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 enriched by diverse intellectual perspectives to serve society with purpose, insight, and compassion consistent with the 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.

Additional Accolades

  • Value Colleges ranked the Rubel School of Business Master in Taxation program #5 on the Top 50 Best Value Master’s in Taxation Degrees 2017.
  • Master of Finance Degrees ranked the Rubel School of Business #9 in the nation for accounting and finance on its Best Small Colleges list.
  • One of the Best and Most Beautiful B-School Campuses by MBAPrograms.org


2017 Annual Rubel School of Business Awards Ceremony

2017 Annual Rubel School of Business Awards Ceremony


Bellarmine University’s Rubel School of Business Wins Disruptor Award at Annual Alltech Innovation Competition

Held at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, KY, students from Bellarmine University’s Rubel School of Business attended the Annual Alltech Innovation Competition in April. The Alltech Innovation Competition challenges undergraduate and graduate teams to develop innovative ideas and business plans to improve local economies.

Competing against six other Kentucky universities, Bellarmine University was awarded with this year’s Disruptor Award and a $2,000 check. The Disruptor Award is given to the team with the most innovative idea. The winning team consisted of undergraduates Ariana Sherrard, Michaela Julian, Micheal Ann Humphreys, with advisor Dr. Micheal Mattei. Their idea was for EcoCups, a biodegradable and eco-friendly alternative to K-Cups.

2017 PEAK Champions

Bellarmine University became champion at the 2017 PEAK Championship. Promote and Encourage Accounting in Kentucky (PEAK) is a Jeopardy-style quiz show competition that tests participants’ knowledge of the accounting profession, as well as those tough questions that appear on the Uniform CPA Exam. The competition is sponsored and coordinated by KyCPA.

Teams of college and university accounting students from around the state annually compete for a traveling trophy and bragging rights – as well as $1,000 KyCPA Educational Foundation scholarships, which are awarded to each member of the winning team. 

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.