It's one of the most common jobs for students graduating with a sales degree — 60 percent of all business majors and 88 percent of all marketing majors begin their professional careers in a sales-related role. And that fast-paced, exciting journey begins here at Bloomsburg!
“There's a need within Pennsylvania this program will address,” said Monica Favia, chair of the Department of Marketing and Professional Sales. “The addition of the major along with BU’s membership in the University Sales Center Alliance represents a distinctive advantage for Bloomsburg University and its students.”
Bloomsburg was first named among the top North American schools in 2015 by the Sales Education Foundation’s (SEF) listing of the best universities offering professional sales education. We are one of only nine Pennsylvania institutions included in the listing. SEF recognizes institutions for elevating the sales profession through university education, helping you to secure the professional sales position you want and deserve.
The professional sales and marketing program is available in two forms:
a B.S.B.A. in Professional Sales and Marketing
as a minor open to any major
Students also have the opportunity to test their skills at various national sales competitions and internally at the annual on-campus competition. In addition, one of the program requirements is to engage in real-world selling. BU sales students have had great success in the sales profession securing positions with a number of corporations.
Includes FYS10o First Year Seminar and WRIT103 Composition
Free Elective Courses (15 credits)
Bloomsburg is a full member of the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA). We are one of 40 full members in the country and the only university in Pennsyvania recognized with full membership. In order to qualify as a member, a sales program must meet specific criteria including a specified curriculum, a sales lab, a director, an active sales advisory board, and participation in sales competitions.
The USCA is a consortium of sales centers connecting university faculty members with many different backgrounds and areas of expertise. Together, these credible and innovative educators advocate for the continuing advancement of the sales profession through teaching, research and outreach.
The Husky Difference
Job Growth Projected for Marketers
18,000+ new openings projected between 2019-2029 - Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools. Those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.
Alumni employed in their field of study
From sales representatives, human resources specialists, to customer service representatives, Huskies make an impact in this profession.
We are one of 40 full members across the country of the University Sales Center Alliance, and the only university in Pennsylvania to be granted full membership in this highly regarded consortium.
Professional Sales and Marketing Deep Dive
Bloomsburg's professional sales is different from other sales programs, because the connections and amount of networking most of us make in less than a year are amazing. Also, the one-on-one you can have with your professor or with a job recruiter is incredible, because not many universities give their students that privilege.
Celeste Rivas '23
Professional Sales and Marketing
Sekisui Professional Experience Lab
Our professional sales and marketing program partners with Alumni and Professional Engagement to create the Sekisui Professional Experience Lab in the Greenly Center, designed as a state-of-the-art facility to help you hone your skills. The sales lab features a role-play office with audio visual recording capabilities and sophisticated control center, along with an observation facility. Practice presenting to groups, bring presentations on removable media, and hone your presentation and demonstration skills.