Where tomorrow’s top executives launch their careers.
The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management combines the traditional strengths of a liberal arts education with the business knowledge, skills and experience necessary for leadership and management positions in today’s global business environment. Since 1973, the Gerstacker Institute has earned an excellent reputation for preparing students to be successful in the workplace.
The business world is dynamic. By preparing students in the fundamentals of common business practices, and creating challenges that provide opportunities to develop critical thought into action, this program creates in-demand employees and future business leaders.
Our students and graduates are assets to companies not just in Michigan but across the U.S. and around the world. If you believe Gerstacker is right for you, learn about applying to the institute and please contact us if you have any questions.
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Where citizens of the world become global leaders.
You're smart, curious, and determined to make a difference. And this is where your life of public service begins.
The Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, created by President Ford at Albion College in 1977, empowers you to make a big impact. Our internships place you in all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, the media, and the legal system—where your network will grow, along with your understanding of global society.
The Ford Institute has more than 140 students from a broad range of majors and minors. Whichever career path you pursue, policy decisions will impact you personally or professionally. Participation in the Institute will prepare you to analyze and interpret the issues more critically so you can take action. When you graduate from Albion and the Ford Institute, you'll be in a unique position to advocate for the greater good.
Watch our introductory video to learn more, and please contact us with any questions you may have.
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The academic catalogs at Albion College are organized by school year and govern the requirements for degrees dictate for the incoming class of students for that year.
These links below will take you to the catalog of entry for your incoming class:
Individually Designed Major
What you’ll study.
Interested in researching the common ground between biology and kinesiology? The intersections between physics and psychology? English and music? Well, pick your courses. This major is all yours, and we can help you make it come together. All programs of study.
What you’ll do.
You're the kind of person who knows exactly where you want to go. Or perhaps you're unsure right now. Either way, you know you're following a different path. Like alumni who forged their own paths in arts administration, Latin American studies, political economy, public health, and 20th-century social philosophy. You can choose field research, internships, and study-abroad programs that make your program real. Out-of-classroom experiences.
Where you’ll go.
Where are you headed? Strong faculty mentors guide you through all four years, ensuring that you're ready for what's next—whether you're interested in entering the workforce or want to continue your advanced studies at graduate and professional schools. Career and Internship Center.