Make your mark on the business world with a professional sales bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Our College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide. With an outstanding curriculum and top-notch, expert faculty, your UWEC education will give you the knowledge and skills highly sought after in the marketing industry. Course topics include marketing research, buyer behavior, digital marketing, marketing communications and analytics.
Here, your learning isn't confined to just the classroom. Join the award-winning Blugold Sales Team and participate in collegiate sales competitions around the country. Internships, opportunities to study abroad and more than 20 business-focused student organizations will provide you with new skills, experiences and ways of thinking.
Provided with all the tools and resources you need, you’ll graduate from our renowned sales program confident and ready to market your way to success.
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 can also apply for the D. Patrick Stoffers Marketing Scholarship. This $1,900 scholarship was designed to support a study abroad, international internship or National Student Exchange experience.
Learn more about additional scholarships and resources available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.
To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your professional sales degree.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.
Professional sales program details
- Program length: four years
- Availability: campus
- This major does not require a minor.
- American Marketing Association (AMA)
- Pi Sigma Epsilon Sales and Marketing (PSE)
- Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary (BGS)
- Beta Upsilon Sigma (BUS)
- Collegiate DECA
Accreditation information: Our business programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide.
Outstanding, comprehensive curriculum. Through unique projects and exercises, you’ll learn how to assess sales teams and understand how they are organized, motivated, evaluated and compensated. Opportunities to demonstrate a professional sales presentation in both a classroom and real professional setting give you the skills needed to enter the workforce confidently and knowledgeable in your field.
Internships that bolster your resume and skillset. An internship can help you gain real-world experience and even introduce yourself to your future employer. Apply to work in the management and marketing department or explore the many opportunities in the Chippewa Valley. Alongside other experts and professionals, you’ll learn how to conduct opinion surveys, develop sales presentations, create proposals and so much more!
Competitions across the nation. Each year, UW-Eau Claire management and marketing students compete in local, regional and national competitions to sharpen their presentation, negotiation, demonstration and problem-solving skills. Participate in popular events like the Blugold Sales Challenge, the National Collegiate Sales Competition and the UW-Eau Claire Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up.
Relevant student organizations. Maximize your learning potential beside peers and faculty alike with clubs like the American Marketing Association. The organization is a student-run, professional business organization that will give you networking opportunities, professional development and leadership skills.
Graduates of our professional sales program are prepared to hit the ground running. Because many organizations need sales professionals, alumni find employment in a variety of industries.
Where are professional sales alumni now?
- Apprentice sales associate, Staples Advantage, Colorado
- Consumer products sales rep, Hormel Foods, Pennsylvania
- Purchasing consultant, Gartner, Florida
- Sales consultant, Schlumberger, Texas
Professional sales careers
- Marketing communications specialist
- Supply chain analyst
- Senior consultant
- Sales account executive
- Marketing analyst
It has been an honor to attend UWEC, where countless opportunities were given to me to develop as a student, business professional and future leader.
Our professional sales program prepares you for success through a strong liberal education with major-specific coursework in marketing, management, sales and business. A required professional development program also covers topics in career planning, professional image, interviewing, etiquette and networking.
Classes for professional sales majors may include:
- Professional Selling
- Business-to-Business Marketing
- Sales Management
- Buyer Behavior
- Marketing Communications and Promotion Analysis
- Marketing Analytics
- Social Media Marketing
- International Marketing
Learn more about the comprehensive professional sales major in the UWEC course catalog.
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