Professional Sales

The Right Message to the Right Customer

Why Ole Miss?

Are you good at building relationships with other people, especially when it comes to working with them to develop value-added solutions that fit their needs? As a Professional Sales student at Ole Miss, you will learn to use a consultative selling approach that engages business customers, discovers their needs, and collaborates with them to develop mutually beneficial solutions to their problems—and to do so in both a professional and ethical way. Through hands-on experiential learning and real-world projects, you will apply these skills directly, preparing you to handle real business challenges effectively. Ole Miss is recognized as a Top University for Professional Sales education by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF) and offers Professional Sales as a major, not just an area of emphasis.

What Will You Learn?

Get ready to hone your people and communications skills, develop leadership and negotiation skills, and learn how to use the latest technology tools to propose better solutions faster. You’ll also learn how to design sales processes that integrate people and technology to achieve business relationship objectives. You will engage with today’s technology with user-friendly interfaces including CRM systems, social media platforms, and artificial intelligence. Technology enhances selling and sales management skills to build and maintain mutually valuable customer relationships. These tools are not just theoretical—they’re part of our comprehensive curriculum, which includes practical applications in real-world scenarios.

What Will You Become?

Prepare for a career in Professional Sales. While sales jobs represent about one in nine positions in the US labor market, and are the first post-graduation jobs for about 80-90% of all marketing majors, it’s also what every one of us does in some capacity, professionally—convince others to consider and adopt our ideas. Recent Ole Miss students have been placed in sales positions such as:

  • Account manager
  • Banking
  • Business development representative,
  • Cybersecurity sales
  • E-commerce and digital marketing solutions sales
  • Financial services and FinTech sales
  • Healthcare and pharmaceutical sales
  • Insurance sales
  • Logistics (CRM)
  • Medical device sales representative
  • Real estate development sales
  • Technology and software sales

Are You Ready?

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