Admission requirements and curriculum

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the Professional Sales Certificate, students must be certified in a WSU major or be a non-degree seeking student with a minimum cumulative WSU GPA of 2.00 and a minimum of 60 semester credits. Students must complete the Professional Sales Certificate courses with a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA.


To earn a certificate in Professional Sales, a student will need to complete five foundation courses:

Foundation courses by course title, description and credit value.

Course Description Credits
Mktg 360 Marketing 3
Mktg 379 Professional Sales 3
Mktg 478 Sales Management 3
Mktg 480 Business-to-Business Marketing 3
Mgmt 485 Negotiations 3

Course offerings

The table below lists semesters when courses in the professional sales certificate program will be offered. Note that courses offered may change due to unforeseen circumstances, and that additional courses may also be offered at additional times not currently planned or listed below.

Course Description Fall Spring Summer
Mktg 360 Marketing Yes Yes Yes
Mktg 379 Professional Sales Yes Yes No
Mktg 478 Sales Management No Yes No
Mgmt 485 Negotiations Yes Yes Yes
Mktg 480 Business-to-Business Marketing Yes No No

We encourage students to take Professional Sales (MKTG 379) early in their junior year.  This will allow students to get early exposure to the realities of a sales career, and give them more opportunities to participate in different sales competitions.


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