The M.S. in Sales Management will help you build the expanded skill set that companies are demanding from sales managers today. You’ll learn how to design and implement effective data-driven sales plans for both the local and the international market. At the same time, you’ll acquire a deeper understanding of aligned to sales business processes such as marketing, finance, analytics and supply chain management that impact directly on sales activities.
In parallel, the program builds and reinforces core management competencies such as leadership, innovation, customer focus and relationship building.
Through course work, team projects, simulations, and role plays, you’ll also better understand the challenges of talent acquisition, mentoring and team building and gain skills in handling them effectively. Just as importantly, you’ll acquire the habits of mind to make you an independent life-long learner as you develop your career in an ever-changing business world.
The MSSM Program is under the Auspices of:
Strengths of the MSSM Program
Course material is enriched with case studies developed with actual companies in local and global markets and guest sessions and talks led by experienced professionals in the field.
Courses include hands-on assignments that give you experience in applying concepts, methods, and tools to solve challenges commonly encountered in local and international sales management.
Tailored for Working Professionals
You’ll be able to continue working while studying in the program since classes meet every other Friday late afternoon and Saturday, with one additional evening session midweek.
You’ll be taught by a faculty of internationally educated business scholars and researchers, who are joined by a team of expert practitioners in fields such as sales data analysis, leadership and coaching, and business communications.
With your faculty mentor, student-centered teaching, and small-sized classes, you’ll receive individual attention to your needs and the opportunities to develop your talents and strengths.
The M.S. in Sales Management program consists of 30 credits and is structured around a Core Curriculum (8 courses, 24 credits), Sales Practices Curriculum (1 course, 3 credits) and Capstone Project (1 course, 3 credits). Full-time students can complete the program in three semesters plus the Winter inter-session. Consult the Hellenic American University website for a detailed list and description of courses in the degree program.
The MSSM program is geared to local and international sales professionals from various industries seeking to advance their careers at a managerial level.
Candidates for admission must meet the following requirements:
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited University or college with at least a B (3.0) Grade Point Average.
- Evidence of English Language Proficiency
- An interview with the Program Director
Upon completing the M.S. in Sales Management, you should be able to effectively:
- Implement sales management strategies and practices in domestic and international markets;
- Align sales with marketing management strategy and practices, incorporating integrated marketing communications;
- Communicate and negotiate in the context of sales management;
- Manage a sales force;
- Understand methods and techniques of sales analytics;
- Implement omni-channel and logistics management to increase sales.
Graduating from the program you will have acquired the knowledge, competencies, and skills to compete successfully for strategic managerial and leadership positions such as:
- Sales Manager
- Director of Customer Relations
- Key Account Manager
- Sales Controller
- Relationship Manager
- Business Developer