Exploration of theoretical, political, economic, social, and environmental implications of global sourcing decisions in retail and fashion.
Global sourcing is an important strategic business function which is directly related to a firm’s profitability. Dynamic changes in the global market have changed the way companies manage supply chains, and the way they position in the market and satisfy global demands. In order to better prepare our students for career development and stay competitive in the global marketplace, the Department of Retailing desires to offer this course as a required course for the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Retailing for both Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management majors. This course will help our students develop global mindsets, knowledge, and skills necessary to meet the industry requirement and pursue careers in global sourcing, international procurement/buying, and global supply chain management in the retail and fashion industries.
We have no objections.
Sorry it took a while to get back to you, but I’ve been on airplanes to Montana all day, and I wanted to check with the Marketing Chair first.
Senior Associate Dean
Professor, Department of Economics
Moore School of BusinessUniversity of South Carolina
Greetings Dr. McDermott,
I hope this emails finds you well. I have asked to obtain a Letter of Concurrence regarding two Retailing courses. The first course is a title change and the second course is a brand new class.
First, we are changing the name of RETL 351. RETL351: Small Business Organization and Operation à change the course title to “Retail Entrepreneurship.” The reason for the change is that many of our students open up boutiques and online retail enterprises following graduation. This course is not really about how to organize a business, but rather, the steps of opening apparel/fashion/textile boutiques and e-commerce sites. I believe that small business organization and operations sounds managerial and operationally focused, as opposed to understanding fashion trends, best online practices, and steps in opening a store.
Second, we are proposing a new course, RETL 385: Global Sourcing in Retail and Fashion. The reason for this class is that many of our students become buyers in retail organizations and they need to understand labor laws, especially as they apply to textile and apparel manufacturing, in overseas locations. The goal of the class is to teaching the global sourcing function in the textile and apparel industries.
Thank you for your support.
Mark S. Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
Fulbrighter, Professor, and Department Chair
Co-Editor, Journal of Services Marketing
University of South Carolina
Department of Retailing
Columbia, SC 29208
Please see below
Lecture notes, bullet #2 should say “you will be notified” instead of “it will be notified”
Class attendance – instead of saying “both you and your friend” change it to “ both parties” or “all parties”
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
• We are requesting that you obtain a letter of concurrence from the Business Department due to the possible overlap in content coverage (specifically MGSC 487)
• your syllabus has two copies of the attendance policy
• You d need to set the minimum grade for Prereqs.
If the above concerns are addressed, and the proposal reaches the Curricula and Courses Committee by noon on October 19th, it will be approved and included in those courses being recommended to the Faculty Senate for the upcoming Faculty Senate meeting. If the committee receives it after that date, it will be considered during the next Curricula and Courses review cycle. It can still make it into the 2019 Bulletin if I receive a corrected proposal by November 9th.
Please contact me if you have questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
John Gerdes, Chair803email@example.comFaculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We have approved the proposal and are moving it forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
Added to the 1819 Undergraduate Bulletin.