New Course Offerings
- RMG 806 - Retailer Perspectives on Category Management
Management for a retail buying and merchandising team requires understanding how different product groups and placement play a specific strategic role within each store. Balancing the right assortments, shelf space, and product placement decisions is directly related to shopper satisfaction, brand growth, efficient inventory management and profitability. In this course students will learn the foundations of category management theory, how to build effective planograms, the importance of collaborations between retail buyers and their suppliers/vendors, along with the strategies used across different categories in apparel, food and consumer packaged goods, toys, hardware and more.
- RMG 821 - Research and Analytics in Social Media
Students will learn how to use tools to listen to conversations across digital platforms and make meaningful conclusions in a retail context. Netlytic, a cloud-based text and social networks analyzer, will be used to collect, analyze and visualize publicly available online conversations from social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Topics will include collecting and storing data, studying networks and links, analyzing comments, sentiments, hashtags, and images. Ethics and other important topics will also be covered.
- RMG 914 - Sector Studies (Grocery)
Grocery retailers, while driven by the markets they serve, are also characterized as market drivers through their product offering, service and format innovations. Students in this course will examine the development of grocery retailingby considering the influences of local/national history, cultural characteristics, government policies, supply networks, consumer behaviour and trends. Throughout the course, students will interact with prominent and emerging grocery retailers, and analyze grocery operations at the sectoral, format, and category levels.
For a full list of courses for the up-coming school year, please refer to the Ryerson Undergraduate Calendar.