Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP)
The Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP) is a program designed to meet the needs of auditing, consulting, deal advisory, investment banking, and legal professionals. The M&AP covers all aspects of the transaction process and provides insight into running a successful M&A boutique. Gain knowledge in best practices for the M&A process, valuation, due diligence and also for a unique module on Running a Successful M&A Practice. Gaining the M&AP designation signals to employers, colleagues and clients that you invest in being the best M&A practitioner you can be.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The International Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP) 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.
The M&AP program is structured in four modules based on our IM&A Framework and Body of Knowledge for Mergers & Acquisitions (for more information click below). It is available to take online or combined with the IM&A onsite.
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
- Pre-requisite: 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 Designation upon completion
- First year of Annual Membership Fee
- Access to the entire IMAA e-Library
- Global network of charterholders and experts
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, transaction lawyers, and private equity investors. Individuals and teams are welcome to attend.
After successfully completing the course, you will receive the M&AP Charter. The M&AP 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.
Director/Senior Client Adviser at Malt and CompanyRead Statement
Walt BowmanAfter researching for on-line certification courses, I came across IMAA. I was very impressed with the credentials of the instructors and the employment backgrounds of certificate holders who supplied testimonials. It also provides a holistic approach to Mergers and Acquisitions worldwide. I found the on-line content to be excellent and very convenient for me to utilize with my work schedule. My certification from a quality group of instructors will be extremely helpful and impressive to my future clients. It shows my commitment to bring them value by my putting forth the effort to prepare with an institute with a highly qualified staff. I found the support staff to be extremely helpful during process and consider them to be not only support staff, but friends. I highly recommend certifications from this institute as the institute provides excellent study material to allow for growth in knowledge of the Mergers and Acquisitions industry.
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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 M&AP Certification program!
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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.