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 Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP) certification dives into the nuts and bolts of the transaction journey—auditing, consulting, and deal advisory are among just a few of the areas visited during the M&AP Training.
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:
- Gain insight into international best practices
Hone new target identification strategies and advanced synergy analyses to close the best deals and navigate common post-merger integration pitfalls.
- Broaden your horizons
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.
- Taking your practice to the next level
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 M&AP 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 $2’990 USD
- Onsite Program $4’990 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
- 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, transaction lawyers, and private equity investors. Individuals and teams are welcome to attend.
Chief Operating Officer, Optimal Management SolutionsRead Statement
Hannah BarberI decided to enroll in the M&AP program to further my knowledge and skill set in the entire transaction process of mergers & acquisitions. By having a certification in M&A from a recognized program like IMAA has helped me by gaining a better understanding how to manage the complexities of the M&A process in terms of determining a rationale, plus how to select and value acquisition targets in the future. The online format was structured to help busy professional work at their own pace, while gaining quality education from faculty experts in the M&A field. I highly recommend this program, as you and your peers will gain new insights into why M&A strategy is related to all elements of the process, including valuation, deal structure, due diligence, an integration. The faculty discussions, case studies, and real-world M&A simulations enable you to gain experience in successfully navigating a transaction while dealing with a wide array of issues.
Fund Accountant, Roark CapitalRead Statement
Andre HamiltonI chose to pursue the IM&A and M&AP programs in order to gain knowledge that would allow me to better identify the tools necessary to enhance the value-add components of the merger and acquisition process. I wanted to sharpen my vantage point of the entire acquisition process from both a macro and micro level. These programs have given me the roadmap to discovering the integral intangibles, that are often times overlooked, which I will utilize in all of my future business endeavors. I decided to take the courses online due to the inherent accessibility and convenience of being able to receive the same world renown, quality education from the comfort of my home. I found that the online content was strategically constructed in a way that was digestible and relatable which allowed me to view the concepts from various perspectives. I felt strongly that by completing the IM&A and M&AP programs I could then leverage the knowledge accumulated for value-add purposes within my current industry. I would most definitely recommend this course to my peers and colleagues.
Deloitte ConsultingRead Statement
Ronaldi WisastraThe course content is wonderful. The assignments, case studies, stretched me to dig deep into the work I did in the past or the current client I am working with and have put a different lens on the learning and the work I do. The contents are recently updated and relevant to the current situation. The course has been very beneficial in helping me in my current role such as enlarge my horizons on different facets of M&A, the actors involved, the type of activities and also the nuances behind a transaction. The program helped me in the getting resources and also perspectives on M&A that helped me in my work.
Manager - Engineering Applications, Bombardier RailRead Statement
Navdeep SinghIntegration is a critical activity in M&A, which can either create unprecedented value for an organization or can lead to negative value creation. I found the course from IMAA, to be a complete package covering all aspects of integration. For an Integration lead, it is crucial to realize that integration success is not only limited to recognizing success drivers or implementing best practices, but knowing the ways to monitor various influences, threats, challenges that may contribute to M&A failure. I strongly recommend taking this course from IMAA.
Senior ConsultantRead Statement
Awais DilawerI wanted to have a formal certification in M&A provided by a recognised Institute like IMAA. The course content was quite informative and really helps me in my projects. I got rich information related to the due diligence, processes for merging or acquiring other firms, financial valuation of companies and finally how to successfully integrate the operations after the merger. The tutors are well-experienced and shared their experience and case studies. Doing the course online enabled me not to compromise my regular work. I would surely recommend this course to my peers and colleagues.
CFO & Partner at Urb. La ColoniaRead Statement
Eric VegaBecause of the M&A business complexity, it was critical to find a program with a strong concentration of experienced professionals, as well as a program structure that covers insider business knowledge. After analyzing many options, I was convinced that IMAA had what I needed. The program has helped me to better understand the M&A processes so I can apply it in my own company, as well as building a better consulting practice for future clients. I chose the M&A Professional Certificate because I was looking for a certification in M&A to deepen my knowledge in this highly complex field of corporate finance, as well as a program that showed not only the M&A processes, but M&A consulting practice in other areas of the globe. The online program was also the best way for me to combine a high-quality education program with a busy business life. At the end of the program, I could say that my expectations were achieved.
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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Due to the current COVID situation with travel restrictions globally and locally, join the M&AP program online.
The online fornat offers an extensive training but with maximum flexibility for busy professionals. This course is designed for self-study with on-demand video lectures specifically produced for the online format. 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.
The program is taught by leading faculty members that are practitioners 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.
Networking oportunities are provided to connect with an elite and diverse group of professionals and instructors online.
- 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.
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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.