Mount Mercy University has announced the addition of an eighth graduate program. The Master of Management program will start March 21 in response to market needs and as a new academic option within the university’s business and leadership graduate programs.
Delivered on-campus at Mount Mercy’s CRST International Graduate Center, the Master of Management is a 31-credit hour program that can be completed in 12 months with nine start dates and the institution’s convenient 5- and 10-week block scheduling.
The program is designed to help students learn about the best practices of business and effectively implement those strategies into their current and future workplaces. It is a Z-degree program, where students won’t have textbook expenses.
“There is a definite need for this program,” explained Marcie Van Note, business and leadership graduate programs director. “Our market-driven curriculum will be taught by content experts who not only give students a critical knowledge base in business, but also real-world scenarios that develop strong management skills by bringing their education to life.”
Because the Master of Management program was created for students who have interest—but need formal experience—in business, it is the perfect complement to Mount Mercy’s existing Master of Business Administration and Master of Strategic Leadership degree options. These programs are intended for adults with greater business and management credentials and have served the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor since 2008.
According to Ms. Van Note, the new degree is an ideal option for anyone who wants to work in business but needs real-world experience. “The Master of Management graduate degree could help kick-start a business career—particularly for students coming right out of an undergraduate program,” she said.
The Master of Management is also well-suited for working adults who would benefit from formal business training, shared Ms. Van Note. “The program provides adults with a broad business background that propels them into management roles, pushes them to start their own business and prepares them to more effectively manage an existing business—for example, an arts studio or a dental practice—more effectively.”
To learn more about the new program, visit mtmercy.edu/mm.