Bieber, Malecke Balance Soccer, Monetary Policy
Albion College students are noted for their ability to juggle their academic and extracurricular pursuits, though the balancing act performed by Andy Bieber and Evan Malecke this fall may stand alone.
The E&M students went to class each day until about 4 p.m., when they would go to practice or matches as midfielders for Albion’s men’s soccer team. After soccer, the juniors would have just enough time to grab dinner and clean up before spending hours sifting through papers and debating economic policy with members of Albion’s Fed Challenge team as it prepared for its Nov. 16 regional competition in Chicago.
Seniors Rewarded for Mentoring Local Youth
The highlight of the week for many children at Albion's Harrington Elementary School is the one-hour visit by their mentor, who happens to be a student from Albion College. Three senior E&M students who are also members of the men's basketball program – Bob Wernet, Luke Walker, and Sean Hendon – were among 25 Albion students who recently received Michigan Campus Compact Heart and Soul awards for their dedication to community service. They were also among the recipients of the Jessie Longhurst Rotary Service Award.
The mentorship program, now known as Jessie's Gift in memory of the 2002 Albion High School graduate and former Albion College student-athlete, was developed and is currently run by Peg Turner, the wife of former Albion men's basketball coach Mike Turner.
International Interests of Economics and Management Faculty (Traditional Chinese)
Vicki Baker E&M362國際管理的授課教師。她曾經輔導由艾爾比奧大學學生和ESCIA（一個法國商學院）學生組成的聯合團隊的管理項目。她在2011年春天訪問了法國和希臘，為艾爾比奧大學的學生取得了參與國際項目的機會。
Dan Christiansen 曾經獲得由美國國務院提供的傅爾布萊特經費到挪威科技大學講授數理金融課程。
Zhen Li 北京大學學士、普林斯頓大學博士。講授E&M363 中國經濟、E&M365 國際金融、以及E&M366 國際貿易。對發展中國家證券市場的開放問題做過研究。母語漢語普通話。
Greg Saltzman 曾在倫敦經濟學院學習一年，並曾任華威大學訪問學者。曾經獲得由美國國務院提供的傅爾布萊特經費到中國吉林大學講授勞資關系研究。曾發表學術期刊文章比較美國和加拿大的醫療保險體系。另有學術期刊文章分析美國、加拿大、挪威、和瑞典公眾對於勞資糾紛的觀念。
International Interests of Economics and Management Faculty (Simplified Chinese)
Vicki Baker E&M362国际管理的授课教师。她曾经辅导由艾尔比奥大学学生和ESCIA（一个法国商学院）学生组成的联合团队的管理项目。她在2011年春天访问了法国和希腊，为艾尔比奥大学的学生取得了参与国际项目的机会。
Dan Christiansen 曾经获得由美国国务院提供的傅尔布莱特经费到挪威科技大学讲授数理金融课程。
Zhen Li 北京大学学士、普林斯顿大学博士。讲授E&M363 中国经济、E&M365 国际金融、以及E&M366 国际贸易。对发展中国家证券市场的开放问题做过研究。母语汉语普通话。
Greg Saltzman 曾在伦敦经济学院学习一年，并曾任华威大学访问学者。曾经获得由美国国务院提供的傅尔布莱特经费到中国吉林大学讲授劳资关系研究。曾发表学术期刊文章比较美国和加拿大的医疗保险体系。另有学术期刊文章分析美国、加拿大、挪威、和瑞典公众对于劳资纠纷的观念。
Baker Sheds Light on Unethical Behavior in the Workplace
Albion College economics and management professor Vicki Baker has spent her academic career studying the decisions individuals make in the workplace. In a paper recently published in Personnel Psychology, Baker and her colleagues from the London Business School, Cornell University, the University of Michigan, and Pennsylvania State University developed a measure to predict unethical behavior.
Albion's Economics and Management Curriculum (Traditional Chinese)
Alumnus Mentors Management Students on Consulting Project
When Michael Brown, '87, (pictured at left) was a student at Albion College, creating a brochure for Albion's Downtown Development Authority put him on the path that led to his current position as interactive director with Full Circle, a marketing and interactive agency in Grand Rapids.
Nearly 25 years later, Brown's career has completed the full circle. This time, he's mentoring a group of economics and management majors in a consulting project as the city of Albion evaluates the redesign of its website. In a management course taught by Vicki Baker, the students have broken into five teams working with Brown.
