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On-Campus or Online
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With transfer credits

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 focus on your next step in management.

Choose your format

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.

With 9 start dates year-round and 5- and 10-week block classes, this pathway allows you to effectively balance work, school, and life. 

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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.

  Traditional plan of study 

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


Choose your track

Uniting real-world experience with a strong curriculum.

Pursue a general management degree, or choose one of the specific tracks to focus your 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 great degree to combine with a second major or minor.

This track prepares you for working in multinational organizations, understanding the cultures of other people, and exploring 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. Build your skills to motivate your team as you plan, innovate, and implement projects while maintaining quality and efficiency.

Lead with purpose and pride in your work. This track is for individuals with a passion for good, a desire to create 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?

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.

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How do I apply?

We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure. Start your application today! 

Questions? No worries, we’re here to help! Check out our FAQ for more information, and feel free to contact us with any additional questions. 

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 management

Real-world experience bolsters your 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, Transamerica, Collins Aerospace, Orchestra Iowa, Boy Scouts, ImOn, GoDaddy, Hy-Vee, Catherine’s, General Mills, Aflac, Pearson, Kraft Foods, and many more. 

Our management graduates benefit from well-established relationships with the local business community, who are always in search of qualified graduates. 

You'll find management alumni 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