Edinburgh Napier students working towards a degree in sales have enjoyed success in European competitions and landed top industry jobs – and the University’s teaching of them has gained international recognition.
The programmes run at the Craiglockhart-based Business School have seen the University named as a ‘Top University for Professional Sales Education’ by US-based Sales Education Foundation (SEF).
The SEF recognises universities which prepare students for successful careers in professional selling and help to raise the status of the sales profession. Edinburgh Napier was awarded the accolade in the organisation’s 2017 ANNUAL magazine.
Home to Scotland’s first university sales division, we offer two degree programmes with a sales element and an advisory group drawn from industry helps develop the teaching agenda. We are also one of only two European universities to have joined the illustrious ranks of associate membership of the University Sales Centre Alliance.
Previous students have gone on to land top jobs at international companies and others have enjoyed success taking part in prestigious sales competitions.
Dr Tony Douglas, Edinburgh Napier’s Associate Professor of Strategy & Sales, said: “It is great news that our Business School has been formally recognised for the strides it has taken to introduce and develop professional selling and sales into the curriculum.
“We now have a range of on campus, online and international programmes and modules that address the challenges businesses have in their day to day sales as well as their future strategic direction in sales.
“Edinburgh Napier has recognised that embedding, understanding and applying sales skills and competencies in its undergraduate and postgraduate students will help equip them for not just jobs but careers in professional selling."