Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Marketing
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Mr Sumesh Nair (First Semester);Ms Karen Lurati (Second Semester)


International retailing, including trends in overseas markets and the development of off-shore retail ventures from an Australian base. Key issues in the globalisation of the retail industry, including cultural differences, economic environments, and demographic variables.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. provide a broad appreciation of the dynamic nature of the global retail industry
  2. develop an understanding of the operations, strategies and performance of leading

global retailers

  1. provide an awareness of the key issues and challenges driving the nature and direction of change in the global retail markets
  2. develop awareness and understanding of key projected growth markets for retailers
  3. provide insights into the similarities and differences between consumers in diverse

retail markets.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Nicholas Grigoriou (First semester)
Dr Srinivas Sridharan (Second semester)