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Creating tomorrow’s outstanding leaders

Lead with confidence and find your future

Learning to lead in the business world requires both a bird’s eye view of business functions as well as a close-up, focused understanding of your area of unique interest. No matter what industry you pursue, the foundations of effective organizational leadership are found in all business sectors.

Explore the fundamentals of analyzing common business challenges, developing business plans, utilizing motivational strategies with personnel, and more as you build your managerial skills. Mount Mercy’s management program is structured with five specific tracks to help you hone in on your next step in management.

Mount Mercy encouraged the entrepreneur spirit within me. On top of having amazing professors, they offer great courses that are applicable to the real world.


Why should I choose MMU?

Experienced educators with real world knowledge

Grow your analytical understanding and nurture your interpersonal skills at the same time in the Mount Mercy management program. Both sides are essential for an effective manager, as your faculty will explain from their own experience in the business management field.

Effective leaders never go out of style and luckily for Mount Mercy management graduates, are always in demand. The Mount Mercy business core provides a solid foundational understanding of business, and the management program promotes leadership skills that help you find your niche as a confident contributor.


  Traditional plan of study 

Accelerated plan of study

Working professionals can complete their degree in 18-24 months!

Our plan of study for working adults focuses on developing the skills necessary for effective and efficient leadership and management of for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Choose the format that works best for you—online, in-person, accelerated, or Degree in Three. Whatever you decide, our faculty and staff are here to help you succeed.

You can also take classes in 5- to 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 

Build off previous experiences by transferring up to 75 credits form an Iowa community college or up to 93 credits form a regionally accredited 4-year university. Veterans may also earn credit for military training via the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Five tracks to choose from

Uniting real-world experience with a strong curriculum.

Students may elect to pursue the general Management degree, or select one of the specific tracks to focus their coursework.

Qualified Management majors may also take up to 12 semester hours of graduate classes that will count toward both their undergraduate degree and a future graduate degree.

The traditional management track prepares you for effective leadership, planning, supervising, and motivating employees within profit or not-for-profit organizations. It is a perfect major to combine with a second major or minor.

This track prepares you for working in multinational organizations, understanding the cultures of other people and the processes of working in an international setting. Employers are looking for people who have an international perspective and this coursework is designed to prepare students for those opportunities.

This track prepares you to be a leader in many settings, especially manufacturing or production, as a production, group or team leader. This track builds your skills to motivate your team as you plan, innovate, cost, and implement projects while maintaining quality and efficiency.

Designed for the person with a passion for athletics and the field of sport. The sports management major will prepare you to manage, market, finance and plan for local, regional, and national teams or sports organizations.

This track will prepare you to lead with purpose and pride in your work. This track is for individuals with a passion for good, creating organizations with strong values and a commitment to our communities and the environment.

This track particularly reflects the Mission of Mount Mercy University and the values of the Sisters of Mercy.

What are the next steps?

Build off previous experiences by transferring up to 75 credits form an Iowa community college or up to 93 credits form 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

* 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.

Careers in management

Real-world experience bolsters a graduate’s resume.

Mount Mercy management alumni work in a variety of leadership roles across nearly every sector. Our graduates have found jobs locally and nationally at companies like GreatAmerica Leasing, Tranamerica, Collins Aerospace, Orchestra Iowa, Boy Scouts, ImOn, Go Daddy, HyVee, Catherine’s, General Mills, Aflac, Pearson, Kraft Foods, and many more. 

Mount Mercy management graduates benefit from a well-established relationship with the local business community, who are always in search of qualified graduates. 

You will find Mount Mercy management graduates working in positions like: 

  • Department managers in large and small firms
  • Logistics and planning coordinators
  • Procurement analysts
  • Store managers
  • Transportation and delivery coordinators
  • Financial planners
  • Project leaders
  • Recruiting coordinators
  • Office managers