Professional Sales – Online Minor

Sales: The skill of providing solutions to problems

Being able to sell a product or an idea is a major factor in the career success of people in a wide variety of industries. Now you can put yourself on a clear path to rise to the top of any field by earning an undergraduate minor in professional sales online with Oregon State University.

Stand out in a sales career by gaining the skills you need to build mutually beneficial professional relationships. Offered by Oregon State’s AACSB-accredited College of Business, this program will teach you how to initiate, develop and enhance customer relationships as you learn to create, communicate and deliver the value that customers need.

Tap into additional opportunities to build your skills and network

The professional sales minor was developed in partnership with the OSU Sales Academy, which promotes leadership and professionalism in the field of sales. As an Oregon State Ecampus student, you can complement your online minor studies by engaging with peers and College of Business staff through Sales Academy workshops and other events no matter where you live.


Courses in the professional sales minor prepare you to build a career through the power of relationship building and influence. Develop the skills to impact consumer behavior, lead successful negotiations and more from faculty who have a breadth of professional sales knowledge through research and industry experience.

Curriculum details and minor requirements are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Managing individual and team performance
  • Influence and negotiation
  • Professional sales
  • Personal selling skills and techniques
  • Consumer behavior
  • Integrated marketing communications

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.