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Course Details

Course Code: RTMG204 Course ID: 4145 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

During this course, students will develop a basic vocabulary and application of finance functions and principles. Students will describe the importance of knowing retail based calculations such as retail pricing, markup, and gross profit. They will relate the concepts of retail math (initial margin, markdown, shrinkage, gross profit dollars and percents) to finance and to the overall business success of the retail enterprise. They will define and apply ending inventory, retail cost, cost compliment, net profit, net sales, controllable expense, and non-controllable expense. Students will examine how retail finance can be applied to products and services in a wide variety of situations and how to review a project and evaluate the financial situation.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Identify the goals of financial management and retail financial strategy.
2. Differentiate the basic principles of financial accounting, operational and financial leverage.
3. Describe asset management, budgeting and resource allocation.
4. Examine the techniques used to manage short-­‐term assets and related liabilities.
5. Illustrate inventory evaluation and financial inventory control.
6. Apply the fundamentals of time value of money, valuation, rates of return, cost of capital, risk and capital budgeting.
7. Discuss the concepts of financial planning and forecasting in the retail industry.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 40.00 %
Introduction Forum 4.44 %
Week 1 Forum 4.44 %
Week 2 Forum 4.44 %
Week 3 Forum 4.44 %
Week 4 Forum 4.44 %
Week 5 Forum 4.44 %
Week 6 Forum 4.44 %
Week 7 Forum 4.44 %
Week 8 Forum 4.44 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Assignment #1: Analyzing a Retail Pricing Strategy (Due at the end of Week 3) 20.00 %
Assignment #2: Mergers and Acquisitions (Due at the end of Week 4) 20.00 %
Assignment #3: Final Paper (Due at the end of Week 7) 20.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:

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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.