Undergraduate degree programs

Professional sales

Professional sales

The W. P. Carey Department of Marketing created the certificate in professional sales for non-marketing business students who are interested in pursuing dynamic careers in professional sales. Through courses in professional sales and sales management, an optional sales internship, and engagement with corporate partners, you will discover the skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to effectively manage and lead a sales team and organization.

Professional sales certificate curriculum

The professional sales certificate is a critical part of the W. P. Carey Department of Marketing’s Professional Sales Program — which leverages sales curriculum, student engagement, and corporate partnerships to develop tomorrow’s leaders in professional sales. Coursework for the professional sales certificate covers topics such as marketing and business performance, professional sales and relationship management, sales management, negotiations, and more.

In addition to the essential leadership and professional selling skills you gain through required coursework (15 credit hours), there are a number of benefits to being a professional sales student at the W. P. Carey School of Business:

  • Exposure to leading businesses in the marketplace in the classroom and through co-curricular initiatives
  • National recruitment for professional sales internships and full-time sales positions
  • Leadership opportunities through Sales Scholars and SPARK (Sales Professionals Attaining Remarkable Knowledge)
  • Career development workshops and initiatives targeted to professional sales interests
  • Opportunities to compete in national and local sales competitions

Career opportunities

The W. P. Carey Department of Marketing established its Professional Sales Advisory Board to connect sales professionals to top undergraduate students in the W. P. Carey Professional Sales Program. Corporate partners help shape curriculum, participate in classroom and student organization activities, target W. P. Carey students for sales internships and full-time positions, lead sales-related workshops, sponsor student sales competitions, and more.

You will emerge with a valuable network of industry contacts, practical experience, and the tools to succeed as an account manager or sales leader in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer settings.

How to enroll

The W. P. Carey certificate in professional sales is available to non-marketing undergraduate students enrolled in ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Interested students may review detailed course requirements, and complete an application to add this certificate to their academic program. Coursework is offered in person on ASU’s Tempe campus, as well as online.

While non-business majors at ASU are not eligible for this program, the W. P. Carey School welcomes you to instead consider our certificate in sales and marketing essentials.