Message to the Students:
On Dec. 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business will no longer be able to participate in Title IV funding effective Dec. 31, 2016. We know that you are focused on accomplishing your educational goals, and we are committed to ensuring you receive the support you need to make that happen. It is very frustrating for us to have to communicate with you about anything other than your education.
What are we doing for our students?
Globe will continue to operate, but will officially discontinue operations as Globe University at the South Dakota and Wisconsin campuses, as of Dec. 31, 2016. Globe will be transferring administration of those campuses for teach-out purposes to Broadview University. Students in South Dakota and Wisconsin will have the option to complete their program at their existing location or online through a teach-out agreement approved with Broadview University.
About Broadview University
Broadview University, based in Utah, is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Universities.
Minnesota School of Business
Each Minnesota campus will remain open through at least the end of January to help students get transcripts, answer questions and facilitate meetings with multiple institutions that are willing to accept credits from Globe/MSB. See articulation/transfer list.
Nursing students have the option of continuing their program through a teach-out agreement with Concordia University of St. Paul. Concordia University will take over the program, including employees, effective Jan. 1, 2017, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Education, the Higher Learning Commission, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Our plan is to continue offering some classes online, through MSB Blaine and for graduate students at our Minneapolis location who do not need federal funding. Eligible students are those who can complete their program in the winter 2017 or spring 2017 quarters.
Who can students contact?
We welcome your questions and want to make sure you get the answers you need so you can focus on completing your education. We encourage you to talk with your campus director. They will answer all questions to the best of their ability and with the information that is currently available. We also encourage you to utilize other resources such as your financial aid advisor, academic dean and career services.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Minnesota Attorney General Lawsuit
Why did the Minnesota Office of Higher Education revoke Globe University & Minnesota School of Business’ licenses to operate in Minnesota?
Although the Court dismissed all but one of the allegations against the Schools and found it currently operating in full compliance with Minnesota state law, it did find it violated the Consumer Fraud Act and the Deceptive Trade Practices Act in connection with the promotion of its since-ceased criminal justice program. The Office of Higher Education believes it is obligated under Minn. Stat. 136A.685 to revoke the Schools registration as a result of the finding. The Schools believes the language in the statute gives them discretion in the matter and is currently contesting the Office’s decision.
Does the Order impact Wisconsin and South Dakota campuses?
While we initially thought MN Office of Higher Education’s revocation only affected Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Education has extended it to all MSB and Globe locations since our main branches are located in Minnesota. All new applicants for MSB and Globe campuses will be notified by their campus staff that, until further notice, we are not starting new students.
What is a ‘teach out’?
A teach out is when a campus that is scheduled to close is given a set amount of time to help as many current students as possible complete their program or find other options at another institution to continue their education with the least amount of disruption possible.
If my campus is in a teach out, how will I know if I can finish my program in time? And what happens if I can’t?
All students currently enrolled at Minnesota School of Business and Globe University campuses in Minnesota have been contacted individually by campus staff to work out an individualized completion plan. If you are unable to finish with in the year campus staff will work to help you find other institutions where articulation agreements are in place or where your credits may transfer.
If I am able to graduate, will my degree be from an accredited college?
Our Schools are currently accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). That accreditation will remain in place through a teach out and while ACICS works through its re-recognition appeals process.
How will my degree be perceived by employers?
Of course, that will vary by employer as it always has, but Globe University & Minnesota School of Business have a long, valued history of working with local employers in the communities we serve. They are aware of the qualified candidates that graduate from our schools and will continue to need their skills. We have had a number of employers advocate on our behalf since the Court findings were announced and we will continue to foster our relationships with local businesses.
Is it possible my campus may stay open longer?
That is what we are fighting for with our current efforts and through the appeals process, but without any changes to the current situation, it is likely that Minnesota campuses and online will be forced to close.
Last updated 12/27/2016