International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A)
A 60-hour online course powered by IMAA - Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions & Alliances.
This training goes beyond the introduction level and theoretical concepts as it’s designed with ready-to-use tools and practices for industry professionals. Every session is crafted and taught by our M&A veterans who share their insights and know-how gained through years of real-world practice.
What to expect
The International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A) program dives deep into the entire M&A process – from strategy and valuation to execution and post merger integration (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 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.
• Improving your Foresight
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 IM&A program is structured in four modules based on IMAA IM&A Framework and Body of Knowledge for Mergers & Acquisitions:
- Essentials of M&A
- Due Diligence
- Post Merger Integration (PMI)
Who should attend
While you will meet an international mix of participants from various industries, the IM&A program is tailored to the needs of mid-management to senior executives in the C-Suite, directors of public and private companies, board leaders, and heads of strategy and corporate development. Advisers, investment bankers, transactional lawyers, and private equity investors also find this course increasingly helpful.
After successfully completing the course, you will receive the IM&A Charter. The IM&A 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.
The online course lasts approximately 60 hours and can be completed on IMAA e-learning platform.
You can complete the program part-time while working and without the need to travel to any course or examination location.
What is included
- Soft copies of the presentations
- IM&A Charter and Designation upon completion
- First year of IMAA Annual Membership Fee
- Access to the entire IMAA e-Library
- 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).