RTMG150 - Retail Organization Fundamentals
Course Code: RTMG150 Course ID: 4198 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
Students will define the basics of retail management functions, principles and techniques found in today's marketplace. Students will also explore ideal characteristics and responsibilities of an effective department or store manager ranging from legal and safety scenarios to understanding the role and importance of logistics to various retail establishments. Embedded in this study of retail organization fundamentals is a focus on the individual, as a contributor, their roles and responsibilities in the retail environment. While, the organizational structure of a retail store may vary by the size and type of the business, most tasks involved with operating a retail business are similar. Some exceptions that are studied include the reality that small or independent retail stores may combine many sectors together under one division, while larger stores create various divisions for each particular function along with many layers of management. A small specialty shop may have all of its employees under one category called Store Operations. A large department store may have a robust staff consisting of a manager, assistant manager and sales associates for its Sporting Goods department, Home and Garden, Bed and Bath, and each additional department. Students will have the opportunity to explore these variations.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|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 %|
|Assignment 1: Final Paper Topic||5.00 %|
|Assignment 1: Final Paper Topic (Week 2)||5.00 %|
|Assignment 2: Final Paper Outline||10.00 %|
|Assignment 2: Final Paper Outline (Week 4)||10.00 %|
|Assignment 3: Case Study How to Choose a Location||15.00 %|
|Assignment 3: Store Location Case Study (Week 5)||15.00 %|
|Assignment 4: Final Paper||20.00 %|
|Assignment 4: Final Paper (Week 8)||20.00 %|
Anonymous, (2000). How to be an effective manager. CMA Magazine 74(8), 14.
Kinicki, A., & Fugate, M. (2008). Organizational behavior: Key concepts, skills and best practices. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
|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.*|
Not current for future courses.