Context and Perspective

Junior Caitlyn Walker
February 17, 2017

Junior Caitlyn Walker, Organizational Management major, is taking advantage of LSBE's new International Business minor.


The International Business minor helps students discover new perspectives and approaches that are different from those in the United States. Economies, currencies, and how government can play a part in the business economy all need to be considered. “People from different places buy different products and have a different approach at business transactions. This minor will help me learn how to tailor business strategies to these cultures,” said Caitlyn.

“In order to successfully communicate between international businesses, one must have contextual knowledge about each country and give each representative of the business the opportunity to speak their truth,” Caitlyn continued.

The courses required for the minor allow students to participate in hands-on activities and real life simulation-based learning. “I would encourage students who want to travel and broaden their perspective of the world to add the minor; it is only a few extra classes, and you get to build experience working and communicating with real people and real communities,” said Caitlyn.