This MBA course explores the various modes of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) strategies available to firms to create and capture economic value. The objectives of...More >>
This MBA course explores the various modes of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) strategies available to firms to create and capture economic value. The objectives of the course are (1) to equip students with a set of analytical and qualitative tools to assess the drivers and consequences of different types of M&As, and (2) to provide insight into the successful management of M&As covering the whole process from conception to action. While more emphasis is given to large, established firms, the course also deals with entrepreneurial ventures to the extent that they faceanalogous competitive, financial, and organizational challenges. Students enrolling in the course will draw from various sources of knowledge about M&As - cutting-edge academic research, real-âworld experience from the strategy work of the instructor and other students in class, and case discussions illustrating the principles behind strategic decisions. This course is meant to be more technical than the core Strategy course (MBA). By examiningthe modes of growth and restructuring of the firm from a strategic management perspective, the course reinforcesother offerings in the Strategy specialization; moreover, by focusing on the strategic management of M&As, the course also complements courses in Finance such as Restructuring Firms and Industries or Mergers & Acquisitions.