Marketing Careers

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, Collins Aerospace 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 . . .

Jenn (Jevne) Sullivan ’96

“About five years ago while my family still lived in a Twin Cities suburb, I started putting things together for Beyond the Bar Bakery (a dream I had always had). Then, when we moved back to my hometown of Decorah, Iowa, everything finally fell into place and I got a storefront!

Running a small business involves so many things. From the initial set-up and figuring out what the business is going to look like, to figuring out what to sell and for how much—and then once open, all the things that go with day-to-day operations. Marketing the business, customer service, community relations—there are so many aspects.

I use what I learned at Mount Mercy every day.”

Jenn (Jevne) Sullivan ’96 | BBA Management/Marketing

Beyond the Bar Bakery, LLC | Decorah, IA


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


*Salaries are ranges reported by 2007 Mount Mercy graduates.   

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