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About the Bloch School

Degree Programs

The Bloch School offers the degrees of bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.), bachelor of science in accounting (B.S. in accounting), master of business administration (MBA), master of public administration (M.P.A.), master of science in accounting (M.S. in accounting), master of science in finance (M.S.F.), and master of entrepreneurial real estate (M.E.R.E.). Within the MBA program there is an Executive MBA (EMBA) offering, within the M.P.A., there is an Executive M.P.A. (E.M.P.A.) and within the M.E.R.E., there is an Executive program (E.M.E.R.E.). Additionally, the School has two joint degree programs with the UMKC School of Law, the J.D./MBA and the J.D./M.P.A. degrees, and also participates in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. The Bloch School also offers business and entrepreneurship minors.



The University has offered business courses since 1933. In 1953, with the support and encouragement of the Kansas City community, the School of Business Administration was established. Since that time, the Bloch School has grown to a student body of 1,900 and a faculty of approximately 45 professional educators. In January 1988, the School was renamed for Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block, and moved into a newly expanded building. In 2010, the School officially changed its name to the Henry W. Bloch School of Management to reflect our differentiation as a school that integrates business management, public administration and the infusion of a global, innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.


Mission and Vision

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management develops purposeful, entrepreneurial and innovative leaders to meet changing global demands, and advances knowledge and practice through excellent teaching, scholarship, outreach and service.

The Bloch School aspires to be Kansas City's nationally and globally preeminent school of management focusing on entrepreneurship and innovative thinking as the foundation for transforming talent and achieving sustainable growth in for-proft, public, and nonprofit enterprises.



The Bloch School is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).


Advising and Student Services

Staff in the Student Services Office, room 115 of the Bloch School, assist students in applying for admission, planning programs and registering for courses. Freshmen and junior students must be advised each semester and advising is required for new students and students on probation.  Advising information can be found at Faculty of the School's six curricular departments are also available to discuss students' programs. Students in the M.P.A., M.E.R.E., M.S.F., and MSA programs are advised by departmental faculty.


The Bloch School offers numerous scholarships for students enrolled in Bloch degree programs. Information and applications are available on the Bloch School Web site at March 1 is the deadline for the majority of these scholarships, which are awarded for the following academic year. For information on loans, grants and other financial aid, contact the UMKC Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.


Students who want to experience work opportunities while in school are encouraged to take their learning beyond the classroom through internships. For-credit internships typically carry one to three hours of credit. To earn academic credit, students should identify a Bloch School faculty member qualified and willing to supervise an internship, complete an internship form available on the Bloch School Web site at and enroll in an approved internship course. Interested students may contact the UMKC Career Services Office or refer to the Bloch School Career Launcher (available on Blackboard for students admitted to the Bloch School) for internship opportunities.

International Study Abroad

Bloch School students have the opportunity to study abroad for credit. Students may study for a week, a semester, an academic year or in a special summer program at business schools in Europe and other parts of the world. Students who are interested in study abroad opportunities should contact the Bloch School Student Services Office or the UMKC Center for International Academic Programs.