Course Code: RTMG495 Course ID: 4244 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course is a capstone course designed to allow the student to review, analyze and integrate the work the student has completed toward a degree in Retail Management. The student will complete an approved academic project or paper that demonstrates mastery of retail management studies. This is a capstone course to be taken after all other core courses have been satisfactorily completed. Student must have SENIOR standing to register.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
RTMG 495 Senior Seminar in Retail Management provides the student with a capstone experience at the conclusion of core and required courses in the degree path.The course project will demonstrate knowledge learned in the theories of the Learning Objectives (LO).
After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives:
LO1: Distinguish elements of a functional management philosophy.
LO2: Evaluate organizational resources and competitive advantage in retail firms.
LO3: Assess strategy formulation at the business-unit level in a variety of successful retail firms.
LO4: Analyze strategy implementation through the use of organizational design and control.
LO5: Examine the role of employee empowerment.
LO6: Examine the effects of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management on retail operations.
LO 7: Demonstrate integration of concepts and experience in Retail Management.
LO 8: Present a working version of your resumewhich assembles your learning experiences in key components of Retail Management.
|Discussion Forums||50.00 %|
|Introduction Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 1 FB2: Strengths||3.00 %|
|Week 1 FB3: Influential Leaders||3.00 %|
|Week 2 FB1: Customer Service||3.00 %|
|Week 2 FB2: Service Excellence||3.00 %|
|Week 3 FB1: Employee Morale||3.00 %|
|Week 3 FB2: Influence & Empowerment||3.00 %|
|Week 4 FB1: Retail Strategies||3.00 %|
|Week 4 FB2: Systems & Processes||3.00 %|
|Week 5 FB1: Marketing & Advertising||3.00 %|
|Week 5 FB2: Reverse Logistics||3.00 %|
|Week 6 FB1: Retail Catagories||3.00 %|
|Week 6 FB2: Employability||3.00 %|
|Week 7 FB1: Resume Styles||3.00 %|
|Week 7 FB2: Ideal Job||3.00 %|
|Week 8 FB1: Course Suggestions||3.00 %|
|Week 8 FB2: Take Aways||3.00 %|
|Written Assignments||50.00 %|
|Assignment #1: Cover Page & Table of Contents||6.00 %|
|Assignment #2: Personal Management Philosophy||6.00 %|
|Assignment #3: Porter's Five Forces||6.00 %|
|Assignment #4: Competitive Advantage||6.00 %|
|Assignment #5: Company Business Level Strategy||6.00 %|
|Assignment #6: Topic Choice||6.00 %|
|Assignment #7: Resume||6.00 %|
|Assignment #8: Final||8.00 %|
See Lessons in Classroom
In the Course Materials folder there are additional course articles, and up to date APA handouts.
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.
The OWL at Purdue
APA Style Homepage
National Retail Federation
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.