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UMKC Elevates Education with Bloch School ‘More in 4’ Program

Accelerated program offers bachelor’s and master’s degree in just 4 years.
Sydney Siemens
The program fosters collaboration and community through specific cohort classes, building lasting relationships among scholars.

  UMKC is reshaping the landscape of higher education with its innovative ‘More in 4’ program in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.

  The program will allow students from any major enrolled in the Bloch School of Management to obtain both their undergraduate degree and a master’s in business administration in just four years.

  Scott Ezzell, the Bloch School of Management’s undergraduate admissions and recruitment manager, emphasizes the school’s dedication to motivated individuals. 

  “We are all about propelling students towards career opportunities,” Ezzell said. 

  Ezzell further elaborated on the program’s structure, mentioning specific cohort classes to foster collaboration and community. 

  “As they are working their way through the program, every fall they have a specific course together,” Ezzell said. “They are building these relationships with other scholars, delving more deeply into the material, and forging connections that extend beyond the classroom.”

  This endeavor has sparked discussions among students and faculty alike, with opinions ranging from excitement to cautious skepticism.

  Junior Grace Kertz believes in the program’s potential but acknowledged the challenges it may entail.  

  “Networking and community engagement are vital,” she remarked. “Students must strategically balance academics with extracurriculars and internships.”

  Freshman accounting major Satori Closser raised concerns about the program’s intensity. 

  “The workload could be daunting,” Closser said. “Is the accelerated pace worth the potential stress?”

  Bloch’s executive director of student affairs Gener Pegler highlighted the program’s selectivity that follows a strict screening process. 

  “We are looking for passion and drive,” Pegler said. 

  Regarding workload concerns and the program’s intensity, Pegler said admitted students receive personalized advising tailored to their background and credits. 

  “We are committed to supporting each student’s journey,” Pegler said.

  UMKC’s More in 4 program offers ambitious students a streamlined path to success.

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