This is a broadly based honours business degree with strong focus on the important retail and service sectors of the economy.
The overall aim of this programme is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principal operational and strategic issues involved in the management of retail & services based enterprises in the context of both national and international business environments.
Students will take both general business modules and specialist retail & service specific modules including; Finance, Information Technology, Management, Marketing & Market Research, Law, Economics, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurial Studies & Communications, Retail Management, Retail Analytics, Retail Marketing, Geographical Information Systems, Electronic Business, International Retailing, Retail Consumption, Store Atmospherics, Shopping Centre Management, Category Management, Retail Location Analysis, Retail Buying & Negotiating, Financial Services, Management of Services, Services Management Strategy and a Retail Work Placement.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
This programme provides attractive career opportunities in management, marketing & IT within retail or service based organisations, or in organisations supplying these sectors.
Previous graduates have been in demand by national and international retailers, financial services organisations such as banks and insurance companies, as well as by supplier organisations within the retail supply chain.