Our Standards

Albion College economics and management professor Vicki Baker teaches a Gerstacker class.

Gerstacker Institute students

A Gerstacker student in the institute's computer lab.

A Gerstacker Institute class.

Since 1973, Albion's business program has based on the professional and personal paradigm that led the life and career of former Dow Chemical Chairman of the Board, Carl A. Gerstacker. He believed that high ethical standards and a commitment to people were the key components in developing and sustaining a successful business. In keeping with his example, the Institute follows these precepts.


To be known internationally for our ability to teach young business professionals how to, individually and within teams, achieve incredible results in the marketplace.


To provide our students with the skills, knowledge, experience, character, and confidence needed to succeed in their business careers.


To provide outstanding support services that exceed the expectations of our students, alumni and business professionals.



Guiding Principles