Mount Mercy and Kirkwood Community College are working together to provide individuals, like you, with the opportunity to step up your career and earn a valuable degree. Our Advance Program is a convenient, flexible, and highly personalized course of study allowing you to get a degree in the timeframe that meets your needs. Classes begin soon at Jones Regional Education Center.

Our Advance Program allows you to balance your busy lifestyle with going to school. Courses are offered one night per week or one Saturday morning per week for five-, eight-, or ten-week blocks. This innovative format allows you to complete your degree in fewer years. The best part? Your training will help you move forward faster. Area employers regularly seek out Mount Mercy alumni for great jobs and leadership roles.

Programs of Study

Applied Management: The applied management major has been designed for students transferring to Mount Mercy from a two-year institution who have a background in a technical specialty. The major provides students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of business environments and to understand and manage the forces of change affecting organizations in a business environment. The applied management major prepares students for a broad variety of career options by building on their previous technical training and/or work experience.

Business: The business major offers students the opportunity to integrate theoretical constructs with practical experience gained outside of the classroom. Coursework offers students a broader understanding of management, accounting, finance, marketing, communication, economics, legal and ethical practices and research within the context of a business organization. By design, the program prepares students for professional positions in the public or private sectors, or preparation for graduate study within the business discipline.

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