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Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business

Student Resources

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 under-construction 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.


Scholarship Resources

The best entrepreneurs know how to identify and utilize the opportunities and resources around them. Our students are no exeption 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.

 


Downloadable Forms

Below is a list of downloadable forms frequently used by our students. If you have an idea of a form you would like to see included in this list for easier access, please send your feedback using our One-Step Problem Solver.

Graduate (MBA) Petition for Graduation Form

Articulation Agreements(shows how your courses from another institution transfer to La Sierra University)

 

 

Course Equivalency


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

MBA Requirement Waiver Request Form



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.

Request to Transfer Units


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: http://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.
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