Department of Management, Marketing, and Professional Sales

Jumpstart your career in management, marketing, and professional sales

The Department of Management, Marketing, and Professional Sales, in our AACSB-accredited Cotsakos College of Business, prepares students to successfully launch and market innovative products, effectively support strategic initiatives, excel in sales and sales management, and efficiently manage the operations of any organization. Here are some key national statistics for careers in these fields from the National Association of Colleges and Universities (NACE) and PayScale.

Starting Salary
$35,624-$63,233

Average Starting Salaries in Management, Marketing, and Professional Sales (NACE)

Noteworthy Management, Marketing, and Professional Sales Jobs and Mid-Career Salaries (PayScale)

Marketing Manager $150,739 Brand Strategist $80,100 Sales Manager $132,290 HR Manager $121,220 Director of Business
Development
$195,473 Territory Manager $100,176
Six months out of graduation
88%

Alumni in business employed or in graduate school within 6 months after graduation

Get Prepared to Succeed

Students in management, marketing, and professional sales study in small classes, taught by faculty with significant industry experience who are recognized experts in their fields. They gain real-world experience through internships, mentoring, and other professional enrichment activities, and make connections with potential employers. Business students also benefit from the sophisticated resources in the Cotsakos College of Business, including the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales with its Professional Sales Laboratory.

What You'll Learn

In management, marketing, and professional sales, students learn in-demand skills that employers have identified as critical for job candidates, including:

  • How to apply management theories to enhance organizational welfare and profitability
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic and tactical level plans to support organizational goals
  • How to apply quantitative measures and analytical skills to business decisions
  • Ability to generate revenue and “sell the business,” among others

Key Skills for
Careers in
Management, Marketing, and Professional Sales

as indicated by Employers
and Alumni on LinkedIn

Analytical Skills

Communication

Cross Functional Collaboration

Customer Experience

Digital Marketing

Leadership Skills

Social Media

*LinkedIn Workplace
Learning Report 2021