Sales Management is a discipline developed in the Anglo-Saxon countries that first identified the need to change the approach to this function due to the profound changes in the market context, changes that were accelerated by the pandemic, but which had already been underway for years.
B2B customers today are often modernly organised, managerial structures which require professional and consultative figures on the other side. Products and services have become commodities in almost all markets; what makes the difference today is customer service, expertise, the ability to identify their needs and propose solutions to their problems.
Understanding the current dynamics of the sales function, the possible forms of organisation, the most effective ways of team management, and the logic of key-customer management have become key points in contemporary companies that wish to remain in the market in an ever-changing environment.
The Open Program in Sales Management is developed on these pillars: how the sales function is framed in the current scenario and in modern organisations; what are the main organisational structures and levers for sales force management; the fundamentals of key-customer management; Customer Relationship Management as a strategic tool for creating lasting and profitable relationships.
The course is structured in 5 teaching sessions in a hybrid mode, concentrated over the weekend. Each session combines didactics, case discussions and dialogues with leaders in sales management.
The programme is aimed at professionals and middle managers who want to develop and complete their skills in the Sales Management area, Sales Accounts who want to grow in the role, and Managers and Entrepreneurs who want to understand the basics of the sales function.
" Never has the market shown such strong evolutionary dynamics as in recent years. A targeted and efficient sales organisation, together with the selection and management of customers with whom to build the future of your company, are the foundations for competing effectively. "
Online warm-up activities are planned from December 2023.
The program is structured in 5 teaching sessions in hybrid mode on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The modules are:
The course provides an understanding of the role of the sales function in the company organisation and its interactions, acquiring the basics of correct sales planning, understanding the different sales organisations and how to size them, learning the different leadership styles and motivational levers of the sales force, acquiring the principles of key account management.
The dates of the sessions are:
Faculty members at Bologna Business School work together offering outstanding teaching standards. An international and interdisciplinary approach is guaranteed by a joint team of distinguished national core professors, adjunct, visiting professors, guest speakers and top managers.
Board of Directors
Professor of Business Administration
Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Senior Project Manager
Networking takes place between students in the same class, between participants and lecturers, and with students from other courses or previous editions of the same program.
Over the years, our partners have been constantly involved in the various activities that make up the structure of our programs. Companies belonging to our network participate in project work and master classes; they actively contribute to introducing guest speakers and organizing company visits. Our partners are our first supporters: they sponsor various scholarships, host internships for students and provide professional opportunities for graduates.
The partner companies of Bologna Business School are:
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The course registration fee is
There are reduced fees for early enrolment.
The fee includes attendance in the program, all the study material available through the online platform and access to Bologna Business School services, which include a personal account for the Alma wi-fi, use of the pcs in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, and access to the indoor gym.
Discounts are available:
The course is reserved for a maximum of 20-25 participants.
To register, simply download the registration form and send it by email.