BLOCH Henry W. Bloch School of Management University of Missouri-Kansas City
“At the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, we are all connected. Students connect with the learning process in and out of the classroom, faculty and staff connect with local businesses and nonprofit organizations, and alumni connect throughout the Kansas City region and beyond. All these connections ultimately provide unique opportunities to partner with YOU. We’ll provide tools for growth and relationships, and together, we can shake up the marketplace and the world.” Dean David P. Donnelly RESEARCH Behavioral judgment and decision-making as it relates to organizational performance, job satisfaction and stress PAST POSITION Associate dean and professor of accountancy, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
WELCOME TO BLOCH
Students at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management have two beautiful buildings in which to learn — the state-of-the-art Executive Hall, built in 2013, and Heritage Hall. Together, the buildings link the proud history of the Bloch School with the future of management education.
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES Enjoys golf, traveling and being a world-renowned grandpa
At the Bloch School of Management, “Innovation” and “Entrepreneurship” are more than course titles — they are the cornerstones upon which the curriculum is built. Bloch courses are designed around experiential, or hands-on, learning. Students roll their chairs into small groups, brainstorm and sketch ideas on whiteboards. They collaborate and create in ways that prepare them to succeed in today’s rapidly changing job market.
The Bloch School is named after Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of tax empire H&R Block and one of the world’s foremost entrepreneurs. Bloch has been deeply committed to the school’s success. With the help of his $32 million gift, the school was able to expand and build the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which has become a model for business schools nationwide.
BY THE NUMBERS
Business schools worldwide (including Bloch) accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2
Faculty and instructors added since 2009
Countries represented among Bloch students
Average class size
Bloch faculty and instructors
Bloch School enrollment (second-largest school on UMKC campus)
Bloch scholarships awarded for 2014-15
WHAT MAKES BLOCH
innovative thinking + experiential learning
SUCCESS “Bloch professors focus on hands-on learning, which increases students’ ability to apply research, make decisions and understand their chosen fields. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”
With a professor’s guidance, students work to solve real-world challenges. Classes in the Finance Lab have access to live market data.
Carly M. Jones (B.B.A.) Marketing emphasis
BETTER? HOLISTIC APPROACH
The Bloch School curriculum connects business and public administration, providing a holistic experience that is unusual among business schools. Bloch students are wellrounded because they understand how for-profit, nonprofit and public organizations work together. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
In addition to soaking up knowledge via traditional lectures, Bloch students pursue it for themselves in experiential learning spaces. With teachers as mentors, students work in teams and use technology and simulation to solve real-world problems. This hands-on approach gives Bloch students an edge when they graduate. ENTREPRENEURIAL EMPHASIS
The next generation of business leaders will need to be innovative thinkers who are quick on their feet and eager to embrace challenges and change. The Bloch School has been a pioneer in teaching entrepreneurship, and its programs have been recognized nationally for helping build dynamic leaders.
COLLEGE TOWN, Kansas City + Bloch School
CITY LIFE LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
The UMKC campus is in the heart of Kansas City, giving students an urban laboratory in which to connect, play, learn and succeed.
“Attending a university in an urban environment provides a lot of chances to get involved — from business internships to volunteer opportunities. With the number of alumni who stay in the area, it’s easy to make connections to land a job post-graduation.” John Brooks Jr. (B.B.A.)
Kansas City offers a vibrant arts community, live music and restaurants to suit every taste.
Enterprise Management emphasis, Theatre minor
KANSAS CITY: ON THE MOVE
Kansas City has been named “One of the Top 5 Cities To Keep on Your Radar.” The city is buzzing with positive energy, thanks in part to downtown revitalization, a burgeoning tech presence and a lively arts scene. Among the attractions this metro area of 2 million people has to offer: Museums devoted to art, jazz, World War I, Negro Leagues baseball, an 1850s steamboat, toys, college basketball, science and more Professional sports, including Kansas City Chiefs football, Royals baseball and Sporting KC soccer NASCAR auto racing First Fridays in the eclectic galleries of the Crossroads Arts District Live music at the Sprint Center and smaller venues Shopping and dining at the upscale Country Club Plaza Kansas City Zoo Single-track bike trails Disc golf Theme parks Festivals
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM MAXIMIZE your potential
“The diversity of students on campus has prepared me for life after graduation. I have been able to work with people from all walks of life. There are plenty of campus life opportunities, with more student organizations to join every year. You just have to get involved.” Alex Chang (B.B.A. ’14)
Velocity Consultant, Cerner Corp.
