The La Sierra University School of Business develops leaders who create value and make a difference and enlarges human understanding of business and society. (learn more...)
Our students come from all over the world to learn how to create value and make a difference in the world around them. And each student adds new value to the classroom experience itself. A La Sierra University education means that our students not only gain knowledge, skill, and ability highly relevant to the real world today, but apply them in purposeful ways. (learn more...)
Dr. John Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in new venture start-ups, mergers, acquisitions, capital sourcing, research and development both domestically and internationally. As Dean of the School of Business, he teaches finance, entrepreneurship and economics and has mentored and developed four consecutive winning teams for the Students in Free Enterprise International Championship, which includes more than 1,000 colleges and universities.
A creative thinker committed to integrity, compassion, and entrepreneurship, Dr. Thomas has mentored many businesses in combining both theoretical and practical acumen to solve business problems and is considered by many as a innovative and creative deal maker. His industry experience includes global risk assessment, international finance and international trade development and retailing, franchising and distribution. (learn more...)
La Sierra University School of Business Students come from all over the world to learn how to create value and make a difference. For our students, we form a team of faculty not only academically qualified to teach, but also actively engaged as practicioners in their respective fields. And our professors are joined by our highly qualified and committed Dean and support staff to create a purposeful experience both in and out of the classroom. (learn more...)
The School of Business offers baccalaureate degrees (BA, BS), and a graduate degree (MBA). All are designed to educate leaders who will simultaneously create value and make a difference.
La Sierra trains students motivated by a commitment to integrity, compassion, and social justice who will use their skills in nongovernmental organizations, corporations, government agencies, church institutions, or community organizations as social entrepreneurs: people who expand economic opportunity and grow wealth in underdeveloped communities by promoting the creation of innovative enterprises that in turn make tangible, positive social change happen.
The La Sierra MBA program offers you a solid grounding in analytic skills; the management and reporting of business information; value creation; leadership; and the legal, political, economic, and global environment of business. And ours is the world's only MBA program with core courses in ethics, workplace spirituality and social entrepreneurship. (learn more...)