Programs

Our unique M&A certification programs – available as an online course, onsite training or a virtual live format.

We offer different
M&A trainings

Each of our M&A certificates are designed to address the individual needs of all career level professionals already working within mergers and acquisitions or looking to break into the industry. Constructed by leading faculty members and M&A experts in a multi-year effort, all of IMAA’s programs are globally oriented to provide a holistic and regional specific approach.

Available Programs

  • International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP)
  • Legal Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (LM&A)
  • Certified Post Merger Integration Expert (CPMI)
  • HR Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (HRM&A)
  • Valuation Training with Prof. Aswath Damodaran
  • International Hospitality Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IHM&A)

International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IM&A)

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.

Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP)

The Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (M&AP) is a program designed to meet the needs of auditing, consulting, deal advisory, investment banking, and legal professionals. The M&AP covers all aspects of the transaction process and provides insight into running a successful M&A boutique. Gain knowledge in best practices for the M&A process, valuation, due diligence and also for a unique module on Running a Successful M&A Practice. Gaining the M&AP designation signals to employers, colleagues and clients that you invest in being the best M&A practitioner you can be.

Legal Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (LM&A)

Promising deals can go awry because of poor understanding of legal aspects or simply, a lack of preparation and negligence. The Legal Mergers and Acquisitions Expert certification training program covers all relevant topics within the M&A process from a legal standpoint: pre-deal, during due diligence and negotiations, as well as post acquisition. Join a global network of legal experts and M&A professionals interested in legal issues and become a LM&A Charterholder!

Certified Post Merger Integration Expert (CPMI)

The Certified Post Merger Integration Expert (CPMI) is a tailored program to address the needs of advisors, Human Resource professionals, Project Managers, management consultants, change specialists, corporate M&A and integration teams. The program covers all aspect of the post-merger integration process from planning to implementation. The CPMI program is the only globally oriented Post Merger integration certification in existence and is internationally recognized.

HR Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (HRM&A)

The HRM&A program is designed to meet the needs of Human Resource professionals involved in M&A transactions in both corporate and consulting roles. The HRM&A program covers all aspects of the transaction process relevant for HR including strategy, due diligence, Post Merger Integration (Best of PMI), and compensation and benefits. Gain knowledge in best practices for the M&A process and better understand the HR function and its significance during pre-deal or the post-merger integration phase. The HRM&A designation prepares HR practitioners in preparing for the challenges and practical realities of M&A transactions.

Valuation Training with Prof. Aswath Damodaran

The objective of the training is to provide the fundamentals of each approach to valuation, together with limitations and caveats on the use of each, as well as extended examples of the application of each.

International Hospitality Mergers & Acquisitions Expert (IHM&A)

As a dedicated training for professionals involved in transactions in the hospitality industry this program does not only provide introduction to M&A and its theoretical concepts but is designed with ready-to-use tools and practices for industry professionals. Every session is crafted and taught by our M&A veterans and Hospitality experts who share their insights and know-how gained through years of real-world practice.

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Study Options

The online format offers an extensive training but with maximum flexibility for busy professionals. This course is designed for self-study with on-demand video lectures specifically produced for the online format.

The onsite format is held in an intensive 30 hours program. Networking opportunities are provided in all programs to connect with an elite and diverse group of professionals and instructors.

Live & Interactive. The virtual format is a live and interactive format that offers the same interactive opportunities as the onsite format, but with the luxury of never having to leave home or office.

Testimonials

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Claudia Senties

Company: EY Parthenon
Position: Senior Associate
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I took IMAA's IM&A certificate program as I wanted to fill a gap in my skill set on transitioning from the integration team to the deal team. Therefore, participating in IMAA's on-site IM&A certificate program was a very enriching experience that provided me the space and the right network to discuss, share experiences, and learn from both IMAA's faculty and M&A professionals with diverse backgrounds. Moreover, IMAA's on-site comprehensive curriculum and access to an online learning platform and library helped me deepen my understanding of M&A instilling the ability to ask the right questions at the right time, and also equipped me with the necessary practical finance & valuation skills crucial for success in this transition in my career. The real-world case studies and interactive learning modules were particularly valuable, allowing me to apply theoretical knowledge to actual scenarios. Furthermore, IMAA's global recognition opened doors to new opportunities and bolstered my credibility in the M&A field. I am truly grateful for the supportive community of experts and peers who fostered a collaborative learning environment, enriching my networking capabilities, and instilling confidence in my strategic decision-making abilities.

