About this Specialization

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In a post-pandemic world, companies across the globe are constantly looking to expand and grow their businesses. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) offers many ways to achieve this goal. Through this 6-course specialization in Mergers and Acquisitions, you will gain a well-rounded knowledge of key concepts that form the foundations of a successful M&A deal. The courses in this specialization focus on types of M&A deals and complex organizational structures. Topics covered include: How to value and price M&A deals Understand financial modeling and capital structure Understand complex organizational structures through the lens of financial accounting Understand the foundational elements of financial statement and ratio analysis Examine practical applications of financial analysis and valuation techniques
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Intermediate Level
Approximately 6 months to complete
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Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approximately 6 months to complete
Suggested pace of 3 hours/week
English

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There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Finance of Mergers and Acquisitions: Valuation and Pricing

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Course2

Course 2

Finance of Mergers and Acquisitions: Designing an M&A Deal

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Course3

Course 3

Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions: Foundations

Course4

Course 4

Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions: Advanced Topics

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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