SM9551 - International Business Negotiation

What will I learn on this module?

In this module you will be exploring the essence of negotiations in an international business setting. This module complements and builds on the cross-cultural management theory that you will acquire in the core module (SM9532) in semester one. The module emphasises on applying the theoretical concepts of cross-cultural management in practical and real-life scenarios. You will be introduced to the concept of balancing the tangible and intangible aspects of negotiation. After completing the module, you will be able to (1) identify, analyse, and resolve conflict situations during business negotiation; (2) identify, understand, and overcome cultural and national stereotypes; (3) improve your soft skills and interpersonal communication.

How will I learn on this module?

In this module you will have weekly one-hour lecture where you will be exposed to the theories and concepts, and weekly two-hour seminars focusing on case discussions and group exercises. A Teaching and Learning Plan will guide your engagement schedule in the module.
Your directed study will support the work you have undertaken in the classroom and seminar sessions. Your independent learning is set aside and help you gain a deeper understanding of the topic.
The electronic learning platform Blackboard Ultra will make available digital content. All of this will be aimed at enhancing critical thinking and independent learning.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Your class lectures are supported by two-hour weekly seminars with extensive formative feedback on specific tasks you will do. You will have access to a variety of learning materials available through Blackboard Ultra the e-learning platform. You will also be provided with readings for each of the themes to assist conceptual and applied understanding of the various facets of business negotiation as it relates to international business contexts. The reading materials will include books, journal articles, reports and case studies.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

• Understand different types and levels of international business negotiation
• To analyse problems and issues in cross-cultural communication (both virtual and face-to-face) in an international business context
• Understand how inter-personal and soft skills influence international business negotiations
• To identify, analyse, and handle issues related to international business negotiations
• To understand the managerial implications of successful/unsuccessful international business negotiations

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• Research, analysis and synthesis skills; presentation skills; negotiation skills, soft skills – MLO3
• Reflection and succinct expression of learnt content – MLO4

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

• Develop an awareness of cultural and national stereotypes
• Identify strategies to overcome stereotypes and engage in successful international business negotiation

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment:
This will occur in terms of tutor feedback throughout the semester on individual and group work in discussions and presentation tasks.

Summative assessment:

Group work 80%

This will cover case discussions, presentation, role plays, and peer evaluation.

Reflective statement (500-800 words) 20%

This will cover your reflection on individual learning and development during the course of the module.

Pre-requisite(s)

SM9532

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module helps you explore the essence of negotiations in an international business setting. The module emphasises on applying the theoretical concepts of cross-cultural management in practical and real-life scenarios. The module will introduce you to the concept of balancing the tangible and intangible aspects of negotiation. The module will help you develop your soft skills, intern-personal communication, and cultural intelligence.

Course info

UCAS Code N180

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 year sandwich

Department Newcastle Business School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024 or September 2025

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Module Information

All information is accurate at the time of sharing.

Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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