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Bellarmine offers three world-class MBA programs.


Recognized by Princeton Review

The Bellarmine MBA at the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business stands as a premier choice for aspiring business leaders seeking a comprehensive and ethically grounded graduate education. With its prestigious AACSB accreditation and recognition in the Princeton Review's list of the 243 Best Business Schools, the program offers a unique blend of academic rigor, real-world experience, and a focus on the evolving demands of the modern business landscape.


AACSB Accreditation: Stand out with a degree from the only private university in Kentucky accredited by AACSB International.

Prestigious Ranking: Join a program recognized in the Princeton Review's list of the 243 Best Business Schools.

Flexibility to Fit Your Life: Choose from in-person or virtual classes, designed to accommodate your schedule and learning preferences while you pursue your MBA.

Experience the Power of Community: Engage with a network of well-connected peers, experienced faculty, and Louisville's business leaders from day one, shaping you into a future business leader.

Empower Your Leadership: Cultivate soft skills and ethical leadership while integrating a curriculum that bonds liberal arts with modern business acumen in a tech-driven era.

International Experience: Gain global perspective through on-site experiences in countries like Cuba, Italy, Switzerland, France, Argentina, and Germany.

Innovative Soft Skills Integration: Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of soft skills in business leadership, incorporating a dedicated course that focuses on innovation-driven soft skills, ensuring our graduates are well-equipped for the dynamic business environment.

Tailored Certification Options: Virtual and Weekend MBA students have the opportunity to earn a specialized certificate as part of their MBA experience, adding significant value to their professional profile.

  • Certificate in Applied Business Analytics
  • Certificate in Financial Analysis and Decision-Making
  • Certificate in Organizational and Marketing Dynamics




AACSB 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 most 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.

Program Highlights

At Bellarmine University, we believe an MBA should be more than just business acumen. It's about leadership, impact, and the ability to navigate the complexities of today's world with both rigor and agility. That's why our AACSB-accredited program blends a robust core curriculum with unique liberal arts strengths, equipping you with the analytical skills, ethical grounding, and human-centered perspective to not just think, but do. Moreover, the flexibility of our program allows you to complete it virtually, in person, or through an executive track, catering to your unique needs and schedule. 

  • Ability to graduate in 12-21 months
  • No prerequisites or course examinations
  • In-Person or Virtual learning
  • Exposure to global businesses
  • GMAT/GRE waivers available
  • Applications accepted continuously
  • Entry terms Fall and Spring semesters
  • Lifetime access to Alumni Knight Network and the Bellarmine Career Development Center


High Achiever Scholarship for historically underrepresented minorities. Award amounts vary from $1000-$2500, spread across program. Submit your application here.

Corporate Scholarships Students employed at various organizations can receive a $5,250 scholarship toward tuition. We can work with your employer to develop a tuition assistance program that entails a corporate relationship where 3 employees can benefit from this award in a calendar year. If you plan on using employer tuition reimbursement, please contact Jorge Pazmiño at to discuss details regarding this opportunity.

Referral Program: If you are a current student, you can benefit from a $500 credit voucher when you refer a prospect that enrolls in the program. Apply here.

Graduate Assistantships cover 3 credit hours of tuition in fall and spring semester with the opportunity to earn up to $10,000 over the academic year (fall, spring or summer) at an hourly pay rate of $12. Please contact Jordan Wiehebrink at to discuss the application process. Learn more here.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to submit an online application, possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (or an equivalent foreign degree), provide a current resume or CV, and submit two recommendations with contact details. If the GPA requirement is not met, an applicant may still be considered for admission based on professional work experience or GMAT/GRE scores.

Additional Resources


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 or Study Abroad and International Programs.
Funds available beginning in Fall 2022.


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