Sales education is becoming increasingly important for today's college graduates. According to a recent study by the H.R. Chally Group, 82% of all marketing majors and 60% of all business school graduates are headed for a sales-related job.
More college graduates of all majors will find their first career in sales than all other careers combined. The sales certificate offers students of all majors an opportunity to gain many of the required skills to be prepared for a sales career.
Our sales certificate program is only 1 of 2 programs accredited by the University Sales Education Foundation in Wisconsin, and 1 of 55 nationwide.
The Business Department offers a certificate in sales that is available to undergraduate business and non-business majors as well as non-degree seeking students. To be eligible for this certificate program, the student must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Junior or senior standing at Parkside or another college/university
- An undergraduate degree
- Five years of business experience, preferably at mid-level management or above, or at an entrepreneurial firm
- Associate degree and two years of business experience, preferably at mid-level management or above, or at an entrepreneurial firm
Sales certificate through UW Flex Option
Working parents, busy adults, and other nontraditional learners have new opportunities to move quickly toward their educational goals and earn a respected University of Wisconsin credential at a pace that fits their busy lives.
The UW Flex Option provides a high-quality, reasonably priced, self-paced alternative to more traditional classroom and online formats. Flex Option programs, including the sales certificate
, allow busy adult learners to start their studies any month and work at their own pace, online, when and where their schedules allow.
Students earn credit by passing assessments and may draw upon existing knowledge – acquired through prior course work, military training, on-the-job training, and other learning experiences – to pass assessments more quickly.
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