Executive Master of M&A and Valuation

Executive Master of M&A and Valuation

The Executive Master of M&A and Valuation is designed to provide professionals in the field of M&A with the knowledge and skills needed for successfully conducting an M&A process. Duisenberg school of finance, together with the University of Groningen, offers a programme that covers the three phases of M&A in an integrated manner: strategy, deal execution, and post-deal integration.

Although a well-executed merger or acquisition can create substantial value, failure can bring companies to the brink of collapse. The most recent M&A boom – and the subsequent financial crisis – reveals many examples of such casualties, and the disastrous consequences of failure. The Executive Master of M&A and Valuation will  provide you with all the skills needed to succeed.

Structure of the programme

The next edition of the Executive Master of M&A and Valuation will start in September 2015. A series of 20 biweekly classes meet between September 2015 and September 2016. Students complete their final assignment in December 2016. More information can be found in the the digital brochure .

Skills Acquired

The philosophy of the Executive Master of Merger & Acquisitions and Valuation programme holds that M&A is best viewed as a process and that successful M&A professionals must have knowledge and skills covering the complete deal process, from strategy to post merger integration. Another important concept underlying the programme is that a deep understanding of valuation and value creation is essential for successful M&A.

Those who complete the programme will possess:

  • A thorough knowledge of M&A and valuation relevant in each phase of the transaction process
  • The theoretical aspects of M&A and valuation, and the ability to apply this knowledge in practice
  • The ability to address M&A and valuation issues relevant in practice, but not covered in textbooks
  • An understanding of the perspectives and incentives of all stakeholders in a transaction
  • The ability to manage M&A and perform valuations at each phase of a transaction

Designed explicitly for M&A professionals

Designed explicitly for M&A professionals

The Executive Master of M&A and Valuation is designed for professionals who work in M&A and valuation on a regular basis and who work for

• Corporates, e.g. in M&A and business development departments
• strategy consultants
• banks, e.g. in corporate finance and restructuring
• private equity
• accountancy and advisory firms dealing with corporate finance, valuation and due diligence

The programme is also relevant for Investment analysts, finance specialists and restructuring professionals

Lecturers and guess lecturers

Khalid Bakkali, Director M&A, NIBC
Jan Louis Burggraaf, M&A partner at Allen & Overy
Costas Constantinou, Senior Manager at Ernst & Young’s valuation and business modelling practice in the Netherlands
Kees Cools, Partner Booz & Company
Henk van Dalen, Former CFO of DSM, TNT and Vimpelcom
Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business
Arne Grimme, M&A partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Hans Haanappel, Partner Procures, independent corporate finance advisor, provider of in-house training on valuation and modelling
Wouter van der Heijden, Director at KPMG Corporate Finance
Romano Herrie, Director M&A at ING Corporate Finance
Ralph ter Hoeven, Professor Financial Reporting at University of Groningen, partner at Deloitte
Rene Hooft Graafland, Executive Board and CFO, Heineken
Wim Holterman, Professor of Business Valuation, University of Groningen, and Managing Partner of the valuation practice of PwC in the Netherlands
Jasper Knol Bruins, Merger Integration & Carve Out Services leader, Deloitte
Robert-Jan van de Kraats, CFO and Vice-Chairman Executive Board, Randstad
Joost Kromhout, Executive Director, Rabobank Equity Capital Markets
Jaap van Manen, Professor of Corporate Governance, University of Groningen, partner Strategic Management Centre
James Nolan, Executive Vice President and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Royal Philips
Rob Oudman, Managing Director Leonardo & Co
Michiel Post, Managing director, ING Corporate Finance
Erik Roelofsen, Professor of International Financial Reporting and Capital Market Communication, Erasmus University
Hans Schenk, Professor of Organisational Economics, Utrecht University

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For more information:

Wim Touber

Programme Coordinator
+31 (0)20 525 8589





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