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Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Presidents and Deputy Presidents Program


The Bloch Deans and Vice Deans Development Program is a 14-day immersion program designed to provide deans and professors from Chinese universities the opportunity to travel to the United States for a residency and study experience. This program allows leaders from select Chinese universities to learn about Higher Education Liberal Arts Model in the United States. During this residential program, participants will attend courses taught by top professors at University of Missouri-Kansas City and will be introduced to various aspects of American culture and university systems. The program centers around developing leaders in the education field through classroom lectures and a variety of experiential learning activities. Participants also get an opportunity to visit east coast cities including Washington DC and New York City.

Program Length: 14 Days

Visiting Cities:Kansas City, Washington DC and New York City

Program Benefits:

  • Obtain a deeper understanding of the concepts involved in student services
  • Wide exposure to innovative strategies and thinking
  • Strategy development and refinement
  • Obtain new knowledge and global experiences
  • In-depth understanding of the higher education system in United States
  • Obtain confidence as a leader Compare ├é┬ávarious educational systems and teaching styles
  • Grow an international network
  • Interact and exchange ideas with top scholars
  • Experience American culture and have fun!

Program Topics:

  • Overview of higher education system in United States
  • The Business Model: Helping Chinese deans to be innovative
  • The dean’s vision, purpose, and role
  • Case study: Vision and challenges of a dean
  • Universities financial management and resource allocation
  • Compare and contrast private and public universities
  • Importance of engaging external community and alumni
  • Relationship between the university, government, and local communities
  • Educational assessment and education quality standards in United States
  • Student service model in America: The student success center
  • Human resource management in universities
  • Student affairs management and services in universities
*The topics are subject to change based on instructor’s schedule, curriculum development purpose or special requirements.

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