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Mergers and Acquisitions - Concepts and Theories

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Get an introduction to mergers and acquisitions with this Mergers and Acquisitions - Concepts and Theories course offered by FutureLearn in partnership with the New York Institute of Finance!

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Overview

In this introductory course you will get an overview of the major aspects of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) industry.

You’ll discover the theories and concepts that underpin mergers and acquisitions, and learn the skills involved in executing transactions, from a deal’s inception to post-merger integration.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the Mergers and Acquisitions - Concepts and Theories course offered by FutureLearn in partnership with the New York Institute of Finance, you'll be able to:

  • Identify common motivations for acquisitions and the reasons why many are unsuccessful
  • Evaluate the specific emerging market risk for M&A and learn valuation techniques for special valuation cases
  • Identify public companies, comparable companies, comparable acquisitions, and leverage buyout valuations
  • Summarise the Discounted Cash Flow approach
  • Describe the positive and negative attributes of the M&A methodologies
  • Explore the key risks associated with the acquisition process
  • Discuss the characteristics of a successful deal

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

  • Week 1 - Overview and buyer strategies

Emerging market issues and the buyer’s viewpoint

  • Week 2- Finding and pricing a deal

How to start the acquisitions, risks and approaches to valuations

  • Week 3 - Special valuation cases

Through case studies explore emerging markets, premiums and discounts

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

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

  • This course is ideal for financial analysts and associates. It is also suitable for directors and managers who have transitioned, or hope to transition, to mergers and acquisitions from other areas, such as equities or fixed income.
  • To get the most from this course you will need a good knowledge of financial analysis and MS Excel.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 21 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 21 days.
  • Limited access:Free
  • Unlimited:$23.33/month
  • Buy this course: $64

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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