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Health Care Leadership

Employment Rate
of surveyed alumni within 9 months of graduation
Learn from anywhere
With transfer credits

Build on your health care experience and further your career

Mount Mercy University’s health care leadership degree helps students with an AAS degree advance their careers, develop leadership skills, and build business competencies.

Health care leadership majors gain hands-on experience in project management, research, scheduling, billing, and other activities related to health care management. Build on your existing associate’s degree to take the next step in your health services career.

The health care leadership program coursework is available on-campus and online (on-demand). Balance your work, home, and school life with the support of faculty and staff helping you succeed.

Choose your format

Stay up-to-date in the constantly changing field of health care.

Learn from anywhere with our online (on-demand) classes, where you'll complete coursework each week at a time/place that works best for you. 

This pathway allows you to effectively balance work, school, and life. Build your schedule with 9 start dates year-round and 5- and 10-week block classes.


The on-campus modality offers courses in-person at the semester pace.

This is a great option for students wanting a residential, on-campus experience, or who are comfortable commuting to classes during the day.

Five of the required major classes are only offered online.

Traditional plan of study 

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.

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

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.

Careers in health care leadership

Take the next step with confidence.

Mount Mercy graduates are in demand by many local health care employers. Enter the workforce immediately with a health care leadership degree and up-to-date, relevant skills.

Health care leadership is a great foundation for careers in medical practice administration, residential care administration, hospital financial management, human resource management, quality improvement management, and more.

Graduates of our health care programs can be found working at:

  • University of Iowa Health Care
  • Mercy Iowa City
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Waypoint
  • VA Health System
  • Jones Regional Medical Center