LAW532 Negotiating and Managing Conflict (2)

This subject examines the main styles of negotiation used in business environments in order to manage conflict and focus on beneficial outcomes. The subject looks at these various styles, their flaws, benefits, and the most appropriate situation in which to apply each style to enhance effective negotiation. Students will also reflect on critiques of each style and will participate in role plays involving various styles.


Micro Session 4 (52)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LAW532. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Subject Relationships

LAW519 LAW532 covers a subset of material covered in LAW519

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and critically evaluate the situational appropriateness, effectiveness, and usefulness of various negotiation styles;
  • be able to apply different methods of conflict resolution during negotiations; and
  • be able to effectively practice various negotiation skills in specialised settings.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Conflict management and power in negotiation;
  • Adapting your negotiation style for specific negotiation situations;
  • Common issues/problems encountered when entering negotiations; and
  • Techniques when dealing with tough bargainers and how and when to cease negotiation.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LAW532 in Micro 6 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Negotiation critique
Skills workshop & self-reflection
Rethinking your negotiation

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.