Masters of Business Administration (MBA) | Admission 

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  1. A completed Mount Mercy application, personal statement, and resume.
  2. Official transcripts of all previous academic work from any institution previously attended. Transcripts should be mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the issuing institution or sent in a sealed envelope with the appropriate seal and signature of the institution.
  3. If you are employed by a corporate educational partner or using employer reimbursement, please complete the Employment Verification Form and email to
  4. Note:  In some cases, additional information may be requested from the Program Director

Mail transcripts to:
Graduate Programs Admission Office
Mount Mercy University
1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402-4797
Email transcripts (directly from the issuing institution) to:

Criteria for Admission

  1. Hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution outside the United States. Documentation of degree equivalencies must be submitted by an agency authorized to do so.
  2. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 and an undergraduate record that reflects the ability to be successful in graduate studies. (Students with a GPA less than 3.00 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  3. Provide a personal statement that demonstrates solid writing skills and motivation for graduate studies. (See application form for further instruction.)
  4. Three years of full-time work experience (recommended)  – Provide a resume to document this work experience.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 who will provide the student with an advising form that indicates the 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. However, the MBA grading policies will be in effect for all MBA and prerequisite classes taken at Mount Mercy.

 For a complete Graduate Admissions Policies, see the Catalog

More Admissions Information

The Mount Mercy University’s Course Catalog also provides details for:
  • Program specific requirements
  • International Students
  • Graduate Special Student Status (or Non-Degree Status)
  • Transfer Policies 
  • Readmission
  • Policy on Undergraduate students taking graduate classes
  • Delayed Admissions

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Contact Us

Graduate Admissions at 319-368-6460
or email

“Getting an MBA degree has been one of my proudest goals, and Mount Mercy University has been nothing but supportive throughout my education there. Not only that I get the opportunity to study and experience the real-working-life industry, but I also get to work in groups of friends on projects that stimulate my career-thinking cap. As simple as it may sound, I have gained growth in my circle of friends, who have worked in different fields and big companies. To me, this alone is a great treasure because I consider this as networking." 

Talissa Sari ’19
International Student
Mount Mercy University

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