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Winona State University’s Professional Selling Minor is listed in the 2014 “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” by The Sales Education Foundation (SEF).

The designation recognizes WSU’s efforts in preparing and placing top talent in professional selling roles. Data show that Winona State students graduating within the last year with a minor in Professional Selling averaged more than two job offers and 100 percent have accepted professional employment since graduation. The Professional Selling minor was launched in the Department of Marketing in fall 2011.

To build on the program’s success the Center for Sales Excellence at Winona State University will open a new training facility in spring 2015. This facility will include a classroom designed and equipped specifically for teaching sales theory and fundamental communication skills necessary throughout business. Sales students also have the opportunity to experience hands-on involvement in the sales process through internships, role-plays and national sales competitions.

Marianne Collins, Associate Professor of Marketing and Director of the Center for Sales Excellence, said, “Our emphasis is on equipping new sales professionals with the content and skills that are directly relevant to today’s business needs.”

For information, email Collins or Marketing Department Chair Bob Newberry.

About the WSU College of Business

The WSU College of Business enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduate students. The college has 41 full-time professors and offers seven undergraduate majors and ten undergraduate minors. The college is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. To learn more about the WSU College of Business visit:

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