Open Calendar
The Dockery building


Click to print this page

Professional Selling Certificate

Do you love interacting with people? Want to better understand the psychology influencing others to make purchasing decisions? Maybe you want a competitive advantage in the job market. Adding a Professional Selling undergraduate certificate to your major at the University of Central Missouri is a great way to advance your career and make yourself stand out to employers.

Our Professional Selling certificate is designed for undergraduate students who want to go into sales or advertising and for those who want to improve their personal marketing and selling techniques. Over the course of the certificate program, you’ll gain a fundamental understanding of marketing, professional relationship building and persuasion.

Flexible options to earn your undergraduate certificate

Thanks to our combination of online and on-campus class options, you can earn your Professional Selling certificate on your terms. Create the schedule and learning environment that suits you best.

An icon of a person with 3 stars

Award-winning and experienced faculty

A certificate

Recognized as a top sales program

AACSB Accreditation logo

AACSB-accredited program

A laptop with a graduation cap

Choose from on-campus and online classes

What you will study

Earning an undergraduate certificate in Professional Selling at UCM means you’ll take classes that explore the fundamentals of proper selling techniques, professional communication and marketing.

Core classes of the certificate program that you may take include:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Professional Sales
  • Advanced Professional Sales
  • Sales Management

These classes offer invaluable experiences both inside and outside the classroom. They’ll help you master the techniques of persuasion and marketing and are a strong addition to any major.


Excellence in Professional Selling

  • UCM's Marketing program, including the Professional Selling undergraduate certificate, has been recognized as a top sales program by the Sales Education Foundation.
  • Among the top universities for Professional Sales Education (College Factual, 2021)
  • A Best Value College for Marketing & Marketing Management (College Factual, 2022)
  • A Most Popular College for Business, Management & Marketing (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in professional selling

As you earn your Professional Selling certificate at the University of Central Missouri, experiential learning and professional development opportunities will give you the necessary tools to grow your career, expand your network and excel after graduation.

  • Hands-on experience: Apply the theories and methods you learn to real-world examples. Work closely with experts who have years of experience in sales and marketing.
  • Student life: Student organizations such as the American Marketing Association (AMA) provide opportunities to network and learn from marketing professionals.
  • Marketing and sales competitions: Show off your sales skills in regional and national competitions, such as the annual State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition, Redbird National Sales Competition (Illinois State University), the National Collegiate Sales Competition (Kennesaw State University), the King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition (University of Kansas) and the Fastenal Sales Competition (University of Central Missouri). You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills and potentially compete for prizes such as financial awards to help fund your education or other expenses. 


What can you do with an undergraduate certificate in Professional Selling from UCM?

Adding an undergraduate certificate in Professional Selling to your UCM major further prepares you for a variety of sales and marketing careers in exciting and growing fields, such as:

  • Advertising
  • Digital marketing
  • Professional sales and sales management
  • Retail management
  • Brand management

Professional sales careers

Use the tool below to explore career options, salary potential, employment trends and other career data for graduates with sales skills.




Financial assistance options for your Professional Selling certificate

As a UCM student, you’ll receive an affordable and high-value college education thanks to our wide range of grants and scholarships. We pride ourselves in helping you finance your undergraduate education. In fact, LendEDU recognizes the University of Central Missouri as a top-ranked university for low student debt upon graduation.

Interested in scholarships exclusively for your major? Check out your primary major’s program page to learn more about the scholarships available to students in your bachelor’s degree program. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.


A group of people in a meeting


Explore programs related to professional selling.


If you’re interested in the Professional Selling certificate program, you may also want to explore this undergraduate certificate at UCM:


Request Info   Visit   Apply Today!



  • facebook
  • twitter
  • youtube
  • linkedin
  • instagram