The Bellarmine MBA
is one of the nation's best graduate business education programs according to rankings released
this week by U.S. News & World Report.
“The Rubel School’s vision is to be a hub for transformative business education,” said Dr. Natasha Munshi, dean of the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business
. “The quality of curriculum to affordability ratio offers an unbeatable return on investment for students who benefit from the inclusive, student-centered liberal arts education
that Bellarmine offers.”
The Rubel School of Business’s flagship MBA and Executive MBA programs are practice-oriented and offer a flexible and innovative curriculum, with concentrations in Analytics, Finance, Marketing and Innovation. Undergraduate degrees are available
in accounting, business administration, economics and finance.
Additionally, the school offers credit-bearing graduate certificates, such as the Applied Business Analytics and Accounting Certificate, as well as a non-credit Women of Color Entrepreneurs–Leadership Certificate, which was launched in 2021 under
its new Executive Education initiative.
The Rubel School of Business is accredited by 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% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.
Last month, the school released a new strategic plan
centered on excellence in teaching; student learning; curricular and co-curricular innovation; new program development; and community engagement.
U.S. News & World Report also ranked the graduate and doctoral programs in Bellarmine's Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education
among the best in the nation. That school was a 2020 recipient of the Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous
Improvement from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This recognition signifies accreditation with no stipulations or areas of improvement, demonstrating "commitment to equity and excellence in educator preparation through
the effective use of self-study procedures and evidence-based reporting." Fewer than 10% of educator-preparation providers met these standards in 2020.
The publication’s Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.
The data for the U.S. News & World Report rankings came from statistical surveys of more than 2,125 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 23,000 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2020 and early 2021.