Future Sales Students
Future Sales Students
Interested in learning more about the K-State Sales Program? Check out the short video below on why current sales students have chosen to get involved in the program and enhance their education with either a Certificate or Major in Professional Strategic Selling.
Student Interest Form
If you are interested in learning more about the K-State Sales Program, please fill out the student interest form below. Once you complete the form, a current sales student can then contact you to discuss the program and opportunities for future students.
During your campus visit, please make sure to stop by our office in 2121 Business Building. We would be happy to show you around our space and also discuss our program in more detail. If you would like a more customized experience during your visit, please contact Kellie Jackson, Managing Director of the National Strategic Selling Institute.
Alumni Success Stories
Account Manager | Gartner
Class of 2019 2019
"My favorite part about the K-State Sales Program is the hands-on experience I received throughout the program. The professors and classes helped me learn what it takes to be a sales professional and constantly challenged me to level up my sales skills. Having been a part of this program has helped me feel like I’m one year ahead in my role as a new sales professional. This program showed me how to embrace every challenge I face, not just in this industry, but also in life."
Account Executive, Financial Services | Salesforce
Class of 2018
"My favorite part of the K-State Sales Program was competing in sales competitions around the United States and Europe and meeting/learning from students around the world. I have continued to stay in contact with the friends I made at these competitions and they have strengthened my professional network over the years. The training and practice I received from the program absolutely set me up for success at Salesforce and allowed me to advance my career at an accelerated pace."
Sales Development Representative | Adobe
Class of 2020
"I am so lucky to have the education from the
K-State Sales Program going into my first sales role! Just this morning, one of the account managers I am responsible for generating pipeline for, asked if I would be comfortable running a discovery call for a prospect at Facebook. Without my sales education, I would not feel nearly as confident to run this call, and I would not have the skills to be able to prove myself as a valuable member of my new team - after only two months on the job! Being a part of the program has definitely set me up for success and made me feel more confident in this new role."
Account Executive | Mansfield Oil Company
Class of 2016
"As I began my career, my experience in the
K-State Sales Program, both through the curriculum and extracurricular, set me far-ahead in my cohort. I was able to focus on refining my knowledge in the industry and within my company while utilizing my collegiate sales knowledge to my advantage. The experience and knowledge I gained in college set me up for a quick path to success in sales, and continue to be vital in my everyday sales efforts."
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an application process to be admitted into the program?
Yes, students must apply for both the Certificate or Major in Professional Strategic Selling.
- For more information on the Certificate and the application click here.
- For more information on the Major and the application click here.
Please note, both the Certificate and Major in Professional Strategic Selling require a completed application plus the following additional information: resume, unofficial transcript, and LinkedIn profile with a professional photo.
The Major in Professional Strategic Selling also requires a reference assessment from one K-State faculty member.
When is the deadline to apply for the Certificate or Major in Professional Strategic Selling?
Applications are accepted twice per year. The fall deadline is October 1 and the spring deadline is March 1.
Is there a GPA requirement?
Both the Certificate and Major in Professional Strategic Selling require a 2.50 cumulative K-State grade point average to be admitted into the program.
In addition, students must earn a minimum 2.50 grade point average on courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling.
Can I apply for the Certificate or Major in Professional Strategic Selling as a freshman?
Students can apply for the Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling as a freshman. If a student submits their application for the fall deadline, the student won't officially be accepted into the program until their first semester cumulative K-State grade point average is confirmed in December.
Students can't apply for the Major in Professional Strategic Selling until they have completed 45 - 60 hours. If a student is pursuing a Major in Professional Strategic Selling we highly encourage them to apply for the Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling their freshman year. This will get them involved in the program, then we can transfer them to the Major in Professional Strategic Selling when they meet the major requirements.
How many credit hours is the Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling?
The Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling requires 15 credit hours to complete. There are four required courses then one elective course. For a full list of courses, click here.
How many credit hours is the Major in Professional Strategic Selling?
The Major in Professional Strategic Selling requires 120 credit hours to complete. For a full list of courses, click here.
Who should I contact for more information?
If students have questions or want more information, please stop by the National Strategic Selling Institute Suite in 2121 Business Building. Students can also contact Kellie Jackson, Managing Director, or Dawn Deeter, Director.