Applicants to the P.M.B.A program are considered for admission based on their undergraduate cumulative grade point averages, resumes, goal statements, and other criteria established by the faculty. Some candidates may be eligible for admission without the GMAT exam. For current admission requirements visit https://bloch.umkc.edu/graduate-program/pmba/admissions/.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Define, analyze, and evaluate business decisions in a global setting through an integrated analysis using tools found in the major business disciplines.
- Effectively demonstrate critical thinking skills in inference, analysis, and evaluation.
- Demonstrate the ability to work in teams.
- Conceptualize a complex issue into a coherent written statement and/or oral presentation.
- Demonstrate mastery of fundamental quantitative tools by successfully using those tools to interpret and evaluate quantitative information and synthesize that information with relevant non-quantitative information in order to arrive at a business decision.
The Professional M.B.A. Curriculum
The P.M.B.A. degree is a 39 credit hour program. The curriculum is comprised of two distinct stages: core classes and elective classes.
The program has the following unique features that are combined to develop graduates that are broadly educated, socially responsible, and knowledgeable managers.
- A 27 credit hour core curriculum that provides an integrative business foundation for decision-making.
- A 12 credit hour elective component that allows students the flexibility to design a program that uniquely fits their needs.
- Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting and/or have relevant work experience may waive up to six credit hours of the core related to these experiences. The specific courses waived will be determined in consultation with the managing director of graduate programs.This could reduce the core to 21 credit hours and the M.B.A. degree to a 33 credit hour program.
- An M.B.A. program of study must include 39 credit hours with a minimum of 33 hours of that course work completed at UMKC Students approved for a reduced M.B.A. core must show 33 hours on their program of study; 27 of those hours must be completed at UMKC. Transfer credit will be considered in accordance with the guidelines in the Master’s Degrees Academic Regulations section of the catalog.
The M.B.A. Core (27 credit hours)
The MBA degree consists of a 27 credit hour core. The core must be taken by all students enrolled in the program and is designed to provide graduates with a critical business foundation. Core courses include the following:
|ACCTNG 5503||Financial Accounting for Decision Making||3|
|DSOM 5511||Global Supply Chain and Operations Management||3|
|ENT 5508||Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Meeting the Management Challenge||3|
|FIN 5509||Financial Management||3|
|MGT 5512||Leading and Managing People, Teams and Organizations||3|
|MGT 5514||Strategic Management in the Globalized World||3|
|MIS 5507||Business Analytics and Statistics||3|
|MKT 5504||Marketing Management||3|
|PUB-ADM 5507||Management in Context||3|
Electives (12 hours)
The M.B.A. program allows students the flexibility of using 12 credit hours to meet their unique needs. Students should ensure that prerequisites are taken in the proper sequence. Not all classes are offered each semester. Students can select from the following elective options, grouped by discipline.
Students with prior preparation in accounting may be eligible to take other courses. Please consult with the M.B.A. program advisor for additional information.
