The Bloch School requires a minimum of 123 credit hours to earn the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.  This total includes course work in the following areas: General Education, Electives, Basic Skills, Business Core and Emphasis.  All students pursuing the BBA degree must select an emphasis area.  Options include: Enterprise Management; Entrepreneurship (two interest area options); Finance; Management; Marketing; Real Estate.

See the Bloch School Undergraduate Policies and Procedures section (link to for additional information.

University Requirements

General Education

The UMKC General Education Core is the university-wide curriculum that all undergraduate students will complete.  The 30-credit hour core curriculum includes three course types designated as Anchor, Discourse and Focus and is detailed in the General Education section of the catalog.

Constitution Course 

Every undergraduate student must take a course covering the United States Constitution and the Missouri State Constitution before graduation. Course options are included in the program requirements section below.

RooWriter Assessment

Candidates for all baccalaureate degrees must complete the online UMKC RooWriter Writing Assessment after they have passed Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) but before they have attained 90 credit hours. Incoming transfer students with more than 90 credit hours must complete the RooWriter by the end of their first semester of enrollment or within one semester after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent). Students who have not completed the RooWriter Writing Assessment within two semesters after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) will be blocked from enrollment until they successfully complete the RooWriter. Additional information is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.

Exit Examinations

Information on exit examinations and/or major field exams is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Demonstrate technical competence in domestic and global business through the study of major disciplines within the fields of business.
  • Define, analyze and devise solutions for structured and unstructured business problems and issues by using cohesive and logical reasoning patterns for evaluating information, materials and data.
  • Conceptualize a complex issue into a coherent written statement and oral presentation.
  • Exhibit competence in the uses of technology in modern organizational operations.
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of creating and managing innovation, new business development and high-growth potential entities.

Program Requirements

Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework

Anchor I 13
Anchor II 13
Anchor III 13
DISC 100Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)3
DISC 200Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)3
DISC 300Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)3
Focus A 13
Focus B (Satisfied in program requirements below)
Focus C (May be satisfied by the Constitution course requirement below)
Focus Elective (Satisfied by program requirements below)
'Total credits' in this section indicates the number of General Education Core credit hours that are not met by the degree specific requirements outlined below.
Total Credits21

See the UMKC General Education Core section of the catalog for available Anchor and Focus course options.

Constitution Course Requirement

Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.” 

Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:

Choose one of the following:3
The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process
U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1
U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1
Constitutional History of the United States
Honors American Government (Focus C) 1
American Government (Focus C) 1
Total Credits3

 Course may satisfy both the UMKC General Education Core (Focus C) and Constitution requirements.

There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:

  • Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
  • Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
  • Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.

Program Prerequisites

ACCTNG 210Introduction To Financial Accounting3
ACCTNG 211Introduction To Managerial Accounting3
ECON 201Introduction To Economics I (Focus B)3
ECON 202Introduction To Economics II (Focus B)3
MATH 110College Algebra (Focus B)3
MATH 206Brief Calculus And Matrix Algebra3
MIS 202Computer Applications In Management3
STAT 235Elementary Statistics (Focus B)3
Total Credits24

Major Requirements

Courses for the B.B.A. program are listed below. All students must complete the core curriculum and choose one of six emphasis areas:

  • Enterprise Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

Prior to enrolling in any course, students must ensure they have completed the necessary prerequisites.

Core B.B.A. Curriculum
DSOM 309Intermediate Business Statistics3
DSOM 326Production/Operations Management3
ECON 302Microeconomic Analysis3
ENT 460Creating the Enterprise3
FIN 325Financial Management3
MGT 301Effective Business Communication3
or MGT 301A Effective Business Communication for Non-Native Speakers
MGT 306Legal, Ethical And Regulatory Environment Of Business3
MGT 330Understanding the Individual in the Organization3
MGT 355Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership3
MGT 370International Management3
or MGT 470 International Study in Business
MGT 471Strategic Management3
MIS 402Information Management3
MKT 324Marketing Concepts3
Emphasis Area Electives 115
Total Credits54

Please choose from one of the emphasis areas below.

General Electives 121

 A maximum of two hours of PE activity is accepted as elective credit. Applied or military science and vocational courses may not be taken for elective credit.

Minimum GPA: 2.25 (UM and in-major)

Total Credit Hours: 123

Emphasis Areas

Enterprise Management Option

Required Enterprise Management Courses
DSOM 346Management Analysis3
MGT 337Managing Human Capital3
Required Enterprise Management Electives, pick 3 from:9
Quality and Process Improvement
Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation
Financial Statement Analysis
International Study in Business 1
International Management
Managing the Information Systems Resource
Market Analysis
Total Credits15

The course taken to meet the Business Core requirement may not count toward the required electives in Enterprise Management

Entrepreneurship Option with Entrepreneurship Interest Area

Required Entrepreneurship Courses
ENT 215/315Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ENT 327Creating the New Venture: Experiential Learning3
ENT 332Managing the New Venture: Experiential Learning3
Required Entrepreneurship Electives, pick 2 from:6
Creativity, Innovation, and Problem Solving
New Product Development
Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation
Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital Investment
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Other ENT courses approved by faculty
Total Credits15

Students in the Entrepreneurship emphasis replace the Bloch School capstone course, ENT 460, with a 300- or 400-level Bloch School elective.

