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Professional Sales Minor

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With SVSU’s Professional Sales minor, our hard-working students challenge limits, overcome obstacles, and gain the tools they need to best serve their clients. Our Cardinals are driven by grit and determination, fueled by passion, and dedicated to pushing themselves as leaders, consultants, team builders, professionals, and customer service representatives. With programs led by experts and AACSB accreditation as one of the top 5% of business schools worldwide, our students are supported and challenged by their professors to maximize their potential and better understand their customers’ strategic goals and market influences. We are constantly in the pursuit of excellence and provide our tenacious students with endless opportunities to draw on the expert product and industry knowledge, colleagues, contacts, influencers, and education to make the best deals for their clients. If you are driven to make an impact and advance as a sales manager in an ever-changing dynamic global business environment, we invite you to experience all that SVSU has to offer. 

Cardinal Points

  • Multiple scholarships are available to students along their SVSU journey.

  • Internships, fieldwork and co-ops available for students to gain experience in the career field that they're interested in.

  • Students have opportunities to study abroad in locations all around the world such as Europe and Asia.

  • Students can explore their collegiate niche by joining extracurricular organizations and clubs

  • SVSU students get a front-row education from top-notch faculty members who are respected scholars in their perspective fields.  

The Professional Sales curriculum at SVSU includes a firm foundation in sales with a variety of marketing and behavioral classwork. Students will be exposed to creative and inventive negotiation practices, as well as a mass of marketing strategies meant to attract consumers without detracting from a potentially aggressive sales pitch. 

Highlighted Courses

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Year 4

Key Electives

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Our Students After Graduation...

Employers

Epitec
Gannett
One Magnify
Dow

Career Opportunities

Salesperson
Marketing Strategist
Entrepreneur

  • 7% projected growth for the employment of sales engineers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2026. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $101,420 is the median yearly pay for a sales engineer in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU, with a Professional Sales minor, students are prepared for a multitude of careers including those as real estate brokers, insurance sales agents, advertisers, retail moguls and so much more!

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.