Conflict Management and Negotiation Degree Information - MBA Degree Review

Published Jan 10, 2007

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An MBA Degree in Conflict Management and Negotiation educates students on the best methods of resolving conflicts in the workplace. An MBA in Conflict Management and Negotiation will enable the graduate to pursue a career as a corporate mediator, negotiator, or arbitrator.

Conflict Management and Negotiation Degree Overview

Summary of the Degree

An MBA in Conflict Management and Negotiation will not only provide you with the must-have business MBA degree but with a specialization in an area which is becoming increasingly vital to successful, conflict-free business practice worldwide. This degree program will focus on principled negotiation skills and and on methods of dealing with difficult or unwilling negotiating partners. You will learn conflict management and decision-making skills and methods for strategic planning.

Skills Obtained

As a student in a Conflict Management and Negotiation MBA program you will learn the necessary negotiation and conflict management skills crucial to the successful management of people, projects, partnerships, client and vendor relationships, and international business relations. Your coursework should cover negotiation theory and practical skills.

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Coursework

Some of the more general courses mandatory in a Conflict Management and Negotiation MBA Degree Program include:

  • Research Methods in Conflict Management
  • Assessing and Understanding Conflicts
  • Dispute Methodology
  • Third Party Law
  • Conflict Origins
  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Arbitration Theory and Practice

Career Fields

As a holder of an MBA in Conflict Management and Negotiation, your resume will have what it takes to appeal to a business or government agency looking to hire a mediator, arbitrator, or negotiator. Having an onsite conflict manager has saved more than one workplace from costly litigation and unwanted negative publicity.

Occupational Outlook

The National Association for Community Mediation (www. nafcm.org) reports that mediation jobs will usually pay between $15.00 to $25.00 an hour based on skill and experience. As an MBA holder, though, you should expect to earn at the high end of that scale, if not an even higher salary.

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