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A minor in Professional Sales will make you stand out to employers. It demonstrates your ability to create value for both your company and your customers, as you help them make wise decisions about purchases that will benefit them.
This program includes 24 credits that will train you as a sales professional. You will master foundational business and marketing concepts, develop strong sales skills, explore personal development, and be introduced to sales management practices. As part of your sales courses, you'll complete personal assessments that help you identify your unique strengths as a salesperson and leverage them for success. An elective course lets you discover an additional area of business, marketing, or sales. Every student completes a professional sales practicum, giving you the opportunity to apply your learning and gain real-world experience.
The curriculum for the Professional Sales minor aligns fully with the competency framework developed by the Canadian Professional Sales Association. This ensures you graduate with a strong set of industry-recognized skills to add to your resume.
Is the Professional Sales minor right for you? Watch our "Eight reasons to declare the Professional Sales minor" webinar recording.
Professionals with strong sales skills are in high demand across industries, in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business contexts.
Work BC’s Labour Outlook projects solid job prospects for sales professionals, with over 43,000 openings by 2031. Companies will be looking for sales specialists in both non-technical and technical areas, as well as corporate sales managers, financial sales representatives, and retail sales supervisors. Real estate sales opportunities will also continue to grow.
To enroll in the program, you must be a student in a UFV program that permits a Business minor. Students in the BBA are also able to enroll in the Professional Sales minor. In order to be accepted into this minor, you will need to meet with a School of Business advisor to develop a program plan.
To ensure timely completion, you must declare your major and Professional Sales minor early enough to plan for the prerequisite requirements of upper-level courses.
View the Professional Sales Minor entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.
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