Ragtrade: The Business of Fashion

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ragtrade: The Business of Fashion

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Fashion, Fashion Merchandising

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    DFB102 or KFB103

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit addresses the logistics of the fashion supply chain, the timing of the fashion cycle and the new ways of producing and selling fashion in a global marketplace. The fashion industry will be studied as a system that is determined by economic, political, social, cultural and consumer trends and will analyse the contribution it makes to the global business environment. Opportunities will also be identified for career and entrepreneurial endeavours.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Identify, analyse and evaluate fashion supply chain logistics and their impact on business planning.
    2. Research current industry practices, planning and tools used within professional contexts.
    3. Develop a broad and coherent understanding of the processes and infra-structure required for successful industry strategies and fashion business models.
    4. Present research and analysis in appropriate academic and industry formats, both in written, visual and oral modes.
    Assessment name: Report
    Description: (Summative and Formative) Research the impact of a current trend in the fashion supply chain
    Relates to objectives: 1, 4
    Weight: 40
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Early Semester
    Assessment name: Project (applied)
    Description: Research and make recommendations for the business future of a specific fashion business label/company.
    Relates to objectives: 2, 3, 4
    Weight: 60
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: End of Semester

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