Minor in Professional Sales

 Open to all students except those majoring in Marketing or pursuing the certificate in Sales and Customer Relationship Management.

Whatever you aspire to do in your career will require strong sales skills—whether you’re selling products and services to customers or ideas and expertise to your leadership team.

Sales jobs are also a strong career path and a smart way to break into a new company and/or move up the career ladder. Because sales drive economic growth through all industries and marketing channels, opportunities far outnumber those in any other career. Sales professionals are the direct link to higher corporate revenue and profit, making them valued, respected members of the team. Businesses reward top sales producers well.

If you want to add value to your organization or launch your own business, earning your minor in sales will be a major asset in your career portfolio. Recruiters throughout every industry seek professionals who are skilled at interpersonal interactions and communications, negotiations, closing, and service.

Required Courses

  • MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing - GL (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • MAR 4400 Personal Selling (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • MAR 4415 Advanced Professional Selling (Fall, Spring)
  • MAR 4404 Business-to-Business Sales (Spring) and Marketing OR MAR 4403 Sales Management (Fall)

Deadline to make major changes or add minor(s)/certificate(s)

TermDeadlineResume Processing
Spring 2023November 13, 2022January 18, 2023
Summer 2023March 31, 2023May 16, 2023
Fall 2023June 30, 2023August 29, 2023
Spring 2024November 13, 2023January 17, 2024


 12 Credit Hours
 Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in each course to earn the minor designation.
 Minors will be awarded at graduation along with your major degree.