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Affinity Federal Credit Union Selects Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies to Help Advance its Workforce through Customized, Flexible MBA in Management Program

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AFFINITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SELECTS BERKELEY COLLEGE
SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES TO HELP ADVANCE ITS WORKFORCE
THROUGH CUSTOMIZED, FLEXIBLE MBA IN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
 

Corporate Learning Partnership Provides Platform for Developing Employee Skills
and Diversifying Management Capabilities in a Competitive Business Environment  

Professor Michael McAteer speaks with Affinity students

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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 (MBA) 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.”

John Fenton, Affinity CEO

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,” Michael J. Smith, President, 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 MBA 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 MBA in Management program was developed on the values of integrity, stewardship, sustainability and inclusiveness,” said Judith Kornberg, PhD, Interim Dean, Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies. “Our MBA 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 

Photo Caption: (Top) Michael McAteer, DBA, 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 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. 

About Berkeley College 

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,000 students – including more than 350 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ. 

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For six consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu. 

About Affinity Federal Credit Union 

With more than 20 branches across the tri-state area, Affinity is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey, proudly ranking in the top 2% of all credit unions in terms of asset size1. It is a member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information, visit affinityfcu.com. 

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