Professional salespeople play a critical role in the marketing of goods and services.
They represent firms that produce those goods and services and connect them with other
firms that need them. These buyer-seller relationships exist in every industry, so
positions in Professional Sales are ubiquitous across the entire economy. Labor demand
for this lucrative profession is projected to grow more quickly than the overall job
A Professional Sales major at Illinois Wesleyan University provides students with
the knowledge and skills necessary for career success. IWU’s program is unique in
that it further develops skills that are hallmarks of a liberal arts education, including
oral and written communications, critical thinking, and collaboration.