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MPM705 - Retailing

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Minahan


Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week


Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment


Retailing presents and sells goods and services to customers.  Retailing is the final economic activity before the goods and services are consumed.  This deceptively simple activity is now a highly competitive industry that faces many challenges such as changes to international trade, new and emerging markets, and rapid developments in technology coinciding with an increasingly demanding and well informed customer. Globalisation, the growth of new economies, and developments in technology has influenced the development of the retail industry in the last decade. This unit presents the basic elements of retailing and explores influences such as corporate social responsibility and ethics in retail, demographic changes plus the influence of new social movements such as anti consumption and environment protection. The unit prepares students for careers in the retail and associated industries such as banking and finance, supply chain and logistics, manufacturing, advertising and promotion, and marketing.


Written Assignment (Group/up to 3 students 4000 words or Individual 2500 words) 50%, Examination 2 hours 50%,

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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