Center For Sales Excellence

Center for Sales Excellence

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Center for Sales Excellence
Advancing the Practice of Professional Sales
Through Practice and Professional Education
The mission of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Sales Excellence is to shape the future of personal selling and sales management by providing advanced instruction to students, creating mutually beneficial relationships within the business community and generating high-caliber sales research for academic advancement.

Nebraska Earns Dvision First Place in the Sales Management Simulation of the International Collegiate Sales Competition

First Place

Nebraska's team earned first place in its division in the Sales Management Simulation and will advance to the international competition in November. Teammates were: Nicole Hawthorne, junior marketing major from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota; Kinzie Lukasiewicz, senior marketing major from St. Paul, Nebraska; Mary Morton, junior management major from Lincoln; and Abby Nelson, sophomore management and marketing major from Lincoln.

Sales Education Foundation (SEF) Award Logo

Named a "Top University for Professional Sales Education" by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF), this program contributes to the success of students and business partners.

University Sales Center Alliance Logo

Associate Member of the University Sales Center Alliance "Advancing the Sales Profession Through Teaching, Research and Outreach".

Undergraduate Certificate Program in Sales Excellence
The undergraduate certificate program in professional sales is a groundbreaking sales program designed to fit into the academic track of any Nebraska student. The curriculum is tailored to shape the future of personal selling and sales management by providing advanced instruction to students interested in a sales career or wanting a better idea of how to sell themselves.


Sales Center Students

Executive Education Opportunities
Working with the Executive Education Program at the College of Business, the Center for Sales Excellence offers regular certificate programs, in addition to customized programs, designed for business professionals and organizations looking to broaden their sales capabilities. If you or your company are interested in learning more, please get in touch with us and start growing your potential today.


Exec Education class at Howard L. Hawks Hall

2019 Mike Hayes Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship is awarded annually to the top-performing students in the Certificate in Sales Excellence program.
Each recipient receives $4,400 toward tuition and fees during the school year. The current recipients include:

Alex Hoffman, senior agribusiness major from Elk Point, South Dakota
Allison Weber, senior management major from Groton, South Dakota
Ryan Kalkwarf, junior finance and marketing major from Lincoln, Nebraska
Jenna Zeleny, senior marketing major from Gretna, Nebraska
Kayleen Mourey, senior marketing major from Elkhorn, Nebraska
Hannah Krajicek, junior marketing major from Papillion, Nebraska


Sohi, Ravi
Executive Director of the Center for Sales Excellence
HLH 335 D
Mardesen, Chad
Assistant Professor of Practice
HLH 335 Q
McLeod, Laura
Assistant Professor of Practice
HLH 335 H
Runnalls, Blake
Assistant Professor
HLH 345 L