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Accreditation

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).

 

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
Total students (as of fall 2014): 1,882
Graduate enrollment: 627
Undergraduate enrollment: 1,255

1953
The University establishes the School of Business Administration and holds its first class in Haag Hall that Fall.

1965
Master of Public Administration program is established.

1968
Business school alumni association is formed.

1986
The school is endowed by one of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, Henry W. Bloch, and named the Henry W. Bloch School for Business and Public Administration.

1995
The Bloch Executive MBA is founded.

2005
The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is founded. In 2011, it is named the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

2007
The Lewis White Real Estate Center is founded.

2009
The Executive Education Center is founded.

2010
The Bloch School changes its name to the Henry W. Bloch School of Management to better exemplify our vision of transforming talent in the for-profit, nonprofit and public sectors.

2011
Benefactor Henry Bloch announces a $32 million gift to fund the creation of a state-of-the-art new building – the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

About Henry Bloch


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.