KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Preparing innovative leaders to meet the demands of a changing world, the Henry W Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at UMKC has received national accolades.
The Princeton Review called UMKC’s Bloch School of Entrepreneurship one of the best schools in the nation.
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.
Leo Morton, UMKC’s Chancellor said, “It's not very well known that Kansas City has more philanthropic dollars per capita than any other city in the world. That happens because we have we have a number successful entrepreneurs like Henry Bloch who built their business here and decided to give back.”
Throughout its history and today, the school maintains close connections to the business and civic community.
More than 13-thousand alumni live and work in the Greater Kansas City area, forming a powerful network.
That network now reaches all the way to another continent.
Dean Teng-KeeTan recently hosted more than 20 University Presidents for China.
They’re learning how the Bloch School of Business does things and they’ll model future business programs in the People’s Republic of China after it.
“This is exposure for KC and for the community, and collaboration between our two people positions the Bloch School and UMKC on a global stage” said Dean Tan
Students seem to appreciate the schools’ location near the Country Club Plaza and its old world charm.
Steven Morris a Senior at school said, “The Block School is probably one of the coolest buildings on campus. Especially during the fall. It has a lot of nice trees and it kind of has that old college feel to it.”
Research shows an entrepreneur will create 512 jobs in his or her lifetime.
UMKC is one of the few universities in the nation offering entrepreneurship degree programs at all levels and receiving national awards for it.
The are some exciting changes on the way to UMKC’s Bloch School.
University officials will make a major announcement Monday on the new direction of the school as it continues to position itself as an outstanding academic institution.
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