Admission requirements

  • First-time college students who meet general university admissions requirements can be admitted directly to the Bloch School.
  • Transfer students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Transfer students may contact the Bloch School Student Services Office at to determine the transferability of prior coursework.


  • The Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC offers a high-quality education, a student-focused environment, and close connections to Kansas City's leaders, employers, businesses and organizations.
  • Our knowledgeable and involved faculty members, innovative academic programs and research centers, and close ties with business and community partners provide the career tools you'll need to succeed.
  • The Bloch School benefits from all the resources of UMKC, Kansas City's major teaching and research university, and is the only school in the Kansas City region fully accredited in both business and public administration.
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Fast facts

  • The Bloch School was included in The Princeton Review's Best Business Schools, 2008.
  • The Bloch School is named for benefactor Henry Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block.
  • Bloch alumni number more than 8,500 in Kansas City and 13,000 worldwide, and have gone on to impressive careers, from mayor of Kansas City to CEOs and senior executives at H&R Block, Sprint and Hallmark.
  • Bloch faculty are nationally recognized experts on the cutting edge of business and community issues. Bloch's Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is home to two of the world's top scholars in innovation management.
  • The typical class size of a junior/senior level accounting class is 25-30 students.
  • Many of our B.S.A. graduates go on to complete their M.S.A. in 30 additional hours.
  • The Bloch School often has more accounting internships than students to fill them.


  • Bloch School faculty care about student success. They excel in classroom teaching and receive frequent recognition for their instructional excellence and commitment to the professional development and advancement of their students.
  • Our faculty are active scholars who publish books, cases and articles in leading academic and professional journals. All faculty hold doctorates or graduate degrees appropriate to their areas of specialization.
  • They bring a range of professional experiences to their work. Many advise and consult with leading corporations, governmental agencies, or nonprofit organizations across the nation and around the world. In their teaching, research and outreach, Bloch School faculty are at the cutting edge of business and civic issues. They challenge their students to develop the skills and understanding needed to do the same.

Student organizations

The Bloch School has several student organizations that are great places to network and meet future colleagues, including:

  • Beta Alpha Psi (national accounting fraternity)
  • Bloch School Student Association (student government)
  • The Ei Club (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
  • Delta Sigma Pi (national business fraternity)
  • Financial Management Association
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) 


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Contact us

Office of Admissions

120 Administrative Center
5115 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-235-1111
Toll-free: 1-800-775-8652
Relay Missouri: 1-800-735-2966 (TTY)

Visit us

Students are encouraged to schedule a campus visit by visiting or calling 816-235-8652.


UMKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.