One of a Kind
Currently, the WCU Sales and Marketing Program is the only such program in North Carolina to offer a specialization in professional selling and sales management.
"My degree, which focused on sales, has been the building block to my success in corporate America. I have been a consistent top producer with DHL and have won many awards."
— Ryan Pope
Manager of International Sales, DHL Express
"I have won [Sherwin Williams'] top sales award multiple times. I owe a lot of my success to WCU and the ideas, philosophy, and training I received in the Professional Sales Program. I was prepared to enter the work force and be successful immediately after graduation."
— Josh Reep
The Sales and Marketing Program's mission is to promote excellence in fields of marketing and professional selling and move Western Carolina University (WCU) to the forefront of marketing education and training.
Graduates of the program gain outstanding leadership potential through a curriculum that emphasizes active academic learning enhanced by practical experience with businesses and economic and community development agencies in the region and beyond. WCU's Center for Professional Selling and Marketing is a vital part of this effort, providing students with an integrative educational experience to prepare them for success in the area of sales.
Students are encouraged and supported to engage in professionally related clubs, associations, co-op experiences, and internship programs, to consult and conduct research with faculty, and to interact with business persons. As a result, our graduates are “business ready”—ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Sales and marketing faculty & staff members at WCU possess exceptional academic credentials along with significant experience in business, and they stress the importance of real world applications rather than simply teaching from a textbook.