Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Karen Lurati


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 (2 hours):45%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Erica Brady

Contact hours

3 hours per week