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Did your business school offer any classes that covered sales?

And if so, did you take them / were they relevant to the position you are in now?

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CoorsKing
WR Officer
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King of the Coors Knights
Yeah! That is actually what pushed me into sales. I had actually gone to school for Marketing... took one sales class and immediately learned the error of my ways. Only took sales related classes then on.

And thank god I did, I hate kombucha and writing white papers no one wants. I would have hated Marketing.Β 
doinkey
Contributor
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Head of Sales
Marketing was my worst grade in college.... for a reason... it sucks.
Rallier
Politicker
+10
Account Executive
Yeah, they had one of the highest-rated sales programs (although I'm sure they all say that). Although funny enough I wasn't involved in any of that
doinkey
Contributor
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Head of Sales
Yeah.. we had "one of the best business schools in the country" but no sales classes...
BillyHoyle
Tycoon
+11
Senior Account Executive
Nope, just took useless marketing classes. God, I would have been so much less annoying to my early sales leaders had there even been classes covering CRM
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+12
Senior Account Executive
Sales classes? No. Probably would have been helpful.Β 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Maters from Streets University with a minor in Hard Knocks
doinkey
Contributor
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Head of Sales
Love it!Β 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
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Director Sales and Market Development
cant love it too much with no upvote ;)
Lambda
Politicker
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Sales Consultant
business school? sorry no luck here, im a kinesiology major who happened to fall into sales
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Same. Degree in Theology with no prior sales experience before getting into it.Β 
mythbuster
Catalyst
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Account Executive
Not at all.. In fact on the contrary it was looked down on as if it was the least important subject to discuss. Feel free to judge my b school ;)
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Never went to one, few courses I took, yes clearly did : linkedin learnings and MBA in a BOX from udemy!
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Does it matter where you went to school for job search promotions etc in sales?
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If you took sales classes in college, how well did it prepare you? If you didn't take any in college, do you wish you did?
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