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With 5- and 10-week classes

A business program for working adults

Combine theoretical understandings with practical experience.

Learn every aspect of organizing, leading, and succeeding in business through Mount Mercy’s business core. You will connect your real life experience with deeper understanding of the functions of business principles and theories.

Structured for working adults, you can balance your work life, your home life, and your school life to graduate and advance your career.

Why Mount Mercy?

Complete your degree in as little as 18-24 months!

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

Take classes in 5- and 10-week block classes that meet once a week. This pathway allows working adults 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

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Course schedule

From administrators to analysts, Mount Mercy alums are successful after graduation

The broad base of knowledge you gain from the business core and your chosen electives help guide you towards your specific interest in business. 

Internships are encouraged as part of the business curriculum, and Mount Mercy’s strong ties to the local business community can facilitate connections to further your career.

For some students, continuing on for a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Mount Mercy is their next step. MMU Plus is specifically structure to help you transition into graduate work.

Kevin Foht ’10

Mount Mercy gave me the confidence and tools to take on new things and instilled a drive to want to continue learning every day.

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

Students may transfer up to 60 credits from College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and 30 credits for your life experience using the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) portfolio documentation

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 business

Build your business-based future.

Our graduates have found jobs locally and nationally at companies like Transamerica, Rockwell Collins, GreatAmerica Financial Services, and True North.

Mount Mercy business program graduates excel in positions like:

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Deputy Clerk
  • Director of Business Development
  • Inclusion and Equity Specialist
  • Lean Coordinator
  • Mayor
  • Organizational Effectiveness Manager
  • Product Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Account Manager
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Transportation Business Liaison
  • Workforce Development