Put On Your CEO Hat, Your Career in Business Awaits
Prepare for a career in business administration, management or leadership--or even
explore entrepreneurship through our comprehensive business programs. More and more,
our rapidly changing world demands business leaders who bring innovative ideas, It
all starts with our foundational programs at SMC, where we offer a broad range of
classes including marketing, finance, global trade and logistics, ethics, strategic
leadership, and more.
According to leading research organization Brandon Hall Group, 84% of organizations
anticipate a shortfall of leaders in the next 5 years. With education and training
in business, you could be the next leader who helps close that gap. Business roles
are diverse and dynamic, including administrative services manager, sales manager,
business intelligence analyst, market analyst, compliance manager, and much more.
You have what it takes to serve as a business leader within your chosen industry.
With on-campus and fully online program options, SMC offers a format that works for
Find the path that fits your personal needs and professional goals:
Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students
planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses
completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university.
Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as several private and out-of-state institutions.
Associate in Science for Transfer - Business Administration
23 units + General Education Requirements
This AS-T degree is geared toward students who want to transfer into an upper-division baccalaureate
program at a California State University (CSU). If you are considering a transfer
to a UC, private, or out-of-state university, please consult a counselor before applying
to transfer, as that institution’s transfer requirements might be different from those
required for the AS-T in Business Administration.
Certificate of Achievement - Entry Level Business Information Assistant
Companies in various industries require employees who have basic business information
systems and bookkeeping skills and can effectively communicate and interact with customers
at an entry-level position.
Certificate of Achievement - Sustainability in Business
This program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing an entry level
job position (or an upgrade of current skills and knowledge base) in the business
field, with a focus on sustainability in business, and need a working knowledge of
the fundamental concepts in this area of sustainability.