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Earn your degree in 3 years
Choose your format
With 5- and 10-week classes

A business program for working adults

Integrate theoretical constructs with practical experience gained outside of the classroom.

Our business major, available on-campus and online on-demand, enables you to integrate theoretical constructs with practical experience gained outside the classroom.

Offering you a broader understanding of management, accounting, finance, marketing, communication, economics, legal and ethical practices, and research, our coursework features practical skills that you can immediately apply to your work.

Because of its intuitive design, the program prepares you for professional positions in the public or private sectors, or for graduate study within the business discipline.

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

Our 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
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.