BU listed nationally among top sales programs

BLOOMSBURG—The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania professional sales program is listed among the nation’s best for professional sales education by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF).

BU is one of just five schools in the state to be listed among the best with the others being LaSalle, Widener, Duquesne and Temple. BU’s professional sales program, the only program of its kind in the State System, is available as a specialization with a marketing major or as a minor. Students in the Marketing and Sales specialization complete 21 credits in marketing and 18 credits in sales.

Bloomsburg University has a history of success in sales competitions with its student teams under the direction of Monica Favia, Ph.D., program coordinator. In 2016 BU finished in the top 10 at the Russ Berrie Institute National Sales Challenge and was top 10 at the International Collegiate Sales Competition from 2013-2015. Student teams have also competed at the National Collegiate Sales Competition since 2011.

Professional sales/selling is one of the most common jobs for students graduating with a sales degree.  Recent research suggests that 60 percent of all business majors and 88 percent of all marketing majors begin their professional careers in a sales-related role. 

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.