Business Acquisitions: Strategy and Finance
This course is intended primarily for investors looking to acquire a small to mid-sized business, or corporate executives and professionals looking to expand their company.
What you can learn.
- Learn the analytical framework to prepare, evaluate, and execute business mergers and acquisitions
- Understand how to put together a deal, how to minimize overpaying, and how to increase chances of success in a business combination
About this course:This course is intended primarily for investors looking to acquire a small to mid-sized business or corporate executives and professionals looking to expand their company's prospects via merger and acquisition (M&A). This course combines an analytical framework with real-world applications to introduce the key processes and techniques involving business combinations. Key topics include current trends in M&A, accounting foundations, legal constraints, tax implications, business valuation techniques, and M&A risk management. Students learn how to prepare, evaluate, and execute business mergers and acquisitions through lectures, discussion forums, cases studies, and assigned practice questions. Participants leave the course with an understanding of how to put together a deal, minimize overpaying, and increase their chances of success in a business combination.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Business Acquisitions: Strategy and Finance.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Enrollment limited. Materials required.
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Elective course in the Finance Certificate.
Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required.