Applied Management


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Applied Management

Understand the forces of change affecting organizations.

Manage business environments

The applied management major has been designed for students transferring to Mount Mercy from a two-year institution who have a background in a technical specialty or working professionals with previous technical training and/or work experience.

An applied management major provides you with the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of business environments and to understand and manage the forces of change affecting organizations in a business environment.


Designed for transfer students.

With a degree in applied management, a person can work in a managerial capacity within the financial, manufacturing, retailing, or service sectors. First year graduates report a median starting salary of $30,000-35,000.

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Flexible format for working professionals.

Start taking classes when it's convenient for you—in-person or online. Our block schedule and courses are designed for working professionals—allowing you to work, spend time with family and friends, and still earn your degree.

There's no need to wait months to start taking classes. At Mount Mercy, we have nine start dates throughout the year and class blocks are every five weeks.

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The education I received at Mount Mercy provided me with a strong business understanding, which is critical to performing my job.

Eric Baldonado '06 BBA
Team Leader, General Mills

Careers in Applied Management

Our graduates are in demand by many local employers.

Within the setting of Cedar Rapids' growing economy, you will find internship and career opportunities in businesses ranging from small organizations to multinational corporations. 

Recently students have interned in various capacities at:

  • Local banks

  • Insurance companies

  • Brokerage firms

  • Research firms

  • Manufacturing companies

  • Retailers

Recent graduates are working as: 

  • Financial analysts

  • Recruiting coordinators

  • Department managers

  • Store managers

  • Production and operations managers

  • Procurement analysts

  • Loan officers

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