Coles College of Business

Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Program

Available dates

Mar 30—Apr 2, 2020
4 days
Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
USD 3750
USD 937 per day


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About the course

A five-day program offered by the Coles College of Business in partnership with The M&A Source organization. All phases of the life cycle of a successful M&A transaction are covered, with a special focus on best practices in M&A advisory services targeting the privately-held, middle-market business sector.

Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Program

The program is an adaptation of the educational/certification programs associated with the unique Coles College M&A Academy, which is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the ability of M&A services professionals to lead organizations through successful business acquisitions and divestitures. In addition to qualifying participants for a certificate from the Coles College M&A Academy, the program qualifies participants for both CPE and CLE continuing education credits.


The M&A Source Certified M&A Professional Program is a five consecutive day program delivered at the Kennesaw State University campus. Each full-day learning module runs from 8 am – 4:30pm (3:00pm on Friday) with several optional evening sessions. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day along with one group dinner.

Day 1: M&A Strategy: Maximizing Your Value with the Right Transaction

Day 2: Creating and Protecting Value Through Financial Analysis

Day 3: M&A Transaction Valuation

Day 4: The M&A Process, Deal Structuring & Negotiation

Who should attend

  • M&A professionals and advisors interested in deepening their technical knowledge and practical execution skills.
  • Company executives/owners considering M&A alternatives for maximizing shareholder value.
  • Managers responsible for leading and executing acquisition and divestiture transactions.

Trust the experts

Michael Salvador

Dr. Michael S. Salvador was most recently the Executive Director of Executive Education Programs for the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University (KSU), an institutional member of the University System of Georgia. In this role, he had overall responsibility for the develo...


Larry Stevens

J. Larry Stevens, a partner in the international accounting firm, PwC (retired), is Executive-in-Residence and Visiting Professor at Kennesaw State University's Coles College of Business where, as a member of the School of Accountancy faculty, he teaches courses in mergers and acquisitions and ac...


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