Students Say

The “dynamic community” at the University of Missouri—Kansas City unites some of the brightest business minds in the region. Academically, the school’s MBA is known for its “outstanding entrepreneurship and innovation program,” which was developed to compliment the growing number of new ventures and technology companies in the local area. Kansas City, together with several other Midwestern cities, is sometimes dubbed the “Silicon Prairie,” and “there is a feeling that everyone at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management is a part of a larger movement in Kansas City to be officially known as the entrepreneurship capital of the United States.”

Overview

Applicants
203
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.34
Years Work Experience
3
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT
500 - 600
GPA
2.98 - 3.73

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
May 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Overall

Students Say

The “dynamic community” at the University of Missouri—Kansas City unites some of the brightest business minds in the region. Academically, the school’s MBA is known for its “outstanding entrepreneurship and innovation program,” which was developed to compliment the growing number of new ventures and technology companies in the local area. Kansas City, together with several other Midwestern cities, is sometimes dubbed the “Silicon Prairie,” and “there is a feeling that everyone at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management is a part of a larger movement in Kansas City to be officially known as the entrepreneurship capital of the United States.” Those ties to the community are a huge strength of the program, and students praise the “local business community and their willingness to contribute to classes and research.” A current student shares, “My involvement with the UMKC Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently helped me win a business planning contest valued at $100,000. I now have the opportunity to connect with the leading business men and women in my city.”

Aside from the school’s noted strength in entrepreneurship, the MBA curriculum trains students in business fundamentals, beginning with 24 credit hours of core coursework in key topics like marketing, management, and economics. After completing the core, students take fifteen credits of electives, with the option of pursuing a concentration in entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, leading and managing people, management information systems, marketing, or supply chain and operations management. While the faculty includes some “world-class researchers,” “UMKC is not as heavy on theory, but they are VERY strong on practical.” Professional students can immediately take knowledge and skills back to the workplace, as coursework focuses on “activities applicable to real-world situations.” Students explain that even their employers regard UMKC as “the best business school at preparing students for the job” in the Kansas City area.

On campus, “UMKC offers a big-city feel with a suburban community and attitude, meaning the faculty and students are down-to-earth and the quality of the education is up to Ivy League standards.” Speaking of the Ivy League, students dole out praises for their experienced and well-educated faculty, saying instructors are “engaging, intelligent, and fair.” Most have “great real world experience they can draw on,” which makes their lectures more applicable. These professors ultimately serve as valuable “resources for future opportunities” as well. A student adds, “The Bloch School professors are a cut above the rest. They are always there when you need them, and [they] are practical in their project assignment.” Convenience and affordability make the UMKC programs all the more attractive. “Most students are working while in the program,” so they appreciate the school’s flexible evening schedule, while the “affordable” in-state tuition is the icing on the cake.


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
38

95
Full-time
26
Female
21
Minority
5
Part-time


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Recylcing of office paper, alumninum, etc.

School's environmental commitment 2:
We've moved primarily to the purchasing of recycled only paper products

Career overview

Career Rating
65

Prominent Alumni

Gerald Kelly
CEO of Silpada Designs

Terry Dunn
President and CEO, Dunn Industries, Inc.

Bob Regnier
President, Bank of Blue Valley

Tom Holcom
President, Pioneer Financial Services, Inc.

Esther George
COO of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$17,209

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$4,947

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
43%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
12%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
50%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
12%

New Students Receiving Loans
37%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$5,522
Tuition (Out-State)
$14,256
Fees (In-State)
$888
Fees (Out-State)
$888

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$307
Tuition (Out-State)
$792
Fees (In-State)
$49
Fees (Out-State)
$49

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$9,560
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$8,320
Academic Expenses
$1,180

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
375
Out of State
43%

In State
100%
Foreign Countries Represented
58

Demographics

14.00%
Minorities
10.00%
International

39% female
61% male

Campus Life

Students Say

UMKC has specially designed their MBA program to appeal to local professionals. As a result, a majority of students are “married with children, or what you would consider ‘nontraditional,’” though there is a small community of students who “come straight out of [their] undergraduate” schooling. The campus as a whole attracts students from “a large mix of careers,” so you will share a classroom and a campus with “MBA students, engineers, lawyers, and MPA students.” On the whole, Bloch business students are “highly intelligent, motivated and friendly.”

Masters of time management, most students “take a balanced approach to life,” splitting their time between career obligations, coursework, and personal life. There are “a lot of commuters” so there is “not a whole lot of socializing” between MBA students on campus. Most “people show up for their class and leave,” though they occasionally linger in the “computer labs, study areas, and meeting with class team members.” Home to almost over 14,000 students, UMKC’s vibrant campus is located in the Rockhill area of Kansas City. In their free time, students can easily access the range of cultural, recreational, shopping, and dining options around town.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Address
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone
816-235-1111

Email
admit@umkc.edu
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Key Stats

203
Applicants
375
Size
60%
Acceptance Rate

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