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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..

Sep 17, 2015

This is one of the best and enlightening MOOC I have taken and I already start reaping the benefit. I encourage everyone who is serious about his/her career to consider this course!\n\nYannick Kounga

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By Girish l

Nov 24, 2016

Very useful learning , i found scientific methods to negotiate successfully.

By Rimma T

Nov 7, 2015

This course gave some very good and useful insights on negotiation and its tact

By Jordi A

Oct 18, 2015

Excellent presentation and planification, and very useful book from the teacher

By Jorge I G C

Sep 24, 2015

I loved it that much, that I am going to pay for the certificate. Great course.

By Miguel R

Sep 20, 2015

Amazing! Supreme quality! I have really learned skills for the rest of my life!

By Amit G

Nov 12, 2020

Perfect learning on successful negotiation... really helps in improving skills

By Suchi S M

Sep 7, 2020

It was a beautiful experience. Got to know many things in such short duration.

By Abdulrahman O

Sep 7, 2020

very useful concepts which can be utilized in all aspects of life and buseinss

By Muhammad U H S

Sep 7, 2020

It was really good course,really helpful in daily life negotiations situations

By Lucas d F R

Aug 3, 2020

Entregou mais do que esperava, muito bom o conteúdo e a forme como é aplicado.

By Axel R V T

Jul 10, 2020

Uno de los cursos mas completos y útiles de la plataforma. No te arrepentirás!

By Hermann L L

Jun 28, 2020

Great course, recommend you all that want to improve your ability to negotiate

By Kowsalya R

May 13, 2020

Course to application of strategic negotiation and changes in the organization

By Dennis F R

Sep 14, 2019

I know that the tools I learned in this course will help me for years to come.

By Paola C P

Aug 29, 2020

I loved it! Very interesting and hepfull to develop great negotiation skills.

By Muhammad B A

May 29, 2020

very useful course, important for everyone working in corporate organisation.

By Ahmad M

Apr 19, 2020

Thank you Prof. George Siedel, the exam was so hard, but finally I got 93.33%

By Việt A Đ

Jun 1, 2019

Well done, Professor Siedel. I hope I haven't misspelled your Name this time.

By Махамедиева Б К

Mar 22, 2018

Great curs! l liked when the course contain a lot of practice and feedback!

By Marcos H H

Oct 30, 2016

Excelente, jamás pensé conseguir un curso tan completo acerca de negociación.

By Karla M M

Sep 14, 2016

The best course of negotiation!! I really enjoyed and learned a lot of things

By Nicolas M O

Oct 11, 2015

Me ha ayudado mucho, creo que mis habilidades para negociar aumentan su nivel

By Jose A Z P

Oct 8, 2015

This is a great course i´m very happy of have taken class with this teacher.

By Christian V

Jul 17, 2020

Very interesting and helpful course. Many thanks to Professor George Siedel.

By Carlos M B

Jul 12, 2020

This curse is Fantastic! The Professor is Excpetional! Very Good Instructor.