|ACCTNG 5557||Introduction To Income Taxation||3|
|ACCTNG 5570||Fraud Examination||3|
Decision Science Operations Management:
|DSOM 5540||Service Operations Management||3|
|DSOM 5543||Project Management||3|
|DSOM 5544||Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management||3|
|DSOM 5545||Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Relationship Management||3|
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
|ENT 5525||Entrepreneurship: Managing Creativity And Innovation||3|
|ENT 5529||Entrepreneurship Scholars||3|
|ENT 5531||New Product Development||3|
|ENT 5533||Technology Management||3|
|ENT 5535||Small Business Management And Entrepreneurship||3|
|ENT 5545||Entrepreneurship And New Venture Creation||3|
|ENT 5552||Entrepreneurial Marketing||3|
|ENT 5563||Social Entrepreneurship||3|
|ENT 5585||Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital Investment||3|
|ENT 5587||Special Topics||3|
|FIN 5550||Advanced Financial Management Theory And Policies||3|
|FIN 5552||Global Financial Markets and Institutions||3|
|FIN 5553||Investment Analysis||3|
|FIN 5556||Management Of Financial Intermediaries||3|
|FIN 5557||Derivative Securities||3|
|FIN 5560||Financial Modeling||3|
|FIN 5561||Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|FIN 5562||Fixed Income Analysis||3|
|FIN 5563||Valuation/Mergers and Acquisitions||3|
|FIN 5564||Portfolio Management||3|
|FIN 5565||Alternative Investments||3|
|FIN 5567||Payment Systems||3|
|FIN 5576||Fundamentals of Fintech||3|
|HLTH-ADM 5571||Financial Management Issues of Health and Human Services Organizations||3|
|HLTH-ADM 5572||Quality and Safety in Health Care||3|
|HLTH-ADM 5573||Health and Social Equity||3|
|HLTH-ADM 5577||Leadership and Management in Health Care Organizations||3|
|HLTH-ADM 5578||Data Analysis for Health Care Managers||3|
|HLTH-ADM 5580||The Economics of Health and Medicine||3|
|HLTH-ADM 5581||Health Policy in the United States||3|
|MGT 5516||Leading Teams||3|
|MGT 5517||Leading Through Influence and Persuasion||3|
|MGT 5518||Leadership & Motivation||3|
|MGT 5519||Conflict Management and Negotiation Strategies||3|
|MGT 5533||Leading and Managing Change||3|
|MGT 5545||International Management||3|
|MGT 5552||International Study in Business||3|
|MGT 5566||Attracting, Retaining, and Developing Human Capital||3|
|MGT 5567||Total Rewards Management||3|
Management of Information Systems
|MIS 5529||Decision Support Systems||3|
|MIS 5552||Data Base Management||3|
|MKT 5539||Social and Mobile Marketing||3|
|MKT 5555||International Marketing||3|
|MKT 5560||Customer Insights and Communication Strategy||3|
|MKT 5562||Marketing Research & Data Analysis||3|
|MKT 5566||Customer Data Analytics||3|
|MKT 5575||Advanced Marketing Strategy||3|
|PUB-ADM 5525||Financial Accountability And Policy Development||3|
|PUB-ADM 5526||The Politics of Administration||3|
|PUB-ADM 5528||Supervision, Performance Leadership, & Human Resource Management||3|
|PUB-ADM 5535||Urban Policy and Administration||3|
|PUB-ADM 5536||Managing Urban Economic Development||3|
|PUB-ADM 5539||Urban Planning for Public Administrators||3|
|PUB-ADM 5541||Public Policy Development and Analysis||3|
|PUB-ADM 5544||Program Evaluation||3|
|PUB-ADM 5548||Leadership for Public Service||3|
|PUB-ADM 5551||Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|PUB-ADM 5552||Community Organizations and Public Policy||3|
|PUB-ADM 5553||Legal Framework & Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|PUB-ADM 5554||Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship||3|
|PUB-ADM 5556||Innovation in Nonprofit Management and Leadership||3|
|PUB-ADM 5573||Health and Social Equity||3|
|RL-EST 5556||Entrepreneurial Real Estate Process||3|
|RL-EST 5571||Real Estate Finance||3|
|RL-EST 5573||Real Estate Feasibility and Market Analysis||3|
|RL-EST 5574||Real Estate Construction and Development||3|
|RL-EST 5576||Real Estate Property and Portfolio Management||3|
|RL-EST 5577||Real Estate Valuation||3|
|RL-EST 5578||Legal Context of Real Estate||3|
Combined J.D./M.B.A. Program
The Bloch School and UMKC School of Law offer the combined J.D. and M.B.A. program. Students must satisfy the admission and degree requirements for the J.D. program as well as for the P.M.B.A. program. For further information, contact the School of Law or consult the Bloch School JD/MBA webpage.
Executive M.B.A. Program
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Bloch School’s E.M.B.A. program will gain the business knowledge skills needed to excel as executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders. The E.M.B.A. graduate will:
- Apply strategic frameworks to complex business issues and identify viable options and forward-looking strategies, through the integrated analysis of multiple functional perspectives - e.g. marketing, product development/service delivery, finance, operations, and human capital.
- Demonstrate enhanced understanding of complex public sector systems, processes and leaders, and identify and define the various forces that shape and impact business policy.
