Retail Management

The details
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
11 June 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for


Module description

The primary purpose of this module is to introduce students to key principles of retail management. It aims to provide students with a range of theories and practices necessary in the management of retail organisations.

Topics will include a variety of approaches currently prevalent in the retail industry, informed by the practices of actual retailers. Furthermore it will provide students the opportunity to see in practice the role and integration of other aspects of their studies within a specific management field.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

1. To provide an understanding of the nature of retail organisations

2. To provide an understanding of the theory and practice of retail management.

3. To develop the ability to understand and analyse retail management

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

1. Understand the nature of retail organisations

2. Understand a range of theories and practice of retail management.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to analyse, retail management

Skills for your professional life (Transferable Skills)

After completing this module students should have

1. Developed their digital/technical fluency through the use and application of Microsoft Office software package and Encore database.

2. Enhanced their written communication skills through producing discursive coursework assignments

3. Improved their oral and visual communication skills by taking part in a presentation

4. Improved their collaborative and team working skills by taking part in team presentation

5. Improved their critique and feedback skills by acting as a discussant to a team presentation

6. Enhanced their research skills through researching two coursework assignments and a group project

7. Recognised the relevance and importance of retail management theory in the current organisational environment through the use of recent news stories/ case studies/examples

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module is normally delivered over ten weekly sessions that will consist of a lecture and an interactive student lead seminar element. In academic year 2020-2021 the delivery is likely to be different and involve online learning.



Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Rekha Rao-Nicholson, email:
Rekha Rao-Nicholson, Ceri Watkins



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
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Further information
Essex Business School

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