CF 655 — Commerce Management

2 credits; 2 lecture hours

This course will provide students with knowledge about the evolving channels of distribution for beauty and personal care products, as well as how each channel functions differently and impacts brand strategy and decisions relating to product mix, pricing, packaging, space/location, point-of-purchase materials, product information, advertising, promotion, servicing, logistics and training. Students will explore the impact of digital technology on the decision-making process and consumer experience. In addition, students will learn the importance of building strong relationships and agreements with commerce partners, as well as how to effectively negotiate those agreements.