Bellarmine University / W. Fielding Rubel School of Business

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

“One of nation’s best 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. We require students to have/acquire business experience—this can be accomplished via applied course projects, internships and/or course requirements as well as potential volunteer business projects too. 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
  • Recognized as a CFA Institute Affiliated University
CFA Institute Affiliated University



Current Macro Trends and Future Employment Opportunities

On February 12, MBA Director Dr. Frank Raymond was a guest speaker for the Louisville Employee Benefits Council. His talk focused on regional employment data and future trends. View full pdf presentation.

2019 Alumni-Student Mentoring Success

Alumni Mentor Tables Feb 5

There was a record-breaking turnout during the Feb. 5, 2019 Alumni-Student Mentoring event. Thank you to our alumni who made time for one-on-one career mentoring and to the 250 students who will one day pay this forward when they become Bellarmine University Alumni. Learn how to get involved on our Alumni Mentor site.

2018 VITA Program Update

Bellarmine Accounting students, working with Louisville Asset Building Coalition on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, prepared almost 250 tax returns for low to middle income taxpayers in the Louisville area. The VITA program is a great way for students to gain practical experience working with clients and using software to prepare tax returns. The program is also a wonderful opportunity for students to interact with the Louisville community. This year students brought more than $360,000 back into the Louisville community through income tax refunds and saved taxpayers in the community almost $50,000 in tax preparation fees.

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.

2018 Annual Rubel School of Business Awards Ceremony

Rubel School of Business Awards 2018

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.