where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite

Our School of Business is defined by the excellence of its students. Every moment as a student is an opportunity to learn, to discover new heights of your potential.

Below you will find a few useful tools and resources to assist your growth as a student of the world around you today. If you have any questions or ideas that you think could be useful to share with other students, please do so through our One-Step Problem Solver and you may see it added to this page.

A great way to keep up with the latest news, resources and opportunities for our students is to connect with us through our blog and social network accounts. We post new content every day, including the ever-popular Dean's Challenge. Check out the links on the right side of this page for more!

Applying to La Sierra University

Students add value to the learning experience both in and out of the classroom at La Sierra University. And with our new business building completed now is the perfect time to join our growing student body. Applying to college can take some time and paperwork, so we have created a webpage with as much simple information about the process as possible. Click here to learn more about the application process, and if you have any questions and/or would like one of our friendly staff members to contact you, try our One-Step Problem Solver.

Do you need assistance?

You might not always know just who to call or what paperwork you need when it comes to applying to, attending, and graduating from La Sierra University. Whether there is a problem you need help solving or an idea that you have, we want to hear it. Please use the form below and one of our staff will be in touch.

Scholarship Resources

The best entrepreneurs know how to identify and utilize the opportunities and resources around them. Our students are no exception when it comes to their education. The following resources have been identified by our students, alumni and friends in the community as useful resources for scholarship opportunities.

Jobs and Internship Opportunities

The School of Business strives to provide its students with an educational experience which can be utilized in the dynamic and ever-changing business world. To view the latest opportunities posted by a number of local and global contacts in our network, please click here.

Click here for a simple guide to courses from other institutions we accept as equivalent to certain waivable requirements in our programs.

Please CLICK HERE. to access a waiver request form.

Important: This form must be opened in Adobe Reader to display properly. You may need to download and save the file to your computer to properly access it

If you experience any difficulty in opening the form, please first open "Adobe Reader" on your computer, then click on "File" and then "Open." Input the following complete address into the filename box: http://goo.gl/T0gvS

Once you have completed the form, save it and e-mail the .pdf and supporting documents to the appropriate contact(s) listed below.

If a student wishes to use one or more of these classes listed on the equivalency chart., she or he should email such a request to the MBA Advisor indicating which class(es) is/are suggested for waiver of the La Sierra requirement(s).

MBA Advisor
Mrs. Heather Miller
Email: hmiller@lasierra.edu

If a student wishes to request a waiver based on previous coursework that does not appear on the equivalency chart, she or he will need to make a formal request of the program coordinator in that area, and provide appropriate supporting documentation (syllabus of the course(s) being requested as waivers, and copy of a transcript showing units and grade earned), and copy the MBA advisor on the request. Below is the name and contact information for the program coordinators and for which areas each is responsible:

Requests for classes in Accounting, Economics and Finance:
Dr. Lee Reynolds
Email: profreynolds@sbcglobal.net 

Requests for classes in Management and Marketing:
Dr. Elias Rizkallah
Email: erizkall@lasierra.edu

MBA Advisor 
Mrs. Heather Miller 
Email: hmiller@lasierra.edu

Please note that a student must have earned a grade of C or above in any class she or he wishes to have considered for waiver.

CLICK HERE to fill out a tranfer request form. If you have any difficulty opening the file, first open Adobe Reader, next go to "open" and paste the following: goo.gl/YUZ9m this will download the file directly to Adobe Reader.

If a student wishes to have previous graduate coursework considered as units to be transferred into the 48 degree units of the MBA program, that student will need to make a formal request of the program coordinator in that area and copy the MBA Advisor, by writing a request and providing appropriate supporting documentation for each class being considered. 
Please refer to the Waiver and Transfer information sheet for complete details by CLICKING HERE.

