University Requirements

General Education

UMKC Essentials is the university-wide curriculum that all undergraduate students will complete. The 30-credit hour program includes a First Year Experience course; three critical thinking courses in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Natural & Physical Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences; a Culture and Diversity course; a Civic & Urban Engagement course; two courses in Composition and one course in Communication; and a Math Pathway course.

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.

Exit Examinations

Information on exit examinations is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.

Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination

In accordance with Missouri Senate Bill 807 (section 170.013.1), 'any student entering a public institution of higher education for the first time after July 2019 who is pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree from such institution shall successfully pass an examination on the provisions and principles of American civics with a score of seventy percent or greater as a condition of graduation from such institution'.  To satisfy this requirement at UMKC, students access the exam through the Canvas site. This requirement will be listed in the degree audit system as, 'Take State Mandated Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination', and listed on the transcript as 'Missouri Civics Examination'.   

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • be able to analyze and synthesize diverse stakeholder perspectives in health services;
  • be able to articulate and communicate health policy positions to key decision makers;
  • be able to apply the frameworks of economic decision-making to the health landscape;
  • be able to perform basic economic analysis using models and applied mathematics.

Admission Requirements

First-time college students are eligible to be admitted to the Bloch School if they meet regular UMKC entrance requirements. Those transferring from other institutions must have 2.5 cumulative and University of Missouri (UM) GPAs. Intra-university transfers can enter Bloch School programs with a 2.25 UM GPA. All students are required to maintain a 2.25 cumulative University of Missouri GPA while enrolled in this program.

Program Requirements

The Bloch School requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to earn the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree.  This total includes coursework in the following areas: General Education, Basic Skills, General Electives, Business Core, Emphasis Area, and Interest Area.  All students pursuing the B.B.A. degree must select an emphasis area and a complementary interest area. 

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

UMKC Essentials

First Semester Experience Course (GEFSE)3
Written Communication:
ENGLISH 110English I: Introduction To Academic Prose3
ENGLISH 225English II: Intermediate Academic Prose3
Oral Communication (choose one of the following):3
Fundamentals Of Effective Speaking And Listening
Principles Of Communication
Argumentation And Debate (offered via dual credit only)
Interpersonal Communication
Math Pathway (satisfied in major requirements below)
Critical Thinking in Arts & Humanities (GECRT-AH)3
Critical Thinking in Natural & Physical Sciences (GECRT-SC)3
Critical Thinking in Social & Behavioral Sciences (GECRT-SS)3
Culture & Diversity Course (GECDV)3
Civic & Urban Engagement Course (GECUE)3
Total Credits27

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
U.S. History Since 1877
Honors American Government
American Government
Total Credits3

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.

Basic Skills Coursework

ACCTNG 210Introduction To Financial Accounting (Includes Lab)3
ACCTNG 211Introduction To Managerial Accounting3
DSOM 211Business Analytics I3
or STAT 235 Elementary Statistics
or STAT 115 Statistical Reasoning
or MOTRMATH 110 MOTR Statistical Reasoning
ECON 201Introduction to Economics I3
ECON 202Introduction To Economics II3
MATH 110Precalculus Algebra (satisfies Math Pathway)3
MGT 256Legal and Regulatory Contexts of Organizations3
MIS 202Computer Applications In Management3
Total Credits24

Major Requirements

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

International Requirement
Select one from: 1, 23
International Management
International Study in Business
Other classes approved by Management Department
Total Credits3
Core B.B.A. Curriculum
DSOM 311Business Analytics II3
DSOM 340Supply Chain and Operations Management3
ENT 315Entrepreneurial Mindset and Opportunity Recognition3
FIN 325Financial Management3
MGT 301Effective Business Communication3
or MGT 301A Effective Business Communication for Non-Native Speakers
MGT 332Principles of Organizational Behavior3
MGT 471Strategic Management3
MIS 402Information Management3
MKT 324Principles of Marketing3
Health Administration Emphasis Area Coursework
HLTH-ADM 471Financial Management Issues of Health and Human Services Organizations3
HLTH-ADM 477Leadership and Management in Health Care Organizations3
HLTH-ADM 480The Economics of Health and Medicine3
HLTH-ADM 481Health Policy in the United States3
Interest Area9
Total Credits48

General Electives

General Electives 115

Minimum GPA: 2.25 (UM and in-major)

Total Credit Hours: 120

 Interest Areas (choose one interest area below)

Analytics and Business Intelligence Interest Area

MGT 367Human Resource Analytics3
or DSOM 346 Service Industry Analytics
MKT 390Customer Data Analytics3
or DSOM 443 Project Management
DSOM 487Special Topics3
or ACCTNG 487 Special Topics
Total Credits9

Banking and Financial Services Interest Area

Select three courses from the following:9
Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
Payment Systems
Commercial Bank Management
Introduction to Fintech
Total Credits9

Corporate Accounting Interest Area

ACCTNG 306Introduction to the Accounting Profession and Procedures3
ACCTNG 307Cost Management3
ACCTNG 412Introduction to Income Taxation3
or ACCTNG 470 Fraud Examination
Total Credits9

Corporate Finance and Investments Interest Area

FIN 350Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance3
or ACCTNG 307 Cost Management
or ACCTNG 412 Introduction to Income Taxation
FIN 419Financial Statement Analysis3
FIN 445Advanced Investments3
or FIN 476 Introduction to Fintech
Total Credits9

