Department of Business Technology

Sales and Marketing Certificate Option

Students in the Sales and Marketing program are trained in sales and supportive tasks relating to retail or wholesale organizations. They study the application of the latest counselor selling techniques to assist clients in meeting needs.  The curriculum also involves marketing activities, bookkeeping functions, and merchandising skills.

Students are awarded a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing the program.

The Sales and Marketing program satisfies the requirements for the first year of the Management degree, Sales and Marketing option.

Students entering autumn semester may complete the program in two semesters as outlined below.  Students entering spring should meet with advisor prior to selecting courses.

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Program: Sales and Marketing    
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP):   52.1401
CIP Description: Marketing/Marketing Management, General    
Level of Program: Certificate of Applied Science    
Program Length (months):   9
Program URL:
Related Occupations:   SOC Code
Advertising and Promotions Managers   11-2011.00
Green Marketers   11-2011.01
Marketing Managers   11-2021.00
Sales Managers   11-2022.00
Business Operations Specialists, All Other   13-1199.00
Market Research Analysts   19-3021.00
Business Teachers, Postsecondary   25-1011.00
Public Relations Specialists   27-3031.00
Estimated Cost of Completing the Program Montana Residents Non-Residents
Tuition and Required Fees (attending full time in both fall and spring semesters)
Cost for Books and Supplies (estimated annual costs)
Annual Room and Board
Number of completers between July 1 , 2009 and June 30, 2010
Normal time in months to complete program 
Job Placement Rate for program completers
Job Placement Rate for program completers Students who completed a Federal Perkins Grant Program-approved Certificate in FY2010-2011
What types of jobs? Jobs in or closely-related to the field of study
When were they employed? Students who were employed from October to December of the year they graduated
How were graduates tracked? Student data is submitted to the US Department of Labor who then matches that information with income records from the Internal Revenue Service
What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and accrediting body


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