International Mergers &
Acquisitions Expert (IM&A)
What Is IMAA’s Competitive Advantage?
The most lucrative but also most challenging mergers and acquisitions are global opportunities, so why limit your training to a local training that may only focus on national laws and settings? IMAA curriculum is the international golden standard in the M&A industry. We offer the only Mergers & Acquisitions Certificate Program and Designation that equips you with global best-practice and regional expertise.
Most important of all, this training is not some mere M&A course at introduction level or theoretical. Every session is crafted and taught by our M&A veterans that are willing to share their insights and know-how gained in years of real-world practice.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A) program dives deep into the entire M&A process—from strategy and valuation to execution and post-merger management (PMI).
Whether managing or advising a merger or acquisition for your company or assisting your clients, we will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to skip the common pitfalls and succeed.
In the highly interactive on-site course or the self-paced online course, you’ll take your skills to the next level by practicing:
- Expanding your M&A perspective
Hone new target identification strategies and advanced synergy analyses to close the best deals and navigate common post-merger integration pitfalls.
- Mapping out the negotiation landscape
Identifying the true stakeholders and likely competitors for the target ahead of time, so you’re ready with the right strategies and tactics for closing the transaction without trouble.
- Expanding your M&A perspective
By “looking ahead and reasoning back,” you’ll practice implementing exceptional value analysis and comprehensive due diligence so you can lead your team into unlocking the most lucrative merger and acquisition opportunities.
This cross-disciplinary curriculum provides a holistic view of the M&A process – from strategy and valuation to execution and post-merger integration management.
You will delve into the challenges and opportunities presented by new technology and learn all the terminology and best practices for cross-border deals, corporate inversions, earn-outs, spin-offs, restructurings, corporate governance and more opportunities. Different strategic approaches for private and public companies will also be examined.
The IM&A program is structured in four modules based on our IM&A Framework and Body of Knowledge:
KEY FACTS & FEES
- 30 hours onsite or approx. 60 hours online
- Leading faculty from academia and the industry
- Split into four, easy-to-digest modules
- Content updated regularly
- Prequisite:Hold an academic degree (e.g. PhD, JD, DBA, MBA or Bachelor Degree); and/or hold one or more professional designations (such as CPA, CFA, CAIA or equivalent)
- Online Program $2990 USD
- Onsite Program $4990 USD
- Life-long access to the most up-to-date online course content
- Onsite programs include hard copies of all presentations and materials
- M&AP Charter and Designation upon completion
- First year of Annual Membership Fee
- Access to the entire IMAA e-Library
- Global network of charterholders and experts
- Continued Education / Continued Professional Development: 10 hours bi-annually of relevant online or onsite education provided by IMAA (online CE/CPD included in the annual membership fee
While you will meet an international mix of participants from various industries, the Mergers and Acquisitions program is designed for mid-management to senior executives in the C-Suite, directors of public and private companies, board leaders, and heads of strategy and corporate development. It is also geared toward advisers, investment bankers, transactional lawyers, and private equity investors. Individuals and teams are welcome to attend.
After successfully completing the course, you will receive the IM&A Charter. The IM&A is the most internationally recognized designation offered in the field of M&A. This charter signals to peers, clients, employers, and other professionals that you have completed the most comprehensive M&A education program available and are proficient in all areas of the mergers and acquisitions process.
Global Business Development Director at Kerry GroupRead Statement
Soheyl BabanI attended the onsite IM&A training and was pleasantly surprised with its high level. The training was superbly organized; Chris Kummer is a fascinating speaker and lecturer with a massive body of knowledge in strategy and finance. The 5 day training was well organized to cover all aspects of M&A and utilized world known experts for specialized sections. I am very content that I decided to attend this training as it significantly enhanced my M&A knowledge needed for my role.
Partner at RSPA & AssociatesRead Statement
Rohit SuranaAs a practising Chartered Accountant having done quite a few M&A deals, I felt a need for International perspective and hence IM&A training. An onsite course gives you an opportunity to meet and interact with people across the globe. The course was very practical oriented and hands on and was inundated with global illustrations. Having graduated from this program equipped me with more capabilities that I can apply with client projects.
Director of Mergers & Acquisitions North America at Mérieux NutriSciencesRead Statement
Neda VaseghiI would like to thank IMAA for the fantastic M&A course that I attended in New York. The agenda, instructors, subject matter experts, attendees exceeded expectations. I have walked away energized with a number of ideas for our M&A program.
Managing ConsultantRead Statement
Muhammad MuzaffarVery relevant and Interesting Case-Studies with practical guidelines from Professor Kummer made this certification really valuable to me. Course content was thorough, current and well-organized
Chief Financial Officer at Babcock Canada Inc.Read Statement
John O’NeillWe chose the IM&A program based on the relevant and full course content from initial targeting to post close integration. Our decision to send a team of four participants proved to be well founded. All of us came away with valuable insights and have subsequently been able to build significant inhouse capability. The course instructors demonstrated exceptional knowledge and were able to effectively present topics in a clear and energetic way. Discussion was encouraged amongst all attendees which benefitted from multiple industry exposure. I highly recommend the program and Institute, very well done.
Group Head - Internal Audit, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) at Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS)Read Statement
Haytham WehbeThe certificate program provided lots of valuable M&A information. The whole program adopted including practical case studies and various valuation methods gave us a deep understanding of inorganic growth challenges by bridging theory to practice.
former Global M&A Director for Kentucky Fried Chicken at Yum! GroupRead Statement
Austin CookeThe course content is well put together, and the flexible approach to assignment style also allows you to tackle the set problems in your own way. There are lots of relevant, cross sector examples to refer to, and which reinforce the practicality of the content.
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Online Self Study Option
The online course offers all the extensive training of the onsite course but with maximum flexibility for busy professionals. This course is designed for self-study, with on-demand video lectures and required readings. The course assignments include real-life business case studies, multiple choice questions, and more. There is no time constraint to complete the online course; so you can set your own schedule and work at your own pace.
One of our cohorts – become part of a global network
The onsite version is held in an intensive five-day program and taught by leading faculty members in the industry and specialized subject matter experts to provide participants with the most up-to-date and practical content available. The faculty combines global thought leaders and regional experts. The onsite training allows participants to ask questions and network with an elite and diverse group of professionals.
- Real world content developed and instructed by M&A practitioners
- Well structured and balanced content to succeed in transactions
- Largest number of experienced experts as instructors
- Materials specifically designed for online use
You can complete the program part-time while working and without the need to travel to any course or examination location.
Register now and get started with your IM&A Certification program!
Available worldwide - 24/7
Taught by internationally experienced faculty and practitioners from Canada and abroad.
Meet and network with participants from Canada, the US and Asia already signed up.
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All Course Materials and Access to Bonus E-Library Included
All mandatory material as well as recommended readings are included in your tuition. As a bonus, since learning is a continues process to stay abreast of new challenges and opportunities, you gain free 1-year membership to our unique and extensive Learning Center resources. This covers unlimited access to our proprietary e-Library which includes M&A research, and cutting edge publications from our expert faculty and other global thought leaders.