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Professional Sales Concentration


Caleb Meyers Wins at the Great Northwest Sales Warmup
Pro Sales has generated $40,000 in SCHOLARSHIPS for our students
Pro Sales Students win big at UTD’s Pro Sales Competition

The Professional Sales Concentration at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management offers academic specialization in this exciting field from a nationally recognized university.

The Pro Sales Concentration benefits from its direct relationship to the JSOM Center for Professional Sales. Sales executives and sales teams from top companies in the DFW market and the nation assist in the development and execution of our market-leading sales curriculum. Students are taught and then challenged by industry sales leaders from companies like IBM, Beck Technology, HPE, Liberty Mutual, Texas Capital Bank and the Lennox Corporation.

Professional Selling classes emphasize simulated and live sales throughout the program with most major courses ending in competition-style events judged by industry executives and hiring managers. Most students who become sales certified via the University Sales Center Alliance experience multiple offers prior to graduation, higher base and on-target pay packages and become top performers in their respective jobs after graduation. Professional Sales tracks and courses are offered at both the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Please contact the Program Administrator at or call (972) 883-4743 to learn more about the sales program.

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Fall 2018 Sales Events

General Sales Profession and Alumni Events

  • Summer 2018 Rookie Preview – July 27, 2018
  • Rookie Preview – December 7, 2018

Events for Corporate Sponsors*

  • Speed Sell – August 28, 2018
  • Interview Week – October 1-5, 2018
  • Reverse Job Fair and Challenge – October 12, 2018
  • Networking Event** – November 13, 2018
  • Rookie Preview – December 7, 2018
  • Center for Professional Sales Awards Dinner – December 7, 2018

Sales Executive Round Table (SERT)*

  • Fall Kick Off with Mark Hunter – August 28, 2018
  • Sales Leadership Summit – November 1, 2018

*These events are supported and attended by our Corporate Sponsors
** These events are supported and attended by our Preferred and Investment Level Corporate Sponsors

Everybody sells! The question is: have they invested the time to learn how to sell in today’s environment?

I am pleased to be a part of one of the best pro sales programs in the nation at the Jindal School of Management. In just a few years, our students have become top producers at Fortune 500 companies and we have developed a solid reputation in the business community both regionally and nationally. It is our goal to continue to develop programs that allow our graduates to make solid contribution to the teams they join. Please learn more about our programs and consider becoming part of our sales team at UT Dallas Sales.

Howard F. Dover, PhD Director, Center for Professional Sales And Sales Coach

Undergraduates are free to choose to take individual sales courses or work toward the University Sales Center Alliance sales certification.

Students working toward USCA sales certification will need to take the following two courses:

  • MKT 3330 Introduction to Professional Sales
  • MKT 4332** Advanced personal Selling

**Application required for this course.


Students must complete two additional courses from the following list:

*Approval to take graduate coursework required, please see JSOM academic advisor.

Student must do other extracurricular activities and/or sales experiences as defined at University Sales Center Alliance.

Master’s courses are designed to appeal to sales professionals, Master’s students, and Fast -Track students. Most courses listed are part of the new Market Development and Sales track in the Master in Marketing Degree.

Core Recommended Courses for the Graduate Professional Sales Concentration

  • MKT/ENTP 6382* Pro-Sales I – Small and Medium Business Emphasis
  • MKT 6383* Pro-Sales II – Enterprise and Government Sales emphasis
  • MKT 6331* Building and Managing Professional Sales Organizations
  • MKT 6334* Digital Sales Strategy

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners, many of our undergraduate sales students are eligible for scholarships while completing their Advanced Sales classes. The number of sales scholarships varies depending on the degree of corporate funding each semester. Please consider the following information regarding scholarships:

  • Undergraduate students admitted to the sales program, who have completed MKT 3330 are eligible to apply for scholarships.
  • Priority will be given to students who complete an application prior to semester deadlines. The application deadline for scholarships to be awarded for Spring Semester is October 31. The application deadline for scholarships to be awarded for Fall Semester is March 31.
  • Scholarships are normally awarded during the Fall or Spring Awards Dinner and are for $1,000.
  • Students must be enrolled in an approved sales course to obtain funding of their sales scholarship.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on enrollment in the sales program and not necessarily on need or merit. All sales students are encouraged to apply.
  • Preference is given to students enrolled in the USCA sales certification program and/or students enrolled in Advanced Personal Selling (MKT 4332).

