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The architectural curves of Bloch Executive Hall underscore a popular saying at the school: “The path of innovation is never a straight line.�

On the cover: Doranne Hudson (center) enjoyed a distinguished career at the Gillette Co. and Hallmark Cards Inc. before joining Bloch to teach MBA courses in leadership.


INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP are more than course titles at the Bloch School — they are the cornerstones upon which all programs are built. Our graduate students collaborate and create in ways that prepare them to succeed in today’s rapidly changing job market. The Bloch School leads the way in experiential, or hands-on, practical learning for graduate students. Classes meet in the state-of-the-art Executive Hall, an innovative space that inspires team learning, idea sharing and collaboration. At Bloch, our graduate programs offer outstanding centers of excellence, networking opportunities and mentors to help students succeed.

OUR BENEFACTOR The Bloch School bears the name of Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of 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 expanded and built the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which has become a model for schools nationwide.


The Henry W. Bloch School of Management offers 10 graduate degrees that help advance careers. A network of alumni, professionals and mentors adds value to practical skills taught in the classroom, and students apply their new knowledge to real-world situations. Our graduate programs are personalized to fit the goals and schedules of each student.

Master of Entrepreneurial Real Estate Master of Science in Accounting Master of Science in Finance Master of Public Administration Executive Master of Public Administration Master of Business Administration • Professional MBA • Intensive Full-Time MBA • Executive MBA Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Interdisciplinary Doctorate in Public Affairs and Administration

Bloch is among only 5 percent of business schools worldwide accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL Leverage your skills Bloch master’s programs build better leaders and problem-solvers. PROGRAM





Master of Entrepreneurial Real Estate

Mostly MondayThursday evenings


Those wanting advanced commercial real estate knowledge

2 years

Master of Science in Accounting*

Mostly MondayThursday evenings


Students seeking CPA certification or other professional licenses

2-3 years

Master of Science in Finance**

Mostly MondayThursday evenings


Students seeking CFA or CFP certification or financial leadership positions

Master of Public Administration

Mostly MondayThursday evenings


Professionals seeking leadership roles in nonprofit, health administration or policy management

2-3 years

Executive M.P.A.

Mostly MondayThursday evenings


Experienced leaders with more than five years’ experience

22 months

2 years

* Accelerated 30-hour option is available for students with an undergraduate accounting degree. ** Students without an undergraduate finance degree may be required to take prerequisite courses.

Admission Requirements M.E.R.E. applications are reviewed by a committee that takes a holistic approach in assessing each student’s academic record, personal statement, resume and exam scores. Detailed admission guidelines are available on the M.E.R.E. website.

MASTER OF ENTREPRENEURIAL REAL ESTATE Bloch is the only school in the region offering the Master of Entrepreneurial Real Estate (M.E.R.E.). The knowledge gained during the 36-credit-hour program gives students mastery of the interdisciplinary skills needed to make complex real estate decisions. The Lewis White Real Estate Center and Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provide support and resources.


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING Graduates of the Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.) program are qualified for the various examinations leading to professional certification. Bloch offers two M.S.A. options: 30-HOUR PROGRAM – Students who have a bachelor’s degree in accounting may be eligible to complete their M.S.A. with just 30 credit hours. Because they already have an accounting background, these students are waived from most core courses. 60-HOUR PROGRAM – The comprehensive curriculum is designed for students who have little or no undergraduate accounting experience. Students learn everything they need to enjoy a professional career in the accounting field.

Admission Requirements • GMAT score (or GRE equivalent) of 460 or higher. • A total of 1,100 points using the formula 200 x undergraduate cumulative GPA + GMAT score. • GPA also can be calculated using the last consecutive 60 college hours.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FINANCE The Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.) helps advance careers in a variety of financial fields; a financial undergraduate degree is not required. The degree prepares students for financial certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). The program can be completed in as little as 33 credit hours.

Emphasis Areas • Entrepreneurial Finance • Financial Analyst • Corporate Finance • Financial Services Management • Wealth Management

“The material covered within the M.S.A. program is challenging. But when I went to study for the CPA exam, I felt extremely well prepared.” Diane Winnard (B.S.A. ’09, M.S.A. ’10) Assurance Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers 4

Admission Requirements Currently under revision; see M.S.F. website for most recent admission requirements.

Nathan Mauck, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Finance

Winner of the Chancellor’s Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award in 2015



Admission Requirements

The 36-credit-hour Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) prepares students for expanded leadership opportunities in public and nonprofit organizations. Students may seek a generalist M.P.A. or study one or more of three emphasis areas.

• Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below 3.5 will be required to complete the GRE.

Emphasis Areas

• Faculty will also consider LSAT and PCAT scores.

• Nonprofit Management • Health Services Administration • Urban Policy and Management

• Exam scores must be at or above the 50th percentile in each section of the test.

JOINT DEGREE OPTIONS Students with undergraduate degrees in Urban Studies or Business Administration may be eligible to complete the M.P.A. with just one additional year of courses. And when paired with a J.D. at the UMKC School of Law, both degrees can be completed more quickly together.