  • IM&A

Aline Soghomonian

Company: TAQA Group
Position: Legal professional
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I always had the passion to discover about the M&A world. IMAA fulfilled my wish with the most relevant aspects of the M&S covered in just one course out of the New York City. With great content, lots of interactive work, mostly hands on course and insightful discussions, it was so enjoyable to receive a wealth of knowledge about the subject. Martin, a great mentor who made it fun and engaging for all, and with the examples from his extensive experiences, he made it absolutely unforgettable experience for us, and although there was a lot to learn, it was so light and easy to follow for everyone. I would highly recommend the IMAA course to anyone wanting to get into the industry.   

Special thanks to Nicole for making this course so complete with her daily super support to all of the attendees and the fantastic food she arranged for us throughout each of the days of the training.

  • IM&A
  • LM&A

Emmanuel Kolade

Company: Omnify
Position: Director, Finance & Controller
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"I recently completed IM&A program virtually and M&AP program online.

These programs were expertly crafted by industry leaders and seasoned practitioners, and they provided an in-depth understanding of the intricacies involved in M&A transactions. From business valuation and due diligence to post-merger integration, every aspect was covered in detail.

The collaborative nature of the program facilitated networking with fellow executives and professionals from diverse industries. Engaging in discussions and sharing experiences not only broadened my professional network but also enriched my learning experience through different perspectives.

I highly recommend this program to executives and professionals aspiring to excel in the field of M&A. It has been an enriching experience that has not only added a valuable credential to my profile but has also empowered me with the necessary tools to make strategic and informed decisions in the ever-evolving world of business."

  • IM&A
  • M&AP
Ezinne Joshua

Ezinne Q. Joshua

Company: Aquamore Finance
Position: Associate Portfolio Manager
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As a part of my MBA program, I enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Finance course. The assessment process required a role-play exercise in which my group represented the buy-side while the target group represented the sell-side in the acquisition of a company. This novel and challenging process made me curious about the overall concept of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and its complete scope. In my research, IMAA was featured many times, and I enrolled in the program. After completing two courses, I can attest that every experience has provided me with new perspectives on how to approach deals and a shift in my understanding of stakeholder engagement/management. The valuation class helped me improve my financial modelling skills, while the IM&A course provided me with knowledge on deal processing, strategy, due diligence and commonly overlooked aspects of a deal that could either make or break the process – before and after a merger. I highly recommend the IM&A course to anyone seeking deeper insights and understanding into the complete end-to-end cycle of mergers and acquisitions. The program has equipped me with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage the intricacies of M&A transactions effectively, and I am confident that it will do the same for anyone who enrols.

  • IM&A

Shaune Lim

Company: Assured Asset Management
Position: CEO
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I had the privilege of taking the IM&A and Financial Modeling and Business Valuation Course with Trainer Rohit Pratap in an online format. Even though the course was conducted completely virtually, Rohit did an exceptional job of keeping students engaged and explaining complex integration, merger, acquisitions, and financial concepts in a clear, understandable way.

Rohit structured the course thoughtfully, with relevant real-world examples and case studies that helped reinforce key learnings. He made effective use of interactive tools and discussions during our virtual lectures to promote student participation.

One aspect that really stood out was Rohit's dedication to ensuring students grasped the material. He patiently answered questions, provided valuable feedback on assignments, and made himself available outside of class. I appreciated that he customized his teaching style to suit the virtual delivery method.

Overall, this was one of the most well-organized, enriching online courses I've taken. Kudos to IMAA in delivering such a great and seamless user experience. I gained invaluable financial knowledge and skills that I can apply directly in my career. Rohit is a phenomenal educator, and I highly recommend this IM&A and Financial Modeling and Business Valuation Course to other students looking to expand their business acumen.

  • Financial Modeling and Business Valuation
  • IM&A

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The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) is a not – for – profit think tank for Mergers & Acquisitions which pursues research and provides educational certificate programs, workshops, resources, and expert knowledge in the field of M&A. We provide premier quality continuing education for professionals and organizations across the globe. We have been granted the ISO certification by TUEV Austria.

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) is a not – for – profit think tank for Mergers & Acquisitions which pursues research and provides educational certificate programs, workshops, resources, and expert knowledge in the field of M&A. We provide premier quality continuing education for professionals and organizations across the globe. We have been granted the ISO certification by TUEV Austria.

The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) is a not – for – profit think tank for Mergers & Acquisitions which pursues research and provides educational certificate programs, workshops, resources, and expert knowledge in the field of M&A. We provide premier quality continuing education for professionals and organizations across the globe. We have been granted the ISO certification by TUEV Austria.

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