Introduction

The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management encourages students to explore the practical and dynamic subject of business from many perspectives. Two academic programs exist within the Institute—a business and organizations major and a business and organizations minor—providing a solid educational foundation in business by incorporating subjects like accounting, economics, statistics, professional communication and writing, global issues, management, and ethics. The course work is further enhanced by developing critical thinking and leadership skills through other opportunities such as Gerstacker Institute speakers, networking with business executives and participation in the first-year workshop, sophomore summer, internships and the senior capstone experience. Required internships, available in diverse work settings, allow students to experience various career paths and to put their education into practice.

Students must be admitted to the Gerstacker Institute to pursue this major and minor. Visit the Gerstacker Institute website for information on the application process.