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The UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management M.P.A. is a great match for UMKC employees.

Graduates of the UMKC Bloch School Master of Public Administration program work for UMKC in supervisory positions all over the university. Whether you’re a mid-career adult looking for a career change or simply ready for the next stage in professional development, the UMKC Bloch M.P.A. could be what you need to push your career forward.

Eligible UMKC employees may also receive a 75 percent reduction in tuition and educational fees for up to six credit hours per semester (three credit hours during summer session). Some UMKC Bloch M.P.A. graduates include:

Robert A. Simmons; Associate Vice Chancellor, Administration
Steven Norris, President, UMKC Foundation
Nancy Wilkinson, Director, UMKC Bloch School Student Services
Mark Mattison, Director of Major Gifts, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
Jana Boschert, Director of Advancement, UMKC School of Pharmacy
Pamela Roffol Dobies, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor, UMKC Bloch School
Dustin Dye, Senior Enrollment Advisor and DSO, International Student Affairs Office
Asia Williams, Academic Advisor, UMKC Bloch School Student Services

Valuable Skills Gained through an M.P.A. include:

  • research design and analysis applicable for the workplace
  • quantitative and qualitative data analysis and proficiency in using SPSS statistical software
  • critical analysis and communication of research findings
  • public sector financial control and accountability systems
  • tools of financial analysis including business math and financial statement analysis
  • use of MS Excel to prepare basic budgets and financial reports
  • leadership skills and style, and the implications of these for exercise of public service leadership
  • policy analysis and program evaluation
  • cost-benefit analysis, program evaluation, and outcomes evaluation and analysis of policy and programs
  • understanding of organizations, the environment and organizational issues, problems, and/or ethical considerations and understanding of the complexity of real-life organizations and management
  • human resource management and managerial decision-making
  • organizational effectiveness, and how strategic management contributes to organizational performance and effectiveness

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