The Bloch School’s public administration programs are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

EXECUTIVE M.P. A. Experienced professionals with five or more years of increasing responsibility may wish to pursue the Executive M.P.A. This 22-month program includes unique experiences such as executive coaching, immersion courses and issue-oriented residencies in locations such as Washington, D.C., and Cape Town, South Africa.


Admission Requirements Admission is selective. The successful applicant will have at least five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public, nonprofit or health sector organizations, with preference given to those with managerial or executive experience.

Tomas Martinez (M.S.F.) Former Army officer; plans a career as a financial analyst in Kansas City


BUILD ON YOUR SUCCESS Which MBA is best for you? Bloch offers MBA options to accommodate students of varied backgrounds and experience. PROGRAM





Professional MBA

Mostly MondayThursday evenings


Professionals who plan to continue working while completing their MBA

Accelerated Professional MBA

Mostly MondayThursday evenings


Professionals with undergraduate business degrees who plan to continue working while completing their MBA

Intensive Full-Time MBA

Daytime classes Monday -Thursday


Early to midcareer professionals who want to complete their MBA quickly. Students may not work during this program.

11 months

Executive MBA

Two Saturdays and one Friday per month


Experienced leaders who plan to hold key positions within their organization and will continue working while completing their MBA

21 months

2.5 years or less 2 years or less

“You’ll quickly find that Bloch faculty members pride themselves on providing the management skills needed to really separate you from the crowd. Theory and practice are important, of course, but that’s just the beginning. I’m out to change the way you think.” Stephen Pruitt, Ph.D. Arvin Gottlieb/Missouri Endowed Chair of Business Economics and Finance


Paul Frauen (MBA) Mechanical engineer; member of Bloch’s winning CFA Institute Research Challenge team



Admission Requirements

The Bloch Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) program develops skilled managers who can navigate a global and rapidly changing society. The challenging 42-credit-hour curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning. Students take a sequence of 24 credit hours of core business courses; they put their new knowledge and skills into practice in the program’s capstone experiences.

Emphasis Areas • Entrepreneurship • Finance • General Management • Global Business • Leading and Managing People • Management Information Systems • Marketing • Real Estate • Supply Chain and Operations Management Convenient evening and weekend classes allow students to balance work and family commitments.

Want to Finish Faster? Students who have a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting may be eligible to complete their MBA more quickly in the Accelerated Professional MBA option (33 credit hours). Because they already have a business background, these students are waived from most core courses and can take more elective and emphasis courses. Admission requirements, emphasis areas and course schedules are the same as for the Professional MBA.

“The relationship the Bloch School and UMKC have with Kansas City businesses, startups and resources is a big benefit for Bloch grads.” Mike Wilson (MBA ’06) President, Ingenology 10

• Bachelor’s degree from accredited university • GMAT score (or GRE equivalent) of 450; 520 or higher preferred • Two years or more of full-time work experience preferred

Edna Martinson (MBA) Undergraduate degree in International Business; aspires to a career in corporate finance



Admission Requirements

The Intensive Full-Time MBA (42 credit hours) is designed for highly motivated professionals who embrace the challenge of earning their MBA in just 11 months, including a six- to eight-week paid corporate internship and a three-week global capstone experience. Students dive headfirst into the discovery, research, analysis and decision-making that take place at real companies.

• Bachelor’s degree, with a strong academic record in any discipline

Due to the accelerated nature of the Intensive Full-Time MBA, participants may not work while obtaining the degree.

• GMAT score (or GRE equivalent) of 650 or higher • Two years or more of full-time work experience after completing degree

EXECUTIVE MBA The Bloch Executive MBA is a highly selective degree program for experienced professionals. The integrated curriculum is focused on application and includes field experiences as well as four residencies that support the platforms of the program: leadership, civic engagement, innovation and global perspective. Graduates report building lifelong bonds and receiving promotions within their companies — both during and after the program. The average student is 38 years old and has 10 years of managerial experience. Convenient classes meet one Friday and two Saturdays each month.

Admission Requirements • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university • At least 10 years of significant work experience • Career with increasing managerial responsibilities for people, projects and/or budgets



Relationships formed with fellow students, Bloch School faculty and corporate partners last long after graduation.

ACHIEVE MORE Henry W. Bloch School of Management 5110 Cherry St. Kansas City, MO 64110 816-235-2303

UMKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. • Relay Missouri: 800-735-2966 (TTY)

“Faculty at the Bloch School have your best interests at heart and take the time to counsel you regarding your coursework and career. They want you to be successful, and they do everything they can to make that happen.” Andrea Biagioli (MBA) Fourth place for North and South America, Bloomberg Aptitude Test

BLOCH.UMKC.EDU Now is the time to apply. Experience the reward of a graduate degree that will propel your career forward. Check out the Bloch School online. Then complete your application. HENRY W. BLOCH SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT • KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI • 816-235-2303 BSM 15010653

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