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Michael Gough - Accounting/Business

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Michael Gough

Mon-Thurs 10:15-11AM and online


Course Syllabi


Accounting, Business, Real Estate
AA San Joaquin Delta College, BA,MBA Santa Clara University, MA English (Creative Writing) Notre Dame de Namur University

Words to live by: "Stay thirsty my friends."

I have never played the accordion, spoons or cricket.
I am a proud, past president of the Julie Andrews Fan Club.
I have spent a fair amount of time in Lodi, California working at my uncle's car wash. At one time he had a monopoly on all of the carwashes in Lodi.
He owned both of them.

Let's give you a logic test. Based on the information above, Lodi must be:

a. I don't know
b. I don't care
c. What's the difference?
d. All of the above
e. This is stupid

If you answered anything other than e, you are correct. If you answered d, you'll do really well in my courses. If you answered e, you might want to take another instructor who is better looking and doesn't make his students sing so much in class.

More on my life story:

One of the less interesting jobs I held while going to college was a forklift driver for California Canners and Growers.
One night I spilled over two tons of peaches.
What a mess!

Continuing with the mundane - I have been at DeAnza since the 1984-1985 academic year where I teach courses in Accounting and General Business. I have also been a lecturer in a couple of the MBA programs here in the Bay Area as well as a lecturer for UC Extension.

In addition to teaching, I have consulted with several firms in the Santa Clara Valley and have worked with some of the largest companies here as well as some startups. Prior to coming to DeAnza I worked in high technology, investment banking and public accounting. I have MBA and BA degrees from Santa Clara University, an AA from San Joaquin Delta College, am a certfied public accountant (MT) and hold an Enrolled Agents License (special license to practice before the IRS). I hold a California Real Estate Sales license and am qualified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). I also have an MA in English (Creative Writing) from Notre Dame de Namur University and have been a lecturer in English at a couple of the area colleges.

Publications - On air instructor and writer for video series Accounting, 18th - 22nd editions of the Warren, Financial and Managerial Accounting Texts, Cengage - Thomson Southwest Pub.

Narrator and Powerpoint Guide Developer, 1st and 2nd editions, Managerial Accounting, by Hansen and Mowen, Cengage-Thomson Southwest Pub.

Author - Guide to Business Law, 1st and 2nd editions Kendall Hunt Pub.
Winter 2018
CRN Course Title
00020 ACCT-001B-03Y Financial Accounting II
30460 ACCT-001B-63Z Financial Accounting II
35071 ACCT-074.-01 Accounting Ethics
00280 BUS -018.-03Y Business Law I
00285 BUS -018.-63Z Business Law I
Spring 2018
CRN Course Title
45404 ACCT-074.-61Z Accounting Ethics
00275 BUS -018.-03Y Business Law I
42706 BUS -018.-66Z Business Law I

Syllabi are in downloadable Adobe PDF icon PDFs. Check with instructor for most current term information.

email icon Email: Michael Gough
phone icon Phone: 408.864.8622


Last Updated: 1/10/17