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.

You may have already heard about our new programs, world-class faculty, deep community connection and our state-of-the-art facilities.

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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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
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