University of Texas at Austin
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Professional Sales and Business Development Minor

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

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Developing Solutions, Building Skills, Gaining Advantage

All fields and industries need people who can sell products, services, and ideas to help the businesses grow.

Professional salespeople are experts at listening and learning, situation analysis, problem solving, and communication. They find opportunities, develop relationships, and create mutual value for their business and their customers.

Every career can be enhanced with sales skills. Whether you are an engineer, educator, analyst, or actor, if you can find solutions, communicate, and persuade others you can be more effective in what you do.

A Moody and McCombs Minor Open to All UT

The Minor in Professional Sales and Business Development is a joint program offered by Moody College of Communication and McCombs School of Business, but open to students of all majors. We offer theory, frameworks, and tools to help students develop skills in analysis, communication, presentation, and persuasion to allow them to effectively sell ideas, products, and services in any professional environment. It will also help students develop resources and academic credentials to pursue sales-related careers as well as to understand the role of professional selling in marketing, business, and related organizations.

We are currently accepting program applications for Fall 2022. Application deadline is April 1, 2022.

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Why Sales?

Minor Requirements & Courses

To complete the professional sales minor, students need to select and complete 16 hours of the following:

  • Three-hour courses
  • Workshops
  • One-hour "tools" courses

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Resources and Career Tools

Our goal is to prepare students for the challenges that they will face by teaching students to be team leaders, to develop professional relationships, and enhance employment opportunities.


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Student and Faculty Profiles

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Quote from Program Participant:
"Every update/email I get related to this
minor program reminds me how lucky I
am to have stumbled upon it. I don’t
know if it's just because we are the
inaugural class, but this minor feels more
like a community than part of my degree
plan. I can’t wait to see what’s in store!"

 - Aiden Wachnin, Junior, College of Natural Sciences

Corporate Supporters

The Professional Sales and Business Development Minor is proud to have the support of the following business partners who work with us to help develop our curriculum and to provide funding for special events and administration.

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