Retail (RTL) Courses

RTL2005 Global Sourcing

This course allows students to examine the import marketing process, import regulations, sources of supply, supplier management and development, and transportation in order to learn how to participate in the global marketplace and negotiate in cross-cultural situations.
Prerequisite(s): MRKT1001 or RTL1005, sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

RTL2050 Fashion Promotion

The course explores the principles of fashion promotion as they relate to planning, selling and marketing fashion merchandise to consumers. Students explore the nature of the contemporary fashion promotion industry, and its use of integrated marketing communications to inform consumers of trends and styles. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

RTL3010 Merchandise Buying

This course provides the student with principles of merchandising buying. Students review the environmental factors that influence the behavior of consumers and the techniques for predicting merchandise cycles. This course outlines the merchandising activities and marketing trends of those industries involved with producing and selling goods in the marketplace. Students examine the merchandising activities and decisions expected of a buyer at the retail level. Buying activities are compared for a variety of retail settings.
Prerequisite(s): RTL1015. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

RTL3030 Cases in Fashion and Retail

This course analyzes and compares fashion and retail merchandise and management techniques used in specialty store, department store, chain store and mass merchandising operations. A case study approach is used in evaluating merchandise and management decisions in a variety of cases involving issues, types of operations and levels of management.
Prerequisite(s): RTL2063, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

RTL3150 Special Topics in Fashion, Retailing and Marketing

This course is a study of how fashion, retailing and marketing trends today impact consumers, business and society. Emphasis is on current literature, advanced problems and research tools applicable to the chosen topic. This course focuses on a different area, issue or theme each year, depending on student interest. The topic area may not be usually found in the conventional classroom course.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits