MA - Concepts and Theories, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the MA - Concepts and Theories Certificate in collaboration with New York Institute of Finance - NYIFx. Gain a solid foundation in mergers & acquisitions to kick-start your career in finance.

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Overview

The MA - Concepts and Theories Certificate is part of the Mergers and Acquisitions (MA) Professional Certificate offered by EdX in partnership with New York Institute of Finance - NYIFx.

You will learn about buyer strategies, how M&A can increase business value, and how to start the acquisition process, as well as identify successful acquisitions.

This course is part of a Professional Certificate

Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, this M&A course will equip analysts and associates with the skills they need to rise to employment in the M&A field. 

Additionally, directors and managers who have transitioned, or hope to transition, to M&A from other areas such as equities or fixed income can use this course to eliminate skill gaps.

What you'll learn

  • Recognize the common motivations for acquisitions and the reasons many are unsuccessful.
  • Identify the methods of structuring a business acquisition.
  • Evaluate the intrinsic and relative valuation methods for target companies.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

Session 1: Overview and Buyer Strategies

  • Lesson 1: Global M&A
  • Lesson 2: Emerging Market M&A Issues
  • Lesson 3: The Buyer’s Viewpoint
  • Lesson 4: Three Ways M&A can Increases Value
  • Lesson 5: Buy vs. Build Synergies

Session 2: Finding a Deal

  • Lesson 1: Starting the Acquisition Process
  • Lesson 2: Characteristics of Successful Acquisitions
  • Lesson 3: Key Risks and Failed Deals: Case Study

Session 3: Pricing the Deal

  • Lesson 1: Valuation: Approaches and Methodologies
  • Lesson 2: Discounted Cash Flow Approach
  • Lesson 3: Public Companies
  • Lesson 4: Comparable Acquisitions and Leveraged Buyout Valuation

Session 4: Special Valuation Cases

  • Lesson 1: Emerging Markets
  • Lesson 2: Money-losing or Erratic Track Records
  • Lesson 3: Industry Specific Multiples
  • Lesson 4: Natural Resource Companies
  • Lesson 5: Speculative Hi-tech Firms
  • Lesson 6: Sum of the parts Companies with Several Different Business Lines
  • Lesson 7: M&A Free Cash Flow Analysis
  • Lesson 8: Premiums and Discounts

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • 1 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites: None

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