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Gain a solid foundation in business that inspires you to lead a significant, courageous life.

Creating tomorrow’s outstanding leaders

The management major prepares students to lead in a competitive and dynamic business environment. The focus is on developing in students the skills necessary for effective and efficient leadership and management of profit and not-for-profit organizations. 

Management majors cultivate specific skills that enable you to:

  • Analyze real business cases
  • Develop strategic business plans
  • Correctly identify and employ cognitive motivational theories
  • Explain basic managment functions in organizations

Students with a passion to serve and lead as part of a team find this program helps prepare them to excel not only in the workplace, but also in their community. Management graduates will be ready to succeed as business analysts, operations managers, project managers, account executives, and consultants, just to name a few.


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 managment of for-profit and non-profit organizations. Our block schedule and courses are designed for you—enabling you to work, spend time with family and friends, and still earn your degree. With nine start dates year-round, you can start when it's right for you!

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Uniting real-world experience with a strong curriculum.

Management Majors can choose from five Management Tracks: Management, International Management, Operations Management, Sports Management or Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility. 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. This 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.

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.

Richard Drager ’17 BBA Business

Careers in Management

Real-world experience bolsters a graduate’s resume.

The management degree prepares students for careers in almost any type of organization. Our alumni work in many diverse fields. Common fields include:

  • 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

Some management majors have started their careers locally in such companies as GreatAmerica Leasing, Tranamerica, Collins Aerospace, Orchestra Iowa, Boy Scouts, ImOn, Go Daddy, HyVee, Catherine’s, General Mills and many more. We have alumni all over the country at Aflac, Pearson, and Kraft to just name a few.

Become a leader within dynamic business cultures.

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