Mount Mercy University Online

Introduction

ABOUT MOUNT MERCY

At Mount Mercy University, we offer students of all backgrounds a fulfilling education and solid preparation for a changing world and workforce. We serve nearly 1,900 students at our campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and now, with our online degree programs, we can serve thousands more. And no matter how you access our coursework, we deliver top-notch academic instruction that is always based on our five critical concerns: caring for the earth, immigration, nonviolence, racism, and women.

Mount Mercy’s online degree programs go beyond the time you spend in front of a computer. Online classes still allow you to get involved with research and participate in internships with local and global companies and organizations.

We launched our fully online degree programs in 2014 so that students everywhere could receive the same high-quality education as our on-campus students without sacrificing career or family obligations.

OUR HISTORY

A CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE MERCY CHARISM

Founded in 1928 with the purpose of uniting people with opportunity through high quality, values-based education, Mount Mercy University has a rich foundation upon which we’ve built our on-campus and online degree program options.

We’ve grown from a junior college to a four-year university and today, Mount Mercy University is pleased to offer our online academic programs to an even bigger population of learners in the same spirit of our founders.

OUR CATHOLIC IDENTITY AND MERCY CHARISM

Education is about more than textbooks and exams. A true education prepares you for any workplace and addresses the whole person. Mount Mercy University was founded as a Catholic university, built on the Sisters of Mercy’s five critical concerns, and we continue to uphold that mission in our online courses just as much as we do with our traditional on-campus programs.

Mount Mercy University strives to live up to the highest standards of Catholic intellectual tradition, promoting the core values of truth, respect, responsibility, excellence, and service, and welcoming all people of all backgrounds.

We are a proud supporter of our sponsors, the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, through the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. As a Mercy institution, we respectfully abide by their statement on Catholic Identity and Mercy Charism.

OUR SUCCESS

Mount Mercy students come from a wide variety of diverse geographic, ethnic and economic backgrounds. They are confident, caring, quick to lend a hand, happy with who they are, and excited about where they’re going. Most importantly, Mount Mercy students are eager to realize their full potential.

WHY MOUNT MERCY STUDENTS SUCCEED

Mount Mercy University is ranked Iowa’s best college on MONEY magazine’s “2017 Best Colleges” list. But the best way to judge a degree program is by looking at the outcomes of the students who enroll:

  • 66% of MMU students have internships or other career-related experiences by the time they graduate.
  • 96% of MMU students are employed or in graduate school within nine months of graduation.

DEDICATION TO THE COMMON GOOD

Mount Mercy students donate more than 15,000 hours of community service each year. We provide service and volunteer opportunities for all students.

OUR MISSION AND VALUES

OUR MISSION

Mount Mercy is a Catholic University which provides student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and welcomes people of all beliefs to join our community in pursuit of baccalaureate and graduate education and compassionate service to those in need.

We strive for excellence in accomplishing our mission through four interdependent goals:

  • Using Reflective Judgment. The ability to think clearly and carefully, argue coherently, and evaluate competing for truth claims critically are fundamental to a college education. Reflective judgment requires a knowledge of the basic fact, examination, and evaluation of assumptions; adequate justification for drawing a conclusion; and understanding implications of drawing that conclusion. With these skills, individuals can solve problems creatively and integrate knowledge across disciplines.
  • Engaging in Strategic Communication. Strategic communication requires selecting from a range of options in order to accomplish a chosen goal in an ethical manner. These options include construction and interpretation of messages in written, oral, and aesthetic forms using appropriate technology.
  • Serving the Common Good. The common good is at the heart of Catholic social teaching. Because persons are social by nature, every individual’s good relates necessarily to the common good, the sum of social conditions that allow all people to reach their human potential more fully. It includes respect for, and ethical interaction with, every person and the natural environment and, in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, service for the wellbeing of all humanity and action in the cause of justice in the world.
  • Promoting Purposeful Living. A liberal education enables persons to achieve a greater degree of freedom upon which to act purposefully. Since the development of purpose entails planning for life based on a set of priorities, Mount Mercy University provides opportunities for spiritual growth, intellectual engagement, vocational clarity, social development, physical well-being, emotional maturity, and responsible community leadership.

