MKX1500 - Retail management principles - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Marketing


Dr Ghazala Khan

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


An overview of retailing from a management perspective. The development of retailing; the Australian retail industry and its environment; merchandising planning, control and distribution; pricing merchandise; selling and sales promotion; store location, layout and presentation.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. provide students with a broad appreciation of the business of retail now and in the future
  2. provide students with a working knowledge of retail processes and procedures
  3. develop in students an understanding of how the industry is structured
  4. equip students with the skills necessary to analyse a retail business
  5. provide students with an understanding of the various retail formats in Australia and internationally.


Within semester assessment: 55% + Examination:45%

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.

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