Press Release

Rasmussen College Expands Flex Choice Learning Option

Flex Choice now available for students enrolling in the AcceleratED Business Management Bachelor’s and Accounting Associate’s degree programs

July 24, 2014

Erin Werthman
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Minneapolis (July 24, 2014)–Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the expansion of its Flex Choice learning option to two additional business degree programs with classes beginning October 2014. Flex Choice, which combines faculty-led courses with self-paced, competency-based courses, is immediately available for qualified students enrolling in the College’s AcceleratED Business Management Bachelor’s degree and Accounting Associate’s degree programs. The innovative learning experience, which launched in May with the Business Management Associate’s degree program, can save students up to $14,000 on the total cost of their degree compared to Rasmussen College’s traditional degree programs and allows them to graduate up to six months sooner. Savings do vary by program.  

“Rasmussen College is dedicated to providing affordable and timely degree options that help our students acquire the skills needed to be successful in today’s workforce,” said Trenda Boyum-Breen, chief academic officer at Rasmussen College. “In our business programs, we saw opportunities to help students earn their degrees faster and get out in the workplace to fill jobs in high demand. According to Burning Glass, accounting was the skill in greatest demand over the past 12 months. In our Business Management program, Associate’s degree students had such a positive response to Flex Choice that our Bachelor’s degree students were requesting we offer them the option as well. This means our Flex Choice Business Management Associate’s degree students will be able to continue the Flex Choice option in the Bachelor’s Degree program after graduation. Our Flex Choice expansion lives up to the College’s commitment to delivering the instruction and degrees our students want and need, within the fields employers are hiring.”

Self-Paced Courses Add Flexibility, Decrease Time and Cost of Earning a Degree

In the innovative Flex Choice learning option, students enrolled in at least two faculty-led courses can choose from a library of self-paced courses at no additional cost. The interactive, self-paced courses allow students to demonstrate the valuable workforce skills most sought after by today’s employers, such as customer service, conflict resolution and digital communication. Students have the opportunity to practice what they’ve learned through role-playing scenarios that simulate everyday work experiences. Students can also move quickly through the courses and concepts they understand, or slow down and opt for support from academic coaches who are available to answer questions throughout their learning experience. Students receive credit for the course once they demonstrate they have mastered the skills and concepts.

For more information about Flex Choice, visit

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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