OUR VALUES

As members of the Mount Mercy University community, grounded in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy and our Catholic identity, we are committed to:

  • Lifelong learning and education of the whole person
    We believe that education is a lifelong experience where learning empowers the whole person, intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
  • Pursuit of truth and dignity
    We foster free inquiry in a compassionate culture where our dedication to faith, truth, and Mercy supports the dignity of each person within the human community.
  • Commitment to students
    We acknowledge and affirm that our students’ needs are central to decisions that affect community life.
  • Justice
    We advocate for equality by actively creating just and healthy relationships in our learning community and in our global society.
  • Gratitude
    We celebrate with humility all gifts and talents bestowed by God and faithfully share these blessings with the wider community.
  • Hospitality
    We accomplish our work in the spirit of Catherine McAuley’s graciousness and inclusion that welcomes all people and perspectives.
  • Service
    We instill a sense of responsibility and caring that calls us to serve the common good.
This school offers programs in:
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Programs

This school also offers:

BBA

Online BBA: Business

Online January 2019 USA Cedar Rapids

Mount Mercy University’s online business major allows students to pair theoretical constructs with practical real-world experience outside of the classroom for a high-quality, well-rounded educational experience. [+]

ONLINE BBA: BUSINESS

Mount Mercy University’s online business major allows students to pair theoretical constructs with practical real-world experience outside of the classroom for a high-quality, well-rounded educational experience.

Graduates of this program will learn to:

Use an ethical reasoning approach to evaluate situations and understand the leader’s role in ethical decision-making Have a working knowledge of core business terminology and concepts Use critical thinking/ problem-solving skills in analyzing business situations and making recommendations and decisions Be able to analyze an industry using Porter’s five forces model Communicate effectively Conduct a comprehensive SWOT analysis using appropriate external and internal resources Develop appropriate strategies for data collected for strategic planning Course Format ... [-]

Online BBA: Human Resource Management

Online January 2019 USA Cedar Rapids

Mount Mercy University’s human resource management program is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest Human Resources professional society. This recognition is based on the program’s alignment with the curriculum standards created by SHRM and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). [+]

ONLINE BBA: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Mount Mercy University’s human resource management program is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest Human Resources professional society. This recognition is based on the program’s alignment with the curriculum standards created by SHRM and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In addition, this program can also help students prepare for the Human Resource Management Certification programs (SHRM-CS and SHRM-SCP) that are available through the Society.

Graduates of this program will learn to:

Correctly identify and interpret laws affecting labor in the workplace Utilize HR metrics to make recommendations and justify the cost of employee programs Demonstrate understanding of compensation issues ... [-]

Online BBA: Management

Online January 2019 USA Cedar Rapids

Our program explores the fundamentals in law, leadership, accounting, and economics coupled with a variety of electives in areas such as risk management, investments, entrepreneurship, human resources, and international economics—making our degree not only flexible but also customizable. [+]

ONLINE BBA: MANAGEMENT

At Mount Mercy University, we combine real-world experience with a strong curriculum to create tomorrow’s outstanding leaders.

Our Management degree goes beyond basic charts and numbers—students gain a solid foundation in business through hands-on learning that inspires them to lead significant, courageous lives.

Our program explores the fundamentals in law, leadership, accounting, and economics coupled with a variety of electives in areas such as risk management, investments, entrepreneurship, human resources, and international economics—making our degree not only flexible but also customizable.

BBA in Management graduates will be well suited to enter the workforce with leading companies, including TrueNorth, World Class Industries, United Fire Group, PepsiCo, Geonetric, ClickStop, Highway Equipment Company, Rockwell Collins, Transamerica, General Mills, Great America Financial, New York Life, Geico, and Hy-Vee.... [-]


MBA

Online MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Online January 2019 USA Cedar Rapids

At Mount Mercy University, our MBA is designed for working professionals. You can work full-time, spend time with family and friends, AND earn your master’s degree. [+]

ONLINE MBA (MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION)

At Mount Mercy University, our MBA is designed for working professionals. You can work full-time, spend time with family and friends, AND earn your master’s degree.

Learn from experienced faculty while you expand your current network and knowledge to further your career.

You can pursue a traditional MBA or can focus on an emphasis on Human Resources or Quality Management.

Course Format

Classes are offered online, in an accelerated 5- and 10-week course format. Students can finish in as little as 18 months with our non-thesis MBA program. We offer six start times per year for ultimate flexibility. No GMAT or GRE required.... [-]