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What is professional selling and sales management?

The professional selling and sales management option prepares students to manage relationships with customers while offering solutions to their needs, which is among the most fulfilling, important roles in any organization. Even though money isn’t the only measure of success, these roles often provide very lucrative careers. Personality plays a role but professional selling skills can be developed by almost anyone and applied almost everywhere. 

Why professional selling and sales management at OSU?

Professional selling and sales management is an important topic for marketing students, so two courses are offered. A professional selling course provides students with “hands-on” training in the process of selling. A sales management course addresses the control and development of sales forces.

Career paths

There are many paths a marketing major can take. Many are similar to those of other business majors, but with a focus on selling and sales management. Potential jobs include:

93%of graduating seniors

had employment, job offers or other professional plans within six months of graduation.



Marketing Club

The Marketing Club at OSU is an organization of students with an interest in using and enhancing their marketing skills. The club uniquely equips students to become more marketable in the workplace by providing experiential learning opportunities through partnerships with local, regional and state-wide businesses and non-profits.

Professional Sales Club

The Professional Sales Club at OSU is open to students in all majors who are looking to develop in one of the most important areas in business including sales and business development. Students will learn sales techniques, engage with industry-leading guest speakers while cultivating important networking and interview skills.

Eastin Center for Career Readiness

Through the Eastin Center, OSU supports students’ professional growth from awareness to knowledge acquisition, practice and ultimately successful implementation.

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