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Creation, communication, and delivery of value

Identify market needs and evaluate buying behaviors while preparing for introductory and future management level positions in marketing.

Building a successful business is about more than just creating new products and keeping the books straight—organizations need skilled professionals comfortable with problem solving, relationship building, and analytical and critical thinking. 

Graduates leave the Hill 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. Career options include:

  • Product management
  • Market research
  • Business-to-business sales
  • Consumer sales and promotion
  • And more!

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.


Why Mount Mercy?

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.

Internships are highly encouraged and may apply to major credit requirements.

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

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.

Working professionals 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

 Traditional plan of study 

Accelerated plan of study

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 marketing

MMU graduates are among the top creative forces behind many of eastern Iowa’s most successful companies.

Career opportunities for students earning a marketing degree include sales, product, category and brand management, retail operations, merchandising, marketing research, creative marketing communications, advertising, digital marketing, event planning and analytical database management.

Graduates go onto careers with established companies such as:

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