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Certified Post Merger Integration Specialist (cpmi)

Program Description

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.

Online $2,990.00 Register Now

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!


Wordwide available

Amsterdam 11 March, 2019 - 15 March, 2019 $4,990.00 Register Now

Meet and exchange best practices with an international mix of professionals in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Amsterdam, Netherlands


11 March 2019, 12:20 pm


15 March 2019, 01:20 pm

Palo Alto 6 May, 2019 - 10 May, 2019 Early Bird $4,990.00 $4,490.00 Until 06-Mar-2019 Register Now

Meet and exchange best practices in integration particularly with a focus on information technology.

Learn and network with professionals and faculty from some of the fastest growing and most innovation companies also in the field of M&A and Post Merger Integration.


Palo Alto, CA


May 06, 2019, 1 PM


May 10, 2019, 1 pm

Singapore 21 August, 2019 - 24 August, 2019 Early Bird $4,990.00 $4,490.00 Until 21-Jun-2019 Register Now

This program is taught by international faculty with experience of PMI globally as well as within South East Asia.







New York 9 September, 2019 - 13 September, 2019 Early Bird $4,990.00 $4,490.00 Until 06-Jul-2019 Register Now

Meet and network with an international group of participants to learn more about the best practices on Post Merger Integration.


New York, United States


09 September 2019, 12:20 pm


13 September 2019, 01:20 pm

Amsterdam 23 September, 2019 - 27 September, 2019 Early Bird $4,990.00 $4,490.00 Until 23-Jul-2019 Register Now

Meet and exchange best practices with an international mix of professionals centrally located in Europe.


Amsterdam, Netherlands


23 September 2019, 12:20 pm


28 September 2019, 01:20 pm

Course Content

The CPMI program is structured in four modules based on our Body of Knowledge for Mergers & Acquisitions (for more information click below). It is available to take online or onsite at one of our training locations.

Module 1: Essentials of M&A

M&A Process: Sell-side & Buy-side
Strategies for M&A
Success Factors in Transactions
Takeover Strategies and Defence Tactics
M&A Negotiation

Module 2: Integration Governance & Project Management

Post Merger Integration Planning, Steering & Execution

Organizing Project Work Streams

Synergy Identification & Realization

Planning & Execution for Day 1 and First 100 days

Balancing Integration Activities & Day-to-Day Business 

Module 3: Function Integration

HR Integration

Financial Integration

Procurement Integration

IT & Security Systems Integration

Sales & Marketing Integration

Module 4: Culture & Change Management

Managing Internal Communication

Integrating Corporate Cultures

Developing Metrics for Measuring Success

Change Management Phases & Tasks

Cross-Border Considerations

Dealing with People in M&A


Onsite Course Fee

$4990 USD

Key Facts

  • Five-day intensive course
  • Discussion-based small classroom setting
  • Leading faculty from academia and the industry
  • Split into four, easy-to-digest modules
  • Networking with diverse and experienced professionals


  • Hard copies and materials of all onsite
    presentation content
  • Access to the online version
  • CPMI Designation upon completion
  • First year of Annual Membership Fee
  • Access to the entire IMAA e-Library
  • Global network of charterholders and experts


Online Course Fee

$2990 USD

Key Facts

  • Requires about 100 hours online to
  • Leading faculty from academia and the industry
  • Split into four, easy-to-digest modules
  • Content updated regularly


  • Access to most up-to-date online course content
  • CPMI Designation upon completion
  • First year of Annual Membership Fee
  • Access to the entire IMAA e-Library
  • Global network of charterholders and experts

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The CPMI Designation

The CPMI is the most internationally recognized designation offered in the field of Post Merger Integration. The IMAA Charter signals to employers, peers, and other professionals that you have completed the most comprehensive Post Merger Integration education program available and are proficient in all areas of the PMI process.

The CPMI Designation adds:


Displaying the CPMI Designation on your Resume/CV, business card, and LinkedIn profile demonstrates to potential employers and clients your certified expertise in Post Merger Integration.


Expand your current knowledge and professional profile with the most relevant and comprehensive content available, created by the world’s leading faculty and experts.


Increase your professional value with the tools and skills needed to succeed in your future projects, deals, and transactions.


IMAA connects integration practitioners and like-minded professionals, in order to provide a platform for networking, knowledge-exchange, and sharing best practices.


Increase your visibility and expand your career opportunities by contributing to the IMAA community and gaining access to our industry experts and practitioners.

Who Participates?

IMAA trains a wide variety of professionals. With five offices on three continents and a diverse set of faculty, participants from around the world benefit from a globally minded, professional education.

Participants by Region

Participants by Corporate Function

We Are Trusted By

Participants by Industry

IMAA Resources

Gain full access to IMAA resouces by becoming an IM&A participant. Included with your first year memershipt is our e-Library, M&A statistics, and publications from our expert faculty.

Additional Information

Accreditation and Recognition

We are the global number #1 provider in M&A education. Companies sign up their employees in order to prepare for transactions or to enhance their qualification for the next promotion. Future employers reach out to us to check the credentials of candidates and their current status as a charterholder. Potential clients look to us to recommend advisors.

We are a high quality provider and are recognized by many other institutions as a continued education provider. Find out more about our accreditations and recognition.

Comparison: Online vs. Onsite Program

Real-life business cases
All mandatory course materials included
Lifelong online access to most current content
1-year Individual IMAA Membership
Start right away
On-Demand video lectures & direct tutoring
Full flexibility
No time constraint
Work from anywhere in the world
Different dates & locations worldwide
Interactive discussions
Networking with peers
Complete the program in 6 days
Meet face to face with faculty

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have any questions, please do reach out to us by:

see our international contact details

How long does it take to complete the M&A Certificate?

The IM&A Certification is designed as a part-time program for professionals. The total time of completion depends on your prior background and time you can devote to this. In total for the online program it may take about 100 hours of study. Our fastest participants complete it within 2 months.

What is included in the fee?

Our tuition fees include all mandatory and recommended study materials. In addition you get access to our e-library.

When can I enroll for and start with the IM&A Certificate?

You can enroll at any time for the Certificate Program online and start right away. For our onsite M&A courses please check the dates and locations.

Can I take the M&A Certificate entirely online?

Yes, you can take the entire program online from anywhere in the world or while travelling. This is what many of our participants do. For the completion of the M&A Certification there is no physical attendance necessary. However, you can combine online with onsite workshops to reach your designation.

How many participants take your M&A programs?

Our courses and programs in Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Valuation and Post Merger Integration (PMI) have taken by more than 1’500 participants from all around the world.

What is the difference to other training providers?

We are the number #1 provider and set the standards. Compared with academic executive education offerings, our faculty members are not pure academics – they have closed M&A deals as professionals themselves. So you don’t gain only purely theoretical insights, but you will learn hands-on knowledge. Compared with for-profit providers, we are purely focused on M&A trainings and bring in a solid foundation, great structured approach to learning, and the international dimension – and we reinvest in improving our offering.

What is the difference to other certificate programs?

If you compare our programs with the CFA, CAIA, CIMA, or others – we are purely focused on M&A only and are very complementary to these programs. There is very little overlap among the content and insights that our programs provide. Most of them accept our program as continued education.

Where can I ask more questions about your M&A training?

If you have additional questions, please reach out to us via chat, contact form, or give us a call. We are looking forward to hearing from you and learn about your needs and questions.

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