New two-year program launches in 2020

ST. PAUL, MINN. (October 2, 2019) – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce a new pilot program with Metropolitan State University. The two-year MBA program is designed to make furthering education easy and affordable for Affinity Plus employees. Affinity Plus will be paying the cost of each employee’s tuition.

“Affinity Plus is fully committed to investing in our employees and their professional and personal development,” said Dave Larson, President and CEO of Affinity Plus. “Working towards and obtaining an MBA provides employees with new skills and experiences, which elevates their contribution to our organization. We are proud to provide this benefit to our employees as it will also open doors for opportunities to advance their professional career."

Employees would complete 40 credits during this two-year MBA program. Each semester will consist of two courses that must be completed, containing one self-paced online course and another weekly in-person course located at the St. Paul Affinity Plus corporate branch. 24 spots are open for the first pilot program, which is set to begin in January 2020. 

Metropolitan State’s College of Management’s student-centered programs are designed to serve a diverse student population with an applied, globally-oriented curriculum, empowering them to achieve career goals as ethical and strategic leaders and managers in business, government, and non-profit organizations.

According to Metro State University, through this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the organization, as a sum of its parts.
  • Evaluate strategic decision making that produces effective outcomes.
  • Analyze the ability to lead and manage an organization through change and uncertainty.
  • Properly identify, manage and foster talent.
  • Apply the skills and knowledge required to lead within a legal and ethical framework.

“Metropolitan State University is pleased to partner with Affinity Plus to provide our MBA program to cohorts of their emerging leaders,” said Virginia “Ginny” Arthur, J.D., President, Metropolitan State University. “Students applaud this high-quality program for the wealth of the faculty’s practitioner wisdom. This MBA experience will equip and empower the diverse and adult managers who can drive the future of Affinity Plus and its role in global markets and cultures.”

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Based in St. Paul, Minn., Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial cooperative that puts people first above profits. Members of Affinity Plus receive maximum value through competitive rates, minimal fees, and unique, member-centric products and programs. Established in 1930, Affinity Plus has 28 branches located throughout Minnesota and is owned by more than 200,000 members. Affinity Plus has over $2 billion in assets. Additional information is available at or by calling (800) 322-7228.