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MBA Program Overview

The Weekend MBA offers the convenience of weekend in-person instruction, allowing you to engage in face-to-face interactions, build meaningful connections, and immerse yourself in a dynamic classroom environment.
  • Students typically take 2-3 courses per semester and graduate in 21 months.
  • Core classes meet in-person every other weekend on Friday night from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Elective courses meet in real-time online via a remote learning platform (synchronously) - subject to holidays and university breaks.
  • Weekend MBA students can start in the fall and spring semesters.

The program comprises 38 credit hours and has no prerequisites. The Weekend MBA curriculum includes eleven core required courses along with three MBA electives.

MBA Specialization Certificates

Participants in the Weekend MBA program can opt to pursue one of three certificates, aligning with their MBA program and utilizing elective courses to enhance their specialization.

  • 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 available to employer partner employees. Each eligible applicant can receive a $5,250 scholarship toward tuition. For questions about this scholarship program, please contact Jorge Pazmino for more details.

Referral Program: if you refer someone to our program, and are in the program yourself, you can earn a $500 credit voucher when that student enrolls. 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. Once you are admitted, Jorge Pazmino can discuss the application process with you. 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.

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   Dean, Rubel School of Business

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