Corporate and Banking Partnerships

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Corporate and Banking Workforce Education Solutions

National University System’s Corporate and Banking Workforce Education Solutions team partners with Fortune 500 companies across industry, including banks and other financial institutions. Our mission is two-fold: to provide your employees access to the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully navigate an ever-changing business environment; and to prepare today’s busy professionals for leadership positions now and in the future.

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Solutions Tailored For You

Our team of education and industry experts will partner with you to help diagnose the challenges, skill gaps, and opportunities specific to your company.

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Tuition Reduction

NU makes earning a degree more affordable by providing significant tuition savings for employees.

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Targeted Solutions

We will help you create a customized development solution that targets your current and future needs.

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Customized Cohorts

Use our state-of-the-art facilities for conferences, training, or events at preferred partner rental rates.

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Specialized Courses

Our team will design courses that complement your business strategy and align with industry competencies.

Our Employee Education Partners Include

National University System is proud to partner with the following organizations around the globe.

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Scholarships

National University System partners with organizations to offer tuition reduction scholarships for working professionals. Our corporate partners are typically awarded a 15% scholarship in the form of a tuition discount. Your employees’ spouses and dependents may be extended a 10% scholarship discount.

National University System Programs

With more than 75 different degrees available, National University System has several programs tailored to business needs.

Business Professionals

Bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in:

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership

Financial Professionals

  • MBA with a specialization in Banking
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in:
    • Accountancy
    • Business Administration
    • Cybersecurity
    • Financial Management
    • Information Systems

About the Corporate and Banking Team

Joe Patterson.

Joe Patterson

Vice President, Partnership Development, Workforce Education Solutions

Joe Patterson is the Vice President of Partnership Development for the National University System. He leads the Workforce Education Solutions teams supporting partners in Corporate & Banking, Healthcare, K-12, Public Safety, and Community College sectors. Joe has held multiple leadership roles in higher education since 2005 leading global business development, account management, enrollment, marketing, and operations teams for a variety of universities, most notably Thunderbird School of Global Management, Concordia University – Portland, and NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education. At Thunderbird, Joe led all executive education and custom corporate activities in North America, South America, and Asia. Joe’s work with corporate clients took him to more than 20 countries on 4 continents, including Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Prior to working in higher education, Joe held operational leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries including McKesson and Discover Card. Joe holds a Global MBA and Executive Certificate in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a B.A. in English from Arizona State University. He is also an alum of Penn State University’s Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning.

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Brittney Peterson

Director of Corporate Partnerships, Workforce Education Solutions

Brittney Peterson is the Director of Corporate Partnerships for the National University System. She leads the team supporting business development and client relationships for our valued partners in many industries such as banking, telecommunications, retail, insurance, and government entities. Brittney has been working in higher education for over a decade and focuses primarily on creating meaningful partnerships to support the everyday workforce professionally by developing custom education solutions and affordable degrees/certificates based on skills and jobs needed. Prior to working in higher education, Brittney worked in financial services, operations and customer service roles. Brittney holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Ashford University.

Shane MacDonald

Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Workforce Education Solutions

Shane MacDonald has over 10 years of experience in account management, business development, corporate learning and development initiatives, and state/federal program compliance. She has extensive experience in both the private sector (health care, pharmaceutical, aerospace, technology, and manufacturing) and the public sector (education, government, and utilities). Prior to joining the National University System, Shane worked with California’s Employment Training Panel to support skills advancement across the state’s workforce by customizing training and talent development programs for corporate partners. Prior to that, she worked extensively within California’s public school system, assisting districts in maximizing federally funded health care reimbursements while maintaining strict program compliance. Shane is pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from National University.

Get Course Credit for Work Experience

Your work experience is worth dividends — let it pay off! Contact us today to find out how your professional experience and prior learning credit can translate into course credit and get you even closer to achieving your goals.

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Contact National University System Today

Learn more about National Workforce Education Solutions. Fill out the form below or contact us at 1-619-346-3342 or WESBank@nusystem.org or WESCorp@nusystem.org