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Complete in 18 months

Full-time students can earn this degree in as soon as 12 months.

No entrance exam

The GMAT is not required for this program

Nationally Recognized

As a top business program for relevant curriculum

Online MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Why Choose Mount Mercy for My MBA?

At Mount Mercy University, our MBA is designed for working professionals. You can earn—and reap the professional benefits from—your MBA while still working full time and spending time with family and friends.

Armed with their experience in the business world, our faculty will help you expand your current network and knowledge to further your career. Pursue a traditional MBA or choose an emphasis in human resources or quality management.

No GMAT or GRE is required for admission; no thesis is required to graduate.

[Professors] bring that real-world experience to the classroom and the students love it. It’s not just studying what’s in the book but studying how they can apply it.

— Dr. Marcie Van Note
MBA Program Director

What Is It Like to Earn an MBA Online?

How Will Mount Mercy’s Online MBA 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 at least nine start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster. Full-time MBA students can finish in 18 months.

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

What Will I Learn in Mount Mercy’s MBA Program?

When you graduate, you will be better able to:

  • Think globally and strategically while using a multidisciplinary approach to solve business problems
  • Interpret data and employ quantitative methods to evaluate organizations in economic terms
  • Manage organizations to maximize efficiency and effectiveness
  • Understand developments significantly impacting business
  • Understand and apply principles of ethical and socially responsible management

What Career Opportunities Could I Have with an MBA?

This program helps you advance your career in the world of business. You’ll be prepared for a variety of management positions, including:

  • Project Manager
  • General Operations Manager
  • Chief Executive or Financial Officer
  • Management Analyst
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Administrative Services Manager

What Salary Might I Earn with a Master of Business Administration Degree?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2016 median annual salary for management occupations was $118,020. The number of these jobs is projected to grow by 9 percent through 2026.

Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017

What Courses Will I Take?

In addition to electives, your business degree will include courses such as the following.

  • Administration
    • Organizational Ethics
    • Statistics for Managerial Decision-Making
    • MBA Capstone
  • Economics
    • Managerial Economics
  • Finance
    • Corporate Finance Reporting
    • Managerial Finance
  • Management
    • Operations Management
    • Organizational Effectiveness
    • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
    • Managerial Marketing

How Much Does an MBA Cost at Mount Mercy?


Cost per online credit

10% off

Tuition discount for employees of partner organizations

No Fees

Beyond tuition and books

Up to 12

transferrable graduate 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 Policies

Transfer up to 12 graduate credit hours from another accredited institution.

How Do I Get Started?

Get in Touch with an Enrollment Coach

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 coach
  • Email to set up a time to talk
  • Click Request Info and an enrollment coach will contact you

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