranked 308 in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Ranking of U.S. Colleges. Read more.

Multi-regional visitors on Economic Development visit Bellarmine

On Monday, September 26, Bellarmine University students and faculty had an opportunity to meet with a U.S. State Department economic delegation. The delegation was in town on a program themed "Global Economic Cooperation and Revitalization." Increasingly, economics and business are drivers of global prosperity as they create jobs and enhance stability at home and abroad. In this program, overseas participants are examining government strategies for stimulating economic growth to facilitate domestic and international economic recovery. In addition, they are visiting a range of startup and established businesses, banks, chambers of commerce, community groups, NGOs and government agencies as well as think tanks and universities to discuss trade, investments, incentives, taxes and fiscal policy. All delegates spoke English, and interacted with students and faculty, and answered questions. Students and faculty learned about the problems participants are facing in their home countries and what they want to learn from the U.S.

Delegate members were:

  • Mr. Naser ALARAYEDH / Bahrain / Chairman, Al Arayedh Group Holding W.L.L.
  • Mr. Felipe MUNOZ NAVIA / Chile / Professor and Researcher, Institute of International Studies, University of Chile
  • Mrs. Ivy Audrey DEH / Ghana / Senior Dealer, CIB Markets and Treasury, Barclays Bank of Ghana
  • Mr. John Herrick DESSOURCES / Haiti / General Coordinator, Management of Micro Parks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of Haiti
  • Dr. Chandrashekar DEVANAHALLI PRAKASH / India / Chief Executive Officer, The Jain Group of Institutions
  • Mr. Adil Dhahir Jebur JEBUR / Iraq / Chairman and CEO, TAJDID Iraq Association for Developing Economy
  • Ms. Liqin GUO / People's Republic of China / Journalist, China Business News
  • Mr. Ming Hong YEN / Taiwan / Director, Technical Cooperation Department, International Cooperation and Development Fund

Hiring Plans Reveal Strong Demand for Accountants

From Accountinweb.com: "Planned new hires of accounting and finance professionals has reached its highest level in two years, according to a new jobs outlook from staffing firm Brilliant." Read more.

MBA Students Launch Prisma

Bellarmine MBA Students; Christopher Cousins, Shane Healey, Kelci Kirchdorfer, Charles Lents and Erin Green team up with Louisville’s very own FirstBuild to help launch Prisma, FirstBuild’s revolutionary Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

FirstBuild is a co-creation community that is changing the way products come to market by letting a community influence the product from the very beginning. Backed by GE Appliances, FirstBuild has access to world-class engineering and design talent. (Full article)

Phil Hawkins and David Durik, Founders of Indatus, Speak at BU

To view the powerpoint David Durik and Phil Hawkins presented on December 1, click here.

David Durik, CEO
David Durik obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with High Distinction, from the University of Kentucky, College of Business in May of 1989. Following graduation, David worked for a short period of time in commercial banking before venturing out on his own to start ICIM Corporation (d.b.a. Indatus). David took over as CEO of the Company in 2003. David has served on many charitable boards both locally and nationally. Currently he serves on the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s Foundation Board which works to provide college scholarships to children from low income housing. David is married to Cathy (Francis) Durik and has two children, Ashley (14) and Justin (13).

Philip Hawkins, President
Philip Hawkins was born on May 2, 1969 in Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated from Oldham County High School in 1987 and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Kentucky in 1991. Philip joined ICIM Corporation (d.b.a. Indatus) in February 1992. Philip is married to Heather S. Hawkins and has four children, Tyler (17), Harper (10), Hayden (10) and Emerson (8).

Guest Speakers

U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District spoke to School of Business students about his transition into politics from a successful career as an entrepreneur and inventor.

School of Business Award Recipients 2016

School of Business Award Recipients 2016