Center for Sales Excellence

The Ohio Collegiate Sales Competition

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Ohio Collegiate Sales CompetitionThe Ohio Collegiate Sales Competition was held on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th when top sales students from universities across the state will gather to compete.

WHEN: Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th.

Friday, November 10th

5:00 to 7:00 PM
LOCATION: WEWS News 5 studios
3001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115

Saturday, November 11th 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
     Breakfast provided.
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
     Sales Competition - Round 1  
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
     Sales Competition - Round 2 
12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
     Sales Competition - Round 3
3:00 to 3:30 PM
     Announcement of Awards

Newschannel 5, Scripps NetworkWHERE: Bernie Moreno Center for Sales Excellence
     Cleveland State University
     Monte Ahuja College of Business
     1860 East 18th Street
     Cleveland, OH 44115

CONTACT: Dr. Paul Mills at

ScrippsFORMAT: The sales competition will consist of a 3-round, single elimination, role play competition with each round increasing in complexity. Competitors will receive full details about each role-play scenario in advance and an online Q&A session prior to the event that will enable students to ask further questions.

Those entrants eliminated in the early round of competition are eligible to compete in a speed-selling, elevator-pitch style competition for additional prizes and recognition.

ELIGIBILITY:  Any undergraduate student from any college or university in Ohio (limit 3-students plus alternates per school).

FEE:  There is no entry fee for this event

PRIZES:  Monetary and non-monetary prizes will be awarded to the top-placing finishers.


Thank you to our First Impression Elevator Pitch Challenge Sponsor: Tom James Clothiers

Tom James Clothiers

DRIVING DIRECTIONS/PARKING: Free parking will be provided for participants in the West Garage (WG) conveniently attached to the Monte Ahuja College of Business building. (A downloadable campus map is located here.) In the map image below, the entrances to West Garage are on East 17th Street. A downloadable copy of driving directions to our building and West Garage are located here

Ohio Collegiate Sales Competition - Directions

Participating Universities:

The Bernie Moreno Center for Sales Excellence is proud to bring back the Ohio Collegiate Sales Competition in partnership with News 5, an ABC affiliate based in Cleveland, Ohio that is part of the Scripps Network. 

Newschannel 5, Scripps Network   Scripps

Primary Contact: Dr. Paul Mills,

The inaugural Ohio Collegiate Sales Competition was held on the Cleveland State University campus within the Bernie Moreno Center for Sales Excellence on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Learn more about the inaugural program here.

RSVPs are currently closed until we announce the 2024 Ohio Collegiate Sales Competition Dates! Check back here soon!