In this option, you’ll join future business-to-business sales professionals in one of Canada’s most respected sales programs. You’ll learn to apply proven sales methods, develop strategies, and implement marketing skills and new technologies to develop new business and retain customers. You’ll also have the option of applying course credits from the diploma toward full- or part-time study for your Bachelor of Business Administration.
Jobs and careers:
- Account Manager
- Business Developer
- Sales Representative
- Client Service
Most Professional Sales graduates apply to positions as account managers. As they build career experience, graduates apply to roles as key account managers, sales managers, and Vice Presidents of Sales & Marketing. Several are earning significant incomes negotiating complex contracts for Canadian companies around the world.
Four industries currently hire the majority of BCIT Professional Sales graduates:
- Business Services (Konica-Minolta, IT/IQ, Ricoh)
- Technology (Sophos, Absolute, SAP)
- Industrial Distribution (Leavitt Machinery, Finning, Ritchie Bros.)
- Consumer Goods (Vancouver Canucks, Labatt’s, Arcteryx)
“There is no other institution in Western Canada that can match the employability of BCIT graduates when it comes to professional sales. For more than a decade the sales program at BCIT has been graduating the most talented and job-ready graduates that Sophos Vancouver has had the good fortune to hire.”
Rich Workman, Director, SOPHOS
“With the right mindset and a certain level of perseverance, BCIT will provide anyone with the experience they need to launch a career. A BCIT education demonstrates that nothing worth having comes easy.” Terran Ho, Enterprise Account Executive, Absolute Software
“The Professional Sales Diploma at BCIT gave me a foundation of practical sales skills that I still use today! The program’s Instructors provide industry knowledge that go beyond what you can read in a textbook. Upon graduation, you are equipped with job-ready skills that can be applied in the real world.”
Ana Vasquez, Senior Associate, Boyden
The Professional Sales program is accredited by the Canadian Professional Sales Association, and is listed as one of the ‘Top Universities for Professional Sales Education’ by the Sales Education Foundation.
This option is the second year of a two-year diploma. For first year courses, click here.
The courses in the professional sales option have been designed by industry experts to give you the training and expertise needed for your sales career.
BCIT is known for its connections to industry and the opportunities students have to engage with employers as part of their studies. Below is a list of companies which support BCIT Marketing Management- Professional Sales Option.
These companies are currently industry-sponsor of the Marketing Management- Professional Sales Option by providing student awards each year:
BC New Car Dealers
BMO Bank of Montreal
These companies have hired graduates of Marketing Management- Professional Sales Option and/or have participated in the student practicum program:
Best Service Pros
Chaos Design Studio
Grant Cardone Training
Great Little Box Company
Pangea Natural Foods
Sales Talent Agency
Sign In Solutions
Tek Systems Canada
Word of Mouth Floors
Have a question about this program? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page.
If not answered there, please email Program_Advising@bcit.ca with the program name in the subject line.
For general, industry, and media inquiries: Study_Marketing@bcit.ca
To contact a Program Head, who is also an instructor, please be aware that it may take up to five business days for them to respond to your email.
|Geoffrey Bird||Common First Year||Geoffrey_Bird@bcit.ca|
|Danielle Wilson||Digital Marketing and Brand Strategy||Danielle_Wilson@bcit.ca|
|Daniel John||Professional Real Estate||Daniel_John@bcit.ca|
|Bruce Anthony||Professional Sales||Bruce_Anthony@bcit.ca|
|David Tikkanen||Tourism Marketing and Sales||David_Tikkanen@bcit.ca|
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