Northwest Metro Career College Campus

Our Elk River location is now part of our Northwest Metro area campuses.


Elk River, MN Career College

New campus location name, same career-focused education!

Our Elk River campus, together with Plymouth and Brooklyn Center, will now be known as the Northwest Metro location as we prepare to consolidate to one campus in the Maple Grove area. To learn more about this exciting change, select the Northwest Metro location option on the inquiry form, or call one of our representatives at 763-566-7777.

Globe University’s affiliate school, the Minnesota School of Business-Northwest Metro (formerly Elk River), offers diploma, bachelor’s and associate degrees and provides hands-on, career-focused education to students in the far northwest Twin Cities area. 

Accredited programs

As a student at Minnesota School of Business-Northwest Metro, you can expect to learn from faculty who have industry experience and a staff ready to assist you with your education and career goals. Choose from these areas:

Business Administration
Business Administrative Assistant 
Information Technology
Massage Therapy
Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Assistant
Veterinary Technology

Globe University & Minnesota School of Business are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Day and evening classes 

We understand many of our students have careers and family responsibilities, so we offer many of our programs during the day and evening to fit your schedule. 

Focused on your future

Students experience hands-on learning through a variety of applied learning projects that complement class curriculum, while helping a local organization. Since opening in 2009, the campus has built solid partnerships with the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce and Elk River Rotary, as well as nonprofits such as 2nd Chance Youth Ranch, Great River Family Promise and many others. These practical skills and networking experiences are just a few of the reasons students choose to take courses at Northwest Metro. 

Convenient campus location

Minnesota School of Business-Northwest Metro serves students in the northwest corner of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. It is located in Sherburne County, less than 35 miles from Minneapolis and St. Cloud. 

Go you! 

Looking for a college near Elk River, Minnesota? Our staff is eager to meet you to answer any questions regarding our areas of study, admissions, financial aid, career services and more. Contact our admissions team to hear more about our flexible degree and diploma programs. 

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    Our staff at Minnesota School of Business-Elk River is eager to meet you to answer any questions regarding our areas of study, admissions, financial aid, career services and more. Connect with us today to set up a tour of our campus and meet with an admissions representative.

    Telephone: 763-367-7000
    Toll-free Telephone: 877-333-9757
    Fax: 763-367-7001

    Hours: (Hours Subject to Change)
    Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Friday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    11500 193rd Ave NW
    Elk River, MN 55330

  • Minnesota School of Business-Elk River is located 35 miles north of Minneapolis, near the communities of Monticello, Albertville, Otsego and Zimmerman. Our campus is located just off of Highway 169 on 193rd Avenue.


    From I-94, take exit 207 to Highway 101 North toward Elk River/Rogers.
    Highway 101 turns into Highway 169. Continue on 169.
    Turn right at 193rd Avenue NW and follow to our campus.

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