Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Advance your business career with the Bellarmine MBA, available Weekends, Weeknights or Executive/weekends*.

Today’s business leaders need expert managers with vision, leadership and a strong sense of ethics. The Bellarmine MBA will advance your career now and provide security for your future. Our world-class MBA is taught by faculty with the rare combination of professional and academic experience, offering you a real-world perspective on practical business solutions. With our flexible programs, you can earn your MBA on weeknights or weekends. And that’s a Bellarmine degree at the same cost as the state schools.

Enhance your skills with an MBA concentration in business analytics or emphases in finance, marketing, management or innovation.

*Available for business leaders with at least 5-7 years of leadership experience.

MBA + Analytics

The Rubel School of Business has announced that an analytics concentration is available as part of the Master of Business Administration curriculum. Learn more about the program on our Analytics page or visit our Rubel School of Business Events page to RSVP for an upcoming information session.

Why earn your MBA at Bellarmine?

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE: The students in our program are your cohorts and peers. They are some of the most well connected, aspiring business people in the region and the future leaders of Louisville's business community.

ENGAGED FACULTY: Our faculty comprise the best of both worlds: accredited academic pros with decades of teaching best business practices, as well as business owners and corporate executives: men and women who understand both the classroom and the boardroom.

NETWORKING: Bellarmine faculty and students are Louisville business masters through and through. As an MBA student at Bellarmine you will know somebody who knows somebody from Day One.

FLEXIBLE PROGRAMMING: Choose from one-weeknight, two-weeknight or weekend classes. Our MBA alumni will tell you we understand your busy schedule and have a plan that will work for you.

LOCATION: Bellarmine is located in the scenic and historic Highlands neighborhood, close to downtown businesses, shopping and entertainment. Our campus offers plenty of safe and convenient parking so you won’t have to park blocks away from your classes.

ADVANCEMENT & SECURITY: You're an intelligent, self-motivated person who understands business principles. Double down on your self-investment with a Bellarmine MBA for immediate payoff and long-term security.

MBA Internship Program

One of the best ways to gain experience is to intern with one of dozens of companies we work with. Inquire about our MBA Internship Program.

Program Highlights

Whether you choose the flexibility of our weeknight program, the accelerated pace of our weekend program, the data focus of our analytics concentration or you are qualified for our prestigious executive program, you will benefit from full time faculty with real world experience who instill practical business solutions throughout the curriculum. Our program is competitive, affordable and offers you the Bellarmine advantage:

  • Ability to graduate in 12-22 months
  • Only 39 credit hours to completion
  • No prerequisites or course examinations
  • Hybrid and classroom learning
  • Exposure to global businesses
  • Participate in our graduate mentorship program
  • Free GMAT prep sessions (GRE or GMAT accepted)
  • Attend networking events and our Executive Speaker Series
  • Lifetime access to Alumni Knight Network and Career Services
  • Analytics concentration covering database management, data warehousing, system analysis and design for business intelligence, advanced analytics with applications
  • Full-time MBA internships also available

Transcript Review

We can provide fast feedback about your transcript(s) and pre-requisite coursework. Simply complete the form below by attaching unofficial copies of your transcript(s).

Alumni Story

Chris and Jason

“The Bellarmine MBA truly changed our lives. We used the innovation and entrepreneurship tools and knowledge we learned at Bellarmine to launch a successful tech start-up during the program.”

Chris Bailey and Jason Harrington
Revio/Gearbrake
MBA Class of 2014

Admission Requirements

Applicants are carefully evaluated for admittance into the MBA program on three significant factors – undergraduate grade point average (GPA), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)/Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, and relevant work experience. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (with the exception of BA/MBA applicants). Applicants must submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. For a comprehensive list of admission requirements, please visit our Procedure for Admission page.

Planned Pace of Progress

Upon admission to the MBA program, students must select a Planned Pace of Progress from the following:

  • Weeknight MBA. Classes meet one or two nights per week. Students will graduate in approximately 2 years in the two night program and 4 years in the one night program.
  • Weekend MBA. Accelerated format for individuals desiring a weekend schedule, as well as students completing the 150-hour requirement for the CPA exam. Classes typically meet on alternate weekends (Friday evenings/Saturday). Students will graduate in approximately 16 months.
  • Executive MBA. Accelerated format for individuals with significant management experience. Classes typically meet on alternate weekends (Friday/Saturday). Students will graduate in 12-16 months. Students are expected to maintain their selected cohort throughout their enrollment in Bellarmine’s MBA program. Students may, however, transfer to a different cohort with the approval of the MBA Director.

Alumni Stories

Upcoming MBA Trip

Havana and Rome: Tentatively 2019
$2,500 fee for International trips. EMBA may upgrade to private room for additional fee.

Upcoming GMAT Workshops

Join us for one of our FREE GMAT workshops to prepare for your upcoming exam. Instructed by a test expert, you are sure to leave with valuable information on test prep and suggested study habits. Space is limited so RSVP to Shelley Hunter at shunter@bellarmine.edu or 502.272.8348.

  • Thursday, May 2 / 5:30-7:45 p.m. / Centro Conference Room 084
  • Thursday, June 6 / 5:30-7:45 p.m. / Centro Conference Room 084
  • Thursday, July 11 / 5:30-7:45 p.m. / Centro Conference Room 084

Additional Resources

  • Schedule your GMAT exam at www.mba.com
  • Visit BeatTheGMAT.com for free resources

GMAT and GRE scores accepted for MBA entrance.

Accreditation

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.

Contact Information

Alexandra Moro, Program Coordinator
502.272.7913
amoro01@bellarmine.edu

Frank Raymond, Associate Dean and MBA Director
502.272.8487
fraymond@bellarmine.edu

James Standard, Senior Graduate Admission Officer
502.272.8351
jstandard@bellarmine.edu

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