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Division Dean:
Jeff Courchaine
714-895-8157
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Department Chair:
Alice Chu
714-892-7711, x52209
akchu@gwc.cccd.edu

Administrator:
Susan Girard
714-895-8790
sgirard@gwc.cccd.edu

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Business Administration Courses

BUSINESS G100 - 3 Units
Introduction to Business

A basic background for the various fields of business. Fundamental vocational information; guidance information; exploration of management, production, marketing and finance in business; consideration of specialized areas of business planning, organizing, staffing, directing and control. Exposure to business in small--medium--large organizations. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G108 - 3 Units
Legal Environment of Business

This course provides an introduction to principles of law, which influence and reflect the ethical, social, and political environments in which modern business operates with emphasis given to the federal and state judicial system, constitutional law, administrative law, torts, crimes, contracts, product liability, business organizations, agency, employment law, antitrust law, securities regulation, environmental law, and international law. This course is designed to conform to the scope of course content of comparable courses at California State University at Fullerton (Mgt 246) and San Diego State University. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Business G108 and G110. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Business G108 and G110.
Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G110 - 3 Units
Business Law

An introduction into the legal environment in which businesses and individuals operate. Emphasis is placed on: Courts and their jurisdiction, legal procedure, torts, warranties, product liability, contract and remedies, agency, and employment. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Business G108 and G110. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Business G108 and G110. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G121 - 3 Units
Personal Finance

An introductory course in financial affairs involving management of expenditures. The course includes the budgeting process, using consumer loans and credit, savings on taxes, decisions on transportation and home buying, insurance planning, investments, financial planning, career planning, retirement and estate transfer decisions. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G125 - 3 Units
Business English

A review and reinforcement of basic grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, proofreading skills, spelling, word division, capitalization, sentence construction, and dictionary usage. Emphasis is on more effective communication by providing an accurate knowledge and precise application of standard English in both verbal and written professional communications. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G130 - 3 Units
Introduction to Business Writing

Advisories: Completion of English G010 is strongly recommended.
This course provides a basic understanding of business communication and develops confidence and skill in writing effective business letters, memos, electronic communications, and informal reports. Particular focus will be placed on forming a solid foundation for writing business documents, eliminating writer's block, improving writing techniques, increasing editing and proofreading skills, and developing actual practice in writing, positive, negative, neutral, and persuasive communications. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G139 - 3 Units
Business Communication

Prerequisites: English G100
This course focuses on the development and refinement of the written and oral communication skills that are necessary for success in today’s dynamic business environment. Emphasis will be placed on solving simple-to-complex business problems through critical thinking, research, analysis, and evaluation and then communicating those results through effective planning, organizing, outlining, drafting, revising, and finalizing business documents. Students will also develop oral presentation skills as well as employment preparation and job-search techniques. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G150 - 3 Units
Business Mathematics

Review of math with business and financial applications, including discounts, payroll computations, simple and compound interest, markup, taxes, insurance, depreciation, inventory valuation methods, I.R.A.’s, Savings and Loan, banking, and use of algebraic principles in business. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G153 - 1.5 Units
Writing an Effective Business Plan

This course is designed to guide the student in the planning, preparation, and the completion of a successful business plan. The student will develop the tools and confidence in the writing of their own business plan which will serve as a guide in promoting growth, profitability, and social responsibility in achieving their business goals. Suitable for any current business owner or entrepreneur, business, management, or marketing student. This class is critical for contemporary business leaders and owners to understand how to develop a strong business plan that will be used to secure the business and provide a guideline for future growth and profitability. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G170 - 3 Units
Introduction to Business Software Solutions

(Same as: Computer Science G170)
This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of current software systems that enable businesses to ship and deliver materials and services. It will survey practices in enterprise software solutions such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain, and Customer Relationship Management. The course will provide an overview of the use of technology to improve productivity and efficiency which is an essential part of today’s business landscape. Recommended for people desiring a future in Management, IT Management, Business or Accounting. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G185 - 3 Units
International Marketing

(Same as: Marketing G185)
An examination of the environment and operations of global marketing, including the international marketing mix; product, pricing, placement and promotion, as well as emerging issues in international trade, such as the globalization of markets, standardization vs. adaptation and the cultural environment of business. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G210 - 3 Units
Securities and Investments
Principles of investments, risks/reward analysis, characteristics of stocks and bonds, overview of investment alternatives, role of mutual and money market funds. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.