Do I need post-secondary training or a degree to do sales and marketing?
As with every industry these days, individuals with additional education will have the opportunity to advance further. While some may people may still be promoted on experience alone, taking additional courses or going back to school for marketing, sales, customer service or business will help you reach your sales and marketing career goals.
For technical and industrial sales and marketing positions, you may need more than just sales and marketing experience. For example, many high tech firms favour candidates with engineering backgrounds and pharmaceutical companies tend to be drawn to people with science degrees.
Where can I get additional training?
BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) – various courses in sales and marketing management
Capilano College – various courses in sales and marketing
Douglas College – various courses in sales and marketing
Kwantlen University College – various courses in business and marketing
Langara College – various courses in marketing and sales
Malaspina University-College – various courses in marketing, sales and business
Open University (OU) and Open College (OC), Divisions of the Open Learning Agency (OLA) – courses in marketing, professional selling and computer applications in business
Simon Fraser University – various courses and programs in business administration, marketing, business management, and professional development
University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFC) – various programs in business administration, marketing and sales
University of British Columbia (UBC) – various courses and programs in commerce, business administration, marketing and professional development
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