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Welcome from the Rubel School Dean

Greetings and welcome to the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine!

Diane Bruce

As the new dean of the Rubel School, I welcome your interest in our programs. I hope you’ll explore our website and learn more about our programs, our faculty and the opportunities possible here. 
The Rubel School offers a comprehensive business program that provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of business, ethics and real-world skills, while also allowing for specialized study in accounting, business administration, economics, finance and marketing. This program is complemented by the university’s core curriculum, which ensures that students develop the critical-thinking, communication and problem-solving skills that are valuable in any career. 

The Rubel School has a reputation for academic excellence. The faculty are experts in their fields, and many have extensive industry experience, but they are also dedicated teachers. The Rubel School is accredited by the world’s foremost authority on business education quality—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Fewer than 5% of all business schools have earned this elite accreditation.

Bellarmine is committed to providing individualized attention to each student. You will get to know your faculty and classmates, and they’ll get to know you. This will give you access to personalized advising and mentoring as well as a community that will help you achieve your goals—while you’re here at Bellarmine and during your career. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in various organizations and in community service, allowing you to grow personally and professionally. 

Beyond the classroom, Bellarmine takes advantage of its location in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville is a vibrant city with a strong business community and thriving startup scene, one that highly values Bellarmine students and alumni. Students and faculty engage with the community and local businesses in their classes, extending their learning with real-world applications. Business students have access to a range of internships and job opportunities, as well as networking events and other professional-development activities. Rubel alumni are active and involved as leaders in their fields and in the community, a testament to Bellarmine’s education of the whole person. 

If you are seeking a personalized, high-quality business education in a place where you will be valued and mentored by faculty and staff who care about your growth and development through your academic career and beyond, the Rubel School may be a good fit. 
To learn more, I encourage you to visit the campus, meet with faculty and students, and see for yourself what makes Bellarmine so special. 

Warm regards, 

Diane Bruce, Ph.D. 
Dean, Rubel School of Business

Rubel School of Business

Undergraduate Majors
Graduate & Second Degree Programs

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration: Executive

Accounting Certificate



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.

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Executive Education

PODCAST: Episode 14

Bellarmine on Business

Episode 14: In today’s episode, host Jim Ray interviews Jorge Pazmiño, Director of Graduate and Executive Education Programs for the Rubel School of Business.  In Episode 1 of our podcast, we introduced Dr. Natasha Munshi and discussed her vision for several initiatives involving executive education.  Jorge has the responsibility for the development and implementation of some of those initiatives. 

Jorge moved from Quito, Ecuador, as a bi-lingual international student to study business.  He enlisted in the US Army.  After a deployment in Iraq, he completed his undergraduate degree.  He used the GI Bill to pursue and earn his MBA and a Master’s in information technology.

Jorge then joined the financial services industry, but still had an interest in education and its impact on people’s lives.  This inspired him to pursue his interest in a Doctoral degree in education leadership at Bellarmine University.  He is currently working toward the completion of this degree, while working at Rubel.



Recruiting for the Spring MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs at Bellarmine is currently underway.  Rubel offers an early application scholarship for those who apply by November 5th, 2021.  The scholarship is $1,000 for EMBA program and $500 for the MBA program.

Jim and Jorge spend time discussing some of the advantages of the EMBA program.  Jim is a 2008 alumnus.  The contact with the professors, the rigor of the classes, the networking opportunities and other aspects of the Bellarmine culture result in a very challenging, but rewarding experience.

Meet the Dean – November 2, 2021 (Virtual)

This is an opportunity for interested individuals to interact with Dr. Natasha Munshi and others, in a virtual setting.  For more information, please email:

Dean’s Executive Speaker Series with Bill Samuels Jr. (Virtual)

This is another virtual opportunity presented by the Rubel School of Business.  It takes place November 3rd from 5:30EST-6:30EST.  Bill Samuels Jr. is the Chairman Emeritus of the Maker’s Mark Distillery and Trustee Emeritus at Bellarmine University.   Click Here to Register.

Rubel School of Business Initiatives

MBAs are found throughout various industries and roles.  Rubel has an initiative to create additional awareness of the MBAs programs through an on-campus partnership with the Office of Identity and Inclusion.  As a student of color and those with other backgrounds may not be as familiar with the benefits of earning a Bellarmine MBA or EMBA. This initiative is there to help create awareness and access.

Partnership with Military and Veteran’s Affairs

Having served in the US Army, this Rubel initiative takes on a special focus for Jorge.  The military offers service members some terrific educational benefits.  Rubel is partnering with the educational center at Ft. Knox and various National Guard units and reserves.  The Bellarmine Office of Military & Veteran Services provides a terrific connection point for members all military branches who may be interested in pursuing the various opportunities at Bellarmine and the Rubel School of Business.

International Collaborations with other Business Schools

As an international student, Jorge has a unique understanding of the opportunity for an international student to study in the US.  Rubel is developing an initiative to interact with students in various countries and to potentially have them come to Bellarmine to pursue an MBA.  It’s about engagement.  Jorge is going to conduct a virtual workshop with a group of finance students at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador). 

Executive Education Program Development

In Episode 12, we discussed an innovative partnership between the Rubel School of Business and Kroger.  Rubel has an ongoing focus on developing more of these certificate programs in specific and/or core competencies for other organization in the region.  It’s a terrific professional development benefit for corporations and an interesting way for the Rubel School of Business to connect with employers. 

Other Bellarmine on Business Executive Education Topics

Here is a brief list of previous episodes about executive education initiatives:

  • Episode 9 – Certificate in Accounting Analytics and Certificate in Auditing Analytics
  • Episode 4 – Women of Color Entrepreneurs-Leadership Certificate

To Contact Jorge Pazmiño:

Phone:  (502) 272-7240



The views and opinions expressed during the Bellarmine on Business podcast do not necessarily reflect those of Bellarmine University, its administration or the faculty at large.  The episodes are designed to be insightful, thought-provoking and entertaining.

Want to Listen to Additional Episodes?

You can find additional episodes on the Rubel School of Business Podcast page of the Bellarmine website, various Bellarmine social media pages, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Audible, Libsyn, Podchaser and many other podcast directories.  We encourage you to subscribe to our podcast so you don’t miss an episode.

Interested in Developing a Podcast for Your Business or Organization?

This podcast was produced by Jim Ray Consulting Services.  Jim Ray, host of the Bellarmine on Business podcast, can help you with the concept development, implementation, production and distribution of your own podcast.  For more information, visit:

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RSB Strategic Plan


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


Vision: to be a hub for transformative business education.


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

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.

“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
  • Recognized as a CFA Institute Affiliated University

CFA Institute Affiliated University 


Bellarmine on Business Podcasts

Each monthly episode will feature lively discussions with faculty and/or alumni. See all Podcasts here.

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

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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Contact Us

Dr. Diane G. Bruce
Dean, School of Business

Tammy Donoho
Administrative Assistant

Dr.  Jorge A. Pazmiño
Director of Graduate and Executive Education Programs

Israel Cuenca, MBA, MSDM
Events Coordinator & Strategic Marketing 

For general inquiries, contact the W. Fielding Rubel School of Business at 502.272.8240 or