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Online Bachelor of Business Administration: Business

Why Choose Mount Mercy for My Business Administration Degree?

In Mount Mercy University’s online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, you’ll apply the theories you learn in the classroom to the practical real-world experiences you face every workday—resulting in a relevant, high-quality, well-rounded business degree you can be proud of.

What Is It Like to Earn a Business Degree Online?

How Will Mount Mercy’s Business BBA Fit My Schedule?

You can view your classes any time during a given week, and weekly deadlines help you stay on track.

Classes are offered online in accelerated 5- and 10-week courses. We offer nine start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.

And speaking of graduating faster, we help you get a head start on grad school, if that’s in your life plan. You can take up to 12 credits that will count toward both your undergraduate degree and a future graduate degree.

How Will I Interact with Instructors and Classmates?

You’ll complete your coursework entirely within Mount Mercy’s application-based online portal while enjoying opportunities to connect with your instructors and classmates through:

  • Discussion forums
  • Project-based work (both group and individual)
  • Online office hours or supplemental video sessions

Course content is delivered through a variety of formats:

  • Written lectures and readings
  • PowerPoints with audio
  • Instructor video recordings

How Will Mount Mercy’s Business BBA Program Help Me in the Real World?

When you graduate, you will be better able to:

  • Use an ethical reasoning approach to evaluate situations and understand the leader’s role in ethical decision-making
  • Gain a working knowledge of core business terminology and concepts
  • Use critical thinking, problem solving, data mining, and communication to analyze business situations, develop appropriate strategies, and make recommendations
  • Analyze an industry using Porter’s five forces model
  • Conduct a comprehensive SWOT analysis using appropriate external and internal resources

What Is the Job Market Like for People with a Bachelor of Business Degree?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, business degree-related jobs are projected to grow by 9 percent through 2026. Mount Mercy business graduates have gone on to work at companies like Fidelity Investments, IBM, and John Deere.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016

What Courses Will I Take?

In addition to your general education classes and electives, your business degree will include courses such as these:

  • Accounting
    • Principles of Accounting I
    • Principles of Accounting II
  • Administration
    • Principles of Law
    • Business Statistics
    • Employment Law and Labor Relations
    • Financial Management
    • Business Strategy Seminar
    • Professional Writing
  • Economics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
  • English
    • Professional Writing
  • Management
    • Principles of Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing
    • Principles of Marketing
    • International Marketing

Want to focus on a specific area of business? MMU offers the online BBA degree in the following majors, as well:

Human Resource Management, BBA
Prepare for certifications that qualify you to lead employee policy within your organization

Management, BBA
Explore the fundamentals of law, leadership, accounting, and economics

Marketing, BBA
Learn to grow an organization in the areas of advertising, public relations, promotions and events, market research, sales, and e-commerce

How Much Does a Bachelor of Business Degree Cost?

Cost per online credit hour

10% off
Tuition discount for employees of partner organizations

No Fees
Beyond tuition and books

Up to 75
transferrable credit hours which saves time and money!

Financial Aid

Mount Mercy encourages you to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

  • Federal and state grants and loans
  • Tuition reimbursement from employers
  • 10% tuition discount for employees of partner organizations
  • Veterans’ benefits such as the Yellow Ribbon program and G.I. Bill®

Find out more about financial aid ›

Transfer Credit

We want to make sure your prior academic work counts. You can transfer up to 93 credits from four year, regionally-accredited institutions and up to 63* semester hours from two-year institutions, subject to the Mount Mercy credit transfer policy. Some credit from unaccredited institutions may also be transferred on a case-by-case basis. Keep in mind, though, that the final 30 credits of your degree must be taken at Mount Mercy.

*Student graduating with an AA, AS/CO, or AAS degree from an Iowa community college can transfer up to 75 semester hours!

How Do I Get Started?

Get in Touch with an Enrollment Specialist

Learn more about this program and get answers to any other questions you may have about Mount Mercy.

  • Call (877) 643-6181 to speak with a Mount Mercy enrollment specialist
  • Email to set up a time to talk
  • Click Request Info and an enrollment specialist will contact you

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