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