Employers want marketing professionals who can solve problems, think creatively and communicate effectively

Good computer and analytical skills are expected for most marketing positions. Marketers may conduct research, create corporate and/or product communications, develop new businesses, manage customer relationships and develop marketing strategies. Our marketing major is designed to prepare you for introductory and future management level positions.

Graduates have worked for companies like Hy-Vee, Nabisco, Von Mar, AFLAC, Rockwell Collins and many more. Career options are varied, including:

  • Marketing, Communications and Advertising
  • Sales/Account Management and New Business Development
  • Marketing Research
  • Merchandising and Retail Management
  • Product/Service Management
  • International Marketing

First year graduates with a marketing major report a median starting salary of $30,000-35,000*. Graduates from Mount Mercy are working as:

  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Product Manager
  • Project Director
  • Sales Professional

What Our Graduates Say . . .

"As Corporate Communications Coordinator, there is never a dull moment! I manage an extremely valuable company asset, our reputation. This involves managing ongoing public relations programs, marketing communications (direct mail program, web sites, signage, postcards, newsletters, brochures), media relations, employee communications, company-wide advertising campaigns, coordinating graphics (logos, photos and other images) and print/online production, and special events planning. The wide variety of responsibilities means each day presents a new challenge and growth opportunity."

                        - Jennifer T. Phan (BBA '02), Shive Hattery, Corporate Communications Coordinator


For more information on job opportunites, visit Mount Mercy Career Services.  


*Salaries are ranges reported by 2007 Mount Mercy graduates.