The business intelligence and analytics major at Saint Joseph's University will help you understand data. You'll learn to use the information to guide organizations in making strategic business decisions. Advances in technology have helped organizations collect a vast amount of data ranging from customer preferences to trends in sales.
Saint Joseph’s University’s sales certificate will teach you how to develop results-driven strategies using the latest sales analytics and relationship-building techniques. You will have the opportunity to participate in sales-related events, learn Salesforce, study the Gold Cold Calling technique and more.
Regardless of the major you have or career you seek, obtaining a sales certificate will teach you how to sell products, services and ideas, a valuable skillset in any industry. Whether you plan to pursue a career in business, teaching, law, engineering, customer service, sports marketing, etc., all industries rely on sales teams to sell their ideas, discover clients’ needs and prove how their product/service will benefit customers. Additionally, after completing all requirements, you will receive a sales certificate that will be an impressive addition to your resume.
What Can You Do With a Sales Certificate?
Students who earn a sales certificate from Saint Joseph's University can pursue several career objectives, including the following:
- Chief Sales Officer
- National Sales Manager
- Sales Development Representative
- Sales Analytics Director
- Business Development Manager
- Account Manager
- Data Analytics Manager
- Digital Marketing Manager
- Real Estate Sales (Commercial or Residential)
- Marketing Associate
- Merchandise Analyst
- Sales Associate
- Search Engine Marketing
The sales certificate program requires the completion of nine credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in Saint Joseph’s University courses. To receive the certificate, you must also demonstrate what you learned to local and national businesses through working with and competing in sales competitions.
Sales Certificate Courses (9 Credits: 2 required courses + 1 elective):
1st Level Required Course
MKT 304: Principles of Selling
2nd Level Required Courses (Choose one)
MKT 312: Selling and Sales Management
FMK 316: Selling Skills & Decision Making
PMK 331: Pharmaceutical Sales Management
Elective* (Choose one)
MHC 222: Influence, Negotiation and Conflict
FMK 317: Sales Management for CPG & Foodservice
MKT 355: Sports, Selling, and Sales
PMK 491: Internship (existing course but with sales emphasis)
MKT 490: Internship – Sales emphasis
FMK 491: Internship – Sales emphasis (new course, but no new resources)
*Other relevant courses from other departments, with program director approval
View required courses for this program in the academic catalog. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program curriculum.
The tuition* for students entering fall 2022 is $49,410/per year*.
*This rate applies to all students accepted by Saint Joseph's University after June 1, 2022. Tuition and fee rates for students accepted prior to June 1, 2022 differ. Pricing does not include room and board, health insurance or any professional, clinical or transportation fees. Visit our Tuition & Fees page or contact us for more information.
Financial aid may be available to you to help offset the cost of your degree. Explore your options on our Financial Aid page.
Students graduating from Saint Joseph's University have a 99% placement rate* from well-regarded companies in need of sales consultants including Paycom, Salesforce, Herc Rentals, Prelytix MRP, Comcast, Detroit WXYZ TV Detroit, Frontline Education, Complete Document Solutions (Xerox), NBCUniversal Media, LLC, ADP, Gordons Food Service, Velocity Business Media, Meyer Design, Amazon, C.H. Robinson, Gartner, J.J. Keller & Associates, Kellogg Sales Company, PepsiCo, Rocket Clicks, Wegmans, TEKsystems, Clark Capital Management Group, GIS Benefits, Inc, The Children’s Place, Signature Consultants and more.
*Based on survey responses for the 2019-20 SJU graduating class
Why Obtain a Sales Certificate from Saint Joseph's University?
The sales certificate will help you break barriers with your learned and practiced selling skills. You will develop the knowledge necessary to become a strategic sales leader for any company you chose. You will learn how to develop, execute and manage sales strategies and be challenged to think outside the box as you strategically support business goals. The program will also help you develop the leadership and communication skills needed to lead a diverse sales team.
Along with the skills obtained in the classroom, you will have the opportunity to participate in sales internships and competitions as well as shadow a salesperson/manager, attend business meetings and conferences and become an active member in the SJU Sales Club.
Frequently Asked Questions
The sales certificate enables students to develop a thorough understanding of prospecting, lead generation, relationship management, sales technology and more. At Saint Joseph's University, you will study sales theory, a six-step process on how to build a business that will help you deliver budget/sales objectives and be better equipped to pursue a successful sales career.
Students who choose to pursue the sales certificate will learn how to develop results-driven strategies using the latest sales analytics and relationship-building techniques. The program is designed by professional business C-Level executives that are connected with not only local but global business leaders and Saint Joseph's University's deep network of alumni leaders in the business world to help prepare you for your future career.
You can enroll in this certificate with any bachelor’s degree. No business background or related experience is required.