Professional Sales

Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.)

Student in the College of Business at UW

Earn Your Sales B.S.B. at UW

Do you have the spirit of an entrepreneur? Do you enjoy connecting with others, hearing their problems and finding effective business solutions? The Professional Sales major at UW could be perfect for you! 

Our sales students experience rigorous classroom training designed to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed during the first years of a sales career: oral and written communication skills, selling techniques and networking, the use of sales technology and customer information, sales pipeline management and more.

What is Professional Sales?

The professional selling major prepares students to manage business clients of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Specifically, this major provides business students with coursework and opportunities to equip themselves with essential knowledge and skills required to begin professional careers in sales.

Careers in sales offer independence, ample financial reward, personal growth and opportunities for rapid advancement within organizations. Students that pursue a degree in professional sales will be challenged with industry engagement opportunities such as internships and sales competitions. 

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The professional sales curriculum focuses on generating skill mastery in four critical and highly valued areas. By the time you graduate, you'll be prepared to excel in each:

  • Persuasive Communication: Effectively utilizing persuasive communication techniques aimed at moving prospective customers through a sales process
  • Selling within Complex Situations: Strategically utilizing customer and market data to develop impactful value propositions with multiple decision makers
  • Navigating Selling Organizations: Advantageously understanding the various and shifting roles of sales in selling firms
  • Technology Enabled Pipeline Management: Successfully managing a customer pipeline of business
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What can you do with a bachelor's degree in Professional Sales?

Professional sales majors are skilled communicators and strategic thinkers who help propel businesses forward. No matter the field they work in, they use time-tested principles to solve problems and negotiate deals.

Professional Sales Careers

  • Corporate Sales
  • Independent Sales
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Sales Engineer
  • Software Sales Representative
  • Pharmaceutical Sales 
  • Insurance Sales Agent 
  • Retail Sales Representative
  • Recruiter
  • Realtor
  • Wholesales
  • Manufacturing 


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Here are a few places our University of Wyoming COB alumni are now working and making a difference!

  • Dell Technology
  • U.S. Bank
  • AT&T
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Allstate 
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Professional Sales Bachelors Degree Program Highlights

The Professional sales program at UW will certainly challenge you, but you'll enjoy plenty of perks to keep you motivated along the way. As an AACSB Accredited Business School, the College of Business at the University of Wyoming has a standard of quality and excellence held by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide - you are guaranteed an education that meets industry expectations and prepares you to make an immediate impact. Every business major will walk away with a toolbelt ready for any business endeavor. Here are just a few program highlights you should know about.

Networking & Club Opportunities 

We'll help you refine your networking skills and engage with the UW sales community to build a network of professional mentors. Through its corporate partnership program, the Center for Professional Selling enables sales students to engage with selling organizations that have reputable career opportunities and are committed to hiring. Oh, and don’t forget about the Sales Club!

Internship & Learning Opportunities 

You'll develop crucial hard and soft skills through numerous engagement opportunities with the UW Center for Professional Selling. You'll work with our industry partners who provide valuable insight and real-world feedback during your studies. 

Facilities & Services

Take advantage of the College of Business' remarkable facilities and services that include The Peter M & Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center, comprised of staff that support student success from early application stages, to planning their college experience through their academic advising journey, and on to career services, The Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation (CBDI), an interdisciplinary center focused on emerging technologies to foster innovation, economic development, and education and The Center for Business and Economic Analysis (CBEA) which supports the economic growth and diversification of Wyoming’s economy.

Hands-On Course Work 

The Center for Professional Selling and the University of Wyoming Ethics Club recently collaborated to provide a unique selling experience for UW students majoring in professional selling by raising funds for local non-profits. For the past three years, the Ethics Club has hosted an event called SparkTank in which it selects four non-profits to receive mission-critical funding. This year, with the help of the sales students, the Ethics Club raised a total of $57,500!

The hands-on experience, professional and social connections and overall gained knowledge alone have added significant value to my higher education as well as future endeavors. As I graduate I feel as though I have the confidence and support to pursue the opportunities and experiences I encounter because of my time in the sales program at the university of Wyoming.

- Jacey Reinert
Class of 2022

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College of Business

Green Johnson Student Success Center

BU 060 | 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-8249