DIGITAL MARKETING IN RETAIL - 2017/8

Module code: MAN3150

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

ANNINOU I Dr (SBS)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

N500

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 22

Seminar Hours: 11

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INDIVIDUAL REPORT, 1500 WORDS, WEEK 6 (CASE ANALYSIS OF DIGITAL PRACTICES IN A RETAIL SECTOR) 40
Examination INDIVIDUAL EXAM, 2 HOURS, 2 ESSAY QUESTIONS 60

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

This module introduces students to the theoretical concepts, business practices, and emerging issues of digital technologies in retail contexts. The development of Web 2.0 and other digital technologies (e.g. social networking sites and mobile technology) have reduced the geographical boundary between local and global retail markets and hence have intensified the competition between domestic and international retailers. Ecommerce is evolving rapidly and has propelled many retailers to constantly innovate or update their ecommerce practices in order to remain competitive and to sustain growth. This module, therefore, aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge concerning the nature and characteristics of digital technologies from both the retailer’s and the customer’s perspectives.  In doing so, the module examines how the concept is strategically and tactically operationialised and how its effectiveness can be evaluated.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Introduction to digital marketing in retail
Digital fundamentals: the retailer versus customer’s perspectives
Digital environment
E-commerce infrastructure in retail
Digital strategies & models of retailers
Digital consumer behaviour
Digital communication
Customer relationship management in a digital environment
E-store: design & customer experience
Digital environment: research, analytics & challenges
Implementation and maintenance of digital technologies in retail

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

develop an understanding of the origins and latest development of the digital discipline; gain a sound and critically informed knowledge of the principal concepts and models within the discipline; and then apply these concepts in critically examining ‘real-life’ digital practices.

 

The learning and teaching methods include:

a combination of a 2-hour lecture and 1-hour seminar per week for 11 weeks, plus 3 hours of office hours per week also for 11 weeks. Resources such as relevant video footage, case studies, and seminar exercises will be used to support the teaching method. There is also an emphasis on independent learning.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate cognitive/analytical skill, theoretical knowledge within the subject of e-commerce, and transferable and practical skills in relation to case analysis and report writing.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


individual report, 1500 words, 40% weighting; and
individual exam, 2-hour, 2 questions, 60% weighting.


Formative assessment and feedback

 

An enquiry based approach is adopted for providing feedback where resources are provided to students to enable them to identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and in turn decide their own learning strategies. These resources include:

seminars will be designed to address the preparation process & other key issues associated with the report;
A detailed marking scheme will be supplied to students to explain the assessment criteria used and the weighting of each criterion;
Overall feedback, explaining what students did well and less well, will be presented in the lecture once the marking process is completed. The generic feedback, including a statistical breakdown so that students can gauge their own performance in relation to the whole cohort’s performance.

Reading list

Reading list for DIGITAL MARKETING IN RETAIL : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man3150

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
International Event Management BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business and Retail Management BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business and Retail Management MBus 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.