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BUS 220

(310) 434-4295 Office
(310) 434-3603 Fax

Sal Veas
Department Chair

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sat, Sun - Closed

Business Department


 Welcome to the Business Department


 Department Overview



Welcome to the Business Department at Santa Monica College. Our Department includes the Accounting, Business, Insurance, and Automotive Technology programs. Courses offered include topics in Accounting, Finance, Law, Logistics, Marketing, and Management. Within these broad areas of study, you will find specializations in International Business, Business Communication, Information Technology, and Tax just to name a few.

Our faculty are the cornerstone of the department. All faculty have graduate degrees and relevant business experience. In fact, many are full-time business professionals who integrate their business acumen with the classroom.

Classes are scheduled to offer flexibility in completing your academic goals at SMC. Courses are available on campus and online, during the day and at night, and in both traditional and accelerated formats.

We hope our website will provide answers to many of your questions about our programs and look forward to meeting you in one of our classes.

​Career Options

Go to "Careers In Business" for a listing of career options.

Student Tutoring Schedule

Visit the Tutoring Lab for assistance.

​Career Technical Education

An overview of all programs at SMC is provided here. (PDF)

Mark Your ​Calendar


Skill for the 21st Century, May 19 4-6PM Bus 111

Thursday, May 19
4:00pm – 6:00pm
BUS 111

Other Opportunities and Events

Follow the link above for a listing of other great resources offered throught the Business Department.




Our Advisory Committee Speaks

Tish Tisherman, headshot
Tish Tisherman, President of The Corporate Alternative: Listen. Don’t just hear…Listen.

Norman Harris, headshot
Norman Harris, Business Unit, Customs Manager of Panalpina Inc: Become an EXPERT in something. Do the research, become proficient. Don’t just know a little about a lot of things.

Brandon Parker, headshot
Brandon Parker, Parker Sorenson Luxury Service Solutions: The best way to learn and grow is on the job. A good part time job should be required for business majors. To be effective, be professionally persistent.

Carmen Palafox
Carmen Palafox, Strategic Management Consultant: I make time for daily reflection. I look back at the lessons I learned that day, what I could have done better, or simply what I am grateful for. This way every day and every experience serves as a building block towards my goals. Don't worry if you don't know what your "dream job" is; self discovery is an integral part of the process. Identify a target company job or position that aligns with your passion and values, next identify gaps in your experience, then determine how to close the loops. Always remember this: if you act in good faith then doors will open.

Advisory Committee Speaks continued​...