Apply to Join 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.
Thank you for visiting the Gerstacker Institute website. Our office is located on the first floor of Robinson Hall, on the east end of the College Quad. Please feel free to contact us at 517/629-0418 or through the form below for more information.
106 Robinson Hall
Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management
611 E. Porter Street
Albion, MI 49224
In 2014, 100% of our Gerstacker Institute graduates had secured jobs or graduate school placement in the first nine months after graduation, 97% had placement within six months of graduation and 85% had placement within the first three months of graduation. Our students found opportunities with BusinessWeek's "Best Places to Launch a Career" -- Ernst & Young, Northwestern Mutual, and Teach for America.
Statistics for our 2015 graduates are not yet complete, but 65% had jobs, or were accepted into graduate school programs at the time of graduation. 70% had job offers at graduation, many which came directly from the internships which our students are required to hold.
Since the Fall of 2011, 123 organizations have hosted our students as interns. Most students graduate with two semesters of full-time professional experience through the internships. Students with one internship often study abroad for a semester.
Gerstacker students must maintain an overall GPA and a Gerstacker GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Our students graduate in four years.