Henry W. Bloch
School of Management

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC is the best choice for 21st century management education, offering undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and executive non-degree education.

Our mission is to develop purposeful, entrepreneurial and innovative leaders to meet changing global demands, and advance knowledge and practice through excellent teaching, scholarship, outreach and service.

Our vision is to be Kansas City’s nationally and globally preeminent school of management focusing on entrepreneurial and innovative thinking as the foundation for transforming talent and achieving sustainable growth in for-profit, public and nonprofit enterprises.

Much like the man for whom we’re named, Henry W. Bloch, the Bloch School has a strategic focus on twin pillars of excellence: entrepreneurship and innovation in the for-profit sector and social entrepreneurship and innovation in the public and nonprofit sector.

Enjoy getting to know more about us – we look forward to getting to know more about you.


The Bloch School of Management is the only school in the Kansas City region accredited by both AACSB and NASPAA. The Bloch School’s business administration programs are accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and the public administration programs are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

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Meet our Faculty

Dean's Office

Brian Klaas

Dean and Professor of Management
Email: klaasb@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1333

Arif Ahmed

Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Health Administration
Email: ahmedar@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2319

Jocelyn Evans

Associate Dean, Henry W. Bloch Endowed Chair of Finance
Email: jocelyn.evans@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2316

Ann Hackett

Faculty Director of Academic Innovations Chief Learning and Engagement Officer Executive Coach and Assistant Professor
Email: hackettam@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-6868

Jae Jung

Faculty Director of International Programs, Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business
Email: jungjc@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-5161

Brandon Martin

Executive-In-Residence and Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics
Email: martinbran@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1020

Jill Masson

Executive Assistant to the Dean, and Promotion & Tenure Coordinator
Email: massonj@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2204

Mary Morgan

Program/Project Support Coordinator
Email: morganmary@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2331

Brent Never

Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Director of Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Email: neverb@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1413

Kristina Shultz

Office Support Assistant Senior
Email: shultzk@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2896

Larry Wigger

Faculty Director of Assessment and Accreditation, and Associate Teaching Professor of Supply Chain Management
Email: wiggerl@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2317


The Bloch School publishes an annual magazine to encourage interest and support among UMKC alumni, friends and constituents. The School also records and distributes The Bloch School Podcast to help students learn about business, leadership and community impact in Kansas City.

Henry W. Bloch is the co-founder of tax empire H&R Block and considered to be one of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs. He is not only the Bloch School benefactor, but also the role model for what we teach: He embodies the philosophy of working hard, generating wealth and success, and completing the continuum by giving back to the community through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

History and Enrollment

Founded: 1953
Endowed by Henry Bloch: 1986
Changed name to Henry W. Bloch School of Management: 2010
Dean: Brian Klaas, Ph.D.

Faculty: 60
Endowed faculty chairs and professors: 13
Alumni: 15,657
Graduate enrollment: 627
Undergraduate enrollment: 1,255

Portrait of Henry Bloch
AACSB Accredited NASPAA Accredited - The commission on peer review and accredidatation