Home | Academics | Master of Business Administration (MBA) | MBA-3105 : SALES AND DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT – Syllabus


Maximum Marks: 100

Semester Examination: 70

Internal Assessment: 30



Nature and Scope of Sales Management; Objectives and functions of Sales management; Prospecting for customers; Modes of sales presentation, Designing and delivering of sales presentation; Recruiting and selecting Sales Personnel – Methods and administering selection procedures;


Developing Sales Training Programmes, Executing and Evaluating sales training programmes; Motivating Sales Personnel; Compensating sales personnel, Designing and Administering various Compensation Plans; Controlling Sales personnel and managing sales evaluation programmes, Comparing standards with actual performances of sales personnel;


Objective and Types of Quotas, Quota setting procedure, administering the quota system; Designing Sales Territories and Allocating Sales efforts to sales territories;An Overview of Marketing Channels; Structure, Functions and Relationships of channels of Distribution; Channel Dynamics- Channel Planning and organizational Patterns in Marketing Channels; Channel Design Process and Channel Management Decisions


Channel Intermediaries- Role and Types; Wholesaling- Types of Wholesalers, Wholesaler marketing decisions; Retailing- Types of retailers, retailer marketing decisions; Market Logistics- Logistics objectives, Market logistics decisions for Distribution Channels; Role of Information System in Distribution Channel Management; Assessing Performance of Marketing Channels.

Suggested Readings:

1 Tanner, J; HoneycuttED; Erffmeyer Robert C.; Sales management: Pearson Education, 2009

2 Anderson, R. Professional Sales Management. Englewood Cliff, New Jersey, Prentice Hall Inc., 1992.

3 Anderson, R. Professional Personal Selling. Englewood Cliff, New Jersey, Prentice Hall Inc., 1991.

4 Buskirk, R H and Stanton, W J. Management of Sales Force. Homewood Illonois, Richard D Irwin, 1983.

5 Dalrymple, D J. Sales Management: Concepts and cases. New York, John Wiley, 1989.

6 Johnson, E M etc.  Sales Management: Concepts Practices and cases. New York, McGraw Hill, 1986.

7 Stanton, William J etc. Management of Sales Force. Chicago, Irwin,1988.

8 Still, R R. & Cundiff; Sales Management, Englewood Cliff, New Jersey, Printice Hall Inc.,


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