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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

Practical experience from a supportive community

Our MBA focuses on ethical and socially responsible management with an emphasis on practical, real-world experiences. Develop skills needed by leading businesses of today. We understand your needs and designed our courses to fit your busy life.

What's the admissions process like?

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
    • 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?

Determine your goals, interests, and ambitions. 

  • The MSL is designed for leaders in all industries who want to grow their leadership skills.

  • The MM will help you gain the necessary business skills to launch or develop your career.

  • The MBA will help develop the business expertise to achieve business-related success. 

All three degrees can help you grow in your career. In fact, many students have chosen a combination of programs.

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

Do you offer certificates or areas of emphasis?

Yes—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

Practical curriculum

Plan of study Course schedule

Am I eligible for financial aid?

Yes, 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.