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Welcome from the Rubel School Interim Dean

Greetings and welcome to the Bellarmine Rubel School of Business website!

We don’t know what exactly brought you to this portal into the life of Rubel, but we are glad you are here. I have just begun my term of service as dean for the school and perhaps like you, I spent some time engaged in research to see what I could learn about the school. It is important to gather as much useful information as you can before you pursue a relationship with your university and school or college. That is what I did and I encourage you to do the same.

If I may, allow me to share some of the characteristics of Rubel that matter to me. Perhaps you are seeking some of the same things.

Quality matters. In a crowded higher education marketplace it can be difficult to discern answers to important questions like is this a good place. Of course, word of mouth and familiarity help with reaching an answer to that question. I asked around in my network (I have been the dean of business at five other schools and colleges during my career) and learned that Rubel is well regarded. I reviewed the credentials of the current faculty and recognized that they are a talented and dedicated community of scholars and teachers who care deeply about the success of our students. I did some research on how successful our alumni have been in launching and accelerating their professional careers armed with a Rubel degree or certificate and learned that the placement, promotion and accounting exam pass rates are excellent. Finally, I turned to the world’s best authority on business education quality—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Fewer than 5% of eligible collegiate level business programs have earned accreditation from AACSB and Rubel is one of those.

Size matters. Different people learn differently. Some thrive in large environments. Others in more intimate settings. So long as the school you are considering has what you need, the answer to the question of what is best in terms of scale is a personal thing. Rubel is an intimate learning community. You will get to know your faculty and fellow students. You will get to know yourself better as you progress through your educational journey. You will develop partnerships and friendships among the other members of the school, some of which will last a lifetime. This is true at most colleges and schools, but it is an integral part of the culture we seek to develop and strengthen here at Rubel. We aim to be personal.

Value matters. Every school or college of business will require two things of you, investment of your time and investment of your money. Higher education is not a spectator event. It needs to be engaging in order to be valuable. Because it is transformational. Choosing the school or college that expects you to be engaged in the process of learning and to support and encourage you during that process is an essential component of the true value of the education you seek and the credential you earn. Rubel’s legacy in the form of career and life-long successful and influential alumni convinced me that Rubel delivers on its value proposition. You don’t just get “what you pay for” at Rubel, you get to become what you dream to be.

Values matter. Every school and college of business is part of a larger whole—a university that provides context, identity and shared values, all of which inform and support the school or college of business in pursuing its mission. In our case, the Bellarmine/Rubel values call us to respect the dignity and potential of everyone who joins us in our mission, to expect excellence and integrity in thought and action and as professionals to choose the right as well as the accurate.

Once again, thank you for visiting our webpage. I trust during your visit you will discover that we share the things that matter to you.

Warm regards,

Daniel L. Petree, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, Rubel School of Business   


 

Rubel School Programs

The Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine consistently offers high quality curricular offerings that are delivered by experts in their disciplinary fields.

 


 
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Spalding Endowed International Travel Support Fund

Funds available to support undergraduate students from the Rubel School of Business interested in participating in an international, study abroad experience.  Get more information and apply through the Bellarmine Study Abroad and International Programs Office at internationalstudies@bellarmine.edu or Study Abroad and International Programs.
Funds available beginning in Fall 2022.

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Brown Endowed Study Abroad Fund

Funds available to support undergraduate and graduate students from the Rubel School of Business interested in participating in an international, study abroad experience.  Get more information and apply through the Bellarmine Study Abroad and International Programs Office at internationalstudies@bellarmine.edu or Study Abroad and International Programs.
Funds available beginning in Fall 2022.

 
AACSB Accredited

The W. Fielding Rubel School of Business 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.

 

Bellarmine on Business Podcast

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Bellarmine Means Business

Check out a standing feature in the Bellarmine Magazine that profiles successful businesspeople who are also Bellarmine alums.

 

World-Class Business Preparation

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.

 

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Rubel School Strategic Plan

Mission

Providing inclusive, student-centered business education in the Catholic, liberal arts tradition that educates the whole person and leads to impactful careers.

Vision

Vision: to be a hub for transformative business education.

Values

Academic excellence
Promoting critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and innovation —with an expectation of excellence.

Integrity
Fostering strong ethical principles, honesty, fairness, transparency, trustworthiness, with respect and compassion for the intrinsic value and dignity of every individual.[MM1]

Engagement, impact, and social responsibility
Cultivating business leaders who advocate for the public good, environmental sustainability, global understanding, and informed civic engagement. RSB Strategic Priorities:

Strategic Priorities

SP1 — Deliver mission-aligned, innovative curricular and co-curricular offerings that make us distinctive in how we serve existing and future student populations and maximizes our commitment to equity and inclusion.

SP2 — Provide support for scholarship for faculty as well as ongoing professional development, coaching and mentoring for faculty and staff, so they can continue to deliver on our mission in the most effective manner.

SP3 — Engage, deeply and broadly, with alumni and community partners through faculty scholarship and external outreach to ensure the relevance and standing of the Rubel School of Business, and help our students find meaningful career opportunities.

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

  • One of the Best and Most Beautiful B-School Campuses by MBAPrograms.org
  • Recognized as a CFA Institute Affiliated University

CFA Institute Affiliated University 

 

Contact Us

Dr. Daniel L. Petree
Interim Dean, School of Business
502.272.7443
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Shelley Hunter
Administrative Assistant
502.272.8348
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Jorge A. Pazmiño
Director of Graduate and Executive Education Programs
502.272.7240
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Israel Cuenca
Events Coordinator & Strategic Marketing 
502.272.8107
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For general inquiries, contact the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business at 502.272.8240 or rsb@bellarmine.edu.