Designed around your life!

Mount Mercy offers forward thinking degree programs right here in Cedar Rapids.  The Adult Accelerated program is designed to fit your busy life. The key is our block scheduling format. Rather than dividing the academic year into two semesters, we offer classes all year long in 5- and 10-week blocks. Each block consists of one weekly class that meets on weeknights thus offering maximum flexibility with your degree and your life.

The following degree programs are available:

11 Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Management (also online)
  • Business (also online)
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration (also online)
  • Health Care Leadership
  • Human Resource Management (also online)
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing (also online)
  • RN to BSN (also online)

4 Minors

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Information Systems

Ready to move your career forward?

Tell us a little about yourself and we'll get you set up with more information about our programs.

Evening Class Schedule — Courses are offered Monday through Thursday nights from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. These class times allow you to maintain a job, family, and still pursue your degree.

Transfer Friendly — We accept up to 63 credit hours from a two-year college. For approved majors, we accept up to 75 credit hours with a two-year degree from an Iowa community college. Students with credits from a four-year institution may transfer up to 93 credit hours. 

Prior Learning Assessment — We allow up to 30 credits through APEL (Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning) that permits students to request that substantial work-related or other prior learning experiences and accomplishments be evaluated for potential academic credit.

Community Connections — Mount Mercy has been a part of the community for more than 85 years, with alumni living and working in the Corridor area. Our strong partnerships with local businesses and health care organizations provide you with extensive networking opportunities.

Accelerated Format — Courses are offered one or two nights per week through 5- and 10-week sessions. Our innovative format allows you to focus on one class at a time instead of juggling coursework of two, three or even four classes typical of a traditional college format.

Classroom Instruction — Interact with tenured faculty and business professionals in a face-to-face learning environment. The classroom allows for high-level discussions, bringing theory and application together while connecting to your professional experiences.

Small Class Sizes — Our average class size of 17 students allows you to more deeply engage in the topic with your fellow students and instructor.


Visit our how to apply page to learn more about admission requirements. Once you're ready, apply to the program by completing the online application. After you have created a profile and submitted all of the necessary paperwork, you will be contacted by the Accelerated Office to set up an appointment to help you figure out your educational plan.

We'd love to meet you.

Stop by Basile Hall Room 207
Call 319-861-2392
Request more information