Catalog 2017-2018 
    Dec 05, 2020  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FSE 250 Funeral Service Management and Merchandising

4 credits
This course examines the daily operations management of a funeral home. Each area of the business is addressed, including human capital management, vendor relations, and finance.

Prerequisites: ACCT 111 , BTE 101 , BUSA 180 , BUS& 201 , FSE 101 , FSE 130 , and FSE 140  

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Critical Thinking.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of operational procedures specific to funeral service
  • Explain procedures related to disaster management
  • Research business and operational trends in funeral service
  • Write an employee handbook for the funeral profession
  • Recognize and explain the importance of a formal purchasing program
  • Communicate  knowledgeably about funeral merchandise with colleagues, sales representatives and the public
  • Identify the component parts of funeral merchandise, including materials used, styles, finishes, dimensions and functions
  • Demonstrate conceptual and practical knowledge of factors and strategies for determining the firm’s product mix
  • Differentiate between methods of price determination and price quotation

Total Hours: 40 Lecture Hours: 40