Hodges University Named Top University for Professional Sales Education
interested in marketing and professional sales programs, as well as employers
looking to hire qualified candidates with particular skill sets will now have
another reason to look at Hodges University, who was recently named a “Top
University for Professional Sales Education” by the Sales Education Foundation
in the SEF 2017 ANNUAL magazine, SEF recognizes Hodges for preparing students
for successful careers in professional selling and helping to elevate the sales
profession. The SEF 2017 ANNUAL magazine, their 10th edition, is available on
their website, www.salesfoundation.org/SEFAnnual/.
goal is to equip students with the necessary sales courses and skills to
prepare them for high-end positions in the workforce,” said Dr. Aysegul Timur,
dean of the Johnson School of Business.
sales/selling is one of the most common jobs for students graduating with a
sales degree. Recent research suggests that 60 percent of all business majors
and 88 percent of all marketing majors begin their professional careers in a
Stevens, executive director of the Sales Education Foundation, noted that
companies should have an increased focus on partnering with university sales
programs and hiring their graduates.
2016, Timur met with Nate Swan, group vice president of sales at Gartner, to
discuss workforce outlook and the need for qualified sales associates. Looking
to build up on the marketing program at Hodges, Timur, with the help of Swan
and SEF, developed a curriculum for professional sales, which led to the creation
of Hodges’ marketing and professional sales bachelor’s program.
is the result of a great partnership with Gartner. Nate Swan, as well as other
individuals, helped us to structure a great curriculum, in addition to the
assistance from the Sales Education Foundation,” Timur added.
information on partnerships with Hodges’ Johnson School of Business, contact
Timur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the growing sales education space, contact the Sales Education
Foundation at (800) 776-4436 or visit www.salesfoundation.org.
the Johnson School of Business:
University’s Johnson School of Business degree programs present a useful blend
of business theory and practical skills at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Degree options are available for students who are just beginning their careers
or for established business professionals. Our benefactor, Kenneth Oscar
Johnson was a distinguished chemical engineer, respected petroleum industry
executive and a venture capitalist who helped small companies succeed. To honor
his legacy of professional excellence, entrepreneurial ingenuity and generous
support of Hodges University’s educational mission, the university renamed its
School of Business to the Johnson School of Business at Hodges University in