Posted by Daniel Klein on
Thursday, July 26, 2012
By Daniel Klein firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the most popular electives in the MBA program is Negotiation Skills, MGMT 588. It sounds like a conference on manipulation, right? In actuality, whether it is at the office, at home, or out in the world, we are constantly negotiating in our daily lives.
Every week we have a new practice negotiation, from selling our Kayak business to selling pharmaceuticals in South America, to being an agent for Omarosa (yes, from the Apprentice). All have been practical and fun ways to learn how to be better listeners, how to uncover the real motivations behind each other’s’ feelings and actions, and how to determine optimal or win-win situations. And, although it’s fun to win more arguments at home ;), ultimately, this course is helping us learn how to manage the situations around us. In fact, I’ve already had practice when helping my girlfriend buy her new car last week! With graduation coming soon and the prospects of a new job on the horizon, I’m eager to see if I can use these skills once it comes time to negotiating a salary!!
For more information about this class and a list of other popular electives, just visit: https://www.seattleu.edu/albers/courseinfomgmt/