Howard W Combs

Department of Marketing and Business Analytics
Lucas College and Graduate School of Business

San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0069

The Lucas College of Business was ranked 8th in the country based on their algorithm.




Preferred: (408) 924-3501

Office Hours

Fall 2019: Tuesday -1:00-4:00 p.m. online & Friday - 1:00-4:00 p.m

Office Location

BT 760 



This message is for all students currently enrolled in and those wishing to add any one of my three sections of Bus 130 (Principles of Marketing) for Fall Semester 2019. 

My three sections of Bus 130 will have occasional on-campus class meetings with other weeks having online material posted.  All of the on-campus class meetings will be on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Washington Square Hall room 109 Please note that this classroom is on another part of campus far from the Business Classroom Building.  Students who have a class conflict during this time or are unable to attend an on-campus class on Friday mornings should not register for my sections of Bus 130.  

The first three on-campus class meetings of my Bus 130 classes (all sections) will be on Friday August 23thFriday August 30th, and on Friday September 6th.  These class meetings are mandatory as critically important instructions for accessing the online material will be provided, groups will be organized for the class projects, important foundation material will be covered, and quizzes which  count toward the final grade will be administered.    

Students who are currently enrolled but miss those class meetings may be dropped from the class.  Students not currently enrolled but wishing to add the class must attend those three class meetings to see if this will be possible.  

Please monitor my SJSU home page and my SJSU office door (Business Tower room 760) for additional class updates.  Please also note that students should bring their smartphone to class.  We will be using the LINE messaging app for class communication.  The LINE app can be downloaded for free and students are encouraged to do this before the first class meeting on Friday August 23rd.