Retail Management

Subject 325-327 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:
  • 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour tutorial

325-104 Principles of Marketing.

Corequisites: -
Recommended Background Knowledge: -
Non Allowed Subjects: -
Core Participation Requirements: -


Dr Jeremy John Apsey


Subject Overview:

The subject examines one of the most important sectors, in terms both of sales and employment, in contemporary industrial nations. It provides an overview of retailing from a marketing and managerial perspective. It examines the development of retailing and the characteristics of the retail industry in a variety of countries. It also examines the internationalisation of retailing and considers emerging trends. Specific topics include: merchandising planning, control and distribution; pricing of retail merchandise; selling and sales promotion; store location, layout and presentation; the analysis and evaluation of retail strategies; buying for different retail markets; consumers and the shopping experience; lifestyle merchandising; the influence of developing technologies on the merchandise planning process (including databases and electronic data input); customer relationship management in retail organisations; the supply chain and the buying process.

Objectives: -

A 2-hour examination (60%) and assignment(s) totalling not more than 4000 words (40%).

Prescribed Texts: Berman and Evans, Retail Management: A Strategic Approach. (9th edn), Prentice Hall, 2004.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; receptiveness to alternative ideas.

  • Moderate level of development: use of computer software; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

  • Some level of development: statistical reasoning; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information.

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