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Our History

A lot has changed since Minnesota School of Business & Globe University were founded more than 130 years ago, but one thing has remained constant: our dedication to providing practical, relevant education to students in our communities. Read on to see where it all began.

Globe University

German-born Frank A. Maron founded Globe College as a business school in 1885 after recognizing Minnesota youth needed an alternative to the traditional education otherwise available. His goal was to supply relevant, real-world skills to students so they could apply them directly to their employment.

Globe College was purchased in 1972 by Helmer and Terry Myhre, and its name changed to Globe University in 2007.

Minnesota School of Business

Minnesota School of Business was founded several years before Globe College, in 1877, by former Dartmouth College Professor Alexander R. Archibald. It began as a three-room building where he and an assistant taught bookkeeping, shorthand, English and penmanship.

In 1890, Minnesota School of Business was purchased by Charles T. Rickard and Grove A. Gruman and moved to a larger facility in downtown Minneapolis. The school changed hands another three times between 1929 and 1988, and is now owned and operated by the Myhre family.

Globe Education Network (GEN)

Today, Minnesota School of Business & Globe University operate cooperatively as part of the Globe Education Network, which provides administrative and academic support to all our campus locations. We’ve serve the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. We’ve increased our certificate, diploma and degree program offerings in business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences, technology and drafting and design.

The Globe Education Network includes member schools outside of Minnesota School of Business & Globe University. Any credits earned from a member school can be applied to programs where they are required or electives at any other member school. Other member schools include:

*Credit transfer is always at the discretion of the receiving institution. For more information about transfer credit eligibility, please visit: www.msbcollege.edu

You can contact the Globe Education Network at:

8089 Globe Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

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