- Demonstrate the skills needed to generate creative solutions that address unmet needs and wants, evaluate the relative attractiveness of competing solutions, and organize to exploit opportunities in the marketplace.
- Utilize a knowledge framework to 1) critically think about and assess the impact and linkage of global influences, issues, trends, and decisions in business models; and 2) demonstrate insight and agility in operating within a global business environment.
- Demonstrate the communication and interpersonal skills needed for effective collaboration and creative problem-solving, as well as the versatility to add value in a variety of team roles - leader, expert, facilitator, etc.
- Demonstrate the ability to 1) diagnose complex business situations, recognizing key issues, tensions and dilemmas; and 2) articulate decisions and action plans that reflect comprehensive understanding of the human, political and cultural context as well as nuanced ways of building influence and support.
The Bloch Executive M.B.A. (E.M.B.A.) is a highly-selective degree program for experienced professionals. The program offers a comprehensive integrated curriculum, field experiences, and four residencies. It is distinguished by an emphasis on cohort-learning, teamwork, hands-on projects, leadership coaching and development, and learning activities that contribute substantial value to participants, employers, and the broader community.
Students are admitted each year to a new E.M.B.A. cohort through a special application process. Students begin coursework in mid-August, and program completion requires 21 months.
The program is composed of 16 semester-long, graduate-level courses and four week-long immersion residencies that are focused on leadership, innovation, public policy, and the global marketplace. A variety of teaching formats are employed, including case studies, group projects, simulations and role playing, fieldwork, interactive discussions, and renowned guest lecturers. Daylong classes meet three days per month (one Friday/ Saturday and one additional Saturday). Classes do not meet in June and July. To ensure that all students are up to speed on academic and business basics, the program starts with required orientation and an introduction to key subject areas, such as finance, accounting, and statistics.
The E.M.B.A. is designed for experienced professionals who possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited university and a minimum of 8 years of work experience with growing responsibilities for managing people, projects, and/or budgets. Admissions decisions are based on a combination of a solid academic record, demonstrated professional achievement, and evidence of a strong commitment to learning and to career and professional development. Further information on the Bloch E.M.B.A. program is available at (816) 235-6071 or at the program's web site https://bloch3.umkc.edu/emba/.
- Leadership Residency introduces students to fundamentals of business, organizational behavior, leadership, and teamwork.
- Financial Reporting Systems introduces generally accepted accounting principles and concepts along with the preparation and analysis of financial statements.
- Leadership and Organizations focuses on how organizations work and how leaders can set direction, marshal resources, and build support to move initiatives forward.
- Negotiation, Conflict Management, and Influence Skills
- Marketing Management examines the role of marketing in driving profitable revenue growth in companies.
- Organizational Finance gives students a thorough introduction to financial management that blends appropriate amounts of relevant theory with practical application.
- Business Analytics for Decision Making investigates the use of detailed sample data for purposes of estimating, predicting, forecasting, and explaining correlations among varied observations.
- Public Policy and Industry provides intensive exposure to the impact policy has on private sector performance. The course includes the required 4 day Washington, D.C. Residency to expand student understandings of the role of social leadership in the development of business policies, practices and processes.
- Product and Service Innovation gives students a grounded understanding of how to identify and evaluate business opportunities. Students engage in a set of business cases assembled to illuminate key concepts in Innovation.
- Talent Management
- Strategic Management examines the principles essential for the formulation and evaluation of strategy including industry analysis, strategic positioning, and the boundaries of the firm. The course also addresses the capacity of executive leadership to innovate and to create new or added values, as well as their responsibility for developing and communicating a clear vision and direction for a company's future.
- Elective or Advanced Topics in Finance builds on the previous finance course in the program and delves deeper into topics such as valuation, enterprise risk management, securities and investments, regulatory frameworks, and corporate governance.
- Global Initiatives in Management explores key, contemporary international business issues for leaders and for organizations in today's global economy and includes a required, 11 day, international residency experience in a major business center abroad.
- Strategy and New Venture Creation is the EMBA capstone experience. Students must integrate learning from the previous course work to develop a business plan for a new venture.
- Current issues in Management with Technology examines how technology impacts management, and exposes students to how technological agility is critical to organization success.
- Elective or Operations Management