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Applied Management

of surveyed alumni within 9 months of graduation
On-Campus or Online
Choose your format
With transfer credits

Effectively manage business environments

Understand the forces of change affecting organizations.

Build on your experience. Our applied management major is designed for students transferring from a two-year institution with an AAS or AS in a technical field. This program is available in two formats, so you can choose the modality that fits your academic goals.

With a degree in applied management, you can work in a managerial capacity within the financial, manufacturing, retail, service, and other sectors.

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

Choose your format

Learn from anywhere with our online (on-demand) classes, where you'll complete coursework each week at a time/place that works best for you. 

This pathway allows you to effectively balance work, school, and life. Build your schedule with 9 start dates year-round and 5- and 10-week block classes.

Accelerated plan of study

The on-campus modality offers courses in-person at the semester pace.

This is a great option for students wanting a residential, on-campus experience, or who are comfortable commuting to classes during the day.

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

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'll find internship and career opportunities at small businesses to multinational corporations.

Our students have interned with:

  • Local banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Brokerage firms
  • Research firms
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Retailers

Our graduates work as:

  • Financial analysts
  • Recruiting coordinators
  • Department managers
  • Store managers
  • Production and operations managers
  • Procurement analysts
  • Loan officers