Basking Ridge-based Affinity Federal Credit Union has entered into a Corporate Learning Partnership to offers its employees the opportunity to enroll in the Master of Business Administration in Management program through the Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies.
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. In September, 27 Affinity employees began their pursuit of graduate-level degrees.
The Berkeley College MBA in Management program comprises 36 credits that can be completed within two years.
“The leadership at Affinity strongly believes in promoting the success of our employees, and encouraging them with opportunities to advance in their careers,” John Fenton, chief executive officer at Affinity Federal Credit Union, said. “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.”
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 Corporate Learning Partnership with Affinity underscores the role of higher education in supporting the development and mobility of New Jersey’s workforce and businesses,” Berkeley College President Michael Smith said. “Engaging employees in educational opportunities to advance their careers is a win-win for employees and the employer.”