Academic advising is a central part of what the Bloch Student Services office does. It is how we help you stay on track and graduate!
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Frequently Asked Questions
You will not be allowed to register for classes if advising is required.
- New students at all levels must be advised before registering for classes.
- Continuing students must meet with an advisor as indicated below.
|Degree or Undergrad Level||Advising Required?||How Often?|
|Freshman||Yes||Required each semester before registration|
|Junior||Yes||Required each semester before registration|
|M.B.A.||New students||Required first semester before registration|
|M.P.A.||New students||Required first semester before registration|
|M.S.A.||Yes||Required each semester before registration|
|M.S.F.||New students||Required first semester before registration|
|M.E.R.E.||New students||Required first semester before registration|
The following degree programs are advised out of the Student Services Office:
- Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.A.)
- Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.)
- Business Minor (Bus. Minor)
- Entrepreneurship Minor (Ent. Minor)
Undergraduate students are assigned to one of three advisors by the first letter of their last name:
- Leigh Garrett advises students with last names starting A-F
- Open advises students with last names G-O
- Shaun Pfannenstiel advises students with last names P-Z
The primary M.S.F. advisor is Nancy Wilkinson.
MBA students are advised by Jewel Allers, in the MBA department.
The following degree programs are advised by faculty in that department:
- Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) and Executive M.P.A.
- Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.)
The Bloch Student Services Office will begin advising after the schedule is released for a given semester. We recommend coming in for advising as soon as the schedule has been released to insure you have the broadest choice of classes.
During walk-in advising times, students may be seen by someone other than their assigned advisor.
|Day||Walk-in Times||UG Advisor on Duty*|
|Wednesday||9:00-11:00 a.m.||Leigh and Shaun|
|Wednesday||1:00-4:00 p.m.||Shaun and Leigh|
*Note advisors may need to trade advising shifts to accommodate meetings and other duties.
Call 816-235-2215 to schedule an appointment. If you are an M.P.A. or M.S.A. student, please contact your faculty advisor for an advising appointment.
|Day||Appointment Times||Advisor on Duty*|
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday||9:00 - 12 p.m. and
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
|Monday||5:00 and 5:30 p.m.||Shaun|
|Tuesday||5:00 and 5:30 p.m.||Nancy|
|Wednesday||5:00 and 5:30 p.m.||Leigh|
Graduate Advising Hours
Advising for M.S.F. students is provided by staff in the Bloch School Student Services Office. A variety of day and evening appointments are available and can be scheduled by calling 816-235-2215.
MBA students are advised by Jewel Allers, in the MBA department. Appointments can be made by calling 816-235-5126.
MERE students are advised by Dr. Jim DeLisle. Appointments can be made by calling 816-235-6288.
Students in the M.P.A. (public affairs) and M.S.A. (accounting) programs are advised by faculty. If you need assistance in identifying your assigned advisor, please contact the Bloch School Student Services Office.
You will receive an email from UMKC with your priority registration time. Your registration time is also available on Pathway. Look on the right hand side of the screen in your Student Center.
Starting in spring 2015, students will no longer have a priority registration time for summer enrollment. All students will be able to register for summer classes on the designated open enrollment day.
Learn more about registration.
Major maps show program requirements in a semester by semester plan. Updated annually and selected by the term you entered UMKC, major maps are a guide to graduation in four years.
These are the advising sheets the Bloch School uses. Unlike the major map, the advising sheets show program requirements by category - general education, electives, basic skills, business/accounting core and emphasis (B.B.A. only).
- For students entering fall 2015 and beyond. (PDF)
- For first-time college students who entered in fall 2013 through summer 2015 and for transfer students who entered fall 2014 through summer 2015. (PDF)
- For transfer students who entered in fall 2013, spring 2014 or summer 2014. (PDF)
- For students who entered before fall 2013. (PDF)
- Business Minor (PDF)
- Entrepreneurship Minor (PDF)