Thank you for considering the Intensive Full-Time MBA program at the Bloch School of Management. We are looking for talented professionals who have strong communication skills and a compelling record of professional achievement. Because students in the Intensive Full-Time MBA will complete their degree in half the time of a traditional 2-year MBA program, it is very important for applicants to have clear career goals and be ready to begin their job search immediately upon enrolling in the program.

To apply, please visit the UMKC application portal and click on "Create an Account" to start your application. Be certain to select the appropriate program (MBA in the Bloch School of Management), the correct semester (Fall 2018) and the right track/emphasis (Intensive Full-Time MBA). If you choose any other track, you will not be provided with the appropriate essay questions for the Full-Time MBA. See the essay questions page so that you can begin working on your essays before submitting your online application.

If you are unable to upload your resume, transcripts, essays, test score report, or any other materials into the online application at the time you apply, you may submit these documents to the admission committee by e-mailing them to


Fall 2018 admission deadlines

Round 1: November 10, 2017
Round 2: January 10, 2018
Round 3: March 10, 2018
Round 4: May 10, 2018

The admission committee encourages students to apply in the first 3 rounds. All application materials, including GMAT scores and transcripts, must be submitted by the deadline in order for applications to be reviewed.

Admissions Criteria

The admissions committee considers the following factors when reviewing applications:

  • Work experience. All applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience after completing their bachelor's degree. Most strong candidates will have between 3 and 7 years of work experience upon entering the program. The committee will look for evidence of career progression and professional achievement.
  • Academic record. Most admitted candidates will have a solid to outstanding record of academic achievement. The committee will consider applicants from all academic majors.
  • GMAT or GRE scores. To be considered for the program, applicants should have a minimum score of 650 on the GMAT, or the equivalent on the GRE (you can use this link to convert GRE scores to GMAT scores). Most admitted students will score between 680 and 740 on the GMAT. Tests must have been taken within the past 5 years, and the committee will not waive the GMAT/GRE requirement under any circumstances.
  • IELTS or TOEFL scores (international candidates only). International applicants who have not earned a university degree in the US are required to submit results from the IELTS or TOEFL. For the Intensive Full-Time MBA program, a minimum overall band score of 7.5, with no section below 7.0, is required on the IELTS. On the TOEFL, a minimum score of 100, with no section lower than 22, is required. These requirements are more stringent than for many other degree programs at UMKC due to the intensive nature of the program.
  • Essays. Applicants are required to submit 3 essays when applying to the program. The committee will evaluate candidates' writing skills as well as the content of their answers.
  • References. We do not require letters of recommendation. Instead, we ask you to list two references whom the admissions committee can contact with questions about your candidacy. Your references should be people who have supervised you or have worked closely with you in a professional capacity. If you do not wish to notify your current supervisor that you are considering leaving your job to attend school full-time, you may use former supervisors or other professional references instead. Under no circumstances should you list relatives as professional references.
  • Interview. The committee will contact strong applicants to arrange an on-campus or Skype interview after all admissions materials have been submitted. Interviews are evaluative and will be considered in the final admissions committee review process.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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