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MBA Programs at the Bloch School of Management

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management has been a leader in graduate business education in the Kansas City area for more than 50 years. Bloch is fully accredited by AACSB International - a level of accreditation achieved by only 5 percent of business schools worldwide.

All of our MBA programs provide a rigorous foundation in business fundamentals. In addition, the Bloch School is known for its faculty expertise in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. The Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides world-class resources to students in the Bloch School and has strong ties to the business and venture capital communities in Kansas City and beyond.

Bloch offers four different formats to earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Whether you are an experienced business leader or are early in your professional career, you're likely to find a program that fits your educational goals and lifestyle. The chart below highlights the distinctive features of each program; click on the hyperlink at the top of each column to learn more about each MBA option.


MBA Programs at UMKC: A Comparison

 

Professional (part-time) MBA

Accelerated Professional MBA

Executive MBA

Intensive Full-Time MBA

Class Scheduling

Mostly Monday - Thursday evenings.

Mostly Monday - Thursday evenings.

Two Saturdays and one Friday per month.

Classes during the day, Monday-Friday

Credit Hours

42

33

42

42

Entrance Requirements

Undergraduate degree in any field; 2+ years of work experience preferred; 450 GMAT minimum (520+ preferred)

Recent undergraduate degree in business; 2+ years of work experience preferred; 450 GMAT minimum (520+ preferred)

Undergraduate degree in any field; A minimum of 7 years of management experience (most admitted students have 10-15 years of experience)

Undergraduate degree in any field; 2+ years of work experience; 650 GMAT minimum (680+ preferred)

Ideal For

Working professionals who plan to continue working while completing their MBA

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

Experienced managers who plan to continue working while completing their MBA

Students with business experience who want to complete their MBA quickly and complete an internship to strengthen their resume.

Typical Duration

2.5 years; can be completed more quickly if you take 3 courses per term

2 years or less

21 months

11 months

Outside Employment

Optional; most students work full time

Optional; most students work full time

Encouraged; most students work full time

No employment during program except for 8 week MBA internship

Electives

15 credit hours

24 credit hours

Option to choose one of two elective courses

Option to take 2 to 4 elective courses

Cohort Program

Core courses only

None

Yes

Yes

International Travel Experience

Optional

Optional

Yes - mandatory.

Yes - mandatory.

Start Date

January, May, August

January, May, August

August

August

Average Student Age

25-30

25-30

35-45

25-30

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