Business Certificate - Riverland


Achieve Your Professional Dreams with Riverland's Business Department

Mission Statement:
Riverland's Business Department is committed to providing accredited business degrees and transfer options that help individuals achieve both professional and personal goals. We offer high-quality, flexible, and affordable educational opportunities, both on-campus and online, in a culturally sensitive environment that promotes lifelong learning, community engagement, and personal development.

Why Choose Riverland for Your Business Certificate?

  • Specialized Knowledge: Our 22-credit Business certificate program is tailored for those already employed in the field, career changers, or newcomers aiming to break into the business world. This program offers a concentrated blend of business courses to enhance or update your business acumen.
  • Flexibility and Personalization: Select from a variety of electives—like business law, international business, and personal finance—to tailor your education to your individual and professional needs.
  • Pathway to Further Education: Credits earned can be applied toward completing an Associate in Arts (AA) with a Business Concentration or an Associate in Science (AS) in Business, providing a smooth transition to further education.

Designed for Working Adults

  • Business FlexPace™ Certificate: Perfect for motivated, disciplined, and self-starting working adults. This program allows you to take one class at a time in a condensed schedule, potentially completing your certificate in about 12 months.

Faculty and Learning Environment

  • Experienced Faculty: All full-time faculty members in the Business Department hold advanced degrees and have substantial work experience. Their professional affiliations keep them abreast of current trends in the business field.
  • Small Classes and Personal Attention: Enjoy the benefits of small class sizes and personal attention which enhance learning outcomes and student success.
  • Complete Flexibility: Choose to attend classes either on-campus or online, with the option to complete your major entirely online.

Student Success Outcomes Upon successful completion of the certificate, you will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking to ethically analyze and solve business problems.
  • Utilize technology and software to research and manage business data effectively.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in key business areas such as management, marketing, and legal environments.
  • Develop and deliver professional communication through oral, written, and group projects.
  • Collaborate effectively within team environments to achieve common goals.
  • Enhance your employability and advance in your chosen career field.

Further Education and Career Advancement

  • Continued Learning: For those looking to expand their education, Riverland also offers a 60-credit AA Business Concentration and a 60-credit AS Business degree, designed to meet the needs of students planning to transfer to four-year universities or directly enter the business field.

Ready to Transform Your Career? Take the first step towards achieving your business career goals today. Fill out our inquiry form to receive more information about our Business certificate program and other educational opportunities at Riverland. Whether you are starting fresh, seeking to advance in your current role, or planning to transition careers, Riverland is here to support your journey to success.

Last Updated: May 7, 2024

    Quick Facts
  • Certificate
  • 22 Credits | Two Semesters
  • Location: Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, 100% Online
  • Offering: Fall & Spring

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