Master's Degree - Merchandising

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Spring 2023 Course Information
Retail Theory & Current Practices

Course Description
In this course, students learn to evaluate effectiveness and/or appropriateness of retail theories and current practices. Students learn to assess internal and external environmental forces impacting strategic decisions by retail firms and to synthesize past and present trends in order to forecast probable future patterns. Prerequisite: Retail Management course.
Contacts
Instructor

Linda Manikowske
Office: 701-231-7352
Fax: 701-231-5273
linda.manikowske@ndsu.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Retail Management: A strategic approach
Berman, B., Evans, J., & Chatterjee, P.
Edition: 13
ISBN: 13: 9780137504343
Publisher: Pearson


Course Access
 
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One week before NDSU classes begin, students will receive Michael's email which includes their ID number, user ID name, and instructions for setting up their Blackboard account at NDSU.  Students may then set their own password and security questions, choose to forward emails to a different account, and activate their NDSU Live account. 
 
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Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
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