Globe University and Minnesota School of Business

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Established 1877 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type For-profit college
Students Approx 10,000 (2009)
Location Multiple campuses, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota, USA
Website Official site

Globe University and Minnesota School of Business is a for-profit school 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.[1]

Globe University is not regionally accredited and its credits are unlikely to transfer to public colleges and universities. [2]

In 2014, Minnesota’s Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University for misleading students [3] Former students allege that Globe’s advertisements and promotional materials contain “misleading, unfair, deceptive, false, and fraudulent statements and omissions intended to induce postsecondary students to enroll in their schools.”[4][5]

A Minnesota judge also ruled that Globe University must pay $995,000 for wrongful termination to former dean Heidi Weber after exposing the school’s unethical practices. [6]

History[edit]

Minnesota School of Business[edit]

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. [7] There are now eight campus locations in Minnesota: Blaine; Brooklyn Center; Elk River; Lakeville; Plymouth; Richfield; Rochester; and Waite Park (St. Cloud).[8]

Globe University[edit]

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. [9] The school has 11 campuses: Appleton, Wisconsin; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Madison, Wisconsin; Middleton, Wisconsin; Wausau, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Moorhead, Minnesota; and Woodbury, Minnesota.[10]

Academics[edit]

Globe University and Minnesota School of Business award Doctor of Business Administration, 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 (Business Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Assistant, Massage Therapy, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Medical Assistant); and certificates in Internet Marketing, Mental Health Technology and Mobile Application Development. [11]

Minnesota Attorney General consumer protection lawsuit[edit]

In July 2014 Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced that the state was suing Globe University/Minnesota School of Business. The lawsuit "[alleges that] the for-profit sister schools misled criminal justice program students about their career prospects."[12] 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.[13][14] In 2013 the schools were sued by former students making similar allegations.[15] The colleges dispute the allegations.[16]

Campus locations[edit]

Affiliations[edit]

Minnesota School of Business and Globe University are part of the Globe Education Network, educational affiliates include:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°56′44″N 92°56′32″W / 44.9455°N 92.9421°W / 44.9455; -92.9421