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About the Course

We all negotiate on a daily basis. On a personal level, we negotiate with friends, family, landlords, car sellers and employers, among others. Negotiation is also the key to business success. No business can survive without profitable contracts. Within a company, negotiation skills can lead to your career advancement. I hope that you will join the hundreds of thousands of learners who have made “Successful Negotiation” one of the most popular and highly-rated MOOCs worldwide. In the course, you’ll learn about and practice the four steps to a successful negotiation: (1) Prepare: Plan Your Negotiation Strategy (2) Negotiate: Use Key Tactics for Success (3) Close: Create a Contract (4) Perform and Evaluate: The End Game To successfully complete this course and improve your ability to negotiate, you’ll need to do the following: (1) Watch the short videos (ranging from 5 to 20 minutes). The videos are interactive and they include questions to test your understanding of negotiation strategy and skills. You can speed up or slow down videos to match your preferred pace for listening. Depending on your schedule, you can watch the videos over a few weeks or you can binge watch them. A learner who binge-watched the course concluded that “It’s as good as Breaking Bad.” Another learner compared the course to “House of Cards.” Both shows contain interesting examples of complex negotiations! (2) Test your negotiation skills by completing the negotiation in Module 6. You can negotiate with a local friend or use Discussions to find a partner from another part of the world. Your negotiation partner will give you feedback on your negotiation skills. To assist you with your negotiations, I have developed several free negotiating planning tools that are related to the course. These tools and a free app are available at (3) Take the final exam. To successfully complete the course, you must answer 80% of the questions correctly. The exam is a Mastery Exam, which means that you can take it as many times as you want until you master the material. Course Certificate You have the option of earning a Course Certificate. A Certificate provides formal recognition of your achievements in the course and includes the University of Michigan logo. Learn more about Certificates at: This course is also available in Spanish and Portuguese. To join the fully translated Spanish version, visit this page: To join the fully translated Portuguese version, visit this page: Subtitles for the videos are available in English, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish Created by: University of Michigan The course logo composite is shared with a Creative Commons CC BY-SA ( license, and was created using images provided courtesy of Flazingo Photos ( and K2 Space (

Top reviews

Mar 8, 2017

Probably the best course videos Ive come across. Professor George I believe is an amazing teacher...the way he gets the concept across to students by simple and constant examples is worth mentioning..

Jan 9, 2021

There are a lot of real cases to explain the theory, steps to create a negotiation strategy and tips to become a better negotiator. You don't have to be born negotiator, you can learn the methodology.

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By Tauillio M

Mar 29, 2020

Excelente curso para quem atua ou pretende atuar nas áreas de negócios das organizações!

By Luiz F B

Jul 25, 2019

This course is so great, the teacher is really good and the content is really magnifying

By Anston D

Apr 15, 2019

I really liked the course and i like the way the course has been taught by Prof. Siedel.

By vikas a

Dec 24, 2018

Wonderful course on negotiation. Would recommend this course with book "Getting to Yes".

By Fernando C F B

Aug 15, 2016

Excelente curso, lo estoy recomendando a familiares y amigos, una excelente inversión..!

By Johan F A R

Oct 14, 2015

Excellent course. It gives wonderful tools in order to conduct a successful negotiation.

By Udhaya

Aug 15, 2021

The best part of such online courses is that it enabled me to finish it at my own pace.

By Elvis S

Nov 8, 2020

Curso completo e com lições bem claras e exemplos práticos, não tem como se decepcionar

By Kazi A 1

Jul 13, 2020

Excellent Course and Excellent instructor. Love the way the instructor choose to teach.

By Javier O C

Apr 7, 2020

I really liked it. He is an excellent instructor who knew how to share many experiences

By 莹智子

Nov 26, 2015

I learned much from the course. Thank coursea very much! Thank the professor very much!

By Saifuddin S

Nov 14, 2021

Excellent course to better understand the negotiation process and the skills required.

By Mahbosung L

Oct 6, 2021

Excellent course so far, special thanks to the Instructor in the name of George Siedel

By bck8080

Sep 30, 2021

Extremely practical and well designed course. Highly recommended as a core life skill.

By Astha V

May 6, 2021

Amazing course for improving negotiation skills and learn about contract negotiation .

By Mohit C

Mar 4, 2021

this course geniunely provides you with critical knowledge and best negotiating skills

By Alexa G

Aug 20, 2020

I'm not i college yet and i already know better than people who are, excellent course!

By ebraheem A

May 28, 2020

i was very pleased that the course helped m devolop communicatin and negotiation skils

By Harit J

May 11, 2020

Excellent teaching methodology. Engaging content especially due to real life examples.

By Tam N Q

May 6, 2020

Great course!

Great instructor!

Great content and real life examples!

Tough final exam ^^

By Stuti M

Apr 21, 2020

It was a great experience. This course has definitely enhance my skills and knowledge.


Nov 6, 2019

It is very important and useful in personal and professional life to growth in career.

By Joey X

Jul 27, 2019

I learned alot from this class. I am sure that this course will help me in the future!

By Maria F

Jul 27, 2017

super bueno, aprendes cosas muy utiles aplicables a cualquier situacion. Lo recomiendo

By Asif A

Jan 11, 2016

Really great course. A must for business graduates and useful in your day to day life.