About this Program
Are you a self-starter who enjoys setting and meeting challenging goals? Do you thrive working with people in a fast-paced, competitive environment? Do you want to help customers discover effective solutions to their business needs? If so, the Professional Sales major may be a great fit for you.
The Professional Sales major prepares students to build long-term customer relationships and meet top-line revenue and profit margin objectives by becoming effective listeners and problem solvers.
- This is a new major for the 2019-2020 academic year!
- Develop strong communication and analytical skills to create innovative solutions to meet customer needs.
- Gain experience using customer relationship management systems and data to comprehend unmet needs and facilitate buying decisions.
The sales major placement rate is anticipated to be 90-100% for the foreseeable future based on job placement data from 135 U.S. university sales programs. Sales majors work across the majority of industries in divisions and roles such as:
- Inside-sales and Outside Territory Sales
- New Business Development
- Key Account Management
- Sales Specialists
Admissions and Scholarships
Students with a major in LSBE are eligible to apply for more than 120 scholarships, with the total scholarship amount in excess of $200,000 annually. Many of these scholarships are reserved exclusively for accounting students.
Freshmen and transfer students are typically admitted as pre-accounting students. Admission to candidacy status, which allows access to upper division LSBE classes, typically occurs at the junior level when students have successfully completed all pre-major (pre-candidacy) course requirements and met all of the GPA standards. Students with 2.60 UM and overall, and 2.00 internal and pre-major GPAs, are admitted into the major upon completion of pre-major courses.