The Bloch School is the only fully accredited school of both business and public administration in the greater Kansas City area.
The Bloch School is nationally ranked, with distinction in a wide range of specializations, from entrepreneurship and innovation to real estate and nonprofit management. The school's vision is focused on entrepreneurial and innovative thinking as the foundation for transforming talent and achieving sustainable growth in for-profit, public and nonprofit enterprises.
The School's excellence in key areas has been recognized through recent rankings: Both the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are ranked among the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the nation by the Princeton Review; The Master of Public Affairs' Nonprofit Management concentration is ranked among the top 25 in the country by U.S. News & World Report -- and just jumped 10 spots in those rankings, rising from 25th to 15th; the Bloch Executive MBA was ranked No. 1 for career impact among U.S. public universities by Financial Times. The school's Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IEI) entrepreneurship MBA emphasis was recognized as the 2012 National Model Graduate Entrepreneurship Program by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
And this year, the Bloch School was ranked No. 1 in the world for innovation management research, surpassing such schools as M.I.T., Harvard and Stanford, by the Journal of Product Innovation Management, a leading innovation management academic journal.
The ranking was based on research over the past 20 years. A total of 625 universities were ranked on research topics in the field of innovation management. Three Bloch School entrepreneurship faculty, Dr. Michael Song, Dr. Mark Parry and Dr. Lisa Zhao, were also ranked among the top 50 innovation management scholars in the world by the Journal, with Song ranking as the world's No. 1 innovation management scholar again, Parry ranking No. 4 and Zhao ranking No. 50.
The Bloch School is known for its very diverse and accomplished faculty. Nearly all of the full-time faculty members hold Ph.D.s or doctoral equivalents.
The Bloch Executive MBA program is recognized for its commitment to continuous improvement, student development, and program innovation. It is the first Executive MBA program to establish an innovation residency; a pioneer in the use of an on-staff, executive coach to enhance EMBA student learning; the only program in the nation with its own resident philosopher; and an integrated approach to ethics embedded into 75 percent of the program's courses and 3 of its 4 immersion residencies.
A recent $32 million gift from Henry Bloch will fund a new state-of-the art facility, the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The new space will allow the Bloch School to double its total enrollment, from 1,500 to 3,000 students.