Advance your career with Kansas City’s Executive MBA
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Give us 21 months, and we’ll give you the tools to excel as a leader.
These are not your garden variety, middle-management tools. The Bloch Executive MBA will help you become a more confident, authentic leader.
Why Choose Bloch?
You will meet new people, explore new industries and broaden your knowledge and skills to become a dynamic, well-rounded leader. Join the Bloch School’s long-standing network of professionals, innovators and peers making a positive impact in the Kansas City community.
More Than a Classroom
The Bloch School pushes education forward. Our executive coaching, project-based learning, and interactive classrooms are where leadership thrives.
Convenient & Flexible
Conveniently located in the heart of Kansas City, our program accommodates working students with classes that meet just three days per month and four intensive residencies.
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“The Executive MBA exposed me to critical thinking concepts that I apply daily in my business and personal interactions to communicate effectively in our global society.”
Beryl Johnson, EMBA ’08
Regional Training Director, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
How Does the Program Work?
Unique Learning Paths
Your personal career goals are the top priority. We’ll partner with you to craft an individual learning path, ensuring that your objectives won’t require additional classes or time. Through unique projects with local organizations, you will gain a deep knowledge of a specific industry or venture into new frontiers.
Curriculum & Schedule
Our courses are designed to enhance your technical and leadership skills and cultivate an innovative mindset. Through classroom experiences, applied projects, executive coaching, and local and global residencies, you’ll build your strengths, broaden your skillset, and open new doors to exciting opportunities. The concepts you explore will be relevant in your current role — and transformational in your life as a leader.
How often do you get to ask for honest, reflective advice from someone outside your reporting structure? Working with your Bloch Executive Coach, you’ll gain deeper insight into your professional strengths and practice, leveraging them to become a more authentic leader. Your coach will help you find solutions to challenges, such as navigating inter-office politics or implementing change in your organization.
Ongoing Resources & Immediate Results
Get the skillset and knowledge you need to advance your career today. No need to wait for graduation – from day one, each class will teach you practical skills that will build upon your functional experience and apply directly to your work. Our valuable alumni programs, events, and resources are available to support you long after you graduate.
Is Financial Assistance Available?
Regardless of financial situation or income, students entering the Bloch Executive MBA program can qualify for financial support. Generous scholarships are available for the Bloch Executive MBA Program and additional support is available through the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships office.
The UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office administers campus-wide merit and talent-based scholarship programs. For assistance with financial aid or scholarships, please contact the office at (816) 235-1154.
75% of alumni live in the KC metro area
“The UMKC EMBA provided me with a deep and diverse set of tools to solve a myriad of problems across cross-functional teams. It’s been the best investment in myself I could have made.”
Barney Hill, EMBA ’15
Manager, Operations Development with Performance Contracting
How Do I Apply?
If you feel like you’re ready to apply, here are the six things we’ll need in order to consider your application.
- UMKC online application.
- $45 non-refundable application fee.
- Official transcripts for each college or university you have attended.
- Current resume.
- Statement of Purpose.
- Two Letters of Recommendation.
When to Apply
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis year-round. Accepted students can choose to start early with classes in the spring or summer before joining the EMBA cohort in August.