- The field of sales management and its role in the corporation.
- Functions of sales management.
- The skills required to properly select salespeople and to deal with those that are not performing as expected.
- Techniques for the proper training and motivation of the sales force.
- Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of various types of compensation plans and expense policies for the sales force.
- Proper supervision and management of sales force.
- Maintaining morale and instilling the right types of motivation for sales force.
- The design of sales territories and routings.
- Understanding the various techniques for sales forecasting and establishing quotas.
- Learning some of the methods of conducting proper sales analysis.
- Effective evaluation methods for providing positive feedback to the sales force performance.
- Understanding the realities of sales management in terms of managing ambiguity as well as conflicting directions within an organization.
Instruction will consist of lectures, videos and case studies. Students are required to present their work using professional presentation techniques, and to develop a comprehensive sales force plan.
STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE TO OBTAIN CREDIT FOR THE COURSE.
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:
- explain the basic principles of sales management;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role of the sales force as a part of the marketing mix;
- apply in a competent manner sales management tools such as sales forecasting, sales compensation methods, sales budgeting, sales reports, routings, quotas, sales analysis, and evaluation of performance by means of a team project that creates a sales force plan.
- understand the role of the function of sales management in the corporate structure.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Stanton, W. J., Spiro et al. Management of the Sales Force, Latest Ed. McGraw Hill or equivalent text.
Post-Degree Diploma in Marketing or
Post-Degree Diploma in Sales
OR MARK 1120 AND currently active in one of the following:
Post-Degree Diploma in Hospitality Marketing or
Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Hospitality Services Management
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO MARK 435 (3)||2020/05/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU BMKT 366 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU MRKT 2XXX (3)||2008/05/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG MARK 2XXX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU BUS 2XX (3)||2008/05/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU BBUS 3XX (3)||2008/05/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU BBUS 3XXX (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC COMM 2XX (3)||2005/01/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV BUS 422 (3)||2008/05/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV BUS 222 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2008/04/30|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC COM 2XX (1.5)||2008/05/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU MARK 4th (3)||2020/01/01 to -|