College of Business > Academics > Department of Marketing > Majors & Minors > Marketing (BSB) > Concentration Requirements > Sales Leadership Concentration
The demand for trained and knowledgeable sales people has never been greater. Sales careers offer independence, ample financial reward, personal growth and opportunities for rapid advancement within the organization. The Sales Leadership Program produces business graduates who can sell by joining traditional classroom education with real-world learning experience. Classes are led by faculty with extensive sales experience and by sales executives from leading corporations. Students experience rigorous classroom learning designed to deliver the knowledge and practical skills they will need to succeed during the first years of their careers including: oral and written communication, selling technique and networking, use of technology in customer strategy and identification, and development of organization leadership in a sales environment. Successful students will enjoy opportunities to visit companies, take paid internships, and interview with leading companies for entry-level positions.
A student majoring in Marketing with this concentration must complete the following requirements totaling at least 28.0 hours:
For a specific focus in Category Management, Sales Leadership students should take:
Driehaus students majoring in Marketing must complete MKT 276 for the Communication requirement in the Business Core.
A student majoring in Marketing may have more than one Marketing concentration. Exception: students with Marketing Insights Concentration cannot have a second Marketing Concentration.
While a student may complete more than one Marketing concentration, at least 50% of the courses used for the completion of a second concentration must be unique to the completion of that concentration.
If a MKT course or IB 350 is shared between Global Business Perspective and the Marketing major, additional hours of Open Elective credit are required. Any MKT or IB 350 used for Global Business Perspective course must be passed with C- or higher.
If either MKT 393 or IB 350 is completed in the Marketing major, consult with academic advisor regarding options for Experiential Learning.
All Marketing (MKT) courses and any other courses used toward the Marketing major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.
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