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.


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