The Professional Sales major prepares students to manage business clients of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Specifically, this major provides business students with coursework and opportunities to equip themselves with essential knowledge and skills required to begin professional careers in sales. Careers in sales offer independence, ample financial reward, personal growth and opportunities for rapid advancement within organizations. Students that pursue a degree in professional sales will be challenged with industry engagement opportunities such as internships, and sales competitions. Students experience rigorous classroom experiences designed to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed during the first years of their sales careers including: oral and written communication skills, selling techniques and networking, the use of sales technology and customer information, and sales pipeline management.
All professional sales majors must comply with requirements of the advanced business prerequisites for enrollment in upper-division courses and must complete the common body of knowledge courses as listed previously. All professional selling courses for the major require a minimum grade of C.