Certified Post Merger Integration Specialist (CPMI)
The Certified Post Merger Integration Professional (CPMI) is a tailored program to address the needs of advisors, Human Resource professionals, Project Managers, management consultants, change specialists, corporate M&A and integration teams. The program covers all aspect of the post-merger integration process from planning to implementation. The CPMI program is the only globally oriented Post Merger integration certification in existence and is internationally recognized.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Post Merger Integration program dives deep into the integration issues post acquisition or merger. It covers pre-closing preparation in terms of strategy, synergy identification, and integration planning as well as actually running and implementing the integration in terms of integration governance and project management. Also integration issues and aspects of different core functions, such as marketing & sales, finance, human resources, etc. are covered. Last but not least, there is an additional emphasis on change management in order to make the integration a success.
Whether you are involved in the integration as part of the acquiring or target company or assist clients as a consultant, this program will help you to understand the complexity in integration in its entirety and do a better job in dealing with its complexity.
In the highly interactive on-site course or the self-paced online course, you’ll take your skills to the next level by practicing:
- Plan for the integration the right way and early on
Connect strategy with integration planning and design during the transaction, due diligence, and negotiation phases.
- Getting the synergies right
Explore and corroborate the various synergies that can be achieved in different functions and the business be it cost and/or growth synergies and how to realize them.
- Succeed with Change Management
Learn from our experts how to successfully implement the changes needed to align your goals, bringing organizations together and making the integration a success.
The CPMI program is structured in four modules based on our IMAA Framework and Body of Knowledge for Mergers & Acquisitions. It is available to take online or 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
- 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, SHRM-CP 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
- CPMI 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 CPMI Charter. The CPMI designation is the most internationally recognized designation offered in the field of Post Merger Integration. This charter signals to peers, clients, employers, and other professionals that you have completed the most comprehensive PMI education program available and are proficient in all areas of the mergers and acquisitions process.
Senior Project Manager M&A at OerlikonRead Statement
Marco FreidlI very much appreciated the direct interactions and active discussions with other participants each with a different background. In addition, learning from and discussing with the experienced professionals who were leading the course was highly valuable. It was also great to look at PMI from different but at the same time often interlinked perspectives which in the course of the program increasingly became part of an overall framework.
Senior Manager Finance at AnsellRead Statement
Rui JorgeThe CPMI course was a great event, really a pleasure to be part of it. You cannot have any better than the Post Merger Integration training by IMAA. The quality of the material and subjects covered were comprehensive and exceptionally well deployed. The share of experiences of real-life situations from such bright trainers, as well as trainees, have enriched the content and enlengthening the minds. It is a privilege to be a CPMI Charterholder and to continue having access the extensive library, the course and additional materials, that document many years of experience and research on the knowledge areas of Post-Merger Integrations.
Lead M&A Integration Specialist at Sunoco LPRead Statement
Bethany BeckhamI had the pleasure to attend the onsite training for the CPMI certification program. It was one of the best experiences to network and gather best practices from practitioners around the globe. What I appreciate the most is the small class size that allows more collaboration amongst the attendees and the facilitators. Real world, international experiences that were shared were invaluable and motivated me to continue on my career path.
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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.
Take the online certificate program while working and without travelling to any course location. Available entirely online. All course materials and fees included. Register now to start your Post Merger Integration 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.