The Professional Sales Minor provides students with skills necessary for success in a sales career, and more broadly, skills useful for building mutually beneficial professional relationships. The ability to sell – that is, the ability to effectively communicate the value of an idea, product, service, or person, and to create win-win situations—is vital to success in a wide variety of positions and career options, including for-profit industry, non-profit organizations, government, and more. Further, many high level executives and organization leaders start their careers as salespeople and rise to the top of their professions by effectively using sales skills.

Successful completion of the Professional Sales Minor requires a C or better in the gateway course, BA223 (or BA390).  Remaining courses must be completed with a C- or better. In addition, the overall COB GPA in the Professional Sales Minor (OSU TAKEN CLASSES) must be 2.5 or higher, and at least 50% of the overall minor credits must be from OSU. 

Professional Sales Minor Required Courses




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