6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2019
This unit introduces the students to retailing from a management perspective. This includes the evolution of retailing; retail organisations and their structure; retail environment and the challenges; formulating and implementing retail strategy; merchandise management; retail pricing and communication mix; transportation and logistics; customer service; store location, layout and presentation; retail performance measurement.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- describe and understand the theories, concepts, processes and procedures of retail management
- demonstrate how retail theory and concepts are applied in the retail sector
- develop the ability to integrate and apply various theories and concepts to critically evaluate a retail business
- develop the ability to design and implement strategies for a retail business.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
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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