Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Development

Course Code

2.25 hours
Winter 23 (A)
ACC 300 and ACC 301 and FIN 300 and MO 300 and STRATEGY 290

Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Development --- The aim of this course is to offer BBA students a structured approach and toolkit to handle M&A opportunities and issues ranging from the initiation of transactions to their implementation. The course is based on a popular MBA strategy elective taught at Ross. It takes a corporate strategy perspective and examines how firms can acquire and sustain competitive advantage through M&A and corporate development activities. The course is particularly useful for BBA students who intend to work in strategy consulting, in investment banking, or in corporate development activities in business firms. This course applies concepts covered in functional courses, including accounting, finance, and organizational behavior, and provides students an opportunity to recap and integrate functional concepts before they graduate.