Globe University/Minnesota School of Business
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|Established||1877 in Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Students||Approx 10,000 (2009)|
|Location||Multiple campuses, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota, USA|
Globe University and Minnesota School of Business is a for-profit schools providing specialized career training programs in business, medical, legal, information technology and creative media fields. It has campuses in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota, USA. They are nationally accredited by the ACICS, which is a consortium of similar for-profit schools.
Minnesota School of Business
Minnesota School of Business was founded in 1877 by Professor Alexander R. Archibald, previously of Dartmouth College. He and an assistant taught classes in bookkeeping, shorthand, English, and penmanship in a three-room school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For 12 years the school was called Archibald Business College. In 1890 the school was purchased by Charles T. Rickard and Grove A. Gruman and moved to larger facilities in the Jewelers’ Exchange Building in Minneapolis.
In 1929, the school was sold to the Correll and Kamprath families and was relocated to 24 South Seventh Street. In 1979 the School was moved again to the Chamber of Commerce Building in Minneapolis.
ITT Educational Services Inc. purchased the school in 1969. Terry L. Myhre purchased the school in January 1988. Today, the school is completely owned by the Terry L. Myhre family. There are now ten campus locations in Minnesota: Blaine; Brooklyn Center; Elk River; Lakeville; Moorhead; Plymouth; Richfield; Rochester; Shakopee and Waite Park (St. Cloud).
Globe College was founded in 1885 by Frank A. Maron, who was born and educated in Germany. An accomplished scholar, he received a classical education in his native country. Recognizing a need for a practical education for young men and women, he established Globe College in Minnesota. From its inception, the university stressed the teaching of business as it is practiced. In October 1972, Helmer Myhre and Terry Myhre purchased the college. In June 2007, it became Globe University. The school has ten campuses: Appleton, Wisconsin; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Madison, Wisconsin; Middleton, Wisconsin; Wausau, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Woodbury, Minnesota.
Globe University / Minnesota School of Business awards Master of Science in Management, Master of Business Administration, bachelor of science and associate in applied science degrees (Accounting, Architectural Drafting & Design, Business Administration, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Engineering Drafting & Design, Game and Application Development, Health Care Management, Health Fitness Specialist, Information Technology, Nursing, Paralegal, and Veterinary Technology); diplomas that require 9 to 15 months to complete (Accounting, Business Administrative Assistant, Digital Video & Media Production, Interactive Media and Graphic Design, Legal Administrative Assistant, Massage Therapy, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Medical Assistant); and a post-baccalaureate paralegal certificate.
- Richfield, Minnesota - opened in 1993. This campus also handles Minnesota School of Business-Online.
- Brooklyn Center, Minnesota - opened in October 1989 and relocated to its present facility in July 1999.
- Plymouth, Minnesota - opened in September 2002.
- Shakopee, Minnesota - opened in October 2004 ***Now closed, due to low enrollment***
- St. Cloud, Minnesota - located in Waite Park, Minnesota; opened in October 2004.
- Rochester, Minnesota - opened in May 2005.
- Blaine, Minnesota - opened in 2007.
- Woodbury, Minnesota - opened in July 2007.
- Eau Claire, Wisconsin - opened in 2008.
- Fargo/Moorhead campus in Moorhead, Minnesota - opened in 2008.
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota - opened in 2008.
- Downtown Minneapolis - opened in the IDS building in 2008.
- Elk River, Minnesota - opened in April 2009.
- Middleton, Wisconsin
- Madison, Wisconsin - opened in August 2009.
- Lakeville, Minnesota - opened in August 2009.
- Wausau, Wisconsin - opened in April 2010.
- Green Bay, Wisconsin - opened in July 2010.
- Appleton, Wisconsin - opened in October 2010.
Minnesota School of Business and Globe University are part of the Globe Education Network, educational affiliates include:
- Broadview University
- The Institute for Production and Recording
- Duluth Business University
- Benchmark Learning
- Minnesota School of Cosmetology
Minnesota Attorney General 2014 enforcement action
In July 2014 Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced that the state was suing Globe University/Minnesota School of Business. The lawsuit "[[alleges]] the for-profit sister schools misled criminal justice program students about their career prospects." The suit contends that the school used high pressure sales tactics and misled students regarding the acceptance of their degrees and credits for the careers the students wanted. . In 2013 the schools were sued by former students making similar allegations. 
- "ACICS Accredited Institutions – 05/07/08", Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 7 May 2008
- Globe University/Minnesota School of Business Viewbook, volume 3, p. 2
- Globe University/Minnesota School of Business Viewbook, vol. 3, p. 2.
- "Campus Locations", Globe University and Minnesota School of Business, accessed 3 August 2008