For some small businesses, negotiating is often treated as a weak variation of public relations and promoting. Unsurprisingly in such cases the result is likely to be something less than a negotiation strategy. On the other hand, the use of effective finance negotiation strategies is generally recognized as important by most business owners. For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.
In semester 1, a session will be delivered introducing this module and a list of topics relevant to the current issues within the area of their study (e.g. Marketing). Students are to select a topic of their choice (which could relate to some aspect of their employment) or choose a topic from the list of suggested topics.