The aim of the course is to provide the students with a strategic overview of the entire acquisition process, while offering also aspects of valuation and decision making. The course focuses on critical success factors across every stage of the process, such as acquisition reasoning, selection and evaluation of the partner, synergies recognition, post-merger integration, and social issues. Hence, it gives to the students the skills and knowledge for understanding domestic and international deals, evaluating the long-term potential of a partnership and the integration needed to fulfill that potential. Furthermore, the course aims to equip the students with the capability to critically observe and analyze the actual economic market, recognizing the potential and the problems behind real world firms’ decision.
Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue. Link to the course page will appear before 16 January.
To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.
Students should have basic knowledge of business administration, management, corporate governance, and strategic management
Exchange Students: nomination from your home university
Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency
You can read more about the admission here.
Damiana is Corporate Finance and M&A Advisor for an italian based company of primary importance in the field of engineering and technology consulting. Before being Guest Lecturer for the course in Mergers and Acquisitions, she has been Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Business Economics of Aarhus University for five years (2013-2018). Her research focuses on topics related to Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Management, Innovation Management, International Business, and Corporate Finance.