Letter from the Dean
The Henry W. Bloch School of Management embraces growth. In fact, it has been central to all of the exciting things happening at Bloch in the past few years.
Our programs in all areas continually adapt to meet the changing needs of our growing student population. The undergraduate students remark on the strong connection Bloch has to the Kansas City community. This is essential for the hands-on approach we are recognized for. Students have opportunities to work with business leaders through case studies, competitions, mentoring relationships and internships. With programs such as the Regnier Venture Creation Challenge, Aaron L. Levitt Social Entrepreneurship Challenge and Strategic Management Case Competition, we create ways for students to interact with the business and civic community.
At the graduate level, students hone skills to become innovative thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit, whether they work for corporations or start their own business. We continue to demonstrate excellence in Bloch's Master of Science in Accounting and in Finance. Our MBA programs provide options for every stage in a professional's career, and in August 2015, the intensive full-time MBA program will launch. For those in the public sector we offer a Master of Public Administration, and our graduates continue to effect change in the region. With the only graduate real estate program in the region, we offer business leaders the opportunity to get the skills they need for the competitive world of real estate development. Our Executive Education department continues to serve the expansive needs of Kansas City's business community, and was recently named No. 6 in the nation for excellence in leadership programs by HR.com.
This is just the beginning. As interest rises in entrepreneurship and innovation, the Bloch School hopes to share our experience and spread these ideas across UMKC - to further solidify that we are Kansas City's university.
We hope you'll visit campus soon to see how we've grown, and plan to continue doing so.
David P. Donnelly, Ph.D., CPA
Dean, Henry W. Bloch School of Management