As the only sales major offered in the region, the professional sales degree from UW-Platteville School of Business will set you apart as a job candidate. Employers are already starved for professionals with expertise and the cultivated dispositions necessary for a successful sales career yet, over the next decade, the demand for professional salespeople is expected to grow much faster than the national average for other careers. This shortage is your opportunity to command a much higher starting salary and prepare to enter a career with the confidence, skills, and knowledge you need to excel.
The program draws upon the best-in-class science from psychology, communication, marketing, and economics to provide you with a unique, differentiated, and high-value credential unlike anything your fellow job candidates will bring to an interview. Your coursework will emphasize the time-tested techniques that ultimately produce sales for an organization. You’ll study persuasion, human motivation, rapport building, and the processes used by various groups to put a product in a consumer’s hands. The program also emphasizes applied experiences because the best way to learn sales is to, well, actually practice selling. You’ll spend time in a call center environment, make sales presentations, and engage in sales competitions as part of the student chapter of American Marketing Association. Because of this highly experiential format, the degree in professional sales is offered only in the campus format.
Additionally, you’ll learn from faculty who bring extensive sales experience and academic credentials, ensuring that you have exactly what you need for a long and successful career.
Differentiate yourself and gain a competitive advantage with the BBA in Professional Sales.