Albion's Economics and Management Curriculum (Simplified Chinese)
Albion Earns Honorable Mention in Fed Challenge National Finals
Teamwork and preparation paid off for Albion's Fed Challenge team, as the group took an honorable mention in the national College Challenge hosted by the Federal Reserve on November 29. "How many other times will you see Albion and Harvard competing?" asked team member Heather Waldron. "We all worked really hard to get here, and it was an once-in-a-lifetime experience."
International Students Interested in Economics and Management (Traditional Chinese)
International Student Profile: Chen Chen, '11 (Simplified Chinese)
International Student Profile
Chen Chen, '11
Chen graduated cum laude from Albion College in 2011 with a B.A. in economics and management.
Where are you from?
I am from Nanjing, China. I attended Nanjing Foreign Language School before coming to Albion College.
Why did you choose Albion?
I learned about Albion looking at U.S. News & World Report. I was impressed with the ranking, small size, personal attention, and research opportunities. I also liked the generous scholarships available for international students.
What is your favorite thing about Albion?
The professors! They helped me find my passion in life and were able to connect me to my future job. One of my favorite professors retired recently but I still stay in touch with him regularly.
What is your academic major?
Economics and management with an accounting focus. I am also pursuing physics as a minor.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
The Albion College Accounting Society. Every year, I volunteer to fill out people’s income taxes. I also help plan activities with the Chinese Student Union but mostly I am busy with undergraduate research (FURSCA).
What will you do after you graduate?
I will graduate this year and I already have a job lined up with Ernst and Young. I will be an auditor.
How much will your salary be per year?
Right now, my starting salary is $50,000 a year.
Why do you want to work in the United States?
I want to use my U.S. diploma to gain experience here so that within 10 years I can go back and work in China. By doing this, I can start at a higher level of income in China
International Interests of Economics and Management Faculty
Several faculty members in Albion College's Economics and Management Department have international interests:
Vicki Baker teaches E&M 362, International Management. She has supervised a management project conducted by a joint team of students from Albion College and from ESCIA, a business school in France. She visited France and Greece in spring 2011 in an effort to secure international project opportunities for Albion College students. As part of the Michigan Colleges Alliance (of which Albion College is a member), Vicki is part of the Global Leadership Development Program team for Shape Corporation (headquarters in Grand Haven, MI). Vicki is working with high potential individuals at Shape to train them for leadership advancement within the global company. She was in China and will be in Mexico as part of this executive education training which she helped develop and deliver.
Zhen Li received her B.A. degree at Peking University before obtaining her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She teaches E&M 363, The Chinese Economy; E&M 365, International Finance; and E&M 366, International Trade. She has done research on equity market liberalization in developing countries. She is a native speaker of Mandarin.
Greg Saltzman studied for a year at the London School of Economics and was a visiting fellow at the University of Warwick. He received two Fulbright grants from the U.S. State Department, one to teach labor relations at Jilin University School of Business in China (2008), and the other to teach labor relations and managerial negotiation at Hanyang University School of Business in South Korea (2015). He wrote one journal article comparing the health insurance systems in the U.S. and Canada and another journal article analyzing public opinion about labor disputes in the U.S., Canada, Norway, and Sweden. He reads extensively about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Economics and Management Curriculum
Albion College offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree program in many different fields, including economics and management.
The Economics and Management department offers several of the most popular majors at Albion College. We have accounting, finance and several E&M majors with emphasis. We offer small classes taught by very good teachers. Our courses address both the immediate application of problem-solving techniques and the conceptual basis for those techniques. This conceptual knowledge prepares students for eventual advancement into senior positions.
Our curriculum prepares students to analyze, decide, and lead in business, government, or nonprofit organizations. Areas of emphasis within the Economics and Management Department include economics, general business, human resources, and international business and economics. We offer all of the courses needed to be eligible to take the CPA exam. Many of our students participate in Albion's Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management.
Admission, Costs, and General Information
Admission decisions are made at the College level, rather than the Departmental level. The Albion College Web site has information about international admissions. We are academically selective, drawing mainly from the top quarter of high school graduates.
The Albion Web site also has information about financial aid for international students as well as costs. Academically strong international students can receive generous scholarships of up to 50 percent of the cost of tuition, room, and board. Nevertheless, international students should be aware that college or university education is much more expensive in the U.S. than it is in many other countries.
Albion College is located in Michigan, a state in the northern U.S. Our campus is in the City of Albion, a small town about 150 km west of Detroit and 300 km east of Chicago. Albion College is about an hour's drive from two very large universities with many international students: the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.