Course Description

This is the capstone course for retail fundamentals. The course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply learning from their program of student in a comprehensive manner. Students will demonstrate competency and skills in the leadership and supervisory function of retailing. Emphasis will be on a practical skill-building approach to leadership and supervision so students develop skills that can be applied within the retail environment. Students will examine leadership styles, management principles, ethics and social responsibility, conflict resolution, and culturally diverse aspects of leadership.

This undergradate course is 5 weeks.

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Course Objectives

Week 1

  • Describe the characteristics of a non-profit agency.
  • Identify possible funding sources for grants and contracts.
  • Evaluate needs criteria used by funding agencies.
  • Develop strategies for teamwork.

Week 2

  • Define the problem the intended grant will address.
  • Identify barriers to solving the problem.
  • Analyze the problem in relation to the logic model.

Week 3

  • Analyze problem-solving models.
  • Develop goals and objectives for grant-funded programs.
  • Identify problem-solving and planning steps.
  • Evaluate grant application formats.

Week 4

  • Identify common project budget categories.
  • Quantify project budgetary needs.
  • Identify line item categories commonly associated with grants.
  • Develop a project budget for grant funding.

Week 5

  • Determine specific submission guidelines for funding agencies.
  • Understand the role of the title page and cover letter in a grant proposal.
  • Identify types of post-grant reports.
  • Evaluate post-project success.




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