Study abroad experiences during undergraduate and graduate studies can have a powerful impact on one's personal life and professional career. Companies also are increasingly recognizing the added value that employees bring who have had study abroad experience. In this webinar, several LMU alumni, working for organizations such as Nike, Tata Consulting Services, Cintas and LMU, will share how their international experience has influenced their personal and professional lives. They will be joined by Gina Tesla, director of commercial business services at Microsoft, who will discuss the valuable contributions that employees with study abroad or other early international experience make to an organization, thus making them more attractive to employers. Moderated by Professor Charles Vance. Sponsored by the Center for International Business Education and the Office of Study Abroad to commemorate international education week.
Foreign Language Use in 21st Century Business and Organizations: New Skillsets for New Scenarios
October 26, 2021 | This webinar explored the significant role language plays in the organizational context of international business and management, and how MNCs can leverage language to increase success and competitiveness in the global market. Panelists included Terence Mughan, Ph.D., foreign business language researcher and former professor of international management at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK; and Jaime Punishill, chief marketing officer, Lionbridge (a leading language services company). Moderated by Véronique Flambard-Weisbart, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Sponsored by the Center for International Business Education, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Subsistence Marketplaces Conference
The interactive, immersive Virtual Subsistence Marketplaces Conference is a global forum featuring a mix of virtual interviews with subsistence consumers and entrepreneurs in different countries, plenary sessions, participatory workshops, special topical sessions, and presentations of papers. Sessions and workshops are organized around topics such as understanding the nature of inequalities in different geographies and domains of subsistence, connecting local and global issues, and envisioning sustainable pathways post-Covid in subsistence marketplaces. Learn more.
International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC)
This innovative competition enables students to persuasively apply ethical reasoning to practical issues and the moral imperative of sustainable development. Teams choose their own ethics issue, which relates to one of the 17 globally adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that focus on a wide range of social, environmental and economic issues. Presentations are judged by a panel of executive judges with experience in corporate leadership, business ethics and sustainability. Learn more.
Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week takes place each November when thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while providing connections to potential collaborators, mentors and investors. This international initiative offers programs that inspire our students and celebrate the many diverse and innovative entrepreneurs in Silicon Beach and beyond with an emphasis on supporting those who face structural barriers or may have never considered the idea of launching their own startup.
International Business Lecture Series
Check out our past webcasts featuring perspectives from top experts in international business.