The Professional Sales degree prepares students with relevant, project-based learning to develop sales skills that Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing technology firms seek. You will become a resilient competitor who overcomes sales challenges with grit, determination, and integrity. We are devoted to your success as a student and sales professional who will rise and thrive in the marketplace. This program lays a solid foundation in vital business concepts like management, marketing, economics, finance, and accounting for the essential task of applying theory to real-world scenarios. Students are equipped to communicate professionally and develop the in-demand skills needed by business and Sales professionals today.
Ways to study
Undergraduate (Major) | On-campus | Online
More than a Business Degree
Our business programs develop decision-making skills through a blend of traditional coursework and team casework in time-bound situations that require data analysis, research, and communication. To help you thrive in a demanding and rewarding business career, we implement a biblical understanding of work as a calling from our Creator. You will cultivate the skills and character that will enable you to spread the Kingdom through your God-given gifts and business acumen.
The courses listed below are some of our featured core classes that will be a part of your educational journey here at MU. Take a look at each course for a small preview.
Uses role play and other experiential learning to teach students how to sell and introduces them to the best practice models for successful sales.
Teaches students how to negotiate effectively in a variety of contexts, both personal and professional.
Teaches students both data-analysis and personnel management skills while preparing them for a role as a sales manager.
Builds upon skills introduced in Relationship Driven Professional Selling, and provides more robust sales skills.
Here you will find everything you need to know about what is required to successfully complete your degree. Whether you are beginning college for the first time or are a transfer student, we’ve got you covered.
Meet Your Professors
The Professional Sales program offers the unique opportunity to combine the Multnomah experience with an enhanced program that features faculty who are practitioners and industry leaders. This program is a traditional undergraduate 4-year program with a small percentage of classes delivered online from top academic minds and industry leaders. The general education courses and the business core classes will be delivered on campus as a part of the residential, undergraduate business program.
Professional Sales Electives
12 credits will be delivered online through the Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges Consortium (LCMC).
This curriculum was created by the Faculty of Western Michigan University- the #2 ranked sales program in the country – and Dr. Lukas Forbes of Western Kentucky University. Every class integrates practical experience like simulated sales activities with classmates and industry experts.
Professional Sales Degree – The EMSI Degrees at Work Report found that 18% of business graduates work in sales after graduation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sales workers in the services and wholesale sectors will continue to be in demand because these occupations remain critical in building and maintaining customer bases for businesses.
Sales and Marketing roles are always in high demand and salespeople are often the highest-paid individual contributors within a company. Sales Managers have a median annual salary of $126,640 and Sales Management jobs are expected to grow 60% faster than average through 2028. Similarly, Account Executives – another common sales role – often earn total compensation ranging from $150,000 – $200,000+.
Business Internship Course
Internships provide the opportunity for you to build your network, learn more about specific industries and organizations, and grow in your work experience. If you are a student interested in gaining valuable work experience, apply for the internship course.
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