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Affinity Plus and Metropolitan State University launch pilot MBA program for employees

Metropolitan State University and Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union are pleased to announce a two-year Master of Business Administration pilot program 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 the course of the 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 Saint Paul Affinity Plus corporate branch. Twenty-four spots are open for the 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.

“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.”

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. 

Contact Hillary Kline, Affinity Plus Senior Public Relations Specialist, at, for information. To learn more about Affinity Plus and career opportunities, please visit

Based in Saint 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.

Metropolitan State University, a member of Minnesota State, is the Twin Cities public, urban, comprehensive state university providing lifelong learning, and competitive academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels.