MGMT5647 Negotiation Behaviour

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit examines the process of reaching agreement through negotiation. Students develop an understanding of negotiation through practical exploration of competition and cooperation, strategic choice, the dynamics of phases and the processes of interaction. The emphasis is on developing a considered strategic approach which has application in business and other contexts. A high degree of participation is required.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop a familiarity and critical understanding of the process of negotiation from the scholarly literature and practice of negotiation, including international and ethical considerations; (2) identify and apply effective individual behavioural skills in face-to-face negotiation and enhance their own skill level through class-based case studies, role plays and other activities; and (3) reflect critically on their own practice of negotiation, and in doing so, understand how to further develop their negotiation skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group assignment and (2) individual research assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Ray Fells
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours
trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 5 hours per week over 7 weeks (this unit may also be offered in intensive teaching mode)
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