Professional Sales

100s of career pathways
$132k Manager Median Salary
90%+ job placement for graduates
Increase your business school enrollments with a degree that's producing more 21st century jobs.

Professional Sales is an attractive field prospective students understand and gravitate towards. The growth of Software as a Service (SaaS) and other complex products has increased hiring for degree-holding salespeople.

This program was created with industry experts and includes real-world assignments and resume-building certifications from Hubspot. Combined with high job placement rates for grads in the industry, it makes a unique and job-focused addition to your catalog.

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Growth in complex products.
Higher demand for educated salespeople.
Add a degree with great ROI.

#4
In fastest growing jobs according to LinkedIn
$132k
Sales Manager median annual salary
#19
In "Best Paying Jobs" according to US News

What makes the Rize Professional Sales program attractive to prospective students?

CFP Real World Projects
Flexible Schedules CFP Rize Education
Build Financial CFP Rize Education

Professional & Academic Experts

Dr. Lukas Forbes
Director, WKU Center
for Professional Selling @ WKU
Charlie Anastasi
Head of Growth @ Rize Education
‍Harvard University

Brett Conrad
Senior Director, Strategic Sales @ Box
Harvard University
ACADEMIC ADVISORS

Rize programs leverage the courses you already have:

Our Academic Partners will work directly with you to build a unique program leveraging and integrating courses you already have in your catalog.
A potential Professional Sales major could look like this:
Example courses from your institution
Accounting/Finance
Business Law
Business Communication
Marketing
Business Management/Leadership
Statistics
Micro/Macroeconomics
Courses from Rize
Relationship-Driven Professional Sales
Negotiation in Business & Sales
Sales Leadership
Advanced Relationship-Driven Professional Sales
Courses and curriculum

Professional Sales course descriptions

You can launch this Professional Sales program by adding 4 Rize courses to your existing catalog, enabling you to market a Professional Sales degree to prospective students in as little as one semester. Expand below to read the course descriptions.

PS I - Relationship Driven Professional Sales

This course will not just teach you about selling, it will teach you how to sell. This experiential learning-based course will provide you with best practice models of selling. It will cover selling from prospecting through relationship building, and through the use of role-plays and other experiential activities, it will equip the student with the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in a professional selling position. This online class has optional live sessions.

PS II - Negotiation in Business and Sales

You may not realize it, but negotiations are a constant part of life. In business, negotiations are key parts of a corporation’s strategy. In your personal life, negotiations play the same role - you negotiate which movie to watch with your friends or what apartment to rent with your partner. This course will introduce you to the concepts behind negotiation and provide opportunities to practice and develop your own negotiating style. This online class has optional live sessions.

PS III - Sales Leadership

Effective sales leadership requires a mastery of the “hard” analytical skills as well as the “soft” skills for effective management and coaching. This course will explore key sales and management concepts, and give you the opportunity to put them into practice. By the end of this course, you will be able to coach salespeople and excel as a sales leader. This online class has optional live sessions.

PS IV - Advanced Relationship-Driven Professional Selling

You've already learned the fundamentals of effective selling. This course will help you hone your sales skills and take them to the next level by teaching you how to think through the sales process as a master planner, listener, negotiator, and partner. By the end of this course, you will have mastered the skills necessary to be a compelling and credible salesperson. This online class has optional live sessions.

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Walsh University
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Albertus Magnus College
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Mary Baldwin University
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Lasell University
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Lasell University

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