Write about a negotiations-related topic. The purpose of this project is to explore one of the topics that has been discussed in this course in more depth. This will allow you to apply the concepts learned in the course and also to demonstrate your understanding of key negotiation topics. For instance, you might decide to describe and analyze a particular real-life negotiation (Middle East peace negotiations or a major merger and acquisition negotiation, for example) or research any topic of particular interest to you, such as cross-cultural negotiation styles, the importance and impact of nonverbal communication, gender differences, or negotiation styles, for example. You will need to obtain approval of your project topic by the end of Week 4.
The final Portfolio Project should be 6-8 pages in length. This does not include the required cover page and reference page. A cover page, abstract, in-text citations, and a reference page are all required with your submission. In addition, you need to cite a minimum of five scholarly sources. See the full grading criteria for the project in the Portfolio Project rubric found in the Course Information section.