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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2021/2022

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
No such Code for pgprog: N1KM07

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI4ZB15: NEGOTIATION MANAGEMENT

Type Open Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Not available in 2021/22
Tied to N1KM07

Prerequisites

  • None.

Corequisites

  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.

Aims

  • To provide students with an iterative methodology and process for effective negotiation, conflict reduction, compromise development and co-operation strategies.

Content

  • Assessment strategies for own negotiation situation
  • Strategies for learning about the negotiating partner
  • The role of context and power
  • Selecting a negotiation strategy
  • Realizing the negotiation strategy
  • Reacting in the negation process: alternative strategies
  • Tools and methodologies for conflict reduction
  • Escalation mechanisms and the involvement of third parties
  • Opportunities and threats in the negotiation process

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will:
  • have an advanced knowledge and critical awareness of different negotiation strategies and their potential impact in the negotiation process.
  • have a critical awareness of strategic leadership skills for negotiation management.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Upon successful completion of the module, the students will:
  • be able to understand and critically assess different parties' roles in a specific negotiation situation including soft and hard factors.
  • be able to flexibly create innovative alternatives in problematic situations.
  • be able to critically appreciate and evaluate the role of third parties in the negotiation process.
Key Skills:
  • Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; using initiative; computer literacy.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Learning outcomes will be met through a combination of lectures, group work, case studies, class exercises and discussions, supported by guided reading.
  • The assessment of the module by written assignment is designed to:
  • test the acquisition and articulation of knowledge and critical understanding;
  • test skills of application and interpretation.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Full-day sessions combining lectures, group work, case studies, class exercises and discussions. 28
Preparation and Reading 122
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written Assignment 4,000 words (max) 100%

Formative Assessment:

Classroom-based exercises involving individual and group analyses and presentations on specific business situations/problems relevant to the learning outcomes of the module. Oral and written feedback will be given on a group and individual basis as appropriate.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University