Want to make a difference in the sales program at UT Dallas? Apply to become a member of the Center for Professional Sales’ Student Board of Directors. The student board develops the activity arm of the Sales Concentration at UT Dallas. They assist in recruiting new students into the sales program, help manage sales events and arrange student-requested events. Board of Director members are also involved in various meeting and initiatives at the Center for Professional Sales.

Each member of the board also heads a student committee. While all students can request a leadership role in a committee, the following criteria exist for the Student Board of Directors:

  • Student must be enrolled in USCA sales certificate program
  • Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Student must have at least one faculty recommendation

The Board will be composed of graduate and undergraduate students. Appointments to the Board will be for one semester and will be via an election process held pr

Graduating sales students with their USCA Certification

UTD Sales Spring 2018 Graduates

Advanced Sales Students Graduate with their USCA Certifications

We congratulate these undergraduate sales students for all the hard work and effort put in to become sales certified via the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA). #UTDSales

Rookie Preview Top 10 Students

Spring 2018 Rookie Preview

Rookie Preview Top 10 Students

The winners for Rookie Preview Spring 2018 were: 1st Giovanny Martinez, 2nd Sydney Huebner, 3rd Mariam Ahmed, 4th Amir Meshki, 5th Shelly Meter, 6th Brandon Gardere, 7th Saurav Ahuja, 8th Mackenzie Litton, 9th Gabriella Isabel Gomez, and 10th Veronika Vakser.
Congratulations to all of our winners! #UTDSales

UT Dallas Competitors in Quarter Finals at NCSC

Catherina Ruedi, Cameron Allen, Ali Kassam, Semiramis Amirpour, Makayla Forsberg, Dakota Smith, Ashley Varela

UT Dallas Competitors in Quarter Finals at NCSC

MaKayla Forsberg (B.S Marketing) and Ali Kassam (B.S Marketing) placed 3rd and 4th place in the Quarter Finals at the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) in Kennesaw, Georgia. More than 300 students from 70 universities participated in the competition held at Kennesaw State University, April 3-6th. The tournament-style format includes five rounds of role-play competition, a 2-day sales career fair, and various networking activities allowing organizations to recruit and engage with our top sales candidates.
Congratulations to our NCSC team on their performances and awards won, and a special thank you for the support received from our ambassadors and coaches. #UTDSales

Advanced Sales Students Win at Pro Sales Competition

Semiramis Amirpour, Gabe Villani, Dakota Smith, Baljinder Dhillon, Jerome Gafford

Advanced Sales Students Win at Pro Sales Competition

After two exciting days of competition, including a Reverse Job Fair, and Sales Role Play competitions, Gabe Villani won 1st place, Baljinder Dhillon took 2nd place, and Dakota Smith earned 3rd place at the UTD Pro Sales Challenge. There were almost 40 students who competed and were judged by corporate guests. #UTDSales

Students at National Competition (GBSC)

Luz Echanove, Renato Principe, Jessica Munoz, Jordan Murphy

UTD Jindal Students Excel at National Competition (GBSC)

Four JSOM undergraduate students made the semifinals at FIU Global Bilingual Sales Competition (GBSC) in Miami, Florida.
Each year the GBSC hosts a select group of students from national and international universities to undergo three rounds of intense competition with the goal of preparing them to excel in diverse business environments. The three rounds of competition include simulated role-play scenarios in which students are judged on their professional selling ability.
Jessica Munoz (B.S Entrepreneurship) finished 5th place overall in the English portion and 3rd place overall in the Bilingual portion. Congratulations to our GBSC team! #UTDSales

Participants at National Sales Competition

UT Dallas Places Ninth at its National Sales Competition

The #UTDSales team competing at the University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition (UTISC) finished 9th place overall out of 36 total competing schools.
Mackenzie Glava (B.S Marketing) advanced to the semifinals of the Junior division, and Karianna Barreto (B.S Marketing) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Freshman/Sophomore division in her first ever roleplay competition.
Congratulations to the team and student coach Brian Hanks! #UTDSales

NCSC Team 2016

UT Dallas Competitors in Quarter Finals at NCSC

Samantha Jarrell (Marketing , May 2016) placed first in her room and earned a spot in the quarter finals at the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) in Kennesaw, Georgia, held April 1-4th. She won third place in her room in the quarter finals. More than 134 students from 68 universities competed in the undergraduate division of the competition held at Kennesaw State University. The tournament-style format includes five rounds of competition with each competitor being guaranteed at least two rounds. Students also participated in a Sales Career Fair and other networking activities throughout the event.

