Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management
Want to stand squarely among the next generation of business leaders? The Gerstacker Institute, home to Albion's Business and Organizations program, equips aspiring entrepreneurs, corporate executives, attorneys, and family business owners through a solid educational foundation encompassing both the liberal arts as well as common business subjects such as accounting, economics, statistics, professional communication and writing, global issues, management and ethics.
Created in 1973, the Gerstacker Institute takes the study of business far beyond theory. Visiting executives will share their expertise with you in workshop presentations and one-on-one networking sessions. You'll be required to take what you learn into internships in public and corporate accounting, banking, finance, manufacturing, marketing and sales, and arts management, among other areas, and then use those experiences as a springboard into your future career. Many Gerstacker students also spend a semester studying abroad in locations such as London, Brussels, Paris, Beijing, and Sydney.
Learn more about the Gerstacker Institute.
Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
Think globally, act locally. Those become words to live by for students in Albion's Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. Ford Institute students see themselves as world citizens who are also deeply concerned about their home communities. Founded by former President Ford at Albion in 1977, the institute has an interdisciplinary curriculum including courses in public policy, government, history, leadership studies, ethics, and economics, and at least one semester-long internship. You could find yourself interning in places such as British Telecom's legal counsel office or the National Rural Health Association's government affairs office, both in Washington, D.C.; at NBC News in New York; at the European Union Parliament in Brussels; or at Amnesty International in Australia.
A lecture series and a visiting fellows program bring eminent journalists, politicians, diplomats, and scholars to campus to share their experiences and perspectives with you. And you will continue the Institute's tradition of community service by volunteering with many organizations, including the local children's museum and other nonprofit agencies, helping the neediest residents of Detroit, assisting with Gulf Coast relief efforts, or delivering humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti, to name just a few. The Ford Institute offers excellent preparation for careers in public agencies; international relations; communications; education; partisan politics at all levels; research, advocacy, and public-interest groups; and the law.
Learn more about the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service.
Resources and Links
FAFSA on the Web
All eligible students and parents can receive some type of financial assistance, regardless of your family's income and assets. However, for Albion to determine your eligibility for specific programs, you must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can do this online at FAFSA.gov. Our school code is 002235.
For assistance on completing the FAFSA visit 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA.
First-time Borrowers/Loan Entrance Counseling
Each student receiving a loan for the first time at Albion must complete Loan Entrance Counseling. This requirement applies to students who have previously borrowed at another institution. Loan funds cannot be released until this requirement has been met. Entrance counseling can be completed by visiting StudentLoans.gov.
If you have been instructed by the Financial Aid staff to complete a certain form, you may be able to download it on the Financial Aid form page and print it on your own printer. You will need Adobe Acrobat® Reader to view the forms.
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