Studying sales helps you get the job you want AND be successful once you are hired.
The Professional Sales Concentration within the Marketing Major gives students access to specialized training in a career area that features lucrative salaries and great opportunities for advancement. In terms of salaries, more people earn over $100,000 annually in sales than in any other profession (Lill 2002). The Professional Sales Minor also offers key learning for students of any major. In terms of skill sets, sales students have strong business acumen, a value-focused mindset, creative strategic thinking skills, and a focus on creating win-win relationships.
CMU's sales classes are focused on student development through active learning and real-world experience, such as the Phone Skills workshop from MKT 340: Personal Selling, shown in the video below.