MSc International Fashion Retailing
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
International Fashion Retail
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This programme unit aims to provide an understanding of international fashion retailing strategies, using research and evidence from the literature and international fashion retailer case studies.
This unit explores the challenges facing international retail managers and considers strategic options available such as market entry method and other drivers of growth.
A greater depth of the learning outcomes will be covered in the following sections:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Intellectual skills
- Practical skills
- Transferable skills and personal qualities
Teaching and learning methods
This unit makes use of a variety of learning and teaching processes including: lectures, problem based learning, practical sessions; case studies, and discussions. Blackboard will be used to present lecture notes and supporting materials for the unit. The lectures with develop the theoretical subject knowledge, whilst the case studies and discussions will evaluate the importance and application of techniques, with practical sessions visualising these findings. Blackboard may also be utilised for assessment using Turnitin.
Knowledge and understanding
- Evaluate in-depth and advanced resources pertaining to the theoretical and practical understanding of their subject, discipline, or profession in an international context
- Demonstrate professional and academic responsibility, integrity and ethical considerations in an international context
- Demonstrate high level cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
- Synthesise ideas and knowledge pertaining to fashion marketing and evaluate a range of options to create solutions
- Find, evaluate, synthesise and use information from a variety of sources
- Express complex ideas and argument coherently in appropriate formats
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Communicate complex business ideas in cogent reports
- Time management and project management skills
|Written assignment (inc essay)||50%|
Written and verbal.
Alexander, N., Doherty, A.M., Carpenter, J.M., Moore, M., (2010) "Consumer receptiveness to international retail market entry", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 38 Iss: 3, pp.160 – 172.
Borghini, S., Diamond, N. Kozinets, R., McGrath, M., Muñiz, AM., Sherry Jr., J.F., “Why are Themed Brandstores So Powerful? Retail Brand Ideology at American Girl Place”. Journal of Retailing, 85 (3) (2009), pp. 363–375
Dolbec, P.Y., & Chebat, J.C., (2013), ‘The Impact of a Flagship vs. a Brand Store on Brand Attitude, Brand Attachment and Brand Equity’, Journal of retailing, volume 89, issue 4, PP460-466
Gripsrud G., and Benito, G.R.G. (2005), “Internationalization in retailing: modeling the pattern of foreign market entry”, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 58 Iss. 12, pp. 1672-1680.
|Delia Vazquez||Unit coordinator|