NCSC Team

Kate Reagan, Coach Howard Dover, Laura Su, Jawwad Baig, Abbey Hagin, Coach Ed Meda, Meredith Crawford

Jindal Students Place in Quarter Finals

In a rare turn of events, both M. Jawwad Baig (Marketing and MIS BS) and Abbey Hagin (BS Marketing), competitors on UTD’s Jindal School Sales Team, earned places in the quarter finals at the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) in Kennesaw, Georgia, held April 7-10th. Both also won fifth place in their respective rooms in the quarter finals.

Pro Sales Team

Ray Jeffrey. Jawwad Baig, Abbey Hagin, Zeeshan Moosa, Branden Weber

Advanced Sales Students Win at UTD’s Pro Sales Competition

After two exciting days of competition, including a Gatekeeper Role Play, a Reverse Job Fair, and Sales Role Play competitions, Jawwad Baig won 1st place, Abbey Hagin took 2nd place and Zeeshan Moosa earned 3rd place at the UTD Pro Sales Challenge. Competitions were judged by corporate guests. Winners were announced at a luncheon on March 13, 2015.

Professional Sales Program's Rookie Preview

Doug Milbauer, Ed Meda, Seth Vertucci, Jonathan Jones, Kathryn McCord, Dylan Hillman, Semira Amirpour, Samantha Jarrell, Angelina Howerton, Samantha Reeder, Faye Francisco, Kyana Shamloo

Rookie Preview Top 10 Students Shine

The winners for Rookie Preview Spring 2015 were: 1st-Samantha Jarrell, 2nd-Maria Faye Francisco, 3rd-Dylan Hillman, 4th-Kyana Shamloo, 5th-Kathryn McCord, 6th-Samantha Reeder, 7th-Angelina Howerton, 8th-Jonathan Jones, 9th-Joshua Hayes, 10th-Seth Vertucci. Congratulations to all our winners!

WSCSC Team Spring 2015 - Professional Sales Concentration

UTD Sales Team: Taylor Wiltsie, Jason Raofpur, Coach Semira Amirpour, Yakov Slepoy & Mira Qutub

Jindal Students Place 4th in Competition

Jindal School students Jason Raofpur, Yakov Slepoy, Mira Qutub & Taylor Wiltsie attended the Western States Collegiate Sales Competition at Chico State University in Chico California, April 24-25, 2015. UT Dallas placed 4th overall. Raofpur placed 9th overall out of more than 54 competitors. Students presented 2 different cases for their role plays.

Case Competitors are National Champions

Case Competitors: Laura Su & Kate Reagan ICSC Champions

Case Competitors are National Champions

Laura Su and Kate Reagan competed in the Sales Management Case Competition at the International Collegiate Sales Competition held at Florida State. The competitors won the championship for UTD at the competition held November 4-7, 2015.

Sam Konings at UTISC

Samuel Konings at UTISC

Jindal Student Places 1st in Division

Samuel Konings earned first place in the Freshman/Sophomore Division at the University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition, held February 25-27, 2016. To win, Samuel competed in Round 1, the Quarter Finals and the Semi Finals. The competition was judged by corporate partners.

NSC 2015 Team

NSC 2015 Team

JSOM Student Places 4th in Referral Role Play Competition

Samantha Jarrell, a senior at UTD, placed 4th in the Referral Role Play Competition, which was part of the National Sales Challenge at William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. This three-day long event, held at the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales, brought together more than 80 professional sales students from 40 schools around the country. Other participants from UTD were Manuela Jaramillo and Alex Zahabizadeh.