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MPM716 - Merchandise Management

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

S Ogden-Barnes



Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week.


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.


Merchandise is the critical activity for retail businesses and encompasses buying, ranging, distributing, pricing, promoting, managing inventory, markdown management and shrinkage. The unit introduces you to principles and practices of contemporary merchandise management and develops critical understanding of the relationship between product, positioning, promotion and profit. In addition, this unit explores the critical relationships and synergies that exist between retailers and suppliers, which increasingly define the effectiveness of merchandise management strategy across key supply chain stages including distribution, data exchange, shopper marketing, category captaincy and range planning.


Written assignment 3000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

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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