Certified Post Merger Integration Specialist (CPMI)
Online 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.
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
Strategies for M&A
Success Factors in Transactions
Takeover Strategies and Defence Tactics
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
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
Dealing with People in M&A
The online format is a self-study designed course with on-demand video lectures and required readings. The course assignments including real-life business case studies, multiple choice questions, and more. There is no time constraint to complete the online course; therefore you may work at your own pace and take breaks if needed.
Online Course Fee
- Takes about 100 hours online to complete
- Leading faculty from academia and the industry
- Split into four, easy-to-digest modules
- Content updated quarterly
- 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
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.
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
Accreditation and Recognition
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|
|No time constraint|
|Work from anywhere in the world|
|Different dates & locations worldwide|
|Networking with peers|
|Complete the program in 6 days|
|Meet face to face with faculty|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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.