The Bloch School offers the degrees of bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.), bachelor of science in accounting (B.S.A.), master of business administration (MBA), master of public administration (M.P.A.), master of science in accounting (M.S.A.), master of science in finance (M.S.F.), and master of science in entrepreneurial real estate (M.S.E.R.E.). Within the MBA program there are Executive MBA (EMBA) and Full-Time MBA offerings. Within the M.P.A., there is an Executive M.P.A. (E.M.P.A.) offering. Additionally, the Bloch School has two joint degree programs with the UMKC School of Law, the J.D./MBA and the J.D./M.P.A. degrees, participates in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program and offers a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The Bloch School also offers business and entrepreneurship minors.
The University has offered business courses since 1933. In 1953, with the support and encouragement of the Kansas City community, the School of Business Administration was established. Since that time, the Bloch School has grown to a student body of 1900, and a faculty of approximately 45 professional educators. In January 1988, the School was renamed for Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block, and moved into a newly expanded building. In 2010, the School officially changed its name to the Henry W. Bloch School of Management to reflect our differentiation as a school that integrates business management, public administration and the infusion of a global, innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. In the fall of 2013, the school opened a second building with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation and executive education.
Mission and Vision
The Henry W. Bloch School of Management develops purposeful, entrepreneurial and innovative leaders to meet changing global demands, and advances knowledge and practice through excellent teaching, scholarship, outreach and service.
The Bloch School aspires to be Kansas City's nationally and globally preeminent school of management focusing on entrepreneurship and innovative thinking as the foundation for transforming talent and achieving sustainable growth in for-proft, public, and nonprofit enterprises.
The Bloch School is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).
Advising and Student Services
Staff in the Student Services Office, room 115 of the Bloch Heritage Hall, assist students in planning programs and registering for courses. Freshmen and junior students must be advised each semester and advising is required for new students and students on probation. Advising information can be found at http://bloch.umkc.edu/students/student-services/advising.aspx. Faculty of the School's six curricular departments are also available to discuss students' programs. Students in the M.P.A. and M.S.E.R.E. programs are advised by departmental faculty. MBA students are advised by MBA departmental staff.
The Bloch School offers numerous scholarships for students enrolled in Bloch degree programs. Information and applications are available on the Bloch School Web site at http://bloch.umkc.edu/students/paying-for-school/bloch-scholarships.aspx. March 1 is the deadline for the majority of these scholarships, which are awarded for the following academic year. For information on loans, grants and other financial aid, contact the UMKC Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.
Students who want to experience work opportunities while in school are encouraged to take their learning beyond the classroom through internships. For-credit internships typically carry one to three hours of credit. To earn academic credit, students should identify a Bloch School faculty member qualified and willing to supervise an internship, complete an internship form available on the Bloch School Web site at http://bloch.umkc.edu/students/student-services/forms.aspx and enroll in an approved internship course. Interested students should contact the Bloch Career Services for internship opportunities. International students must also apply through the International Student Affairs Office to receive approval to work off campus.
International Study Abroad
Bloch School students have the opportunity to study abroad for credit. Students may study for a week, a semester (including summer), or an academic year. Students who are interested in study abroad opportunities should contact the Bloch School Student Services Office or the UMKC International Academic Programs Office.