The Professional Strategic Selling Certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in sales. The program exposes students to the fundamentals of sales and through innovative curriculum and sales labs, allows them to develop the skills needed to be successful. The certificate is open to all majors within the university.
The certificate consists of 15 credit hours, one current core course in Business Administration and four courses related to sales. Entry into the PSS Certificate program is competitive. Students must apply and be accepted to the program via a behaviorally-based interview process conducted by faculty and corporate partners.
Students must earn a minimum 2.50 grade point average on courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the certificate. Students must also complete Professional Advantage Certification within the College of Business to complete the certificate. Professional Advantage (PA) Certification provides training identified as critical by sales and business professionals. Students earn PA points by participating in PA approved events.
No more than 25% of total credit hours required for the certificate may be transfer credits. Students must earn at least 75% of credits that apply to the certificate from Kansas State University OR an approved university affiliate of Kansas State University in a foreign country.
Certificate can be completed by degree seeking students at Kansas State University or obtained as a credential on its own (free-standing). Students who do not intend to become a candidate for a bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University must apply for admission as a non-degree, certificate-seeking student. Such students must submit the admission application, application fee, and transcripts. Applicants must provide documentation of high school or GED completion and, if college courses have been attempted, official transcripts demonstrating a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all post-secondary coursework. Students who later choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree must apply for admission as a degree-seeking student.