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Princeton Review: Bellarmine boasts one of the nation’s top business schools

Oct 15, 2015

Bellarmine has one of the nation’s best business schools, according to The Princeton Review’s annual rankings.

The education services company has once again featured Bellarmine’s W. Fielding Rubel School of Business in the 2016 edition of its book, “The Best 295 Business Schools.”

princetonreview-bizschool-book-2016According to Dr. Robert Brown, who became dean of the business school in June: "The ranking is a recognition of the quality of our instructors and instruction approaches. I have studied at some great universities around the world -- Cambridge University and The London School of Economics and Political Science -- but my best teachers were the instructors I had in the accounting certificate program at Bellarmine."

The Princeton Review's rankings are based on data collected from each college, as well as student surveys that address topics including academics, faculty, student body and campus life.

Bellarmine’s published profile in The Princeton Review’s book includes these student survey responses:

  • "Bellarmine groups its students into cohorts of four or five," with a curriculum that places an "emphasis on improving student’s writing, speaking, presentation, and teamwork skills."
  • Professors are "good at facilitating meaningful class discussions."
  • "One of Bellarmine’s advantages is that a majority of its professors have great career experience, and some are still working in the Louisville area."
  • "The convenience is great for someone looking to go to school part time."
  • "Staff, faculty, and administration care about the students and their success," and the program is "very well run, with minimal red tape."

Bellarmine’s business school offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration, economics and finance, along with a master of business administration (with weeknight, weekend and executive tracks), a master of science in taxation and an accounting certificate. The school boasts outstanding faculty in business administration, economics, finance and marketing.

The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), which places it among the elite business schools in the nation. Fewer than 15 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

In 2016, the school -- currently located in Horrigan Hall -- will move into new space in Bellarmine Centro, a $25 million, 47,300-square-foot state-of-the-art building now under construction. Centro’s classrooms will allow the business school’s students and professors to interact and collaborate in high-tech, flexible spaces.

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