The Center for Professional Selling Mission

Center for Professional Selling’s mission is to promote excellence in the field of professional selling and sales management by providing world-class sales education and training to students while also remaining up-to-date on sales technology and research. The goal is to allow students to hit the ground running in any sales organization. We also want to create an alliance between the academic community and the business community so that businesses have the opportunity to hire outstanding student talent.  

Professional Selling is one of the most in-demand career fields across Tennessee.  Jobs in this career area include sales representatives, account managers, and sales managers across all industries. With a large projected workforce deficit, there are more employment opportunities in these areas than there are skilled workers to fill them. 

A major in Marketing, with a concentration in Professional Selling, prepares students for a career that offers high-income potential, variety and flexibility, and career growth and development.  Courses offered will help students develop the skills of excellent oral and written communication, relationship development, self-confidence, and critical thinking and problem solving.  These highly sought after skills are transferable across all industries. 

For more information regarding the program, contact Thom Coats, Director of the Center for Professional Selling,

Center for Professional Selling
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Mel Adams State Farm Agent Professional Sales Lab
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