Sucess at the highest level
There are more than 4,800 colleges and universities in the United States and less than 3 percent currently host academic sales programs. Only a handful, including Iowa State, are Research 1 institutions, which is the highest level of Carnegie Classification.
The Ivy Sales Program, developed under the leadership of Raj Agnihotri, the Mary Warner Fellow in Marketing and director of the Ivy Sales Forum, was started in spring of 2019. Before entering academia, Agnihotri held a number of sales and marketing positions, from startup ventures to major corporations, and currently serves on the advisory boards of startups based in the US, Europe, and India.