Laurel Draudt, director, Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management.
B.A., 1997, Marietta College; M.A., 2006, The Ohio State University.
Brittany Middlebrook, coordinator, Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management.
B.A., 2014, Michigan State University.
Robyn Murphy, associate director, Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management.
B.A., 1995, Michigan State University
The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management encourages students to explore the practical and dynamic subject of business from many perspectives. The Institute offers a concentration with two sets of requirements: one for students pursuing majors from the Economics and Management department and the other for students pursuing any other major. This concentration recognizes that students with different majors begin with different backgrounds in the fundamentals of management. The course work is enhanced by developing critical thinking and leadership skills through other opportunities such as Gerstacker Institute speakers, networking with business executives and participation in the first-year workshop, sophomore summer, internships and the senior capstone experience. Required internships, available in diverse work settings, allow students to experience various career paths and to put their education into practice.
Students must be admitted to the Gerstacker Institute to pursue this concentration. Visit the Gerstacker Institute website for information on the application process.