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

  • 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


Forbes: BU finance professor explains benefit of starting retirement savings early

In an interview with Forbes, Dr. Patrick Lach - an associate professor of finance at Bellarmine University - shared his best tip for encouraging people to begin saving for retirement early in their careers. Learn more on the Bellarmine News site.

Executive Speaker Series: Resilience, Agility and Change

The Rubel School of Business wrapped up its’ fall executive speaker series on November 14 with Matthew Walls, VP of Franchise Development and Recruiting for Dominos. Walls is also a 2001 graduate of Bellarmine’s MBA program. Over 60 attendees had the opportunity to hear his personal journey from growing up in Shelbyville, KY to being the point of contact for over 800 franchisees nationwide. The theme for the evening was Resilience, Agility, and Change: How to identify challenges, overcome them and come out on top.

Accounting Association Help the Ronald McDonald House

Bellarmine University Accounting Association students spearheaded a club service project to help the Ronald McDonald house. Over a two-week period, they collected items to be donated to the center from Bellarmine students, faculty, staff and local a number of local companies. On October 31, the students delivered donated items, cooked lunch for the center and handed out goodie bags to all.

Skinner Wins “Best Paper Award”

C.J. Skinner, a Bellarmine University Economics and Business Administration graduate of 2017, won the “Best Paper Award” for the student research session of the 2017 Kentucky Economic Association Annual Conference. His paper is titled, “Spain’s FDI Outflows in Latin American Countries.” 

The conference was held on October 20, 2017 at Western KY University.

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.