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Indiana State among ‘Top Universities for Professional Sales Education’

April 19, 2017

The Indiana State University Sales and Negotiations Center has been recognized by the Sales Education Foundation among the "Top Universities for Professional Sales Education" in the organization's 2017 magazine.

The foundation recognized Indiana State for preparing students for successful careers in professional selling and helping to elevate the sales profession. The foundation's magazine will be available on their website,, by late April.

Professional sales is one of the most common jobs for students graduating with a sales degree. Recent research suggests that 60 percent of all business majors and 88 percent of all marketing majors begin their professional careers in a sales-related role. Indiana State graduates are achieving a 100 percent placement rate within three months of finishing their degree.

Sally Stevens, executive director of the Sales Education Foundation, said companies should have an increased focus on partnering with university sales programs and hiring their graduates.

"Candidates from these (sales) programs are more prepared to align with their initial sales roles and to compete in the ever-changing global economy," said Stevens.

For information on partnerships with the Indiana State Sales and Negotiations Center, contact David Fleming, director, at 812-237-2286 or To learn more about the sales education space, contact the Sales Education Foundation at 800.776.4436 or

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Media contact: Libby Roerig, director of communications and media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or