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Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Advising

Academic advising is a central part of what the Bloch Student Services office does. It is how we help you stay on track and graduate!

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is advising required?

You will not be allowed to register for classes if advising is required.

  • New students at all levels must be advised before registering for classes.
  • Continuing students must meet with an advisor as indicated below.
Degree or Undergrad Level Advising Required? How Often?
Freshman Yes Required each semester before registration
Sophomore No  
Junior Yes Required each semester before registration
Senior No  
Business Minor Yes  
Entrepreneurship Minor Yes  
M.B.A. New students Required first semester before registration
M.P.A. New students Required first semester before registration
M.S.A. Yes Required each semester before registration
M.S.F. New students Required first semester before registration
M.E.R.E. New students Required first semester before registration

Who advises me?

The following degree programs are advised out of the Student Services Office:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.A.)
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.)
  • Master of Entrepreneurial Real Estate (M.E.R.E.)
  • Business Minor (Bus. Minor)
  • Entrepreneurship Minor (Ent. Minor)

Undergraduate students are assigned to one of three advisors by the first letter of their last name:

The primary M.B.A/M.S.F./M.E.R.E. advisor is Jewel Allers.

The following degree programs are advised by faculty in that department:

  • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) and Executive M.P.A.
  • Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.)

When can I be advised?

The Bloch Student Services Office will begin advising after the schedule is released for a given semester. We recommend coming in for advising as soon as the schedule has been released to insure you have the broadest choice of classes.

Advising Hours

Walk-in hours
During walk-in advising times, students may be seen by someone other than their assigned advisor.

Day Walk-in Times UG Advisor on Duty*
Tuesday 9:00-11:00 a.m. Asia and Shaun
Tuesday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Asia and Susi
Wednesday 9:00-11:00 a.m. Asia and Susi
Wednesday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Shaun and Susi
Thursday 9:00-11:00 am Shaun and Susi
Thursday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Asia and Shaun

*Note advisors may need to trade advising shifts to accommodate meetings and other duties.

Appointments
Call 816-235-2215 to schedule an appointment. If you are an M.P.A. or M.S.A. student, please contact your faculty advisor for an advising appointment.

Day Appointment Times Advisor on Duty*
Monday 9:00 - 11 a.m.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
5 and 5:30 p.m.
Shaun and Susi
(5 and 5:30 p.m. Shaun only)
Tuesday 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. Susi
Wednesday 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. Asia
Friday 9:00-11:00 a.m. Asia and Nancy
Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Asia

Graduate Advising Hours
Advising for M.B..A, M.E.R.E. and M.S.F. students is provided by staff in the Bloch School Student Services Office. A variety of day and evening appointments are available and can be scheduled by calling 816-235-2215.

Students in the M.P.A. (public affairs) and M.S.A. (accounting) programs are advised by faculty. If you need assistance in identifying your assigned advisor, please contact the Bloch School Student Services Office.

When/how can I register for classes?

You will receive an email from UMKC with your priority registration time. Your registration time is also available on Pathway. Look on the right hand side of the screen in your Student Center. Learn more about registration.

Sample Schedules

These are great starting points for you to review before meeting with an advisor.

  • Freshman/Sophomore (PDF) - For students who entered as first-time freshman prior to fall 2013 and students who transferring with sophomore standing in fall 2013 through summer 2014.
  • Freshman/Sophomore (PDF) - For students who entered as first-time freshmen in fall 2013 and beyond.
    B.B.A.
    B.S.A.
  • B.B.A. (PDF) - For current students (not first-time freshmen) and those who will enter as transfer students through summer 2014.
  • B.S.A. (PDF) - For current students (not first-time freshmen) and those who will enter as transfer students through summer 2014.

Graduate Handbook

The graduate handbook (PDF) provides an overview of Bloch School graduate programs, information on school and University policy as well as a list of resources available to students.

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