The Master of Business Administration is designed to develop skilled managers for positions of responsibility in a changing society. It provides students with the competitive edge that high performing organizations demand. The general administration courses stress the knowledge and skills needed to deal with organizations and personnel. The functional courses (accounting, finance, economics and marketing) develop specialized skills necessary for a firm’s success and growth. In addition, the MBA stresses leadership and the social and public responsibilities of those in business.
This page will give you information about applying to the various MBA programs we offer. Which Bloch MBA are you interested in?
Evening MBA Program
You may apply to and begin the MBA program in any semester. Our priority deadlines are the following:
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
(no summer admission)
You are encouraged to apply by the priority deadlines, but we do offer rolling admissions. However, if your completed application is not received by a semester's priority deadline we cannot guarantee admission for that semester.
Although applications are processed on a rolling basis, applications received after our final deadlines are held for the next semester. Our final deadlines are:
Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1
Admission to the MBA program is selective. A completed application includes all of the following:
- UMKC application, available online here, plus application fee.
- Official transcripts (one copy) from all colleges/universities attended, sent to this address:
UMKC Office of Admissions
120 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
- An official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score.
- Applications without a GMAT score (or similar test, see below) are viewed as incomplete and no admissions decision will be rendered.
- An unofficial GMAT score can be used for admission. Your official score must be received within the first semester of enrollment. (An unofficial score is the hard copy you receive after taking the test.)
- Exams other than the GMAT will be considered, but test waivers are not granted.
- Average GMAT scores of admitted students range from 450-740.
- Test scores cannot be more than five years old at the time of admission.
- The Bloch School's GMAT code is F77XF18.
- Economically disadvantaged students my apply for a very limited number of GMAT fee waivers. The fee waiver information is needed at the time the exam appointment is scheduled. Click here for the application and additional information. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Receipt of a GMAT fee waiver is not a guarantee of admission.
- A current resume. This can be submitted via email.
- A one-page goal statement that describes your career plans, why you desire to attend UMKC, and why you want to obtain the MBA. This should be your own original writing. Any quote used should be properly attributed to the author. This can be submitted via email. Please make sure to include your name on all documents.
- Information about your current employment (part time/full time, and related travel commitments). This should be included in the goal statement. Please make sure to include your name on all documents.
- International students should start the process with UMKC’s International Student Affairs Office.
- If you are not exempt from the TOEFL requirement (see the list on the ISAO web site) , a minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper/213 computer/79-80 internet is required. An IELTS score of 6.0 or higher will be considered in lieu of the TOEFL.
- TOEFL waivers are not granted.
Provisional admission to the Bloch MBA without GMAT or TOEFL scores (if applicable) is not available.
The Bloch School reviews completed portfolios in the order received and will inform you of admission committee decisions in writing, mailed to your address. You should allow 2-4 weeks from when the complete portfolio is received by Bloch until there is a decision from the committee.
For more information about the Bloch MBA, including degree requirements and emphasis areas, click here.
Minimum Requirements to Be Considered for Admission to the Evening MBA Program:
- Minimum score of 450 on the GMAT exam
- Scores at or above the 10th percentile in the verbal and quantitative sections of the GMAT
- Exam scores must be less than five years old at the time of consideration for admission
- A total of 1000 points using the formula 200 x undergraduate cumulative GPA + GMAT score
- For international students, if required, TOEFL score of 550 paper/230/computer/79-80 internet or an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
Applications are reviewed by an admissions committee. A student's previous academic record, statement, resume and exam scores are all considered by the committee. Meeting the minimum requirements noted above does not guarantee admission.
- Alternate exam scores: Faculty will consider GRE, LSAT and PCAT scores. Generally scores must be at or above the 50th percentile in each section of the exam. Scores must be less than five years old at the time of consideration for admission.
- Letters of recommendation: None are required as part of the application process.
- Work experience: None is required to be accepted to the Bloch MBA.
- Average GPAs of admitted students can be found here.
- Prerequisites: No prerequisite courses are required. The length of your MBA program will vary from 30-48 credit hours as determined by your undergraduate coursework.
- Transfer credit: we will accept up to six (6) credit hours applicable to your program and completed with distinction at an accredited institution. An official transcript must be supplied. All transfer credit is approved by your academic advisor during your first semester.
- Tuition: The UMKC Metro Rate (in-state tuition) is available to graduate students who are residents of the following Kansas counties: Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Osage, Shawnee and Wyandotte. Part time domestic students in the traditional MBA program (which means one class (3 credit hours) to two classes (6 credit hours) in fall and spring semesters, and one class in summer semester), you will pay in-state tuition regardless of your residency*. To view the UMKC tuition and fee schedule, click here.
- *International students should consult UMKC’s International Student Affairs Office regarding tuition and fees.
- In order to be given financial aid/scholarships, you must be admitted to UMKC as a degree-seeking student. The priority deadline for financial aid is February 1, which means you should apply early in order to be considered for the best possible financial aid package.
- Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantships: more information is here.
- Scholarship information is here.
- Information regarding the UMKC Chancellor's Non Resident Award can be found here.
For more information on the Evening MBA program, click here.
To request a packet of information, click here.
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JD/MBA Joint Program
The Bloch School and the UMKC School of Law offer a combined JD/MBA program. Students must satisfy the admissions and degree requirements for each school.
- All of the materials required for admission to the 'traditional' MBA program (listed above) must be submitted.
- However: you may use your LSAT score in lieu of your GMAT score. Please contact Adela Fleming in the School of Law and ask her to send a copy of your score to the Bloch Student Services Office.
Click here for detailed information about this combined degree program.
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Executive MBA program
For experienced professionals on an executive career path, the Bloch School offers an Executive MBA program in a 21-month, alternating weekend format. For more information, click here.
Please email Bloch with any questions.
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