A management degree from Mount Mercy University unites real-world experience with a strong curriculum to create tomorrow’s outstanding leaders.

A management degree from Mount Mercy goes beyond basic numbers and charts. Students gain a solid foundation in business through hands-on learning that inspires them to lead significant, courageous lives. Management majors explore fundamentals in law, leadership, marketing, accounting and economics, while a variety of electives in areas such as risk management, investments, entrepreneurship, human resources and international economics make Mount Mercy’s management degree flexible and customizable.

Five emphasis areas are available to students, furthering degree customization: management, international management, operations management, sports management, and sustainability/corporate social responsibility management. Qualified management students may also take up to three graduate classes that will count toward both their undergraduate degree and a future graduate degree.

Students in business-related majors are encouraged to undertake faculty-guided research, allowing them to gain professional experience even before graduation. Mount Mercy’s strong ties to local businesses and nonprofits gives students a wide array of options for internships, allowing for real-world experience, bolstering a graduate’s resume.

Students with a passion to serve and lead as part of a team find this program helps prepare them to excel not only in the workplace, but also in their community. Management graduates will be ready to succeed as business analysts, operations managers, project managers, account executives, and consultants, just to name a few.

For those wishing to take their career and education to the next level, Mount Mercy offers master’s degrees in strategic leadership and business administration, which reinforces and builds upon the lessons learned in our undergraduate programs.

What can I do with a management major?

Graduates from Mount Mercy’s management program go on to have great success at a variety organizations, including:

  • Rockwell Collins
  • Transamerica
  • GreatAmerica Financial Services Corp.
  • Geonetric
  • Disney
  • Metro Economic Alliance

Our alumni say Mount Mercy is the top school for management in Iowa:

Richard Drager '17

"I have always been an entrepreneur at heart, constantly dreaming of business ideas. Looking for a gap in the Cedar Rapids area, I focused on my degree so that I could learn the business fundamentals to someday open my dream career: Crisp Cedar Rapids.

I was able to graduate and quickly secure space for my restaurant at NewBo City Market. The market prides itself on being an incubator for small businesses.

Mount Mercy encouraged the entrepreneur spirit within me. On top of having amazing professors, they offer great courses that are applicable to the real world. I’m extremely proud to be a Mustang!"

Richard Drager ’17 | BBA Business

CoD Business '20