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Concordia Partnership Advantage

Your Organization. Our Programs. A Winning Combination.

The Concordia Partnership Advantage provides a unique opportunity for employers to work directly with Concordia University, St. Paul to develop a well-educated workforce that is better equipped to manage and support the business goals of the organization.

The program is a mutually beneficial partnership that offers employees or members of the partnering organization a $2,000 tuition discount and priority admission status when they enroll in any undergraduate or graduate degree program at Concordia University, St. Paul. There is no additional investment required of partnering organizations. You simply make the program available to your employees or members and reap the benefits of a better educated workforce.

Experience the Concordia Partnership Advantage

Benefits to the Organization Benefits to the Employee
  • Solutions
    A well educated workforce is good for business. Employees become more confident decision-makers and strategists who can make a lasting impact on the business practices and profitability or your organization.
  • Retention
    Recruit and retain top talent by investing in education
  • Relevant
    Students use workplace challenges as the basis for class assignments, earning academic credit for developing creative solutions that benefit your organization.
  • Focused
    Employees can pursue their education without disrupting work schedules because they attend class one night a week, online or in-class, and complete readings and other assignments outside of class according to their own schedules.
  • Fiscally Smart
    Provides an outstanding education benefit to employees at no cost to the employer.
  • Achievable
    Concordia's accelerated format helps you complete your degree in less than two years, putting your goals within reach faster than you may have thought possible.
  • Affordable
    Competitively priced programs and a $2,000 scholarship for employees of Concordia Partnership Advantage companies, offer you a private college education at a more affordable price.
  • Open Doors
    A college degree signals your employer that you take yourself seriously as a professional because you've invested in your career growth through education.
  • Get Your Employer's Attention
    Your co-workers and boss will notice the changes as you progress through the program in how you express your ideas more confidently and how you envision your role in the company.
  • Transfer-Friendly
    For undergraduate students, Concordia's credit acceptance policy ensures you get maximum credit for previous college work.

To learn more about establishing a partnership with Concordia University or enrolling at Concordia through the Partnership Advantage program, please contact Kim Craig at or 651-603-6223.


Meet Our Partnership Liaisons

Nate Bostrom Nate Bostrom
Organizations Currently Served: Cub Foods; Dominos Pizza; Fourteen Foods (Dairy Queen); Lunds/Byerly's; Supervalu, UPS, YMCA
Mike Conner Mike Conner
Organizations Currently Served: Duluth Police Department; Fraternal Order of Police South Metro Lodge #14
Jennifer Rostami Jennifer Rostami
Organizations Currently Served: Ajasa Technologies; Allina Hospitals and Clinics; Express Scripts; Fairview Health System; Minnesota Head Start Programs; MN Gastroenterology; Sylvan Learning Center; UnitedHealthCare
Sara Kellogg Sara Kellogg
Organizations Currently Served: Area Community Colleges