Negotiation Strategies: Creating and Maximizing Value
“Negotiation Strategies was a terrific program, particularly because we negotiate every single day in our lives. I learned about methods to find common ground in order not to negotiate myself into a gridlock.”
Program Participant Olaf GlaserPresident & CEO at Champignon North America, Inc.
Faculty director Bob Bontempo discusses his application-oriented teaching approach for immediate application.
“I took Negotiation Strategies not knowing the impact it would have on my professional life. It has changed the way I perceive a problem, the way I plan my arguments prior an important meeting, how to create mutual value with your counter-party which creates a long-term solid relationship, and much more. The main strength of the course was the practical cases that pushed us to interact and practice, 1-on-1 with our classmates.”
Fidaa NesrBoard of Directors Member, Partner, Senior Trader, Webcor Group
“It was unique to discover that, while negotiating, it is crucial to create value for yourself but also value for your counterparties. In the complex global business world, value is often destroyed due to one way thinking: I take all and leave you with nothing. During the course, through the theoretical approach as well as practical case study simulations, I learned that combined value creation is beneficial for both parties.”
Andria JokhtaberidzeConsultant (M&A), Magticom
“Negotiating is always part of my job, especially since I work in a cross-cultural environment. BATNA was an interesting and useful concept for me to learn. How to plan your BATNA before your negotiating sessions is absolutely key.”
Rajiv KumaraswamyProduct Manager, Schlumberger
“Bob [Bontempo]'s insights about different negotiation strategies and his deep understanding of human behavior across cultural differences provides a powerful platform to understand this topic from a new, fresh perspective.”
Rodrigo CuadraAHS Business Development Manager, Modular Mining Systems
“This course is extremely valuable and directly applicable to many real-world business interactions. I highly recommend it. The best part is the ability to network and learn from world business leaders.”
Anthony SchatzDirector EHS & Product Regulatory, Ashland, Inc.
“As a manager I negotiate with stakeholders every day. In the program, I learned that negotiation isn't about winning, but about adding value for all participants involved. In my opinion, every executive should take a negotiation course.”
Miriam ManriqueCountry Manager, Amba Research
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For select programs, there will be some assignments to complete after the end of select program sessions. Assignments will typically consist of readings, self-reflections, and brief assessments. This approach is designed to help you practice your learnings.
How long will assignments take?
We do not expect that homework assignments will take up a large amount of time to complete.
Will there be any examinations or grades?
There will be no examinations or grades for our live online programs.
I’m interested in the Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE), how do I get started?
At Columbia Business School Executive Education, you’ll be able to customize a unique learning experience by selecting programs that best interest you and are most suited for your needs. Any completed program, regardless of format (live online, in-person, or online), will count towards the Certificate in Business Excellence.
Which programs qualify for the CIBE?
Any completed executive education program, regardless of format (live-online, in-person, or online), will count towards the Certificate in Business Excellence. Partner programs will also count towards the certificate.
What programs are considered partner programs?
Executive education programs developed and administered with our educational partners, bring the best of our combined knowledge, thought leadership, resources, and expertise. Kindly find a list of our partners here on our partnership page.
What are the costs of the certificate?
There’s no set cost associated with the certificate path since you’re able to customize your learning journey with in-person and online programs (price will vary depending on the program type and length).
Are there any tuition assistance or scholarships?
At Columbia Business School Executive Education, we offer non-degree and non-credit-based professional development programs to the global business community. As our programs are non-degree and non-credit, they do not qualify for financial aid.
How are CIBE credits determined?
Credits for a program are determined by the program duration and total learning hours.
Where do I find information on the credit value for a program?
You will find this information on each program page. Credits range from 0.5 credits – 26 credits per program.
How do I get enrolled in the CIBE?
Your certificate journey will start with your first program, and you have 4 years to complete your CIBE. You may register for any of our executive education programs on each program page. You may enroll using the “Enroll Now” button, and the application process should take 5-10 minutes.
How do I receive credits?
You are required to fully attend a program and complete all necessary coursework in order to receive CIBE credits. Credits are only awarded after you complete a program.
How do I check the status of my Certificate completion?
Kindly reach out to a Learning Solutions representative for any questions on the status of your CIBE credit count.
Do CIBE credits expire?
Credits are only valid for four years (Please note: While we are not able to offer in-person programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration to complete the programming has been extended to five years.). If you have not completed your CIBE within four years, we will only count non-expired credits towards your CIBE credit total.
Does the Certificate in Business Excellence expire?
Your Certificate in Business Excellence does not expire. Once you become a certificate recipient, you will join the greater alumni community at Columbia Business School.
I’ve reached 18 CIBE credits, what’s next?
Congratulations! You should receive a digital copy of your certificate at the end of your program. If you do not receive a copy from your program manager, kindly contact your Learning Solutions representative or your program manager for next steps.
Will I receive a physical certificate?
Upon completion, you will receive a secure, digital certificate through Accredible. Within the platform you will have the option to print your credential, post it to your LinkedIn feed, or display it on your profile as a certification. Please contact your program manager for the status of your digital certificate.
How do I get access to my alumni benefits?
Once you complete your CIBE, we kindly ask for your patience as we process your alumni credentials. The processing time can take anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks long.
Can I add the Certificate in Business Excellence to LinkedIn?
Yes! We will provide you with instructions on how to add your certificate to your LinkedIn profile after you become a Certificate recipient.
Preferred Pricing and Tuition Benefits for Alumni
Are there preferred pricing options available for live online programs?
Yes, preferred pricing is available for groups of two or more. To inquire, email email@example.com.
As a Columbia Business School alumni am I eligible for tuition benefit?When you earn a Certificate in Business Excellence you will receive a 25 percent tuition benefit for full-price Executive Education in-person programs lasting three and four days and all full-price online programs. Exclusions apply**
Which programs do not qualify for a 25 percent tuition benefit?
- Advanced Management Program
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Marketing Officer
- Deal Camp
- Developing Black Leaders in Financial Services
- Digital Business Leadership Program
- Emerging Leader Development Program
- Executive Development Program
- Executive Program in Management
- Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive
- Global Banking Program: Fintech, Digital, and Analytics
- High Impact Leadership
- Leadership Essential
- Leading Strategic Growth and Change
- Strategic Wealth Manager
- Venture Capital Private Equity
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