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Think analytically and solve problems

The foundation for success in high-demand careers for both traditional students and working professionals.

Bridging current practices, investment theory, and ethical and professional standards, our dedicated and accomplished faculty provide finance students a well-rounded business education plan. Our program provides a foundation for success in high-demand careers.

A degree from Mount Mercy opens doors for a variety of career opportunities including commercial lending, credit analysis, corporate financial analysis, securities analysis, financial advising, and financial planning.

Why should I choose MMU?

CFA Institute affiliated program

The CFA charter credential is the most difficult to obtain in the finance field and also the most respected. This means you are getting courses that cover the essential material of the field. Through the CFA program, we're able to award up to six scholarships per year to students for the CFA exam—saving them roughly $1,000.

Our graduates are in demand by many local employers.

Our graduates go on to work in commercial banking, consulting, investment, and corporate analysis. Our alumni find jobs in regionally and nationally established and well-respected companies such as:

  • Great America Financial Company
  • Raytheon
  • AXA Advisors

We also partner with organizations like Transamerica, Alliant Energy, Collins Aerospace, and others to get you in the door with internships that allow you to gain practical experience in real-world scenarios.

Choose the format that works best for you—on-campus, 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- 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:

Accelerated curriculum

Traditional curriculum 

Tom Budde '17

"It's a direct result of my education that I'm now working as an investment analyst at Aegon Asset Management where I have to understand all of it and understand it well. MMU was the launch pad for my career."

What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

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

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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.

You can 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).