Global Sales ProgramWhy a Career in Sales?

Here’s what reputable sales research institutions have to say:

A 2010 Georgetown University study shows that

  • Professional Sales was a top-ranked career for a number of other disciplines outside of marketing.
  • Sales ranked second for students majoring in general business, economics, international business, and management.
  • Sales ranked third for students majoring in finance, operations management, HR and management information systems.
  • Across campuses, Professional Sales was ranked second/third for students in the social, natural and physical sciences, liberal arts, and communications.

Sales Education Foundation research shows that

  • More than 50% of college graduates enter a career in sales.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that

  • 43.5% of graduates were offered jobs upon graduation and sales programs reported an average of 90%.

The Chally Group reports that

  • College-trained sales students have 35% lower turnover rates.
  • Students prepared with sales-oriented business curricula ‘ramp up’ 50% faster compared to a non-sales trained student.
  • The anticipated savings for companies per-hire is $180,000 within the first two years of employment.

Sales Education Foundation (SEF)

The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) recognizes Florida International University as a “Top University Professional Sales Education” program. We have received this recognition because of our excellence in preparing students for successful careers in professional selling and elevating the sales profession. The SEF 2018 ANNUAL Magazine, their 12th edition, is viewable upon click above.

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