This course discusses all the facets of mergers and acquisitions, including the decision of terms and the key factors to consider, the advantages and disadvantages of mergers, and the different types of arrangements. Other topics covered include: evaluative criteria, valuation methods, the financial effects of the merger, holding companies, takeover bids, SEC filing requirements, accounting and reporting requirements for business combinations, and the financial analysis of combinations. Finally, the course also covers the emergence of corporate development officers (CDOs) and the issues surrounding divestitures.
• Define mergers and understand the conditions required to merge.
• Define due diligence.
• Describe antitrust guidelines.
• Understand acquisition strategy and process.
• Understand how to finance a merger.
• Use capital budgeting techniques for the M&A process.
• Understand SEC filing requirements and tax considerations.
• Explain the objectives and types of divestitures.
• Define divestiture or restructuring planning.
• Understand how to determine the value of a divestiture.
• Understand the liquidation process.
• Chapter 1: Mergers and Acquisitions
• Chapter 2: Divestiture
Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.
This course has been approved for 10 hours.
The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.
ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach,
California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co-authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.