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RM 4248 Creative Leadership in Retailing 1 Retail Merchandising Program Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel SYLLABUS OVERVIEW Course Title: Creative Leadership in RetailingCourse Designator: RM Section Number: 001Course Number: 4248Semester and Year: Spring 2020Class Meeting Days & Time: Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.Classroom: McNeal Hall 395Number of Credits: 3Final Exam Date & Time: Friday, May 8 from 1:30 – 3:30pm *Online starting Thursday, April 30that 4:15pmINSTRUCTOR’S INFORMATION Instructor:Jaye Thompson, MBA – Lecturer oAddress me by “Professor Thompson” oSome students may address me by “Jaye” if they have built rapport via working together on NRFSA/SLB, travelling to NYC Market Tour, mentoring via past courses, etc. Office Location:McNeal 266B Office Phone:(612) 624-2281 E-mail:[email protected] oEmail is the easiest and most reliable method to reach me. oUse professional email correspondence etiquette. oPlease include your full name and your course number in any/all emails. Office Hours:Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:45am – 1:15pm oAdvanced notice needed due to online scheduling conflicts andother daytimes offered by appt., as needed. TA: N/A COURSE INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTOR’S EXPECTATIONS 1. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course offers a unique blend of theory and application. The purpose of this course is to expose students to theory and research on creative leadership as well as opportunities to apply that knowledge to contemporary issues facing practicing retail leaders. Our study of theory will be punctuated with the additional insights of successful leaders in the retail industry. You will also develop specific leadership skills that are of particular interest to you and to practice these skills in class activities and assignments. Our emphasis throughout the course will be on applying leadership theory to your real-life experiences, while at the same time looking ahead to your future leadership roles in retailing. 2. PREREQUISITES Retail merchandising major; Minor; Graduate student or consent of instructor. 3. REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED MATERIALS: Hughes, R., Ginnett, R., & Curphy, G. (2015). Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience (8thEd.). McGraw-Hill.
RM 4248 Creative Leadership in Retailing 2 4. ESTABLISHED COURSE OBJECTIVES In addition to the below listed student learning outcomes, students upon successful completion of the course will be able to: Describe, illustrate, explain, and discuss leadership theories and concepts. Apply theories and concepts to retailing management and operations. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, your knowledge of leadership theories and concepts. Identify your existing leadership skill set to set a future plan for continuing development of leadership skills. 5. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME A parallel objective interwoven throughout the course is that students will be provided with the opportunity to develop: (a) problem solving skills and (b) inventive thinking skills. Thus, this course contributes to these Student Learning Outcomes: 1.C

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