This course is designed for senior executives and directors in the retail sector who want to develop tactics and skills to thrive in today’s global business environment.
The retail industry drives the global economy. The largest sector by revenue and employees, retail is fragmented across a broad spectrum of organisations, ranging from massive big-box stores and highly specialised outlets to a wide variety of online and multichannel retailers.
In today’s value-driven environment, margins are often tight, expenses can be high, and finding an edge is challenging even for established operations—especially in the face of fierce competition from online retailers.
To succeed, retailers of all types (bricks and clicks) need executives with the skills and understanding to leverage available information, data on trends, and competitive analysis. That’s why the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) offers Strategic Planning and Management in Retailing. This program helps retail businesses develop the effective strategies and dynamic leaders needed to compete and win in the global retail marketplace.
For retail leadership and management, the constant pressure on revenues presents a variety of challenges. Executives must learn to leverage financial and productivity data, market position and trend information, and consumer research to formulate an effective plan for continuous growth.