Business

Business is the study of the practices and products of commerce. Areas of concentration within this program include business management, business law, marketing, advertising, business ethics, personal finance, real estate, international business, and business communication skills. Business courses satisfy general education requirements for the Associate’s Degree for Transfer in Business Administration, the Associate of Science Degree in Business, a certificate of achievement, numerous skill awards, and lower division transfer requirements.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Durfield, Timothy LB 205626-914-8850tdurfield@citruscollege.edu
Ghidella, Richard LB 205626-857-4103rghidella@citruscollege.edu
Grossman, Bruce LB 205626-857-4104bgrossman@citruscollege.edu
Richard, Levi LB 205626-857-4054lrichard@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Math and Business
Administrative Secretary
Cynthia Audelo
Division Office
CI 208
Division Phone Number
626-914-8792

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Promote the development of organizational skills, such as networking, writing, speaking, and listening skills that lead to effective communication within and between organizations.
  • Develop an understanding of the financial and investment priorities of individuals and organizations as impacted by financial institutions/markets and changing economic conditions.
  • Encourage the development of critical and analytical skills within students through readings, lectures, discussions, exams, case studies, and projects.
  • Promote the understanding of and appreciation for the ethical behavior and social responsibility of individuals, organizations, and institutions within the global community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact that the global environment has on today’s organizations.
  • Understand how the functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) impact organizational performance.
  • Create understanding of the environments that impact organizational growth and job creation. Those factors are the economic and legal, the technological, the competitive, and the social environments.

BUS 130
Introduction to Business
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This is a foundation course in business administration. It is recommended for all students planning further study in this field. Lecture, discussion, and problems involve such topics as business finance, personnel, production, distribution, government regulations, and managerial controls.


BUS 132
Ethics in Business
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course emphasizes development of managerial decision-making skills utilizing ethical business standards for improvement of business organizations, communities, government, and international trade.


BUS 140
International Business
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: BUS 130; ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A comprehensive overview of international business with a global perspective on international trade including foreign investments, impact of financial markets, international marketing, and the operation of multi-national corporations.


BUS 146
Personal Finance
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is an integrative approach to personal finance focusing on practical financial decision making as well as the social, psychological, and physiological contexts in which those decisions are made. Students will examine their relationships with money, set personal goals, and develop a plan to meet those goals. Topics include consumerism, debt, disability, death and taxes.


BUS 150
Business English
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

An introductory course in business writing, which includes a common-sense approach to the use of English grammar, punctuation and style in the business context, and strategies for effective writing of business-related communications. Recommended for business majors.


BUS 152
Business Communications
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

Strongly recommended: BUS 150.

A study of principles and strategies for developing effective written and oral communication skills for use in the workplace and in business. Several types of written and oral forms of business communication are highlighted. Recommended for business majors.


BUS 160
Business Law and the Legal Environment I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A study of law, with an emphasis on the law's relationship to business. Topics covered include the legal environment of business, court procedures, jurisdiction, torts and crimes in the business environment, intellectual property, principles of contract law, commercial transactions, and ethical business practices.


BUS 161
Business Law and the Legal Environment II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A study of law, with an emphasis on the law's relationship to business. Topics covered include agency, employment law, consumer law, environmental law, sole proprietorships, franchises, partnerships, corporations, insurance, real and personal property, landlord-tenant law, wills and trusts, elder law, creditors' rights and remedies, secured transactions, bankruptcy law, negotiable instruments, antitrust law, professional liability, and international law.


BUS 170
Small Business Management
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

The study of business organization emphasizing the small independently owned business. Instructional topics include discussion of the benefits of small business, creation of a new venture, marketing, managing, financial, and administrative controls.


BUS 172
Human Resources Management
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

The study of Human Resources Management emphasizing employer/employee relationships, communications, employee selection, job analysis and description, job motivation and productivity, employee benefits, principles of collective bargaining, labor relations, O.S.H.A., and affirmative action.


BUS 175
Introduction to Management
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course focusing on communication, decision making, and leadership for administrative and managerial positions in business, government, the professions, and the volunteer sector.


BUS 185
Elements of Marketing
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course focusing on the moving of goods, services, and ideas from producer to consumer. Topics include: functions and institutions of marketing; marketing research and customer motivation; buying, selling, pricing and competition; transportation, storage and packaging; banking, communication, and insurance.


BUS 192
Advertising
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A study of media advertising, including magazine, television, radio, newspaper, and direct mail; the purpose and cycles of advertising; laws affecting advertising; and economic effects of advertising.