Transfer Students

The Henry W. Bloch School of Management helps many students transfer into our programs every semester. The information on this page will help you plan ahead and prepare to enroll at Bloch.

Transfer Students

How to Transfer Credits

  1. Print out an advising sheet.
    Business-all emphases (B.B.A.) (PDF)
    Accounting (B.S.A.) (PDF)
  2. Get a list of course equivalencies.
    Below is a table of course equivalencies from Kansas City area community colleges. If you’ve received college credit from an institution other than those listed, that credit will be evaluated by a Bloch academic advisor.
  3. Fill in the blanks.
    Working with your college transcripts, an advising sheet and a course equivalency list, a Bloch School advisor will help you determine the courses you’ve taken that are equivalent to UMKC courses counting toward either our B.B.A. or B.S.A. degree programs. Make an appointment or stop by during walk-in advising hours.

If you have questions, contact one of our academic advisors, either via email, or stop by our office during walk-in advising hours.

Course Equivalency--Kansas City Area Community Colleges

The table available for download below contains course equivalencies for the following Kansas City community colleges: the Metropolitan Community Colleges (including Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods, and Penn Valley) (MCC); Johnson County Community College (JCCC); Kansas City, Kansas Community College (KCKCC); and Donnelly Community College.

The courses listed cover approximately 60 hours out of a 123-credit hour B.B.A. or B.S.A. program. For a PDF version of the table, click here.

NOTE: B.B.A. students coming from JCCC must take both BUS 261 and BUS 263 to satisfy the MGT 306 requirement. (MGT 320 is not required for the B.B.A. degree).

B.S.A. students coming from JCCC may take BUS 261 to satisfy the MGT 306 requirement and BUS 263 to satisfy the MGT 320 requirement.

Additional Requirements

Natural Science (8 hours)
Any eight credit hours from biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, astronomy, select geology, physical science, etc. Courses must include at least one laboratory component.

Social Science (6 hours)
Any three hours from psychology, sociology, administration of justice, or political science, and three hours which cover the U.S. and Missouri constitutions (American History I or II, or Political Science: American Government).

Electives/Non-business Electives (generally 4-16 hours depending on program)
Excludes developmental, practical arts, some vocational, and military science courses, and no more than two credit hours may be physical education courses.

Students can earn a waiver of MIS 202 by completing Microsoft Office Certification in Excel and Access. Certification in 2007 or 2010 applications is accepted. We will also accept successor certifications when released.

If your college/course is not listed, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Get an unofficial transcript(s) showing all credit you’d like evaluated for transfer.
  • Collect course descriptions for all courses. This should include the full title and catalog description of the course.
  • Bring this information to the Bloch Student Services Office during our walk-in advising hours.
  • You can send your information (fax, email, or bring it in person) prior to your arrival in our office.


  • Current UMKC students wanting to take courses outside of UMKC must have prior approval. Courses taken without permission will not be applied to your program.
  • For ease of transfer to UMKC, students at community colleges should follow an Associate of Arts curriculum and take only the specific business courses recommended by UMKC. If you have questions about whether a course will transfer, contact the Bloch Student Services office before enrolling in the course(s).
  • Please note that graduate credit must always be evaluated by an academic advisor, and is generally done after a student is admitted to a graduate program.
  • The information presented above explains how courses from other institutions have typically been accepted and applied to degree programs at UMKC. It does not represent a contractual agreement between UMKC and any other college or university, nor does it imply a contract between UMKC and any student.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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