News Release: WGU Launches Sales Management Degree, 5/20/10

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News Brief - 5/20/10

Western Governors University Launches Online Bachelor’s Degree in Sales and Sales Management

New Degree Program Includes Two Key Sales Certifications

Salt Lake City — Western Governors University’s College of Business is now enrolling students for its newest degree program, the B.S. in Sales and Sales Management. Created for sales professionals who want to advance their careers by completing an accredited bachelor’s degree in their field, the new online program combines professional selling skills with business management coursework. In addition, it includes two industry-recognized sales certifications at no additional cost: Action Selling Sales Skills Certification and SMEI’s Certified Sales Executive (CSE®).

“This new program is ideal for sales professionals who are ready to take the next step in their careers as managers, trainers, or even entrepreneurs, and are looking for the additional skills and credibility that a bachelor’s degree provides,” said WGU Vice President of Marketing & Enrollment Patrick Partridge. “The coursework has been developed in collaboration with leaders in the sales management field, ensuring that it is relevant and meaningful to our students and their employers.”

Like all WGU degree programs, the B.S. in Sales and Sales Management is online and competency-based, allowing students to advance by demonstrating their knowledge and skill in required coursework rather than earning credits for time spent in a classroom. Tuition, which is charged for six-month terms rather than semesters or credit hours, is affordable at $2,890 per term. And, students with prior education or experience or those who can commit additional time to their studies may be able to accelerate their programs, saving both time and money.

The Western Governors University College of Business offers nine online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. WGU’s online bachelor’s degree in Business Management and MBA programs have earned top rankings on GetEducated.com’s lists of the Best Buys — Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Business and Management and Online MBAs. Online degree programs include:

To learn more about WGU’s new online degree in Sales and Sales Management, go to www.wgu.edu/salesdegree.