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Business Negotiation Program

Turning Good Negotiators into Great Negotiators

Senior executives need exceptional negotiating skills for the highest-profile decisions and for the daily demands of the workplace. This Business Negotiation Program looks at a range of issues, from multicultural negotiations, to ethical dilemmas in negotiations, to negotiating in deal-making situations, business negotiation strategies and the Harvard negotiation method.
You will carry out a methodical self-assessment of your negotiating style and negotiation skills, identifying your strengths and your potential areas for improvement.

Emerge with the advanced preparation and solid framework to go from a good negotiator to a great one.

Benefits of Studying IESE’s Business Negotiation Program

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Because we’re number one and you will also learn to:

  • Master the principles of negotiation in different business contexts and the Harvard negotiation method.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of business negotiation tactics and improve your ability to negotiate in collaborative and competitive situations.
  • Forge long-term relationships by learning how to reconcile different cultural backgrounds and emotional responses through multicultural negotiation.
  • Boost your ability to navigate ethical dilemmas during a negotiation process.
  • Develop a solid framework to succeed in complex negotiation situations, learn the different phases of negotiation and explore effective negotiation strategies.

The Business Negotiation Program will tackle the following topics:

  • The Principles of Business Negotiation: Theory and Implementation in Different Business Contexts
  • The Negotiation Process: How to Identify Phases of negotiation and Avoid Incoherencies
  • Cooperative-Competitive Tension
  • Benefits of Cooperative Negotiation, Also Known
    as Coopetition
  • Understanding Different Negotiation Styles and negotiation skills and Using Them to Your Advantage
  • Benefits of Creative and Collaborative Negotiation
  • Negotiation Deadlocks: Breaking the Blockade
  • Negotiation Teams: Implications in the
    Negotiation Process
  • Internal Negotiation: Avoiding Conflict and Seeking
    the Common Good
  • Multi-Party Negotiation: How to Manage Complexity
    and Control the Dynamics.
  • Navigating Cultural Differences in the Negotiation Process
  • Considerations in Face-to-Face Versus Virtual Contexts
  • Framework for a Personal Improvement Plan

Is This Program Right for You?
This Business Negotiation Program is designed for professionals whose roles require them to negotiate on a regular basis such as senior executives, entrepreneurs, functional managers, investors, mediators and managers in family-owned firms.
Public administration officials and executives who oversee complex national and international negotiations will also find the program highly beneficial.

The faculty of IESE’s Business Negotiation Program is composed of professionals who are involved not only in teaching but also in research and in the business world.

Juan Roure | IESE Business School Juan Roure (Academic Director)
Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship and Negotiation Teaching Unit 
PhD in Engineering Management, Stanford University
ISP, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University
Kandarp Mehta | IESE Business School Kandarp Mehta
Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Negotiation Teaching Unit
PhD in Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
MBA, K.S. School of Business Management, Gujarat University
Guido Stein
Professor of Managing People in Organizations and Director of the Negotiation Teaching Unit
PhD in Management, University of Navarra
MBA, IESE Business School, University of Navarra

IESE’s Business Negotiation Program leverages a wide range of highly dynamic and interactive teaching methodologies, including group discussions, class lectures, exercises, the case study method and a computer simulation, all aimed to hone your skills as an agent of change. These teaching methods have been strategically combined to foster an optimal learning environment.

The on-site edition takes place on the Madrid campus.

To ensure participants get the most out of the program, they will be asked to prepare the academic materials provided two weeks before the program’s start date.

Admission Process & Fees
The admission process entails a three-step process

  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. The Executive Education Department will email you to acknowledge receipt and provide further details on program dates, pre-program academic materials and bank details to submit payment.
  3. Proceed with the payment of the program’s fee. This is an essential requisite to access the pre-readings and participate in the program. Two weeks before the start date, participants will receive an email with a user name to access the IESE Virtual Campus and pre-readings.


  • General fee: € 4,200
  • Alumni fee: € 3,780
  • IESE Alumni Association members: € 3,570
  • Executive Education Certificate fee: An additional 5% discount on the general or IESE Alumni Association member fee.

The program fee is tax-exempt. Payment is required before the program begins and includes all academic materials and most meals. Please note that travel and accommodation expenses are not included.

Discounts are available for corporate agreements and multiple registrations from the same company. Space is limited and filled in strict order of reception so early registration is encouraged.

Participants in the on-campus Barcelona edition can benefit from special rates at the following hotels: AC Hotel by Marriott Victoria Suites 4*Sansi Pedralbes 4*, abba Garden Hotel 4*Meliá Barcelona Sarriá 5*Upper Diagonal 4*.

Payment Details
We accept payments by credit card or wire transfer.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received within 20 days before the program’s start date are subject to a fee equivalent to 25% of tuition. IESE reserves the right to cancel this edition or modify dates up to 20 days prior to its start. IESE is under no circumstances responsible for travel expenses incurred. Participants should consider travel cancellation coverage in the exceptional event that the program is cancelled or if they are unable to attend for personal or professional reasons.


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(+34) 93 253 4395
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  •  Companies with corporate agreements with IESE: discount of up to 20%.

    Discount on multiple applications, for individuals and teams: up to 25% for groups of four or more people.

    The more focused programs you take, the more benefits you will receive: you can get discounts from 5% up to 15%.

    Contact here the Focused Program team to find out conditions and more details.

  •  Special price for alumni: 10% discount.

     Special price for Members of the IESE Alumni Association: 15% discount. Recommend 2 participants and each one will also get 15% off.

    Loyalty card: IESE alumni or members who take more than 1 program annually will accumulate discounts of up to 30%.

    Contact here the Focused Program team to find out conditions and more details.

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    Contact here to find out more about the scholarships’ criteria and admission process.

  • If interested in obtaining Executive Education Certificate:

    Complete, at least, 4 Focused Programs, in English or Spanish, within three years. The 4 programs must total a minimum of 12 days of learning.

    In addition to earning the IESE Executive Education Certificate, you will enjoy a series of other exclusive benefits:

    Professional guidance with an IESE adviser.

    5% discount on any future Focused Program.

    Possibility of becoming a Member of the IESE Alumni Association, which delivers a broad array of exclusive benefits. Discover here how to make the most of the membership.

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