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RTM Student Learning Objectives 

Graduates of our four-year baccalaureate programs in Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles and Hospitality Management and Tourism should demonstrate ability in the following areas:

1). INDUSTRY OPERATIONS: Students will be able to apply their knowledge of management, planning, staffing and controlling to RTM organizations and business activities.

2). CULTURE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR: Students will be able to articulate awareness of cultural elements important to members of another culture in relation to history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, business, and beliefs and practices.

 3). GLOBALIZATION OF RETAILING and TOURISM MANAGEMENT: students will be able to demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to retail and tourism management operations in an international marketplace.

4). ETHICS, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND SUSTAINABILITY: students will be able to

    1. Evaluate social responsibility, professional behavior, and ethics impact on individual, organizational, and corporate decision making.
    2. Analyze and evaluate environmental and environmental sustainability’s’ impact on industry activities and processes.

5). CRITICAL THINKING: Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate and compare diverse perspectives in the retailing and tourism management industry.

6). CREATIVE THINKING: Demonstrate the ability to develop logical and consistent solutions to organizational problems.

7). PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: students will be able to apply career planning concepts and job search strategies to the diverse industry opportunities.