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MMBA8084 – Negotiation: Theory and Practice

2021 – Term 4, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(MGSM870 or MMBA8070) or (admission to GradCertMgtPostMBA or MAMed or MASurg or DAdvSurg or DAdvMed or GradDipSpSurg or GradDipSpMed or GradCertClinLship)
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Unit description Unit description

Negotiation involves influencing how people think, perceive, feel and behave. We apply these skills in every interaction, whether in the business environment, with our family, or in the world of international politics. The path to improving our negotiation performance involves adopting a mindset conducive for negotiations, learning theories, and developing skills in executing the right behaviour at the right time. This subject will increase students’ awareness of the complex dynamics in human interaction and decision-making. The subject will draw on multiple disciplines in order to provide students with key theories and frameworks for managing that complexity. Students will also build practical skills in preparing for, conducting, and reviewing negotiations.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Analyse and critique contemporary theories and frameworks in negotiation.
  • ULO2: Critically reflect on how assumptions, values, cognitive heuristics and cultural bias impact on negotiation sub processes such as decision making, goal setting, evaluating negotiated outcomes.
  • ULO3: Apply sophisticated problem-solving and collaboration skills in business and workplace negotiations to enable value creation and then evaluate negotiation outcomes and processes, both as an individual and as a group.
  • ULO4: Apply stakeholder mapping processes to identify and realize the potential value, risks and likely consequences for all parties in a negotiation ecosystem.

General Assessment Information

Late assessment submissions must be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.

Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Learning Journal 20% No Cohort 1 - Oct 17; Cohort 2 - Oct 24
Negotiation Case Study 50% No Cohort 1 - Oct 24 & Nov 7; Cohort 2 - Oct 31 & Nov 14
Negotiation Report 30% No Cohort 1 - Nov 14; Cohort 2 - Nov 21

Learning Journal

Assessment Type 1: Field book
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Cohort 1 - Oct 17; Cohort 2 - Oct 24
Weighting: 20%

 

In up to 1000 words, this assessment evaluates students’ ability to critically reflect on and analyse a key negotiation theory or concept introduced in class.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Critically reflect on how assumptions, values, cognitive heuristics and cultural bias impact on negotiation sub processes such as decision making, goal setting, evaluating negotiated outcomes.
  • Apply sophisticated problem-solving and collaboration skills in business and workplace negotiations to enable value creation and then evaluate negotiation outcomes and processes, both as an individual and as a group.
  • Apply stakeholder mapping processes to identify and realize the potential value, risks and likely consequences for all parties in a negotiation ecosystem.

Negotiation Case Study

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: Cohort 1 - Oct 24 & Nov 7; Cohort 2 - Oct 31 & Nov 14
Weighting: 50%

 

In up to 2500 words, this assessment evaluates students’ ability to accurately describe real-life negotiation experiences and critically analyse them by applying the negotiation theories and concepts learned in this unit.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Analyse and critique contemporary theories and frameworks in negotiation.
  • Critically reflect on how assumptions, values, cognitive heuristics and cultural bias impact on negotiation sub processes such as decision making, goal setting, evaluating negotiated outcomes.
  • Apply sophisticated problem-solving and collaboration skills in business and workplace negotiations to enable value creation and then evaluate negotiation outcomes and processes, both as an individual and as a group.

Negotiation Report

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Cohort 1 - Nov 14; Cohort 2 - Nov 21
Weighting: 30%

 

Students will form groups to complete a multi-round team negotiation exercise throughout this unit. At the conclusion, each team will submit a report (up to 2000 words) to critically diagnose negotiation strategies, dynamics, and outcomes, and identify key repeatable lessons to inform future negotiations. Each individual student’s contribution will be assessed in addition to the overall group report.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Analyse and critique contemporary theories and frameworks in negotiation.
  • Critically reflect on how assumptions, values, cognitive heuristics and cultural bias impact on negotiation sub processes such as decision making, goal setting, evaluating negotiated outcomes.
  • Apply sophisticated problem-solving and collaboration skills in business and workplace negotiations to enable value creation and then evaluate negotiation outcomes and processes, both as an individual and as a group.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required text

Articles that constitute the required readings are provided via the links on the iLearn Unit page

Unit web page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/).

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Delivery Format and Other Details

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:  http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Required readings are provided via the links on the iLearn Unit page. Recommended readings are listed on the iLearn Unit page.

Inherent Requirements

None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn

Policies and Procedures

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Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

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Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

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The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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