Affinity Federal Credit Union Enters into Corporate Learning Partnership with Berkeley College to Help Advance its Workforce through Customized, Flexible M.B.A. Program

Platform Will Develop Employee Skills and Diversify Management Capabilities in a Competitive Business Environment  


Affinity Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union headquartered in the State of New Jersey, has entered into a Corporate Learning Partnership that offers its employees an opportunity to enroll in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Management program through the Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies. 

The Affinity employees will study project management, managerial finance, organizational behavior and leadership, and other topics in a curriculum aligned with the company’s values and goals. Twenty-seven Affinity employees began their pursuit of graduate-level degrees in September. 

“The leadership at Affinity strongly believes in promoting the success of our employees, and encouraging them with opportunities to advance in their careers,” said John Fenton, CEO at Affinity Federal Credit Union. “This program not only keeps Affinity competitive in an ever-changing business environment, but also allows us to prioritize skill development and employee satisfaction, which is of crucial importance to us.”


Affinity employs more than 450 full-time associates, and has been certified by A Great Place to Work, an organization that recognizes companies’ commitment to its employees and an outstanding work environment.

 “The Corporate Learning Partnership with Affinity underscores the role of higher education in supporting the development and mobility of New Jersey’s workforce and businesses,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “Engaging employees in educational opportunities to advance their careers is a win-win for employees and the employer,” added President Smith.

The Berkeley College M.B.A. in Management program comprises 36 credits that can be completed within two years. The program is available to full-time Affinity employees who have been employed with the company for at least three months. To maintain tuition reimbursement, employees must receive a grade of “B” or above, and must remain with Affinity for a year after passing each course.

The Berkeley College M.B.A. in Management program was developed on the values of integrity, stewardship, sustainability and inclusiveness. M.B.A. faculty have professional experience in diverse industries, and provide students with firsthand knowledge that can open new career opportunities.

Affinity employees will complete courses on-site at the company’s offices in Basking Ridge, NJ, and online. 

Corporate Learning Partnerships provide continuing education to working professionals, offering new skills to take on increased responsibilities or prepare for management roles. Click here for more information about Corporate Learning Partnerships at Berkeley College.

Affinity employees at Orientation 

Photo Captions: (Top) Michael McAteer, D.B.A., a Professor in the Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies, speaks to employees of Affinity Federal Credit Union during an Orientation about the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Management program. Twenty-seven Affinity employees have enrolled in the program, made possible through a Corporate Learning Partnership with Berkeley College. (Above) John Fenton, CEO at Affinity Federal Credit Union, said continuing education will keep Affinity competitive in a changing business environment. (Bottom) The first class of M.B.A. in Management students from Affinity pose together during Orientation.