Foundation Names WSU to Top Sales Program List
According to Sally Stevens, executive director of SEF, an increased focus on sales and services has led companies to pay more attention to sales-program graduates. “With a track record for producing top sales talent, it’s no wonder that sales students have a job placement rate at graduation of 90 percent in their field, compared to approximately 45 percent in other graduate fields,” Stevens said.
“We teach every aspect of professional sales to our students, so when they go to work, they only have to learn the product, and they are ready to go,” Casler said. “Students who are prepared can save companies as much as $100,000 in training costs.”
At WSU, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in technical sales. The major requires 16 courses, such as negotiation, forecasting and proposal writing.
“It definitely means more companies will learn about our program and recruit our students,” Grunander said. “For example, of 15 sales slots recently available at Oracle, eight went to graduates from our program. The word is getting out about the quality of our graduates.”
To learn more about the Sales Education Foundation, visit salesfoundation.org.