Online Graduate Certificates

Mergers & Acquisitions Certificate

Gies College of Business
The Mergers & Acquisitions Graduate Certificate provides learners with a well-rounded knowledge of key concepts that form the foundations of a successful M&A deal. Learners will learn how to use financial accounting and finance to express the economic realities of complex organizations, as well as the deal structures and transactions that shape the design of these organizations. The coursework includes a project that is a real-life investment banking case assignment, simulating the work that a Wall Street investment banking firm would deliver to a global, highly sophisticated client.
This program is designed for:
  • Accountants, financial analysts, investment bankers, private investors, chief financial officers, and corporate development employees.
  • General managers who want to learn more about the corporate finance role.
  • Corporate lawyers who want to get closer to finance and accounting topics.
By completing the certificate, you'll:
  • 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.