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Mergers And Acquisitions

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This course examines merger and acquisition opportunities to maximize corporate value and shareholder wealth in a competitive market environment. Students will focus on the identification, screening, selection, evaluation, and financing of activities. Other topics include business failures and restructuring strategies.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Growth Through Corporate Governance and Downsizing

    • Describe the role of corporate governance in mergers and acquisitions.
    • Determine downsizing strategies when mergers and acquisitions are not successful.

    Growth Through Emerging Market M&A, Joint Venture, and Alliances

    • Differentiate between joint ventures, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions.
    • Evaluate the use of mergers and acquisitions in emerging markets.

    Valuation and Merger Strategy

    • Evaluate the strategic fit of mergers and acquisitions.
    • Determine the value of mergers and acquisitions using the discounted free cash flows valuation method.

    Growth Through Synergy and Diversification

    • Evaluate the influence of mergers and acquisitions on the diversification of the firm.
    • Determine a synergistic deal by computing the net acquisition value.

    Growth Through Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Evaluate the use of mergers and acquisitions as a growth strategy.
    • Explain the strategies that lead to mergers and acquisitions.

    Growth Through Horizontal and Vertical Integration

    • Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of horizontal integration as a growth strategy.
    • Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of vertical integration as a growth strategy.
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