The Bloch M.S.A. offers options for students both with and without undergraduate accounting backgrounds.
All of our M.S.A. courses are offered at night to accommodate the schedules of full-time professionals.
You may apply to and begin the M.S.A. program in any semester. Our priority deadlines are the following:
- Fall: August 1
- Spring: December 1
- Summer: May 1
You are encouraged to apply by the priority deadlines, but we do offer rolling admissions. However, if your completed application is not received by a semester’s priority deadline we cannot guarantee admission for that semester.
Admission to the M.S.A. program is selective. A completed application includes all of the following:
UMKC application, plus application fee.
Official transcripts* (one copy) from all colleges/universities attended, sent to:
UMKC Office of Admissions
120 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
*You must have completed a bachelor’s or first level professional degree from a regionally accredited institution.
An official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score.
- Applications without a GMAT score (or similar test, see below) are viewed as incomplete and no admissions decision will be rendered.
- An unofficial GMAT score can be used for admission. Your official score must be received within the first semester of enrollment. (An unofficial score is the hard copy you receive after taking the test.)
- Exams other than the GMAT will be considered, but test waivers are not granted.
- Average GMAT scores of admitted students range from 450-740.
- Test scores cannot be more than five years old at the time of admission.
- The Bloch School’s GMAT code is F77-XF-18.
- Economically disadvantaged students may apply for a very limited number of GMAT fee waivers. The fee waiver information form is needed at the time the exam appointment is scheduled. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Receipt of a GMAT fee waiver is not a guarantee of admission.
International students should start the process with UMKC’s International Student Affairs Office.
- If you are not exempt from the TOEFL requirement (see the list on the ISAO website), a minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper/213 computer/79-80 internet is required. An IELTS score of 6.0 or higher will be considered in lieu of the TOEFL.
- TOEFL waivers are not granted.
- Students who score below 600 paper/250 computer/100 internet are required to complete an English assessment through the Applied Language Institute.
To be admitted, applicants must meet all of the following admission criteria:
- Minimum score of 450 on the GMAT or equivalent score on the GRE based on comparison chart.
- The GMAT score must be less than five years old at the time of consideration for admission.
- A total of 1100 points using the formula 200 x undergraduate cumulative GPA + GMAT score.
- A grade point average calculated using a student’s last consecutive 60 college hours can be considered in lieu of a cumulative average.
- International students, as required, must achieve a TOEFL score of 550 paper/230 computer/79-80 internet or an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.
The Bloch School reviews completed applications in the order received and will inform you of admission committee decisions via regular mail. You should allow two-four weeks from when the completed application is received by Bloch until there is a decision from the committee.
Letters of recommendation: None are required as part of the application process.
Transfer credit: We will accept up to six (6) credit hours applicable to your program and completed with distinction at an accredited institution. An official transcript must be supplied. All transfer credit is approved by your academic advisor during your first semester.
Tuition: The UMKC Metro Rate (in-state tuition) is available to graduate students who are residents of the following Kansas counties: Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Osage, Shawnee and Wyandotte. Part-time domestic students in the M.S.A. program (which means one class (three credit hours) to two classes (six credit hours) in fall and spring semesters, and one class in summer semester), you will pay in-state tuition regardless of your residency*. View the UMKC tuition and fee schedule.
*International students should consult UMKC’s International Student Affairs Office regarding tuition and fees.
Financial aid/scholarships:In order to be given financial aid/scholarships, you must be admitted to UMKC as a degree-seeking student. The priority deadline for financial aid is February 1, which means you should apply early in order to be considered for the best possible aid package.
Admission by exception to the M.S.A. program
Candidates who do not meet the criteria listed above can submit a written request to be considered for admission by exception. Admission by exception is very competitive due to the limited number of students who can be admitted in this fashion. Please submit your petitions here.
The B.S.A./M.S.A. program (early entry)
UMKC B.B.A. and B.S.A. students with at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA AND within 12 hours of completing their program may be able to take up to six credit hours of M.S.A. coursework during their final undergraduate term. The student must have applied and been admitted to the M.S.A. program for a subsequent term.
Please email Bloch with any questions.