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Creative solutions for modern business

Power the marketing engine of successful business strategies.

Marketing is where sales, strategy, and communication all converge. Mount Mercy works to produce high-quality graduates, which in marketing is about the soft skills as much as the know-how.

Communication, leadership, problem solving, relationship building, and critical thinking—these are all essential to marketing, but challenging to teach in a classroom or from a textbook. At Mount Mercy, you'll learn these important skills through experience and build your confidence at the same time.

Graduates leave with in-depth knowledge of business fundamentals such as law, management, accounting, and economics—and move into their career with the confidence and skills needed to succeed.

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.

Dive into the accelerated format, program requirements, and course details!

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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

When we set out to start our business, my marketing degree from Mount Mercy became invaluable. I was able to draw back on lessons in branding, advertising, and even financial statements.


What will I learn?

Identify market needs, evaluate buying behaviors, and develop strategies.

Major elective courses allow students to tailor the program to their individual interests and strengths while focusing on the latest trends in this fast-paced industry.

Emphasis is placed on developing effective communication, data analysis, and problem-solving skills. Students use their marketing knowledge and skills in decision-making situations with the goal of developing effective solutions.

For some students, continuing on for a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Mount Mercy is their next step. MMU Plus is specifically structured to help you transition into graduate work, letting you take up to four graduate courses at no extra cost.

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.

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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 marketing

Create and communicate value.

Move into your career with the confidence and skills needed to succeed.

Internships are encouraged as part of the marketing curriculum, and Mount Mercy’s strong ties to the local business community can facilitate connections to further your career.

Career opportunities for Mount Mercy marketing graduates include sales, product, category and brand management, retail operations, merchandising, marketing research, creative marketing communications, advertising, digital marketing, event planning, and analytical database management.

Our marketing graduates excel in companies like:

  • Coca-Cola 
  • Converge Consulting 
  • DeNovo Marketing 
  • Geonetric 
  • John Deere
  • Milwaukee Brewers 
  • Modelez International (Nabisco) 
  • Quaker Oats 
  • Raining Rose 
  • Collins Aerospace