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The sales minor requires 18 credits and empowers students from marketing or non-marketing majors to develop the skills necessary for success in personal selling, sales management or any career in which one may need to persuade or influence people, including industry, nonprofits and government organizations. Students gain insights into effectively communicating the value of a product, service or idea; building mutually beneficial professional relationships; creating win-win outcomes; and interacting confidently with others face-to-face. Many executives and organizational leaders started their careers in sales and advanced through effective use of sales skills.
|MKTG 301||Marketing Principles 1||3|
|MKTG 335||Introduction to Personal Selling||3|
|Choose at least two of the following:||6-12|
|Selling in the Business Marketplace|
|Internship in Selling|
|Negotiation, Influence and Conflict Management|
|Choose remaining credits from the following (or courses approved by department chair):||0-6|
|Principles of Real Estate|
|Risk Management and Insurance|
|Managerial Skills Development|
|Integrated Marketing Communications|
|Product Development and Management|
|Global Supply Chain Management|
|Logistics and Distribution Strategy|
Students should take MKTG 301 first, as it is a prerequisite for other marketing courses.