Requests for classes in Accounting, Economics and Finance:
Dr. Lee Reynolds
Email: profreynolds@sbcglobal.net 

Requests for classes in Management and Marketing:
Dr. Elias Rizkallah
Email: erizkall@lasierra.edu

MBA Advisor 
Mrs. Heather Miller 
Email: hmiller@lasierra.edu

Please note that a student must have earned a grade of B or above for any class she or he wishes to be considered for transfer.
If you need more direction on how to request coursework be considered for waiver or transfer credit, please consult with the MBA Advisor.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Visit Our New Career HubFirmsNetwork.com
In fall 2014, we launched a new online hub full of information, resources, and opportunities for our students, alumni, and professional business network. 

Join Our Growing Linkedin Networking Group
La Sierra University students, alumni, and business contacts are enjoying access to our growing network. 

Opportunities for Employers
Are you an employer interested in posting a job or internship opportunity for La Sierra University business students? Contact Cheryl Bauman for more information.

Meet the Firms Night Oct. 16, 2014
Hosted by the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business, the annual Sam Croft Meet the Firms Night connects professionals, businesses, and local organizations with highly qualified, well-motivated students.

Students can RSVP for this event on Facebook by clicking here.

Employers can register for free for a table at FirmsNetwork.com.

We also regularly post job, internship, and networking opportunities for our students and alumni on our blog and Twitter pages.

Scholarship Search

The best entrepreneurs know how to identify and utilize the opportunities and resources around them. Our students are no exception when it comes to their education. The following resources have been identified by our students, alumni and friends in the community as useful resources for scholarship opportunities.

Latest Job / Internship Postings

  • Internships: John F. Kennedy Center Choose from an entire set of internship opportunities from business to technology to education. Special thanks to Erin Cutler from the Kennedy Center for sharing the following information: Hands-on Experience for Aspiring Arts Professionals [From  http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/internships/ ] As one of the largest, busiest performing arts centers in the world, the Kennedy Center and its leadership have developed a broad spectrum of internship opportunities in the performing arts. Kennedy Center interns develop valuable relationships in the industry.
  • Job Opportunity: Healthcare Project Coordinator Special thanks to Eric Cubillo, COO at Riverside Family Physicians, for sharing this opportunity with our students and alumni.  Qualified college graduates or students planning to graduate by December 2014 should take note of this part-time position with potential for full-time. This position provides critical support to senior management of Riverside Family Physicians, APMC. Key activities of this position are to support project administrative processes, maintain project plans, manage small projects, and execute various reports.
  • Job Opportunity: PR & Marketing Director Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is seeking a dynamic, innovative leader for the role of director of public relations and marketing to oversee the development of marketing strategies and communication at the medical center. Read below for more information. This looks like a great opportunity with excellent benefits. Download (PDF, 505KB)

On-Campus Job Postings at La Sierra University
Looking for an on-campus job? The La Sierra University Human Resources office regularly updates student job opportunities. Learn more and view jobs by clicking here.

La Sierra University Resume Builder
La Sierra University has partnered with Resumes for America to provide our students and alumni with a free resume-builder. Access it by clicking here.

Placement

The school’s curricula emphasize workplace spirituality, social entrepreneurship and ethics. The focused study of these themes as part of the business curriculum fosters intellectual development and expands students’ moral and spiritual horizons. Service-Learning activities simultaneously express its commitments to excellence in the school’s areas of distinctive competence and provide students with the chance to develop appropriate habits and skills.
The school recognizes the importance of business education in cultivating the development of students as whole persons. It educates students—its own majors and others—for active citizenship, assisting in their moral development, facilitating their awareness of culture, and helping them to integrate their work with the rest of their lives. It challenges them to understand work as a potential vocation, a unique responsibility they can receive as a gift from God and an opportunity for service.

School of Business alums have been hired by Fortune 500 firms and other companies including:

Adventist HealthIBM
AllstateKPMG
American ExpressLoma Linda University Medical Center
American GreetingsMcKinsey & Company, Inc.
Ardent Health CareMerrill Lynch
AT&TPanasonic
Bank of AmericaRadio Shack
ChaseState Farm Insurance
CitigroupSun Micro Systems
City of RiversideThe Wall Street Journal
City National BankUPS
Deloitte & ToucheVerizon Wireless
Digital ImpactWalgreens
Enterprise Rent-a-CarWal-Mart
Ernst & YoungWells Fargo
FedEx