Students in the Marketing Professional Sales program

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Marketing - Professional Sales

The Professional Sales emphasis is available in the Business Administration-Marketing option. 

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The College of Business and Economics is recognized as a 2020 Top University Sales Program. Learn more about the Sales Education Foundation and why sales education is so important for business students.

The Sales Education Foundation cites 66% of business graduates and 82% of marketing graduates begin their career in sales-related positions. Currently, 184,000 individuals are employed in sales-related jobs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area (Bureau of Labor Statistics). With an estimated growth of 16% expected by 2020, employers will be seeking to fill at least 29,440 new sales positions just within the Twin Cities, an average of 4,200 job openings each year.

The Professional Sales emphasis in the Business Administration - Marketing option is a perfect fit for business students who want to be better prepared than their peers while competing for a promising sales position. You will obtain professional selling skills and enhance your capabilities to excel in the area of professional sales.

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The mission of the Marketing - Professional Sales emphasis is to prepare students to become globally-oriented sales professionals, to promote the sales profession, and to support businesses in their efforts to develop an excellent sales force by offering contemporary sales programs, providing sales training through outreach programs, conducting research in the field of sales and disseminating research results.

What UWRF Students Say About the Professional Sales Program


I was ecstatic to hear about the new sales courses being offered and decided to take the next one available and I loved it. Even if you are not majoring in sales, these courses help you with interpersonal skills and teach you about consumer behaviors and how you can impact the people around you.

Kayla Java
Senior, Business Administration-Management Major


I believe these courses will instill a profound selling philosophy for my future career in the entertainment industry. I learned how to interact with potential clients, ask appropriate questions to discover a customer's need and what is expected of me as a sales professional. I recommend ALL business students to take part in the sales program.

Drekal Hollins
Senior, Business Administration-Marketing Major

Sales graduates work in industries that require face-to-face marketing and professional sales skills, such as:

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Consulting
  • Software Sales
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Devices
  • Digital Media Sales

Job positions for sales graduates may include the following:

  • Business Development Associate
  • Sales Representatives
  • Sales Analyst
  • Lead Development Representative
  • Sales Account Manager
  • Inside Sales Representative
  • Field Sales Representative
  • Account Specialist/Executive
  • Global Sales Representative
  • Consumer Business Analyst
  • Category Sales Manager

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