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Marketing

18-24
MONTHS
Earn your degree faster
Online
ON-DEMAND & ON-CAMPUS
Choose your format
96%
EMPLOYMENT RATE
of surveyed alumni within 9 months of graduation

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 it is about 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 will learn these important skills through experience and build your confidence at the same time.

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.

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.

REBECCA DAVIDSON ’08
MARKETING

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 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.

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.

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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

Create and communicate value

You will leave Mount Mercy with in-depth knowledge of business fundamentals such as law, management, accounting, and economics—and 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.

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.

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 Alternative Marketing 
  • Geonetric 
  • John Deere
  • Milwaukee Brewers 
  • Modelez International (Nabisco) 
  • Quaker Oats 
  • Raining Rose 
  • Collins Aerospace