Mergers, Acquisitions, And Corporate Restructuring –

fin444

(3 credits)

This course prepares students to analyze merger and acquisition opportunities in ways that will maximize corporate value and shareholder wealth in a competitive market environment. Special emphasis is placed on the identification, screening, selection, evaluation, and financing of activities. Additionally, the course examines business failures and restructuring strategies.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A’s) and Corporate Restructuring

  • Define mergers and acquisitions terminology.
  • Explain the rationale for M&A’s and corporate restructurin.
  • Examine the trends, statistics, examples of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Compare and contrast different types of M&A’s strategies.

Analyzing and Negotiating M&A’s Deals

  • Describe search and screening processes for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Compare and contrast valuation criteria and techniques.
  • Analyze negotiation and bidding process of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Evaluate the sources and instruments for financing M&A’s.

Evaluating the Effects of M&A’s on Corporate Value

  • Evaluate pre and post merger activities.
  • Assess human and cultural aspects of M&A’s.
  • Analyze the accounting, tax, and legal effects on M&A’s.

Business Failure and Corporate Restructuring

  • Compare and contrast the reasons and types of M&A failures.
  • Compare and contrast the various forms of corporate restructuring.
  • Analyze the risks associated with M&A’s strategy.
  • Recommend contingency plans for successful M&A’s.

Examination of Contemporary and Critical Issues

  • Analyze the impact of corporate governance and ethical consideration on M&A’s.

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