Individual courses of study can aid high school graduates or GED holders in picking up additional knowledge. These classes can focus intensely on learning a single skill or deepening one’s understanding in a subject area. They can last several weeks, a few months or even a couple of years.
What are courses in mergers and acquisitions? They offer basic, intermediate and advanced learning about how companies purchase other firms or combine strengths with another business to increase shareholder returns, enter or expand their presence within markets and offer more value to their customers. They may also examine the intricacies of restructuring such as determining the value of a company, understanding potential legal and tax-related implications, risk analysis, strategic planning and fostering a positive company culture in a post-merger environment.
As with any program, mergers and acquisitions courses offer their own set of benefits to learners, who tend to acquire a general understanding of the factors impacting workplace culture. Course participants also gain knowledge about the complex regulatory environment impacting a merger as well as how such mergers and acquisitions might affect the larger marketplace.
It can be hard to estimate the total cost of any course of study, given that tuition and other fees can differ widely between institutions and may vary by country. Investigate all expenses related to enrollment, materials and tuition with each separate school.
Professionals specializing in this field are entering a potentially lucrative vocation. Business development experts and independent consultants often prove to be key players, along with corporate strategy directors, financial analysts, tax professionals and legal counsel with subject matter expertise in mergers and acquisitions. Although many of these roles are mid-career or management level positions, some graduates may discover entry-level opportunities that give them experience working in an M&A team.
For many working professionals, distance learning is the perfect method by which to earn an education that fits one’s schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This unique interdisciplinary course gives executives the analytical framework and tools necessary to successfully execute mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. [+]
The forces of globalization, technological change, and deregulation have created a highly competitive and dynamic business world where mergers and acquisitions are increasingly being used to seek competitive advantage and maximize value for shareholders. This unique interdisciplinary course gives executives the analytical framework and tools necessary to successfully execute mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring.
Participants will learn to:
--Create a corporate restructuring strategy based on building competitive advantage and share holder value.
--Develop an analytical framework for integrating the various stages of an acquisition
-- Test valuation assumptions.... [-]
Learn how to evaluate a company’s financial performance to determine acquisition opportunities. [+]
This course looks at how to use free cash flow concepts to analyze and evaluate corporate performance in order to make better capital budgeting and acquisition decisions.
You’ll get an introduction to free cash flow and its components and learn about the cost of capital. You’ll also look at how free cash flow can be used in acquisitions, and explore some common implementation issues.What topics will you cover?
Week 1 - Free Cash Flow
Free cash flow components and the objective of the firm
Week 2 - Capital and Modified Free Cash Flow
The cost of capital, capital budgeting using free cash flow, and modified free cash flow
Week 3 - Evaluating & Integrating Acquisitions... [-]
Understand how to apply accounting and tax principles with this final course in a program about mergers and acquisitions. [+]
Once a company has merged or been acquired there are a number of key processes that can help ensure the deal is successful. On this course, you will explore some of these processes and learn how to apply accounting and federal income tax principles to project earnings and cash flows, specifically of the post-combination entity.What topics will you cover?
Week 1 - Consolidation
Equity methods of consideration and the cost method, its sub-categories, and consolidation
Week 2 - Purchase Accounting and Special Topics
Explore purchase accounting in detail and other areas like Internal Revenue Code Section 338, tax deductible goodwill and intangiblesWhat will you achieve? ... [-]
Learn how to structure mergers and acquisitions and discover the documents, tax, and legal structures needed to execute a deal. [+]
This course looks in detail at the different ways in which mergers and acquisitions transactions are structured.
You’ll learn about legal structures, stock purchases, asset purchases, tax loss mergers and reverse mergers.
As you explore these different transaction structures, you’ll consider the legal and corporate documents involved and the tax implications for both buyer and seller.What topics will you cover?
Week 1 - Review, Documents & Legal Structures
Understand the documents like engagement letters, confidentiality agreements, term sheets, letters of intent and the structures that underpin M&A... [-]