At the Bloch School, student groups offer a great way to meet new people, get involved and serve the community. You’ll be exposed to experiences that build both your professional and personal skills. Groups include: Alpha Kappa Psi Beta Alpha Psi Bloch Student Advisory Council Delta Sigma Pi Enactus Financial Management Association Marketing Club Public Administration Student Association Real Estate Club
bloch.umkc.edu/students STUDY ABROAD
Study abroad and community service through student organizations enrich the Bloch School experience.
London, Paris, Beijing, Cape Town — these are among the places Bloch students study with experienced faculty in one- and two-week programs. bloch.umkc.edu/global-programs
SCHOLARSHIPS AT A GLANCE AUTOMATIC SCHOLARSHIPS
BLOCH EXCELLENCE AWARD
26 ACT and 3.5 GPA; pursuing B.B.A. or B.S.A.
DECA LEADERSHIP AWARD
Note from high school DECA adviser; pursuing B.B.A. or B.S.A.
No. These one-time Bloch awards may be added to other UMKC scholarships, up to but not exceeding total educational fees.
28 ACT and top 5% class rank; resident of Missouri
23 ACT or top 10% class rank; resident of Missouri or Kansas Metro Rate county
The Bloch School propels its students ahead of the competition, no matter what their area of study.
METRO KANSAS CITY HIGH SCHOOL AWARD
Graduate of KCMO or KCK public high school
African-American, Latino or Native American; Nonresident fee differential nonresident of Missouri
$2,000 and nonresident fee differential, 40 transferable college hours; 3.0 GPA if applicable
Yes. Students who submit a complete application for admission by the appropriate deadline are automatically considered for these renewable UMKC scholarships.
Top 3% ACT or SAT; resident of Missouri
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
For a full list of the many freshman and transfer scholarships available at UMKC: sfa.umkc.edu
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Enterprise Management: Choose this emphasis if you like to multitask and are detail-oriented.
Entrepreneurship: Choose this emphasis if you’re self-motivated and enjoy building things from the ground up.
Finance: Choose this emphasis if you enjoy crunching numbers and analyzing diverse scenarios.
Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.) Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.)
Marketing: Choose this emphasis if you are creative and a good storyteller.
Management: Choose this emphasis if you are organized and like coming up with innovative solutions.
Master of Entrepreneurial Real Estate (M.E.R.E.)
Real Estate: Choose this emphasis if you
Accounting is an ideal field for people who are meticulous and logical.
Admission to UMKC is based on a combination of high school curriculum, class rank, GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Prospective freshmen should complete four years of high school English, four years of math, three years of science, three years of social studies, two years of the same foreign language and one year of the arts. TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS
enjoy negotiating and working closely with customers.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.A.)
Bloch is among only 5 percent of business schools worldwide accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Transfer students with a 2.5 GPA or higher are eligible for direct admission to the Bloch School. Transfer students with a 2.0 GPA or higher are eligible for general admission to UMKC.
The following materials must be postmarked by the application deadline: UMKC application Nonrefundable application fee Official high school transcript — high school students and transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable hours ACT/SAT score — high school students and transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable hours Official transcripts from all colleges attended
APPLICATION DEADLINES June 15 —Fall Semester Nov. 1 — Spring Semester
CAREER Find your
DREAM JOB “The Bloch School has a great reputation in the Kansas City business community. Its location allows students to intern at companies and apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-life situations.” Diane Winnard (B.S.A. ’09, M.S.A. ’10) Assurance Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
BUSINESS HAPPENS HERE
The Kansas City metropolitan area is home to more than 57,000 companies, from Fortune 500 firms to young startups. UMKC’s proximity and deep connections to Kansas City’s businesses give Bloch students an advantage in obtaining internships and full-time employment after graduation. BUILD YOUR NETWORK
The Bloch School has more than 15,000 alumni worldwide. More than 9,000 of them work at Kansas City organizations such as: American Century Investments American Red Cross Bernstein-Rein Black & Veatch Blue Cross Blue Shield Burns & McDonnell Cerner Corp. Children’s Mercy City of Kansas City, Missouri DST Systems Ernst & Young Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Freightquote Garmin International Inc. Girl Scouts Hallmark Cards Inc. H&R Block JE Dunn Construction Kansas City Power & Light Kansas City Royals KPMG Companies Sprint Corp. St. Luke’s Hospital UMB
The Bloch School Career Network helps students find the right position with the right organization at the right time. Dozens of career fairs, employer roundtables and seminars are held each year to connect student interns with corporate partners. 12
See for yourself what makes the Bloch School so special. Contact us at bloch.umkc.edu/visit or 816-235-5155 to schedule a tour. Henry W. Bloch School of Management 5110 Cherry St. Kansas City, MO 64110 email@example.com 816-235-5155
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