Business (FlexPace)


Expand your skills and increase your pay with a strong foundation in business fundamentals, technology, management, and marketing! Earn your business certificate from Riverland Community College completely online and at your own speed with our newly developed FlexPace™ program. Designed exclusively for working adult learners, this twelve-month, one-course-at-a-time model includes an accelerated format, alternate learning paths, and instant advancement for those who show content mastery. 

Is FlexPace™ Right for Me?
If you can answer yes to all the following statements, then FlexPace is an option you should consider.  If not, you should consider the regular Business Certificate program.

  • Work full-time and cannot attend traditional classes
  • Want to advance my career or move into another position
  • Am a motivated, disciplined individual and a self-starter
  • Willing to commit time each week to studying and completing course activities
  • Committed to a fast-paced learning environment
  • Will enroll in the eight courses included in the FlexPace program

Take the first step toward a two- or four-year degree.  All courses in the Business Certificate count toward Riverland’s Associate in Science (AS) Business Degree. 

Steps to enroll in Riverland’s Business Certificate FlexPace™ Program:  

  1. Complete online FlexPace™ Web Request Information form (this will identify you as a potential candidate)
  2. Review the Frequently Asked Questions document
  3. Apply to Riverland
  4. Submit high school and college transcripts
  5. Complete and submit FlexPace™ Employment Verification form
  6. Complete financial aid application
  7. Register for Accuplacer (Math and Reading) Test and New Student Registration  For students entering the program, an Accuplacer Reading score of 63 is prerequisite.
  8. Register for classes (completed at the New Student Registration)

Enrollment is limited, so it is important to complete the admission/registration process in a timely fashion.

Location: 100% Online
Program Starts: Fall Start
Course Plan: 12 months

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Business (FlexPace) program page at

Required Courses

BUSA1002 Introduction to Online Learning 1 CR
BUSA1010 Introduction to Business 3 CR
BUSA1050 Personal Financial Management and Planning 3 CR
BUSA1060 Computer Concepts and Applications 3 CR
BUSA2042 Principles of Management 3 CR
BUSA2043 Principles of Marketing 3 CR
BUSA2032 Business Law - Legal Environment 3 CR
BUSA2050 Introduction to Management Information System 3 CR