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How IMAA Institute helps companies and professionals succeed in M&A.

The world of M&A is evolving and growing faster than ever before. Mergers and Acquisitions are getting more and more complex. Competition for the best deals gets tougher. With our M&A courses and trainings we help companies to prepare for better deals. Many well educated people are involved in transactions and it became harder to stand out from peers or other consultants. A CFA or CPA is nice to have but it does not fit exactly the needs of M&A professionals. The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) as the only not-for-profit institution in this field offers not only the most global M&A Certification which is our signature offering based on more than 10 years of experience as a global think tank for M&A professionals.

M&A Network

IMAA Network connects top institutions and business schools and their M&A professors worldwide to facilitate a unique global collaboration.


The world’s leading professional association for M&A practitioners and academics.

Opinion Leader

IMAA and its faculty members are invited as key note speakers and frequently sought after commentators on M&A with the international media.


Tailored trainings for executives to implement your growth strategy, execute transactions and post merger integration successfully.


Our faculty is involved at well-known institutions. 31 of the top 50 Business Schools use the same M&A or IMAA material for their education.

IM&A - Certificate

The IM&A-Certificate Program is designed and delivered by the world’s leading M&A Institute and faculty.

Upcoming workshops & events

Valuation in Vienna

with Prof. Aswath Damodaran

01. & 02.12.2016

Aswath Damodaran is NYS prof and the guru of Valuation.

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The only globally regognized M&A Certificate Program

You look for some of the brightest minds in the industry? You want to network with decision makers and with people like you? You looking for opportunities? Then participate in our dynamic M&A community as an IM&A-Charterholder!

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Key Facts:

  • 4 modules á 6 submodules
  • Around 100h workload in total
  • Step by step through a deal
  • Online, on-site or mixed
  • No „US-only“ focus
  • No hidden costs
  • No time constraint
  • Full flexibility
  • +12 Years track record
  • Non-profit organization
  • Reputable Partner Organizations

The Hybrit

The certification is standardized. You can do every module either online or on-site. We are offering workshops around the globe.

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Past Participants and companies using our services, trainings and cooperation partners:

Tailored Trainings

We offer a broad range of highly specified trainings that helps companies succeed at M&A.

Executive Education in M&A


We provide one-to-one coaching for those facing M&A situations and challenges.

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IM&A Hybrid Program

You can take every module of the IM&A Certificate either online or offline, or a combination of offline and online (hybrid).

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Meet the people behind IMAA

Prof. Dr. Christopher Kummer

Prof. Dr. Christopher Kummer


Torben Wiegand

Torben Wiegand

Vice President

Dr. Keith Dunbar

Dr. Keith Dunbar

Director; Senior Fellow


All faculty members have at practical and academic experience in their field of teaching. Have a look and see all people involved in IMAA.