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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Months to complete
Only 40 credit hours
On-Campus or Online
(Live & on-demand)
Choose your format
Per credit hour
10% partner discount

An MBA with ROI

Mount Mercy University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program develops purpose-driven achievers.

We realize that an MBA is only as valuable as where it can take you, so you’ll develop the skills desired by today’s leading companies and organizations. This is where you make the connections that count—interacting with people who can help you grow in your career. 

Earn your master’s degree in business administration from Mount Mercy, and prepare for a lifetime of meaningful progress.

What can you do with a Master's in Business Administration?

Earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a pivotal step toward increasing your lifelong earning potential and advancing in leadership roles.

Build the skills employers want, align your actions with your values, and change the way the world does business.

Why a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Mount Mercy?

Our MBA program is practical, applicable, and experiential—helping you expand upon the human skills needed to excel in today’s dynamic business environment.

  • Experience a curriculum that keeps pace with the times
  • Collaborate with professors who are practicing professionals
  • Graduate ready to rise in your career

As you work toward your business administration master’s degree, you’ll focus on ethical and socially responsible management, build your professional network, and develop your business acumen through real-world experiences.

What can you do in our Master of Business Administration program?

  • Learn from expert professors
  • Partner with local non-profit organizations
  • Develop marketing plans
  • Conduct primary research
  • Thrive in an environment driven by collaboration
  • Benefit from an atmosphere where big ideas are born

Earn your Master’s in Business Administration degree on your schedule

Enjoy the flexibility to earn your master’s degree in business administration with a format that helps you balance work, school, and all your other responsibilities.

  • Choose from nine start dates
  • Take one course at a time
  • Enjoy manageable 5- and 10-week blocks
  • Meet on-campus or online (live & on-demand) once each week
Larry Covington '19 MBA

The entire staff worked to ensure I could pursue my career and education goals without missing a beat. The flexibility of the program even allowed me to continue coaching my son’s traveling baseball team.

Larry Covington '19 MBA
Pr. Program Manager | Collins Aerospace

What will you learn in our Master of Business Administration program?

Evaluate strategic management. Explore organizational change. Establish a growth mindset. Hone your personal brand. Take what you learn and leverage it for mobility and flexibility in your career. Develop the foundation you need to achieve your goals.

Dardis training

As part of our MM, MBA, and MSL curriculum, you’ll gain valuable training on presentation skills and professional image from Dardis Communications to empower you in your career. In an increasingly competitive market, the ability to present, articulate your vision, and hone your personal brand could be the keys in setting you apart from the rest.

Customize your master’s degree in business administration

Earn a graduate certificate now, and apply it to your MBA later. After just four courses (12-13 semester hours), you can earn a certificate in:

You can also choose an area of emphasis in the following:

  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Quality Management
  • Remote & Virtual Workforce

How can I afford a Master’s in Business Administration?

You may be eligible for scholarships and loan programs.

The first step is to complete your FAFSA, which helps determine state and federal aid available to you. Our federal school code is 001880. Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions.

Get started on your master’s degree in business administration

Applications are accepted and reviewed year-round. Our graduate admissions team is here to help you reach your educational goals and answer your questions. 

  1. Complete your application
  2. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Email to or mail to:

Graduate Programs
Mount Mercy University
1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797

  • Currently working at least part-time in the field of business (ongoing requirement for at least part-time work during program)
    • Requirement can be waived by program director

  • Some students may be asked to participate in a personal interview with the program director

  • A student may be admitted to the MBA program prior to completing the prerequisite courses
    • Prerequisite courses include BC 265 Principles of Accounting I, BC 266 Principles of Accounting II, EC 252 Microeconomic Principles, and MA 130 Finite Mathematics. Course descriptions can be found in the catalog
    • Upon admission, the student will meet with an academic advisor and receive an advising form indicating prerequisite courses that need to be completed and in what order
    • The student may enroll in either accelerated or traditional classes to complete prerequisite courses at the tuition rate for those classes
    • MBA grading polices will be in effect for all MBA and prerequisite classes taken at Mount Mercy

Which Business & Leadership program is right for me?

The key is to determine your goals, interests, and ambitions:

  • The Master of Management (MM) helps you gain the necessary business skills to launch or develop your career.
  • The Master of Business Administration (MBA) builds upon your existing business expertise.

All three can help you grow in your career. Many students have completed a combination of programs.