Global M&A Certification

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The Certified International Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (IM&A) is an interactive program designed to give all participants a deep understanding of all aspects in M&A. Employers hire IMAA participants’ for their knowledge and ability to anticipate, respond, and adapt to critical issues.

TOP 10 Financial Advisory Companies 2015

  1. Goldman Sachs & Co
  2. JP Morgan
  3. Morgan Stanley
  4. Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  5. Citi
  6. Lazard
  7. Deutsche Bank
  8. Credit Suisse
  9. Barclays
  10. UBS

TOP 10 Acquirors 2015

  1. Blackstone Group LP
  2. Google Inc
  3. Publicis Groupe SA
  4. IBM Corp
  5. Mircrosoft Corp
  6. Sumitomo Corp
  7. 3i Group PLC
  8. Cisco Systems Inc
  9. Thomson Reuters Corp
  10. ISS A/S

What’s included in the IM&A Program?

The IM&A Certificate is the most extensive and global Certification available for Mergers & Acquisitions professionals. The program includes 6 modules that cover a broad spectrum around M&A: from Fundamentals, Due Diligence to Post Merger Integration (PMI) as well as 3 Advanced Modules. With its completion participants can broaden their knowledge in the various fields and demonstrate their excellence. You can take the certificate program completely online as e-learning from everywhere around the world.


Fundamentals of Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Forms and Methods of M&A
  • M&A Strategies
  • M&A Process
  • M&A Activity, Pattern and Timing
  • Introduction to Due Diligence
  • Introduction to Valuation

Due Diligence

  • Financial Due Diligence
  • Tax Due Diligence
  • Legal Due Diligene
  • Human Resources Due Diligence
  • Commercial Due Diligence
  • Other Due Diligence Areas

Post Merger Integration (PMI)

  • M&A Strategy and Integration
  • Organization and Governance of PMI
  • Phase 1: PMI Planning
  • Phase 2: Pre-closing Tasks
  • Phase 3: Day 0
  • Phase 4: Day 1 and beyond

Advanced Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Hostile Takeovers
  • Deal Design and Financing
  • Antitrust Issues
  • Communication in M&A
  • Negotiations
  • Factors for Success & Failure of M&A

Advanced Valuation

  • Valuation of Synergies
  • Valuation in Emerging Markets
  • Valuation of Startups
  • Valuation in Bankruptcy Cases
  • Leveraged Buy Out Valuation
  • Other Models and Techniques


  • M&A of distressed companies
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Financing and Financial Engineering
  • Consolidation in a Downturn
  • Reorganization

Course by Course

  • 1 out of 6 Modules
  • On-Demand video lectures
  • Direct tutoring
  • Real-life business cases
  • All course materials
  • Lifelong access to most current content
  • 1-year IMAA Individual Membership
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  • 3 out of 6 Modules
  • On-Demand video lectures
  • Direct tutoring
  • Real-life business cases
  • All course materials
  • Lifelong access to most current content
  • 1-year IMAA Individual Membership
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What are the requirements for IM&A Certification?
  1. Finish all modules of the IM&A program
  2. Demonstrate 2 years of relevant work expirience
  3. A candidate demonstrates work experience by submitting 4-5 sentences describing their professional role Corporate Finance. The application to submit your work experience can be completed online.

A candidate cannot use the IM&A designation after their name in any manner until they have been certified.

How much time do I have to complete the IM&A Certification process?

Once a candidate passes the first module, they must then finish all other modules within 4 years. Candidates have 5 years from the date they finished all modules to have their work experience verified.

What is the course format?

Every module is divided into small sub sections which all end with a check-up. These tests vary between cases, classic exams and presentations. There is no time constrain attached to the sub sections. You can finish each sub section as fast as you wish. Our faculty will assist you with emails and 1on1 calls if you struggling in some areas.

When can I enroll?

You can enroll at any time for the program.