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  • 1. Retail Distribution Management BUS 425 Chris Cooney (ccooney@uidaho.edu)
  • 2. Class blog: http://bus425.wordpress.com/
    • Syllabus
    • Class Schedule
    • Assignments
    • Other stuff…
  • 3. Course Description
    • This is a “how to” course in retailing with emphasis on practical applications of retailing policies, methods, and procedures for both small and large operations.
  • 4. Course Objectives
    • To further your understanding of, and interest in, retailing.
    • Enable you to become good retail planners and decision makers who adopt to change.
    • Foster critical thinking skills.
    • Expand your awareness of retailing career opportunities.
    • Provide you with a modest awareness of what lies ahead for retailing.
    • Help you further develop a sense of professionalism.
  • 5. Course Assignments
    • Exams
    • Reading Quizzes
    • Group Project
    • Shopping Assignments
    • Article Summaries
    • Class participation
  • 6. Grading
    • Exams 200pts (100 ea.)
    • Final Exam 200pts
    • Reading Quizzes 100pts
    • Group Project 200pts
    • Shopping Assignments 100pts (50 ea.)
    • Article Summaries 100pts (50 ea.)
    • Class participation 100pts
    1000 pts
  • 7. Make-up Exams & Late Work
    • Students with “authorized” absences (as defined in the Student Handbook) will be allowed to take make-up exams for missed examinations.
    • Due dates for all assignments are listed on the course blog. These dates are firm unless a change is announced by the instructor. All assignments are due at the start of class. Late assignments will be marked down one letter grade per day beyond the due date
  • 8. Week 2 - Week 5
    • Introduction to Retailing
    • Types of Retailing
    • Multichannel Retailing
    • Customer Buying Behavior
    • Group Project Assigned
    • Article Summary # 1 due (Jan. 31)
    • EXAM #1 (Feb. 7)
  • 9. Week 6 - Week 9
    • Retail Locations
    • Retail Site Location
    • Human Resource Management
    • Information Systems & Supply Chain Mgmt.
    • Shopping Assignment #1 due (Feb. 21)
    • Article Summary #2 due (March 4)
    • EXAM #2 (March 6)
  • 10. Week 11 - 17
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Managing Merchandise Assortments
    • Merchandise Planning Systems
    • Buying Merchandise
    • Retail Pricing
    • Retail Communications Mix
    • Managing the store
    • Customer Service
    • Shopping Assignment #2 due (April 3)
    • Group Project due (May 6)
    • FINAL EXAM (May 9, 3-5pm)
  • 11. Are You Experienced?
    • How often do you “go shopping”?
    • How often do you make purchases online?
    • Have you ever worked at a retail establishment?
    • Do you want to pursue a career in retail?
  • 12. Strengths of retail
    • Pays surprisingly well
    • Advancement is rapid
    • Results are measurable
    • Your success is based measurable results
    • Benefits community
  • 13. HOMEWORK: A Few Questions
    • What is your major and your minor?
    • Are you a junior, senior, or graduate student?
    • What are your major career interests?
    • Have you ever worked in a retail or service job?
    • What are you looking forward to learning in this course?
    • Are there any concerns or reservations that you have about this course?
    • SEND TO: ccooney@uidaho.edu
  • 14. ALSO… Go to - http://bus425.wordpress.com/
    • Syllabus, etc. PLUS
    • This slideshow
    • List of “A Few Questions”