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Professional Sales

Pamplin College of Business

Sales positions are critical to all firms and are expected to increase by as much as 25% over the next several years. This has created strong competition among employers to recruit the very best graduates. The minor in Professional Sales is available to all Virginia Tech students and requires 21 credit hours of marketing coursework. The focus of the program is to provide students with critical communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills key to helping organizations build long-term customer relationships. These skills will be valuable not only to those pursuing sales careers but also to anyone aspiring to obtain managerial positions – positions that involve presentation of plans and ideas, negotiation, and persuasion.