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Advising

Academic advising is a central part of what the Bloch Student Services office does. The Bloch Student Services Office will begin advising after the schedule is released for a given semester. You will receive an email from UMKC with your priority registration time, and is also available on Pathway.

We recommend coming in for advising as soon as the schedule has been released to ensure you have the broadest choice of classes. See below for a list of frequently asked questions to help you stay on track.

You will not be allowed to register for classes if advising is required.

  • New students at all levels must be advised before registering for classes.
  • Continuing students must meet with an advisor as indicated below.
Degree or Undergrad Level Advising Required? How Often?
Freshman Yes Required each semester before registration
Sophomore No
Junior Yes Required each semester before registration
Senior No
Business Minor Yes
Entrepreneurship Minor Yes
M.B.A. New students Required first semester before registration
M.P.A. New students Required first semester before registration
M.S.A. Yes Required each semester before registration
M.S.F. New students Required first semester before registration
M.S.E.R.E. New students Required first semester before registration

The following degree programs are advised out of the Student Services Office (Bloch Heritage Hall 115):

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.A.)
  • Business Minor (Bus. Minor)
  • Entrepreneurship Minor (Ent. Minor)

Undergraduate students are assigned to one of three advisors by the first letter of their last name:

Students can meet with their assigned advisor or an advisor available at the desired appointment time.

Appointment Scheduling:
You can schedule appointments through UMKC Connect by going to “My Success Network” or by calling the Bloch School Student Services Office at 816-235-2215.
Click here for additional information on UMKC Connect.

The following degree programs are advised out of the Graduate Programs Office (BEH 418):

MBA students A-Q are advised by Jewel Madsen.

M.P.A., M.S.A., M.S.F., MSERE and MBA R-Z students are advised by Barb Domke.

Undergraduate Advising Hours

Walk-in Hours
During walk-in advising times, students may be seen by someone other than their assigned advisor. Students are seen on a first-come first served basis.

Day Walk-in Times Sign-In Begins at
Wednesday 9:00-11:00 a.m. 9 a.m.
Wednesday 1:00-4:00 p.m. 1 p.m.

Sign-ins may end early depending on the number of students waiting for assistance.

Advisors may trade advising shifts to accommodate meetings.

Appointments
Call 816-235-2215 to schedule an appointment or book through “My Success Network” in UMKC Connect.

Day Appointment Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 – 12 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Monday 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.

The following degree programs are advised out of the Graduate Programs Office (BEH 418):

Graduate Advising Hours
MBA A-Q students are advised by Jewel Madsen in the Bloch School Graduate Programs Office (BEH 418). Appointments can be made by emailing Jewel Madsen or calling 816-235-5126.

Advising for M.S.A., M.P.A., M.S.E.R.E., M.S.F. and MBA R-Z students is provided by Barb Domke in the Bloch School Graduate Programs Office (BEH 418). Appointments can be scheduled by emailing Barb Domke or calling 816-235-2218.

Major maps show program requirements in a semester by semester plan. Updated annually and selected by the term you entered UMKC, major maps are a guide to graduation in four years.

These are the advising sheets the Bloch School uses. Unlike the major map, the advising sheets show program requirements by category – general education, electives, basic skills, business/accounting core and emphasis (B.B.A. only).

Undergraduate

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