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Professional Sales Degree

Sales is the most common career entry point for college marketing graduates, and a popular first job for business students majoring in any number of fields, including economics, international business, management, finance and operations management.

And yet, employers continue to report frustration with their inability to fill sales job openings. These open positions often go unfilled because there is a shortage of qualified candidates who possess the skills needed to step into a sales role — and succeed — in a variety of industries or as a business development officer in the nonprofit sector.

Our Professional Sales major develops critical knowledge and perspective in the fields of revenue generation, business development and sales management, while nurturing an understanding of the role sales plays within an organization. This strategic mastery is coupled with pragmatic expertise, ultimately translating into success in the employment marketplace — professional sales management skills are highly transferrable across industries and can be applied in private and public companies, nonprofit organizations and social missions.