Principles of Retailing & E-tailing
- Course Number:
- BA 249
- Transcript Title:
- Prin/Retailing & E-tailing
- Jul 27, 2022
- Oct 12, 2022
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- Lecture Hours:
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- Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
- Satisfies General Education requirement:
- Grading Options
- A-F, P/NP, Audit
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- Repeats available for credit:
Explores types of retail, strategic planning and operational management. Emphasizes the analysis of the target market, how to develop retail marketing mix elements, and the review of store planning techniques. Includes how the retailing environment is changing and the impact of technology and government regulations. Prerequisite: IRW 115 or WR 115 or equivalent placement; placement into MTH 65 or MTH 98. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Select a store location and develop store layout and design.
- Develop a merchandise plan and budget.
- Understand and apply retail marketing mix elements to a retail operation.
- Identify internet opportunities for selling goods and services.
Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies
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Course Activities and Design
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- Historical perspective of retailing and current retail environmental factors.
- Retail career paths and human resource planning.
- Types of retail institutions.
- Mix of retail consumers.
- Site location
- Store layout and design.
- Elements of exterior and interior displays.
- Merchandise planning and budgeting.
- Merchandise and vendor selection process.
- Inventory control systems.
- Merchandise prices.
- Retail advertising and media selection.
- Advertising plan and budget.
- Sales promotion calendar of events.
- Public relations.
- The retail sales team.
- Factors impacting international retailing.
- Short-term and long-term planning for the future.
- Impact of technology and government on retailing.