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Finance (Accelerated)


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Finance (Accelerated)

The finance major prepares you to work in any of the major areas in the field of finance.

A Finance Program for Working Adults

Complete your degree in as little as 18-24 months! (based on program and transfer credit)

The coursework required for the finance major gives you a well-rounded background in business and finance. You’ll learn the core areas of finance, including:

  • Time value of money
  • Evaluation of financial performance
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Risk vs. return tradeoffs
  • Securities valuation
  • Capital budgeting
  • Cost of capital
  • And portfolio management.

CFA Institute Affiliated Program

The finance major is a Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Affiliated program.

The CFA charter credential is the most difficult to obtain in the finance field and also the most respected. This means that you are getting courses that cover the essential material of the field. Additonally, the program allows us to award up to six scholarships per year to students so that they can sit for the CFA Exam, which saves them roughly $1,000.

Students are very able to manage the expectations of the classroom while raising a family and working full-time. I admire their maturity, tenacity, and energy.

Rob Rittenhouse
Program Coordinator


Start taking classes when it’s convenient for you.

Our 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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Transfer Your Credits

  • 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)

Expand your knowledge in the core areas of finance.

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