About the Bloch School
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 (M.B.A.), 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 M.B.A. (E.M.B.A.) and Professional M.B.A. offerings. A Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is available. Additionally, the Bloch School has two joint degree programs with the UMKC School of Law, the J.D./M.B.A. 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 Department of Public Affairs has a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Innovation, a Graduate Certificate in Urban Policy Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership.
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 50 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.
We are Kansas City's business school, partnering with for-profit, non-profit, and public sector stakeholders to promote inclusive prosperity.
We leverage our partnerships and connectivity to promote experiential learning, encourage career and entrepreneurial success, provide access to thought leaders, and develop talent through distinctive education experiences.
Following the inspiration offered by Mr. Henry W. Bloch, our work is guided by our commitment to:
- Entrepreneurial thinking
- Civic mindedness and a community orientation
- Inclusiveness and respect for diversity
- Global awareness
- Working hard, persevering, and making a difference
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 Business and Management MAP of Roo Advising assist undergraduate 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. Students pursuing the M.B.A., M.P.A., M.S.A., M.S.E.R.E. and M.S.F. degrees are advised by staff in the Graduate Programs Office, room 418 Bloch Executive Hall. Advising information can be found at https://bloch.umkc.edu/students/advising/. Faculty of the School's six curricular departments are also available to discuss students' programs.
The Bloch School offers numerous scholarships for students enrolled in Bloch degree programs. Information and application links are available on the Bloch School Web site at https://bloch.umkc.edu/students/paying-for-school/. 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 https://bloch.umkc.edu/students/policies-and-forms/ and enroll in an approved internship course. Interested students should contact the Bloch Career Center 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 talk with their advisor or the UMKC Study Abroad and Global Engagement office.
The Bloch Career Center is a full-service office working with students, alumni and employers. Their staff are committed to helping Bloch students connect with careers they care about and collaborate with Kansas City’s top employers to create opportunities for Bloch School students.