Business Administration

Chair or Program Director: 

John T. Byrd, Ph.D., Chair
Horrigan Hall 012-N, Phone 502.272.8473,


Daniel L. Bauer, DBA; Patricia L. Carver, MBA, CPA; David Collins, Ph.D., CPA; Ida Kutschera, Ph.D.; Michael R. Luthy, Ph.D., PCM; Michael D. Mattei, Ph.D.; Mike H. Ryan, Ph.D.; Joe Thornton, DM; Julie F. Toner, Ph.D.

The business administration curriculum focuses on the understanding and application of fundamental business skills. Consistent with the Business School’s mission of programs in the Catholic Liberal Arts tradition and in recognition of the importance of the integration of the disciplines, business administration majors are strongly encouraged to double major or minor in second fields such as foreign language, communication, economics, psychology, computer science, and others. Professional internships are also an integral part of the business administration program. Internships provide students with relevant professional experience and employment opportunities upon graduation.

Learning Goals - BA in Business Administration

  1. Business Administration graduates will receive a quality education.
  2. Business Administration graduates will demonstrate the ability to recognize and analyze ethical problems and view business as having social responsibilities.
  3. The Business Administration degree will significantly enhance the career advancement opportunities of its graduates.
  4. Each student must demonstrate the ability to recognize increasing globalization, and its impact on business practices.
  5. Students shall be able to express themselves clearly and professionally in oral presentations.

AACSB Accreditation

The W. Fielding Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University is accredited by 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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