[Open enrollment] Non-Degree Program “Leadership and Negotiation”


We are pleased to announce that Shizenkan University is now accepting applications for non-degree students.


Application Guidelines


[Non-degree program]

The non-degree program is a system that allows non-Master’s students to take some of the courses offered by Shizenkan’s Professional Master’s Program on a course-by-course basis. Students who complete the coursework can earn credits. The course being offered this time is “Leadership and Negotiation.” Other courses will be offered in the future (please refer to the bottom of this page).



[Course description]

This course will teach negotiation principles, a methodology for forming desirable agreements through effective negotiations. In negotiation studies, students learn various methodologies and ways of thinking to manage the negotiation process and achieve effective consensus building properly. Negotiation studies emphasize the acquisition of practical knowledge that goes beyond classroom understanding. In this course, students will learn about psychological traps and biases unique to negotiations, persuasion techniques (dealing with sophistry and rhetoric), and various approaches to problem-solving through practical mock negotiations (active learning format). Through this course, you will be able to self-recognize (metacognition) your negotiation style and further improve it, as well as acquire negotiation theory based on the latest research findings.



Prof. Jiro Tamura
International Academic Advisor to the Harvard international program
Special Advisor to the White&Case law office (lawyer)
President of Negotia Club
President at the Japanese Society of Persuasion and Negotiation




Course name Leadership and Negotiation
Course period Monday, January 29, 2024 – Monday, March 18, 2024
Language English
Number of slots Approximately 2 
Format On campus (in person) 
Deadline for the application Monday, December 18th, 2023 by 12:00pm
Number of credit 2 credits
Selection period Tuesday, December 19, 2023 – Friday, December 29, 2023 (Document screening and interview)
Fees 230,000 JPY (Non-Degree Program registration fee of 30,000 JPY and Tuition fee of 200,000 JPY)



[Voices from the past program participants]

This was one of the best courses. Course contents and case studies were well structured, I learned theory during the lecture and I felt the power of what I learned such as dialogues, SPICE, SMATO, and so on. (Class of 2023)
Made me revisit and reconsider some core factors in my business approach and negotiation points. I have undoubtedly gained new knowledge and confident that can be used firsthand in business. Thank you for a very fruitful course. (Class of 2023)



[Class schedule]

Session 1 Monday, January 29, 2024, 18:30-21:45 Dialogue Basics
Session 2 Monday, February 12, 18:30-22:00 Dialogue and Decision Making (SPICE Approach)
Session 3 Monday, February 19, 18:30-22:00 Logic in Negotiation
Session 4 Monday, February 26, 18:30-22:00 Preparation for Negotiation
Session 5 Monday, March 4, 18:30-22:00 On-the-ground skills during negotiations
Session 6 Monday, March 11, 18:30-22:00 Negotiating the Discussion Matters
Session 7 Monday, March 18, 18:30-22:00 Leadership Leading from Conflict to Cooperation, Learning from the Cuban Crisis


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[Other Non-degree Courses Offerings]

Course Name Language Course Start Date Announcement Period
Creating and Managing Social Impact Japanese January/March


November 2023
Leadership and Negotiation Japanese January/March


November 2023
Creating and Managing Social Impact English January/March


November 2023



Contact us
Admissions Office, Graduate School of Leadership & Innovation, Shizenkan University
Address: Nihonbashi Takashimaya Mitsui Building 17F
2-5-1 Nihonbashi Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-6117 Japan
Tel: +81-3-6281-9011
E-mail: admissions-non-degree@shizenkan.ac.jp

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