Henry W. Bloch
School of Management

EMBA Admissions

The Bloch Executive MBA will challenge you to become a stronger, more effective leader. It’s a rewarding experience that will open new possibilities from the first day of class until well beyond graduation. Here’s how you can decide if it’s right for you.

Admissions Criteria

The ideal Bloch Executive MBA candidate has:

  • A career marked with progressive increases in managerial responsibilities for people, projects and/or budgets
  • Openness to learning and a hunger for professional growth
  • Capacities and persistence to complete a rigorous graduate degree program
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university


Run the Numbers

Learn about program costs and financial aid options.

Costs and Financing

Ready to Apply?

When you’re ready to take the next step, here are the requirements for your application.


Admissions Process

Feel like you’re ready to apply? Here are the six things we’ll need from you.

  1. Completed online application. The Bloch Executive MBA Admissions Committee will only act on completed applications.
  2. Application fee. There is a $45.00 non-refundable application fee, which can be paid online, by check or by money order made out to “UMKC Bloch Executive MBA Program.”
  3. A current résumé. Upload it with your online application.
  4. Your admission statement. Upload it with your online application. In at least 500 words, please address your personal and professional goals and how the Bloch Executive MBA program can help you achieve those objectives.
  5. Official transcripts. Please ask the registrar at each college or university you have attended to send official transcripts directly to the UMKC Admissions Office. Transcripts are considered official if they are received in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to the Office of Admissions through either Parchment, National Student Clearing House, SCOIR, Joint Service Transcript or eScrip-Safe. If you attended a college or university under a different name, ask the registrar to note the name change on your transcript or in a letter. Please be aware that it can take many weeks for an official transcript to be delivered by mail.

    Send transcripts by mail to:
    UMKC Office of Admissions
    Administrative Center
    5115 Oak St., Room 120
    Kansas City, MO 64112

    Or via secured email to: umkc-admtranscript@umkc.edu

  6. Letters of recommendation. Submit the names and emails of your recommenders in your online application, and we’ll send them instructions for submission.

Detailed Instructions for Recommendation Letters

Please request one letter of recommendation from a current business associate — such as your manager, supervisor, CEO or a member of your company’s Board of Directors. Your second letter should be from another business associate, such as a previous supervisor, a peer or subordinate or an executive outside your company who knows your work well. We will not accept letters from personal friends or former professors. Your recommenders should comment on the following:

  • Length of time the respondent has known you and under what circumstance
  • Detailed description of the effectiveness of your job performance
  • Skills you have demonstrated on the job in projects and assignments
  • Your potential as a manager
  • Your leadership capabilities
  • Qualities that you will bring to the program and the class
  • Any additional comments about your potential for success in a rigorous graduate program of study

You should submit the contact information for the people who are writing your letters of recommendation in the online application. A message will be sent to your recommenders with instructions for how they can submit their letter.


If you’re struggling with any of the steps, or you have a question we haven’t answered here, please give us a ring. We’re happy to help in whatever way we can. Reach out to us at (816) 235-1396 or emba@umkc.edu.

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