School of Business

Become a sales leader

Become a sales leader

A leader in sales is first and foremost a relationship-builder: someone who connects with clients to cultivate trust, lend expertise, and help them make purchase decisions both your clients and you will celebrate.

UFV is the only university in Canada where you can earn a minor in Professional Sales. This 24-credit program gives you the tools to succeed in a sales career. First, you will complete two foundational courses in business and marketing. You will move on to courses in sales skills, management, personal development, and an elective in business or marketing. Work-integrated learning is a key component of this minor: you will gain valuable professional experience by completing a sales practicum with a local company.

The Professional Sales minor is fully aligned with the Canadian Professional Sales Association's competency framework, which is recognized across the sales industry.

You can complete this minor as a business student or pair it with a non-business degree to boost your career opportunities.

Career Outlook for minor in Professional Sales

Professionals with strong sales skills are in high demand across industries, in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business contexts.

Work BC’s Labour Outlook projects solid job prospects for sales professionals, with over 43,000 openings by 2031. Companies will be looking for sales specialists in both non-technical and technical areas, as well as corporate sales managers, financial sales representatives, and retail sales supervisors. Real estate sales opportunities will also continue to grow.