Entrepreneurship Option with Innovation Management Interest Area

Required Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management Courses
ENT 215/315Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ENT 361New Product Development3
Required Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management Electives, pick 3 from:9
Real Estate Principles
Creativity, Innovation, and Problem Solving
Creating the New Venture: Experiential Learning
Managing the New Venture: Experiential Learning
Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation
Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital Investment
Real Estate Finance Fundamentals
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Or, select two courses from the above list of Entrepreneurship/Innovation Management electives and one of the following:
Financial Statement Analysis
Market Analysis
Internet/Direct Marketing
Services Marketing
Marketing Strategy
Total Credits15

Students in the Entrepreneurship emphasis replace the Bloch School capstone course, ENT 460, with a 300- or 400-level Bloch School elective.

Finance Option

Required Finance Courses
FIN 326Financial Management 23
FIN 345Investments3
FIN 435Advanced Corporate Finance3
FIN 445Advanced Investments3
Required Finance electives, pick one from:3
Global Financial Markets and Institutions
Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
International Financial Management
Payment Systems
Financial Statement Analysis
Commercial Bank Management
Total Credits15

Management Option

Required Management courses, pick five from:15
Managing Human Capital
Groups and Teams
Managing in a Virtual Environment
International Management 1
International Study in Business
The Professional Experience: Internship
Managing the Information Systems Resource
Total Credits15

 MGT 470 taken to meet the Business Core requirement may not count toward the required electives in Management.

Marketing Option

Required Marketing Courses
MKT 335Consumer Behavior in Marketing3
MKT 348Market Analysis3
MKT 480Marketing Strategy3
Required Marketing electives, pick 2 from:6
New Product Development
Sales and Promotion Strategies
Sales Management
Internet/Direct Marketing
Introduction to Retailing and Pricing
Services Marketing
Total Credits15

Real Estate Option

Required Real Estate Courses
RL-EST 321Real Estate Principles3
RL-EST 421Real Estate Finance Fundamentals3
RL-EST 425Principles of Real Estate Property Management3
Required Real Estate electives, pick 2 from:6
Internship: Real Estate
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Creating the New Venture: Experiential Learning
New Product Development
Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital Investment
Several Real Estate courses are crosslisted with Entreprenuership courses. Students pursuing the Real Estate emphasis should enroll in the courses designated as RL-EST where appropriate.
Total Credits15


Students will take electives to bring their program total to 123 credit hours.  The number of hours required will vary based on selections made to satisfy general education requirements and will generally range from 15-21 hours.  Electives can be used to pursue a minor or can be individually-selected courses to build a specific skill set or explore a particular interest.  Students can have no more than 2 credit hours of physical education activity course work.  Additionally, remedial courses, military science classes and vocational course work will not apply.

Graduation Requirements

All students must satisfactorily complete the RooWriter before enrolling in MGT 301.  Information regarding the RooWriter is available at

The BBA degree will be awarded on satisfaction of the following:

  1. Completion of the degree requirements and a minimum of 123 credit hours.
  2. Achievement of a 2.25 GPA; satisfactory academic standing is based on:
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.25 for all University of Missouri courses; and
  • GPA of 2.25 for all required junior-and senior-level in-major courses completed at UM schools.
  1. Completion of 50% of junior/senior in-major courses at UMKC. 
  2. Completion of the RooWriter, the ETS Proficiency Profile and other assessment exercises assigned by the Bloch faculty.
  3. Completion of the Constitution requirement.
  4. Filing of a required application for graduation at the beginning of the senior year.

Students are responsible for ensuring their course of study falls within program guidelines.

Tools for Planning and Fulfilling Academic Requirements

UMKC’s Major Maps (link to are detailed, semester by semester plans that lead a student to complete all degree requirements within four years.  Plans include benchmarks and critical courses by term that assist a student’s evaluation of progress and major “fit.”  In order to ensure that the appropriate courses are taken, students are encouraged to consult with an adviser for this major.

UMKC’s Degree Audit System (link to provides an individual evaluation of all degree requirements (General Education Core, Degree-Specific, Major-Specific, etc.) for student’s officially recorded (Office of Registration and Records) and “what if” plans of study.  This evaluation is used to certify all graduation requirements.