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Bus425 Intro

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

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