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

Think analytically and solve problems

Bridging current practices, investment theory, and ethical and professional standards, Mount Mercy’s dedicated and accomplished faculty provide finance students a well-rounded business education. 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.


Compute capital, analyze budgets, and make financial forecasts.

Mount Mercy students with a degree in finance gain professional experience before graduating. By managing live stock portfolios in Investment Club, competing in local and national competitions with Enactus and interning with top local companies, Mount Mercy’s close ties to regional businesses provide students with an advantage in the ever-evolving world of business.

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Convenient block for working professionals.

Our block courses are designed for working adults like you—so you can work, spend time with family and friends, and still earn your degree.

There's no need to wait months to start taking classes. At Mount Mercy, we have nine start dates throughout the year, and class blocks are every five weeks.

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I interned at Agri Management Services in Marion, and I worked at a bank my freshman year…now I am employed as a credit analyst at Great America Financial Company. At Mount Mercy you can do it all.

Kim Moorman ’14
Great America Financial Company, Linn County State Bank

Careers in Finance

CFA Institute affiliated program

The CFA charter credential is the most difficult to obtain in the finance field and laso the most recpected. 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.

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

  • Great America Financial Company
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Wells Fargo Advisors

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