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Applied Management

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Effectively manage business environments

Understand the forces of change affecting organizations.

Designed to expedite your academic career, our applied management major welcomes students transferring from a two-year institution with a background in technical specialty, as well as working professionals with previous technical training or work experience.

Our program gives you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of business environments and to understand and manage forces of change affecting organizations.

Why Mount Mercy?

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.

When you graduate, you’ll be better able to:

  • Qualify for a broad variety of career opportunities
  • Assume a leadership role within your industry
  • Manage industry demands and trends

Working professionals can complete their degree in as little as 18-24 months!

Choose the format that works best for you—online, in-person, accelerated, or Degree in Three. Whatever you decide, our faculty and staff are here to help you succeed.

Working professionals can take classes in 5- to 10-week block classes that meet once a week. This pathway allows you to effectively balance work, school, and life. Better build your schedule with options like:

  • 9 start dates year-round
  • Evening, weekly classes
  • 10% tuition discount for employees of our educational partners

Accelerated plan of study

 Traditional plan of study 

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

Eric Baldonado ’06
Team Leader, General Mills

What are the next steps?

Transfer up to 75 credits from an Iowa community college or up to 93 credits from a regionally accredited 4-year university.

Veterans may also earn credit for military training via the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

Learn more about:

We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.

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