Professional Sales Management
As complex and increasingly technical products grow, the job opportunities for new graduates with a Professional Sales degree have soared. Our world depends on the complex, behind-the-scenes process of delivering goods to customers across global networks. If problem-solving and untangling intricate systems fires you up, embrace the journey of becoming a supply chain management professional.
This program lays a solid foundation in vital business concepts including management, marketing, economics, accounting, and finance. Students learn how to communicate professionally and develop the in-demand skills needed by sales professionals today.
Professional sales is not just a professional skill that will lead to a good job. In many ways, it is a liberal art in its own right. Sales teaches empathy, compassion, listening skills, and lateral thinking - all vital hallmarks of a liberal arts education. And sales in and of itself is an immensely valuable skill for students to have. Over 40% of jobs, and countless daily activities - deciding where to go to dinner, for example - have some component of sales built in. Thus in completing our program in professional sales, students will attain skills that are valuable both professionally and personally.
Our Professional Sales major seeks to provide students with relevant, project-based learning thus allowing them to develop one of the most sought-after skills in both Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing technology firms. This track features a heavy focus on Relationship-Driven Selling, which is vital to ensuring long-term customer commitments in B2B sales. Additionally, all of our sales classes place an emphasis on hands-on learning, requiring students to practice selling with their peers and professors . Our goal is to provide students with valuable practical experience that will prepare them for the positions they ultimately end up filling once they graduate.
After graduation, a concentration in Professional Sales can prepare you for many of the occupations like:
- Advertising Sales Agent
- Insurance Sales Agents
- Loan Officer
- Purchasing manager or buyer
- Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
- Sales Engineers
- Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative
- Travel Agent