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Certificate in Professional Sales

Overview

For those with an ability to sell, the field offers strong employment opportunities. Success requires hard work, persistence, and an understanding of fundamental skills. The successful graduate can find employment in a wide variety of markets, such as retail, real estate, commercial, and business-to-business. Sales professionals can advance in their organizations, switch to related positions such as marketing, or become independent business owners. Students interested in marketing or entrepreneurship may wish to add a Professional Sales Certificate to their two-year program.
Career preparation includes training in three critical areas:
  • Understanding the sales process, including knowing how to qualify leads.
  • Establishing a work ethic that leads to a successful sales career.
  • Building and maintaining the relationship between customers and sales people.
This is an excellent quick entry into the job market with strong earning potential.

Career Opportunities

Salaries for LDSBC graduates typically start at between $20,000 to $50,000 per year and increase depending on circumstances and the determination of the employee. Within three to five years, many can be earning higher salaries. This degree gives students the chance to immediately begin building their career. It also offers a viable way to pay for continued schooling.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to
  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner.
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles. 
  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools. 
  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems.
  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and life-long learning opportunities.
  • Contribute to the bottom line success of all types of organizations and markets.
  • Source and qualify customers.
  • Identify customer needs.
  • Present workable solutions to customer needs.
  • Negotiate positive solutions in a selling environment.
  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes and interviews.

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LDS Business College (LDSBC) is located in downtown Salt Lake City, three blocks west of Temple Square.

Our complete mailing address is:

LDS Business College
95 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-3500

Need directions on how to get here from where you are? They're just a click away.

You can submit questions or offer feedback via our online form, or make a call to one of the departments listed below (a more complete phone list is also available).

Admissions: 801-524-8145

Bookstore: 801-524-8130

Cashiers Office: 801-524-8153

Helpdesk: 801-524-8119

Registration: 801-524-8140

Regular Building Hours

Mon
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6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday
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6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday
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10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday
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Closed

Hours for specific College services, and exceptions to the building hours (holidays, semester breaks, special events, etc), are available here.