UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
HENRY W. BLOCH SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Transforming Talent for Kansas City and Beyond
BLOCH = QUALITY Welcome to the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, a global management school on the move. This is a place where experiential learning happens in and outside the classroom, where faculty are engaged and excellence is practiced and recognized. This is a place where entrepreneurship and innovation are more than just classes. We are not just teaching: We are transforming talent for Kansas City and beyond in the for-profit, nonprofit and public sectors.
About the SCHOOL
Every great city has a great university. UMKC is an urban university that enrolls 15,500 students from 40 states and from 72 countries around the world. UMKC students benefit from strong relationships with some of the world’s largest enterprises, such as H&R Block and the Kauffman Foundation.
THE BLOCH SCHOOL
The Henry W. Bloch School of Management is part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), a comprehensive public teaching and research university that is home to 11 other schools:
COLLEGE OF ARTS and SCIENCES SCHOOL OF EDUCATION CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC and DANCE SCHOOL OF LAW SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SCHOOL OF NURSING SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SCHOOL OF graduate studies SCHOOL OF pharmacy SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
SCHOOL BENEFACTOR HENRY W. BLOCH Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of tax empire H&R Block, endowed the Bloch School in 1986. Much like Henry himself, the Bloch School has a strategic focus on twin pillars of excellence: entrepreneurship and innovation in the for-profit sector and social entrepreneurship and innovation in the public and nonprofit sector.
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING and ENGINEERING
BREAKING NEW GROUND Construction is well on its way for the new addition to the Bloch School. The Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will house the Bloch School’s graduate, executive and entrepreneurship programs.
NO. 1 IN THE WORLD Driven by the research productivity of the Bloch School’s Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation, UMKC ranks No. 1 in the world for innovation management research, surpassing schools like M.I.T., Harvard and Stanford.
TOP 25 BY PRINCETON REVIEW
EXCELLENCE IN ACCOUNTING
The Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s graduate and undergraduate programs are ranked among the top 25 in the nation by Princeton Review, putting us among only a few universities in the country to have both programs in this ranking.
The Bloch School accounting program CPA pass rate is ranked among the top 5 in the nation (medium-size programs) by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPA Candidate Performance Book.
TOP 15 BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT The nonprofit management emphasis in the Master of Public Administration program is ranked No. 15 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The Bloch School’s experimental accounting information systems research is ranked No. 21 in the country according to a study by Brigham Young University.
AACSB ACCREDITED The Bloch School is AACSB-accredited, the highest standard of achievement for business schools – fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide hold this accreditation.
Our Public Affairs Department is accredited by NASPAA, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
PHENOMENAL FACULTY the bloch school is home to:
60+ faculty and instructors
Our knowledgeable and involved faculty members, innovative academic programs and research centers, and our close ties with business and community partners provide all the tools you will need to succeed in your career.
pH.d.s from THE TOP UNIVERSITIES IN THE COUNTRY* INCLUDING: YALE HARVARD CORNELL uc BERKELEY
THE No. 1 and No. 4 INNOVATION MANAGEMENT SCHOLARS IN THE WORLD
INDIANA UNIVERSITY UCLA northwestern university UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA *U.S. News & World Report Top 20 graduate schools in business and public affairs, 2013
The Bloch School has a rich menu of educational offerings ranging from undergraduate through doctoral and non-degree executive education.
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Students can polish their professional writing and
bloch Communication Center
communication skills at the Bloch Communication Center. The Center provides coaches, computers for
The B.B.A. prepares students seeking an education in
editing and a communication resource library.
basic business principles who wish to begin or advance their careers as entrepreneurial and innovative leaders
BLOCH SCHOOL CAREER NETWORK
ready to face a changing global marketplace. B . B . A . E M P H A S I S A r eas :
From the time students begin their relationship with the Bloch School, the Career Network guides
students and alumni through the design and pursuit
of a holistic career plan. From plentiful internships to
full-time position placement, the Bloch Career Network
leverages the universityâ€™s Roo Career Network (RCN) to connect the right person to the right position with
Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.A.)
the right organization.
SCHOLARSHIPS The B.S.A. prepares students seeking the technical and professional training needed for careers in accounting.
The Bloch School awards more than $150,000 in scholarships annually, both general and specialized (accounting and finance, study abroad, marketing and management, real estate and more).
METRO RATE In-state tuition is available for students residing in the following Kansas counties: Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Osage, Shawnee and Wyandotte.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Science in Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation* This revolutionary program is for anyone serious about launching high-growth, globally scalable ventures or innovating globally from within an organization. *pending approval by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.
The M.B.A. is for recent college graduates or mid-career individuals seeking to enter or rise within the ranks of management. The evening program provides a
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
rigorous global management education with a thorough understanding of functional disciplines, multidisciplinary
The M.P.A. is for students seeking career growth
integration, professional development and real-world
and expanded leadership opportunities in public and
M . B . A . E M P H A S I S A r eas :
M . P. A . E M P H A S I S A r eas :
Health Services Administration
International Business Leading and Managing People Management Information Systems Marketing Supply Chain and Operations Management
Executive M.B.A. (E.M.B.A.)
Executive Master of Public Administration (E.M.P.A.) The E.M.P.A. is an advanced degree program designed to enable senior public service and nonprofit professionals to advance their careers as innovative leaders and executives.
The Bloch E.M.B.A. is designed for a diverse cohort of seasoned executives across a broad range of
Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.)
organizations and industries seeking to enhance business acumen, strengthen executive judgment, and
The M.S.F. is for students and executives seeking
accelerate their careers, as well as those aspiring to
specialized training in finance in preparation for
become CEOs of for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
professional certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and for acquiring career advancement skills in a variety of financial fields.
Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.)
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (I.Ph.D.), Public Administration
The M.S.A. is for students seeking advanced knowledge
The I.Ph.D. is for students seeking preparation for
in accounting, as well as preparation to sit for the CPA
research careers in universities, public and nonprofit
examination. It is open to students with or without
agencies, or for other roles in which research training
undergraduate accounting backgrounds.
is needed; geared toward those with a strong interest in successfully engaging in research and those who exhibit
Master of Entrepreneurial Real Estate (M.E.R.E.) The M.E.R.E. is for students wanting advanced real estate knowledge using the latest innovative techniques and methodology for sustainable and profitable real estate decisions while positioning themselves for
promise as skillful teachers.
NON-DEGREE EDUCATION Executive Education Center
personal advancement opportunities within the real estate profession.
EXECUTIVE MASTER OF ENTREPRENEURIAL REAL ESTATE
Bloch Executive Education offers high-level nondegree programs for local and global organizations or individuals looking to strengthen organizational transformation initiatives, build leadership capabilities, or enhance functional skills.
The 14-month Executive format of the M.E.R.E. is an accelerated program designed for experienced real estate professionals who have a minimum of five years of experience in a real estate or related field.
POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMS Ph.D., Entrepreneurship and Innovation The Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is for post-graduate students who want an understanding of global entrepreneurship and innovation and a doctoral education steeped in theoretical research methodology skills in preparation for an academic career in a university environment.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Certificate in Financial Planning (CFP) Certificate in Fundraising UMKC Physician Leadership Program
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS The Bloch School has strategic relationships with schools in Vietnam, Germany, Austria, England, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore and China. With a vision to be Kansas Cityâ€™s preeminent school of management nationally and globally, global education is critical to our students because employers want to hire graduates who are competent in multicultural and diverse teams.
STUDY ABROAD London, Paris, Beijing, Cape Townâ€Ś these are some of the places Bloch students have the opportunity to learn through the Study Abroad program. Study Abroad prepares global leaders by building confidence levels in students about going abroad and opens the door for students to learn how businesses of all types operate overseas.
CENTERS & INSTITUTES
Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation At the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, entrepreneurship is a mainstream field of study based on solid research and offered to students from all disciplines. The mission is to inspire, nurture and empower students across campus to become entrepreneurs and innovators. umkc.edu/iei
The Lewis White Real Estate Center The Lewis White Real Estate Center (LWREC) at the Bloch School is the only comprehensive center for formal
The Bloch School is home to internationally renowned
real estate education in the Kansas City area. Students
centers and institutes that are conducting cutting-edge
and practitioners study in a collaborative environment
research around the world.
involving direct engagement with the real estate community to learn about the theoretical and applied
L.P. Cookingham Institute for Urban Affairs The Cookingham Institute is focused on promoting
aspects of real estate. umkc.edu/whitecenter
The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
sustainable communities through educational programs and research directed at understanding how the
The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership strives
financial, civic, and environmental sustainability of local
to enhance the performance and effectiveness in the
communities can be improved.
nonprofit sector through high quality, communityoriented education, applied research, problem solving and service. The center is a hub for learning, inquiry and dialogue, and for the support and renewal of the people and organizations of this vital sector. mcnl.org
opportunities in kansas city ethnic diversity
Kansas City is a major metropolitan area with approximately 2.2 million people and has been recognized as one of the most entrepreneurial cities in the U. S. The Bloch School has more than 14,000 alumni worldwide, with more than 9,000 working in Kansas City.
kansas city area employers BLACK & VEATCH is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company.
is a leading global U.S. supplier of health care delivery and technology solutions.
$1.6 billion 5,300 REVENUE
The Ethnic Enrichment Commission of Kansas City, with membership from 66 countries and ethnic groups, fosters the understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity in the greater Kansas City area.
REGIONAL & NATIONAL EMPLOYEES
GARMIN integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) technology into navigation devices for multiple markets.
$2.9 BILLION 1989 ANNUAL SALES
H&R BLOCK is
The Bloch School and UMKC are located next to the Country Club Plaza shopping district, and across the street from the Kauffman Foundation and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. We are just minutes from the popular Power & Light entertainment district, as well as the brand new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the Sprint Center arena. The Kansas City Crossroads art district is also close by, home to some of the best art galleries and creative companies in Kansas City.
MILLION CLIENTS WORLDWIDE
POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
the country’s largest tax preparation firm.
enjoy the city
MILLION TAX PAYERS SERVICED
is the nation’s No. 1 greeting card producer.
OFFICES WORLDWIDE IN 15 COUNTRIES
U.S. RETAIL OUTLETS
operates the nation’s largest digital wireless network.
MILLION EMPLOYEES SUBSCRIBERS GLOBALLY
DID YOU KNOW?: Kansas City is nicknamed “Silicon Prairie,” and was ranked by Under30CEO.com as one of the top 10 best cities in the nation for young entrepreneurs (second only to New Orleans).
OUR MISSION 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.
OUR VISION We aspire to be Kansas Cityâ€™s nationally and globally preeminent school of management focusing on entrepreneurial and innovative thinking as the foundation for transforming talent and achieving sustainable growth in for-profit, public and nonprofit enterprises.
Cherry Street Kansas City, Mo. 64110
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WEBSITE: BLOCH.UMKC.EDU PHONE: 816.235.2215 UMKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Relay Missouri: 1-800-725-2966 (TTY)