The Henry W. Bloch School of Management develops purposeful, entrepreneurial and innovative leaders to meet changing global demands, and advances knowledge and practice through excellent teaching, scholarship, outreach and service.
OUR VISION The Henry W. Bloch School of Management aspires to be Kansas City's nationally and globally preeminent school of management focusing on entrepreneurial and innovative thinking as the foundation for transforming talent and achieving sustainable growth in for-profit, public and nonprofit enterprises.
The Bloch School is the only fully accredited school of both business and public administration in the greater Kansas City area, located on a beautiful campus beside Kansas City’s famous Country Club Plaza. The Bloch School is nationally ranked, with distinction in a wide range of specializations, from entrepreneurship and innovation to real estate and nonprofit management.
The School’s excellence in key areas has been recognized through recent rankings: The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation was ranked among the top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation by the Princeton Review; The Master of Public Affairs’ Nonprofit Management concentration is ranked among top 25 in the country by U.S. News & World Report; the Bloch Executive MBA was ranked No. 1 for career impact among U.S. public universities by Financial Times.
In 1986 the school received an endowment from Henry Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block, and in recognition the school was named in his honor. Throughout its history and today, the school maintains close connections to the business and civic community. We consult with local leaders about the skills that they need from Bloch graduates, and those skills are found in our curricula across undergraduate and graduate degrees, executive education and certificate programs. More than 13,000 Bloch alumni live and work in the greater Kansas City area, forming a powerful network.
The Bloch School is known for its very diverse and accomplished faculty. Nearly all of our full-time faculty members hold PhDs or doctoral equivalents.
Bloch is home to two of the world’s top scholars in innovation management as well as founder of Harvard University's National Center for Educational Leadership. Bloch faculty publish extensively in top journals, write internationally acclaimed books and are in demand to advise and consult with leading corporations, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations across the nation and around the world.