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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: RTMG220 Course ID: 4219 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an overview of the principles and issues in business asset protection. Students examine the challenges embodied in various aspects of physical, personnel, and information security. Principles of loss prevention and the protection of assets are also considered. The functions, operations, processes, and tools of security management are explored to ensure the student has a broad understanding of asset protection and its current role in business operations

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 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, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives:

LO 1: Differentiate between Criminal and Civil Law

LO2: Analyze categories affecting employee performance

LO3: Prepare asset protection procedures and priorities to staff

LO4: Evaluate the main causes of inventory shrinkage

LO5: Develop an operational and loss prevention audit

LO6: Compare key investigative practices

LO7: Identify critical factors in hiring a Loss Prevention employee

LO8: Construct a comprehensive retail theft report

NameGrade %
Introduction Forum 2.00 %
Introduction Forum 2.00 %
Discussion Forums 48.00 %
Week 1 Forum 6.00 %
Week 2 Forum 6.00 %
Week 3 Forum 6.00 %
Week 4 Forum 6.00 %
Week 5 Forum 6.00 %
Week 6 Forum 6.00 %
Week 7 Forum 6.00 %
Week 8 Forum 6.00 %
Assignments 50.00 %
Week 6 Assignment: Alarm Systems 16.67 %
Week 8 Assignment: Retail Theft Reports 16.67 %
Week 2 Assignment: Psychology of Theft 16.67 %


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

DMS Retail Management Page

Book Title:Retail Security and Loss Prevention Solutions - e-book available online, please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis
Author:Greggo, Alan
Unit Cost:$92.04
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.