Apply to Join the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management

Three Albion College students in Robinson Hall, home to the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management

Thank you for your interest in the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management. The Gerstacker Institute is an integral part of Albion College, anchored by the outstanding faculty in the Economics and Management department and across our campus. Our mission is to "give our students a competitive advantage as they launch and grow their careers in business." Founded in 1973, the Institute has earned the respect of business leaders for preparing corporate leaders, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and family business owners.

The Gerstacker Institute is a competitive and selective program that features its own application process. Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2014 entering class.


Application Process

  1. Apply for admission to Albion College.

  2. Fill out the online form below. If you prefer to mail or fax your application, print and complete our pdf application form.

  3. Please respond to the following essay topics. Applicants can choose to respond to either topic (a) or (b). All applicants must answer question (c).

    (a) Explain a situation where you did something well. (400 words or fewer)

    (b) Tell us about a situation where you wish you had performed better. (400 words or fewer)

    (c) Gerstacker Institute students bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to the program. How do you see yourself benefiting from and contributing to this community? (500 words or fewer)

    Please include both essays in a single document (Microsoft Word, PDF, or text file) and upload through the form below.

  4. Contact us to arrange an interview with a member of the Gerstacker Institute staff.

  5. If you have not received a response from our office within three business days of submitting your application, please contact us to ensure your application was received.

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