Established through a gift from Ronald and Diane Fisher in 1992, the Ronald R. and Diane C. Fisher Institute for Professional Selling has enabled The University of Akron to establish one of only 13 certified, professional sales programs in the world. Through seminars, outreach programs, applied research, and a variety of other activities, the Fisher Institute is shaping the next generation of sales professionals as well as promoting professional sales as a lifetime career choice.
We work with many good companies who benefit from being Executive Advisory Board Members for the Institute. Namely, they provide mentorship to our current students, help reshape the sales curriculum so that it is current, and actively hire our outstanding graduates.
We also can fulfill sales training and consulting needs needed to develop sustainable improvements in sales performance that will directly impact your company’s top and bottom line. Our programs are based on the latest in sales performance research and learning methodology and offer hands-on real-world applications that deliver lasting results. Our one-of-a-kind Professional Sales Laboratory allows both our students and your sales team to learn by doing and to receive the immediate feedback from peers and trained sales assessors that is so critical to effective learning.
The Fisher Institute for Professional Selling has had many accomplishments over the last few years including:
In addition to part-time faculty, most of whom are full-time sales professionals in diverse industries, the Fisher Institute has three full-time faculty devoted to sales and sales management.
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"The Fisher Institute for Professional Selling gave me an immeasurable advantage over my peers during my interview sessions. Employers loved the fact that I took advantage of the Sales Management program and that I could convey my knowledge throughout the interviews" Michael Meditz
College of Engineering
"The Fisher Institute for Professional Selling gave me an immeasurable advantage over my peers during my interview sessions. Employers loved the fact that I took advantage of the Sales Management program and that I could convey my knowledge throughout the interviews"