Undergraduate Programs

The Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales (ESSPS) at The University of Toledo has been named one of the best university sales programs in the world. UToledo is one of just five schools to offer an accredited Professional Sales program that includes a major, minor, concentration and MBA concentration.

UToledo’s John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation offers a world-class sales curriculum, professional certifications and multiple corporate, university and international, elite partnerships.

Sales is the backbone of any business and how companies generate revenue. Businesses want a properly trained sales force that can build successful relationships and think strategically.

UToledo’s Professional Sales students learn best practices and graduate with the knowledge and field experience to hit the ground running and produce results quickly.

Top Reasons to Study professional sales at UToledo

  1. National reputation.
    • The University of Toledo was recently named one of the top universities for Professional Sales education by the Sales Education Foundation.
    • UToledo’s Professional Sales undergraduate program and the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Business Schools.
    • UToledo is a founding member of the University Sales Center Alliance and the Global Sales Science Institute.
  2. High job placement rate.
    Nearly all graduates of The University of Toledo’s bachelor’s degree program in ProfessionalSales find jobs prior to graduation. Average, total financial compensation in the first year starts around $55,000, with most positions offering a base salary around $44,000.
  3. Professional skills development.
    • Required internships
    • Networking and recruiting events each fall and spring    
    • Career development classes
    • Guest speakers who work in professional sales
  4. State-of-the-art interactive learning.
    UToledo Professional Sales undergraduates have access to the Huntington Sales Lab and other, current technology. Students use these tools to role play, create elevator speeches, have virtual coaching sessions and interviews, and more.
  5. Understand sales from all sides.
    UToledo students take courses in sales, purchasing and sales leadership to understand sales as a seller, buyer and manager. UToledo is the only university in the country to require professional sales majors to take a purchasing class to better grasp the customer’s perspective.
  6. Experience and exposure.
    Students in UToledo’s Gold chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon compete in national and regional sales competitions. Our ESSPS competition teams consistently finish in the top 10. UToledo hosts the only national sales competition exclusively for non-seniors.
  7. A global perspective.
    UToledo offers a joint degree program with Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics in China. Business students learn how to execute sales calls with someone from another culture as they perform role plays with international students via video conferences.
  8. Leadership skills.
    Add our leadership minor and learn what it takes to be an effective leader.
  9. Options.

    UToledo has one of the few Professional Sales undergraduate programs in the country to offer a major, minor, concentration and MBA concentration in professional sales.

    • Be more marketable with a double major. UToledo has one of the best business colleges in the country. Double-major in professional sales and another area of business by taking just two extra classes.
    • Enhance a non-business degree such as pharmacy or engineering with a minor in professional sales.
    • Add a concentration in professional sales to your marketing major.
  10. Flexibility.
    Many of our courses are offered online or face-to-face.


What jobs can I get with a professional sales degree?

Every business needs salespeople —  manufacturing, technology, construction, sports, entertainment, service or any other industry.

Nearly all of our graduates find jobs prior to graduation as:

  • Account manager or executive
  • Area sales manager
  • Associate product manager
  • Business development manager
  • District representative
  • Inside or outside sales representative
  • Marketing analyst
  • Mortgage banker
  • Recovery specialist
  • Sales consultant
  • Sales engineer
  • Senior product marketing manager
  • Territory manager 

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Sales internships are required for Professional Sales students at The University of Toledo. Most internships are paid. Some lead to full-time job offers after graduation.


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UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 12/1/23