Investing in the Future of Sales
Investing in the Future of Professional Selling
The Center for Professional Selling, housed within the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, has established a reputation in the state, the nation, and abroad as a leader in university based sales education.
The mission of the Center for Professional Selling is to prepare and develop the future leaders of the sales profession, a mission that is fulfilled through educating students in the most advanced concepts and practices of sales methodology based upon the latest research in the sales discipline.
Corporate investment of resources through human and financial capital allows the graduates of the CPS to positively enhance their own lives and careers who in turn make a very meaningful difference in the culture, productivity and profit of the companies that hire them.
More to Do
The Center for Professional Selling has plans that require an additional $7 million, as part of the university-wide capital campaign:
- Increased sustainability
- New facilities
- Faculty development
- Keeping programs current
- Student scholarships
Better & Larger Facilities
The new facilities, already completed, in the Center for Professional Selling include:
- Eight breakout role-play rooms
- One stand-alone conference room
- Computers, cameras, and software that provide students an opportunity to learn current workplace technology
- Control/equipment room
- Reception area
- Resource center
- Seminar room with audio/visual capability
The new facility, housed within the Coles College of Business, was designed around the finest and most current technology. Sales students have opportunities to use industry-standard tools for communication, research, and relationship management. Professional sales education integrates technology for instruction, role-playing, and research. This technology must be continually updated to make sure our graduates are current .
Increased Teaching Capacity
The greatest strength of a university education comes from its faculty. To secure top talent, the Center for Professional Selling will expand its sales faculty positions through endowed professorships. These positions will increase capacity to educate students and ensure that KSU students receive the highest quality sales education possible. Current plans include:
- Two endowed professorships
- Three distinguished professors
- One visiting professor
The Center for Professional Selling is offering the following naming opportunities to select sponsors who contribute to the capital campaign:
- Center for Professional Selling $2,500,000
- Technology $750,000
- Sales Lab $500,000
- Multi-Purpose Seminar Room $100,000
- Endowed Professor (2) $2,000,000
- Distinguished Professor (3) $600,000
- Named Student Scholarship (10) $200,000
- Visiting Business Scholar $300,000
- Administrative Suite and Offices (2) $50,000
Support the Next Generation of Sales Leaders
The Center's programs enjoy statewide honors and a national reputation , among peer universities as well as with in the business community. The Center is looking for partners who have the same vision for enhancing the sales professional through higher education and who desire to play an important role in the lives and careers of the future leaders in the sales arena. For more information, please contact Dr. Terry Loe at 678-797-2017 or contact us via email.