According to Howard Stevens, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Chally Group Worldwide, a sales research firm, “sales program graduates average 50% faster ramp-up time and 30% decreased turnover. With that level of ROI per hire, it becomes very enticing for companies to partner with these programs.”
Jeanne Frawley, Executive Director of the Sales Education Foundation, indicates that increased focus on sales and services causes companies to pay more attention to sales program graduates. “With current customer expectations, it’s no wonder that sales students have a placement rate at graduation of 90% in their field, compared to less than 45% nationally.”
Schools listed in the magazine host programs recognized by their university, offering a minimum of three sales-specific required courses and the opportunity for internships. Most provide sales in the form of a certificate, concentration or minor to students from a diverse list of majors.
For information on partnership and support opportunities, or to learn more about the growing sales education space, contact the Sales Education Foundation at 800.776.4436.