The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's accredited business school offers a bachelor's degree in marketing - professional sales to students looking to experience one-of-a-kind educational opportunities. Our sales program is proud to host the Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, a national sales competition that brings students to our campus from across the U.S. to compete for prizes. These competitions will allow you to truly understand how sales work and provide you the base you need to excel in the real world.
These competitions also provide networking opportunities and help you get your foot in the door with companies that are recruiting students. Many of our marketing - professional sales degree students meet future employers through UW-Eau Claire sales competitions. This unique opportunity is driven by discovering new ideas, exploring new perspectives and having the potential to invent your own future.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. There are currently over $15,000 in scholarships for students seeking a business degree, which includes the marketing - professional sales degree from UW-Eau Claire.
Professional sales scholarships
Marketing - professional sales majors have the opportunity to apply for any of UW-Eau Claire's College of Business scholarships. Many of them are based on academic achievement and extracurricular experience. Sales majors who are upperclassmen can apply for the D. Patrick Stoffers Marketing Scholarship, for example. This $1,900 scholarship was designed to support a study abroad, international internship or National Student Exchange experience.
Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Student support is one of our top priorities and we are here to help students and their families through the financial aid process. We strive to make the applications and payments as seamless as possible. Get in touch with our staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your business degree.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.
Professional sales program details
- Program length: four years
- Availability: campus, some online opportunities
- Professional Sales Certificate
- Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)
- American Marketing Association (AMA)
Accreditation information: Our academic programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5 percent of all business schools worldwide.
Earning a marketing - professional sales degree from UW-Eau Claire will allow you to gain valuable experience through internships, College of Business workshops, study abroad programs, sales competitions and student organizations for marketing majors. You will obtain a well-rounded education in the classroom and explore opportunities that will empower you to take risks and grow.
Maximize your potential. The marketing – professional sales degree will give you the tools you need to have a successful career and inspire you to maximize your potential. You can join the Blugold Sales Team, where they will develop your sales skills through competitions at local, regional and national levels. The Blugold Sales team also helps you network with employers at competitions, which can open the door for future career opportunities. In fact, UW-Eau Claire is ranked as a "Top North American Sales School" by the Sales Education Foundation.
Experiential and collaborative learning. UW-Eau Claire’s marketing – professional sales degree focuses on collaborative and experiential learning by providing high-impact learning opportunities that increase engagement and growth beyond the classroom. You will have the chance to join a student organization that will push you to pursue impactful opportunities such as competitions, case studies, networking and internships. UW-Eau Claire strives to empower all marketing students through powerful and meaningful connections.
Earning a marketing - professional sales degree from UW-Eau Claire will open doors and opportunities for you. Ninety-nine percent of our marketing - professional sales degree alumni are employed or continuing their education. Some examples of professional sales career paths are listed below.
Where are sales degree alumni now?
- Apprentice sales associate: Staples Advantage, Denver, Colorado
- Consumer products sales rep: Hormel Foods, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Purchasing consultant: Gartner, Fort Meyers, Florida
- Sales consultant: Schlumberger, Houston, Texas
Marketing - professional sales careers
- Marketing communications specialist
- Supply chain analyst
- Senior consultant
- Sales account executive
- Marketing analyst
- Long-term care administrator
- Human resources director
UW-Eau Claire sets you up for a successful sales career through experiential learning and professional experience. Our professional sales degree program provides valuable experience through student-focused faculty, collaborative marketing projects and sales competitions.
Graduation requirements for professional sales bachelor's degree
Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Proficiency Requirements (14 credits)
Business Core Classes (28 credits)
Required Marketing Classes (21 credits)
Marketing Electives (11 credits)
View more in course catalog.
Top classes for marketing - professional sales degree majors
Advanced Sales Topics
Marketing Communications and Promotion Analysis
Social Media Marketing
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