Business administration

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Master of business administration
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Overview

Your path is unique. Why shouldn't your MBA be? The Bloch Professional MBA now offers online lectures, giving you the flexibility to select the courses and class formats that match your schedule and career goals.

With the newly expanded Bloch Professional MBA, you get the total package: flexibility of online courses, active engagement with peers and instructors and connection with the Kansas City business community.

The Bloch MBA offers a rigorous core to keep you ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving business environment and a robust menu of electives to help you develop expertise in a specialized area. And, you can mix online and on-campus courses to meet your changing personal and professional needs.

The Bloch Professional MBA is made up of eight core courses and four electives so you can hone essential business skills while also tailoring your degree to your career goals.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of business administration

Campus

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Credit hours

36

Estimated cost

$23,853.60

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

MBA programs are designed to increase a student’s business acumen and develop their ability to think both analytically and strategically in today’s fast-paced ever-changing business world. Students typically see a 15 to 20% increase in pay within the first two years after graduation. The MBA affords students a vast array of opportunities in the for profit sector.
 
Student career opportunities are vast: Students have varied careers in banking, engineering, finance, healthcare and many additional areas. Students that have completed the Bloch Professional MBA are currently CEOs, Vice Presidents as well as Directors and Project Managers throughout Kansas City and beyond.

Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$90,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two courses in the fall and spring, and one or two courses in the summer, and finish in a two to three year time period.

Course work includes

  • Financial accounting for decision-making
  • Global supply chain and operations management
  • Marketing management
  • Business analytics and statistics
  • Corporate entrepreneurship and innovation

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester

Typical program length

2-3 years

Typical course load

1-2 courses per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

The Bloch School of Management is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Faculty spotlight

Jeff Hornsby.

Jeffrey S. Hornsby assumed the role of Executive Director of the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Chair of the Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation in March 2014. Prior to that he held the role of Henry Bloch/Missouri Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Associate Director of the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has authored or co-authored 148 refereed journal and proceedings articles appearing in the top journals in entrepreneurship and management including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Operations Management. 

Jeff Hornsby, PhD
Professor, Department Chair, Global Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Henry W. Bloch School of Management