Department of Professional Sales


William Paterson is the first higher education institution in the world to offer a bachelor of science (BS) degree in professional sales and the first in the nation to offer the new executive master of science (MS) degree in sales leadership. The degree is offered through the University's Cotsakos College of Business and prepares students for careers in sales and sales management, providing them with the academic knowledge and practical skills required for success in today's complex business environment.

Learn more about each of our programs:

  • BS in Professional Sales
  • Minor in Professional Sales
  • MS in Sales Leadership

Despite enormous demand, very few colleges can provide graduates with demonstrated academically sound and practical sales credentials. The Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales in the Cotsakos College of Business is an exception. We are a nationally recognized leader in educating students for rewarding and successful careers in sales.