Financial Management Interest Area

FIN 326Financial Management 23
FIN 340Financial Markets and Institutions3
FIN 345Investments3
or ACCTNG 307 Cost Management
Total Credits9

Innovation and Design Interest Area

ENT 326Creativity, Innovation, and Problem Solving3
ENT 327Designing the Business Model3
ENT 364Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation3
or ENT 461 Social Entrepreneurship
Total Credits9

Market Research and Analytics Interest Area

DSOM 487Special Topics3
or ACCTNG 487 Special Topics
MKT 390Customer Data Analytics3
MKT 430Personal Selling3
Total Credits9

Organizational Leadership Interest Area

MGT 337Managing Human Capital3
MGT 360Groups and Teams3
or ENT 326 Creativity, Innovation, and Problem Solving
or DSOM 443 Project Management
or MGT 372 Ethics and Leadership
or MGT 374 Leading a Positive Workplace
or MGT 410 Corporate Social Responsibilty
or MIS 415 Managing the Information Systems Resource
MGT 370International Management3
or MGT 375 Global Mindset for Managers
or MGT 470 International Study in Business
Total Credits9

Real Estate Interest Area

RL-EST 321Real Estate Principles3
RL-EST 421Real Estate Finance Fundamentals3
RL-EST 425Principles of Real Estate Property Management3
Total Credits9

Sales and Business Development Interest Area

MKT 335Customer Insights3
or MKT 390 Customer Data Analytics
MKT 420Sales Management3
MKT 430Personal Selling3
Total Credits9

Startup Interest Area

ENT 327Designing the Business Model3
ENT 329Entrepreneurship Scholars3
ENT 361New Product Development3
Total Credits9

Technology, Innovation, and Management Interest Area

ENT 326Creativity, Innovation, and Problem Solving3
ENT 341Technology Entrepreneurship3
ENT 361New Product Development3
Total Credits9

Graduation Requirements

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

  1. Completion of the degree requirements and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  2. Achievement of a 2.25 GPA; satisfactory academic standing is based on:
    1. Cumulative GPA of 2.25 for all University of Missouri courses; and
    2. GPA of 2.25 for all required junior-and senior-level in-major courses completed at UM schools.
  3. Completion of 50% of junior/senior in-major courses at UMKC. 
  4. Completion of HEIghten, and other assessment exercises assigned by the Bloch faculty.
  5. Completion of the Constitution requirement.
  6. 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 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 the undergraduate advisor for this major. Please see the tab above to view the major map for this program.

UMKC’s Transfer Guides provide detailed guidance on recommended transfer coursework, plans of study, transfer timelines, and transfer contact information. To ensure a seamless transfer experience, students are encouraged to work with both their community college advisor and a UMKC advisor when planning their coursework.

UMKC’s PlanMyDegree ‘Audit’ degree audit system provides an individual evaluation of all degree requirements (General Education, Degree Specific, Major Specific, etc.) for students' officially recorded (Office of Registration and Records) and “what if” exploratory plans of study.  This evaluation is used to certify all graduation requirements.

UMKC’s PlanMyDegree ‘Plans’ degree planning tool enables students to develop a personalized semester by semester plan of study towards completion of degree requirements for student’s officially recorded (Office of Registration and Records) and “what if” exploratory plans of study. Update and edit your full plan to degree completion each term and confirm accuracy each semester with your Academic Advisor(s).

Four Year Graduation Plan - Courses & Critical Benchmarks for First Time College Students:

UMKC's Major Maps are detailed, undergraduate four-year course outlines that inform students on the classes they should take and when to take them. Outlines are updated yearly. Graduate students should visit their program's individual school for program outlines.

The following is a sample course of study. Your path to graduation may vary based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, transfer work from other institutions of higher learning, and placement in Mathematics. You are responsible for checking prerequisites to any courses. It is the Student’s responsibility to ensure that all program requirements are met. This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement.

First Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
MATH 110CC3COMM-ST 110 or 277CC3
MGT 100 (or other general elective)CC3MIS 202CC3
 15 15
Second Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
ECON 201 or 202CC3ECON 201 or 202CC3
GECDV 2013MGT 2563
HISTORY 101, 102, or POL-SCI 2103GECUE 2013
 15 15
Third Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
MGT 301 or 301A3MKT 324CC3
MGT 332CC33XX/4XX Interest Area Course3
General Elective3General Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
ENT 3153DSOM 3403
HLTH-ADM 4713MGT 4713
MIS 4023MGT 370 or 4703
3XX/4XX Interest Area Course33XX/4XX Interest Area Course3
General Elective3General Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

Recommendations to Maintain Progress toward 4-Year Degree Completion

  • Completion of the First Semester Experience (FSE) course in first term.
  • Early completion of Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Math Pathway requirements.
  • Maintain the minimum GPA required for academic Good Standing for your degree program.
  • Completion at least 15 credit hours toward degree each regular semester. (Students may use the summer to ensure completion of 30 hours per academic year or to lighten Fall and Spring course loads.)
  • Enrollment in Critical Courses as listed on the Major Map is recommended in order to maintain timely progress and completion of prerequisite coursework.
  • Regular consultation with Academic Advisor(s) for program(s) of study is strongly recommended and may be required for some degree programs.

Advising Contact Information

Bloch School of Management Student Services

115 Bloch Heritage Hall