Center for Professional Selling and Sales Technology


What Makes the Sales Center Unique?


Unique to Our RegionConnected
It is the only academic center dedicated to the development of sales skills in students within the North Dakota University System. The Center offers a Certificate in Professional Selling, which is available to any NDSU undergraduate student.                                           The Center is an active member of the University Sales Center Alliance, a national consortium to advance the sales profession through teaching, research, and outreach. the Center is the only member in our region—North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and New New Mexico.


Advancing Educational OpportunitiesDeveloping Lifelong Skills
The Center has initiated a range of collaborative activities and seminars with students and industry practitioners. Our advisory committee of passionate, experienced sales executives provides input and guidance, ensuring the Center's curriculum and initiatives are relevant and applicable.                Through an innovative curriculum, leading-edge technology, and industry collaborations, the Center is helping NDSU students graduate with a skill set that can be used throughout their lifetime. These skills are applicable across a broad array of career fields—business, engineering, communication, project management, consulting, and many more.


National Recognized for Sales EducationA Winning Combination
The Sales Education Foundation recognized NDSU's Center for Professional Selling and Sales Technology as one of the "Top Universities for Professional Sales Education" for seven consecutive years.

We have the curriculum, research, student capabilities, and industry partnerships to enable student success.




Certificate in Professional Selling

Honing your sales skills with a certificate in professional selling will open doors for greater opportunities and achievements in your career. But course work alone does not ensure success. The Center for Professional Selling and Sales Technology therefore encourages its students to be highly engaged in its activities and events, and to seek participation in internships, extra-curriculars, and professional networking.


Certificate Eligibility
  • Junior status (60 credits) or higher
  • 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Completion of all course prerequisites
  • Center approval at least three weeks prior to beginning an internship

Please note that certificate students will be allowed to register during the "priority" period (typically the first 14 days of registration). Enrollment in the certificate, however, does not guarantee registration for a specific course.


Course Requirements
Core Courses (all required)                             Choose ONE (1) of the following
MRKT 320Foundations of Marketing (3 credits)AGEC 350Agrisales (3 credits)
MRKT 430Sales and Personal Selling (3 credits)MRKT 438CRM and Sales Technology (3 credits)
MRKT 434Sales Management (3 credits)MRKT 470Services Marketing (3 credits)
BUSN 413Business Internship–in sales (3 credits)*MGMT 451Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 credits)    
MRKT 436     Advanced Professional Selling (1 credit)     MGMT 461Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
MGMT 499     Modeling the Supply Chain (3 credits)


*Click here for guidelines on the required sales internship.



Professional Selling Certificate Application

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