Please email me if you have any questions about the courses I am teaching listed below. Canvas Inbox message me if you are currently enrolled in my classes. I will strive to reply by the end of next business day.
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Student comments about the classes I teach:

"I currently work in the social media marketing side of the company so this class helps me a lot with the times to post as well as what brings traffic and clicks. I just wanted to say thank you for giving me a chance to learn more about marketing on the social media side. I'm a communications major, but this class sparked my interest in business. - Matt G., BUS94 Social Media Promotion student

"Thank you so much for bringing this opportunity to me, and for being the greatest teacher. This class has been amazing and I have no doubt that everything I learned will come in handy somewhere down the road." - Natalie W., BUS94 Social Media Promotion student

My Background

I have over 30 years of professional experience in marketing, corporate finance, management, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, venture development, data network design, and systems design & development in several industries, including telecommunications, information technology, entertainment, computer manufacturing, and financial services. Companies that I have worked with ranged from startups to Fortune 100 companies in the U.S. and globally, including AT&T Bell Labs as a Member of the Technical Staff, at MCI as the Director of Corporate Development, and at IBM leading the development of the business plan of a new global service. I have worked in various capacities as a CEO & CFO in several startups, and as a partner or consultant in several international consulting firms, including Booz Allen, Gemini, McKenna, and TechSynergy, with a total M&A deal size of over $6 Billion.

I hold an MBA in Corporate Planning from Wharton Business School at UPenn, a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University, as well as a B.S. in Applied Math and in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Psychology.

I have been teaching at De Anza College since 2011. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and hiking with my three dogs. I hold a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I hope to see you in my classes.  

Click here to see current and previous course syllabi for all Business Department courses.

Click here to see course outlines and student learning objectives for all Business Department courses.

Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.” - Bruce Lee

Classes I Teach

Spring 2020

42275BUS 105YIntroduction to Business
44130BUS 9064ZPrinciples of Marketing

Winter 2020

30217BUS 104YIntroduction to Business
00270BUS 106YIntroduction to Business
36185BUS 1068ZIntroduction to Business
36544BUS 1069ZIntroduction to Business
31757BUS 9063ZPrinciples of Marketing

Faculty Info

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Emily Garbe


 garbeemily@deanza.edu (students currently enrolled in my classes please use Canvas Inbox only, not email)

Building F5 Room S


  • B.S. Computer Science, Applied Math, Univ of R.I., 1981.
  • M.E. Computer Science, Cornell University, 1983.
  • MBA. Corporate Planning, Wharton Business School, Univ of Penn, 1987.
  • Ph.D. Psychology, 2008.
  • Phi Beta Kappa. Phi Kappa Phi.
  • CA DRE Broker Lic.

Office Hours

Weeks 1 to 11 of Fall, Winter & Spring Quarters while school is in session:

Tue, Thr 10:30-11:20 am; Wed 9:30-11:20am

Classes I taught

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